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

Your profile is a bit like a résumé or curriculum vitae for others in the Airbnb community. Click on a profile photo to view more about the host or guest and their participation in the community.

It is important that you fill out as much as possible when completing your Airbnb profile. Airbnb is a community marketplace built on trust and safety that facilitates the meeting of people in real life. Guests and hosts prefer to book reservations with others in the Airbnb community who have legitimate profile photos, complete profiles, and multiple verifications. When your profile is robust, it reflects that you are reliable, authentic, and committed to the spirit behind Airbnb.

Simply put, whether a host or a guest, the more you complete your profile, the more reservations you will book!

For a great profile, be sure to include:

• At least one profile photo, and more than one if you’ve got’em!
• 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.

Details on editing your profile found here.

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