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    Introducing the Today tab, your hosting home base

    You’ll find key tools and tasks as soon as you open Airbnb.
    By Airbnb on May 17, 2021
    3 min read
    Updated Jun 1, 2022


    • The Today tab helps you manage your day-to-day hosting routine

    • It gives you quick access to important tasks and info from any device

    As your calendar fills up, your hosting duties are likely to grow. The Today tab—the first screen that appears when you switch to hosting on the Airbnb app or site—is designed to help you save time on everyday tasks.

    From the Today tab, you can manage booking requests or reservations and easily access more tools for getting things done. You can also find other resources, including the latest news and tips from Airbnb.

    Key tools and resources

    Whether you access the Today tab from a mobile device or a computer, this screen presents the same important info you need to stay on top of your hosting routine. Here you’ll find:

    • Time-sensitive alerts, like active booking requests or actions you need to take

    • Guest reservations, both current and upcoming

    • Next steps, including specific actions you can take to help boost your listing’s appeal and take advantage of booking trends

    • Hosting tips and updates from Airbnb on new features and tools, special events, and changes to policies that may affect you

    Mobile-friendly features

    Being responsive to guests is key to hosting success, which is why many Hosts respond on the go from their smartphones. On all versions of the mobile app, the Today tab directs you to important info in just one tap. 

    At the bottom of your screen, you’ll find buttons for your:

    • Today tab, which gets you quickly back to the top of the screen

    • Inbox, where you can read, send, and schedule messages—or contact us for support

    • Calendar, where you can keep your pricing and availability settings up to date, especially if you turn on Instant Book

    • Insights, which include data on your performance, booking trends, and opportunities to earn more

    • Menu, where you can go directly to your listing and find links to hosting resources, our community forum, and more

    Desktop-friendly features

    The Today tab is exactly the same on the web and in the app, except for Hosts with more than one listing. If you have multiple listings, you can access our professional hosting tools through the Menu button on the web only. These features include your transaction history and statistics like earnings. 

    No matter how busy your schedule may get, you can rely on the Today tab to help you focus on what’s most important in your hosting routine.

    Information contained in this article may have changed since publication.

    May 17, 2021
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