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    Introducing the Today tab, your new hosting home base

    We've made some changes to the app and website. Here's what you need to know.
    By Airbnb on May 17, 2021
    3 min read
    Updated Sep 22, 2021

    Highlights

    • The new Today tab highlights your most important tasks and helps you manage your day-to-day

    • We’ve made the mobile & desktop experiences more consistent with each other

    • We've also changed the main navigation buttons so they’re easier to use

    • Check out your new Today tab

    Over the past year, we've heard lots of great feedback from Hosts about things we can do to make their day-to-day hosting routines easier. Many have told us that it's hard to find the things they need—and that the separate designs for web and mobile can be confusing.

    So we introduced some changes to the places where you manage your booking requests, reservations, and other day-to-day hosting tasks—all designed to make the hosting experience simpler and save you time.

    We know hosting can be challenging, especially when you have a lot of other things to do. We’re committed to making the tools you rely on every day easier to use, so you can focus on what’s important.

    A more consistent experience on every device

    Being a responsive Host is one of the keys to hosting success, which is why most Hosts respond to guests on the go from their mobile devices. But you might prefer to do some tasks—like uploading new listing photos or updating key listing information—on a computer.

    We’ve heard feedback that Hosts were having trouble finding important information due to inconsistent experiences across devices. This month, we’ve started to change that. We’ve updated the main navigation to help ensure you can find the same information in the same place—no matter which device you’re using.

    New, more intuitive navigation

    In an effort to get you to the most important info in just one click, you'll now find, from left to right:

    • Your new Today tab—more on that below
    • The new and improved Inbox, packed with helpful features
    • The Calendar tab—a great reminder to keep your pricing and availability settings up to date (especially if you use Instant Book)
    • The Insights tab (formerly known as Performance) has only changed in name for now; stay tuned for more to come in the Insights tab later this year
    • The Menu button now houses your ever-important listing details (which used to be part of the main navigation), as well as the link to create a new listing and other important resources

    Your new Today tab

    With these changes, we wanted to create a place for Hosts that feels like a home base. The main screen that pops up—on any device—gives you the most important information you need to stay on top of your reservations, your day-to-day tasks, and important updates from Airbnb.

    Here you'll find, from top to bottom:

    • Time-sensitive alerts, like active booking requests or actions you need to take
    • Current and upcoming reservations
    • Quick links to update your listing settings or take advantage of guest booking trends
    • Updates from Airbnb on new features and tools, important events, and changes to policies that may impact you

    We’ve also designed a few updates specifically for Hosts who use our Professional hosting tools.

    If this applies to you, keep reading to learn how we’re making it easier for you to find the information you need to maintain a successful hosting business. Just remember—your Professional hosting tools are only available on the web.

    • Before: Teams and Tasks tools were available in the main header navigation
    • Now: These tools live under the Menu button
    • Before: Your Activity and Transaction history were located under your Profile
    • Now: You can find these helpful features and more when you click the Menu button
    • Before: Stats, including your earnings, were displayed on your dashboard as well as under Performance
    • Now: These stats live under the Insights tab, which has replaced the Performance tab

    We’ve also added filters that help you save time by quickly identifying which guests you’re currently hosting, who's checking in or checking out, and what upcoming reservations you have. These are just a few of the many updates we’ve made to your Today tab, your trusted home base for all of your hosting activity.

    Information contained in this article may have changed since publication.

    Highlights

    • The new Today tab highlights your most important tasks and helps you manage your day-to-day

    • We’ve made the mobile & desktop experiences more consistent with each other

    • We've also changed the main navigation buttons so they’re easier to use

    • Check out your new Today tab

    Airbnb
    May 17, 2021
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