While anyone can download your App from the App Store or Play Store, not everyone can access your Event or Community within the App if you don't want them to. The Privacy Setting serves as the gateway to this access, and can be changed at any time. No matter which you choose, we have templates for app download instructions for you to provide to your app users!
Starting from the home screen in the Socio Platform, follow these steps to find the Privacy Settings:
My Events → Your Event → Edit Event → Basics → Privacy Settings
Communities → Your Community → Edit Community → Basics → Privacy Settings
There are three different options when choosing the right setting for you. It is important to keep the process simple for you and your team to manage. Even more importantly, it's critical to make it seamless for users to use the app and find the content, while protecting what's important.
This option will allow anyone to access the event or community. This setting has the lowest barrier of entry and is easiest to manage. This is recommended to have the simplest process for your app users.
This option will require app users to enter the event (or community) code to join. You'll create a code and distribute it to app users with the download instructions. App users will see the below screen when attempting to join:
⭐️ Keep in mind, this code is NOT the same as the password that app users create during the sign up process. The code will automatically be in all caps, both for the organizer when setting the code, and the app user when entering it.
Optionally, you can select to hide the event or community from search results, and require users to enter this code to find it. This option is perfect if you want to completely hide an event or community from general app users.
This option requires app users to sign up for the app with the email you added to the Socio Platform to gain access. If they are not on the list, they will see the following prompt in the app:
⭐️ Keep in mind, the Invite Only privacy setting does not send automatic emails to the users. You'll need to invite them outside of the Socio Platform.
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