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    Why do I need to have an Airbnb profile?

    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 thorough, 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:

    • Multiple profile verifications.
    • 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.
    • At least one profile photo that shows your face. Some hosts require guests to have a profile photo, but guest profile photos are not displayed until after a booking is confirmed. It's helpful to include a recent photo so hosts know who to welcome into their home. 
      • Guests are not required to upload a photo when they join Airbnb, and aren't required to upload a photo to book unless the host requires profile photos. Guests can remove profile photos from their profile at any time.

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

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