After you receive a reference from another member of the Airbnb community, you need to approve it, before it will appear on your profile. You’ll receive an email and an alert on your Dashboard when you receive a reference. You can also go directly to the reference:
It’s important to note that a reference will only display on your profile if the author of the reference has a profile photo of their own.
References are different from reviews, which hosts and guests write after a completed trip.