After filling in your profile details you’ll want to add some additional information about what you’re into and what you’re looking for. #open uses hashtags to allow players to communicate their preferences and desires as well as search for others that share their interests.
The Preferences tab is the second page you’ll see during the profile creation process. If you have already created a profile, you can access this page from within the app: tap the icon in the top left of your screen, then tap the Preferences tab.
Renaming Preference Lists
On the Preferences tab you will see three lists. By default they are titled “I’m open to” (or “We’re open to” if you’re using a Partnered profile), “Looking for”, and “Interests”, but you can rename them. To do so, tap the Rename hashtag list button then tap the Rename button. You can then select a name from the list of choices provided or create your own (select Other...Use your own at the bottom of the picker list then tap Done to enter your custom name).
Adding Hashtags and Editing Lists
You can add up to 30 hashtags to each list. Just tap Add hashtags (or Edit if you want to add to an existing list) and start typing in the text field. (Note: you don’t have to type the “#” symbol, the app will do that for you.) As you type, you’ll see auto-complete suggestions under the text field based on the hashtags in use by other #open players. You can tap to select a suggestion, or keep typing to add your own. Tap Return to save the new hashtag, and then keep typing to add another. When you’re done adding hashtags, tap Save in the upper right corner of the screen to save all your changes.
Hiding and Showing Preference Lists
To the right of each list on the Preferences tab, you’ll see a toggle. Use these to make each list visible or hidden (a list will always remain hidden if it contains no hashtags). Making a list visible means that any players viewing your profile will be able to see that list. Your profile will also be displayed in the search results if someone uses the app’s Search function to find users with any of the hashtags that you have included in your visible lists. If another player has a Preferences list that shares one or more hashtags from your Preferences lists, a small purple dot will be displayed in the lower right corner of their profile card and the hashtag will be highlighted purple on the list when viewing their profile.
Note: #open requires that you have at least one visible Preferences list with at least one hashtag displayed to complete your profile.
How Hashtags Are Displayed to Others
Players can use Preferences lists to communicate just about anything they want. (We look forward to discovering the many creative ways the community will communicate with hashtags!)
When you are browsing profiles in Card View, at the bottom of the card you’ll see a triangular arrow pointing down: tap the arrow to see a profile’s About Me, Preferences lists, and Boundaries list. Just press and drag to scroll.
If one of the player’s Preferences lists shares one or more hashtags from your Preferences lists, a small purple dot will be displayed in the lower right corner of their profile card and the hashtag will be highlighted purple on the list when viewing their profile details. You can also find players with particular hashtags using Search.
If you see a hashtag on a player’s profile that you wish you had in one of your Preferences lists, you can simply press and hold on that hashtag. You will be prompted to choose a list from your profile to add it to. Just tap on the list of your choice and the tag will be added!