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Why do I need to have an Airbnb profile or profile photo?

Your profile is a great way for others to learn more about you before they book your space or host you. When your profile is robust, it helps others feel that you're reliable, authentic, and committed to the spirit of Airbnb. Whether you're a host or a guest, the more complete your profile is, the more reservations you're likely to book, too.

We require all hosts to have a profile photo, and most guests upload a profile photo before checking into their first reservation.

A great profile often includes:

  • At least one profile photo that shows your face. This is helpful so hosts know who to welcome into their home.
  • Multiple verifications and a Verified ID.
  • A description of at least 50 words highlighting why you decided to join the Airbnb community, your interests or hobbies, or anything else you think someone would want to know.

To view someone's profile, just click their profile photo.