We require hosts to use a friendly profile photo of themselves. We have gotten a lot of feedback from guests who feel more comfortable messaging hosts when they can put a face to their name, and our goal is to continue to build that type of trust in the marketplace, as it leads to more inquiries and bookings. Keep in mind, this photo can't include a logo.
To add your photo, you can edit your profile.
We also required hosts to use their real first and last name for our verification purposes, though only your last initial will be publicly visible on our platform.
You can choose to add your phone number to your profile to receive text message notifications when guests message and send requests.