How To Launch Your Hobnob Space
Step 1: Open Hobnob, tap on the icon at the top left of your screen, and tap on: CREATE A PRIVATE SPACE
A screen will pop-up telling you more about Spaces and all the great things you can do with them. Tap on Create a Space.
Step 2: Give your Space a fun name (you can always change it later).
Step 3: Choose a font for your Space’s name, upload a photo, and/or choose a color combo to make your Space unique and awesome (you can change all this later too).
Step 4: Invite members to your Space. You can either do this by text or email.
If you’re using text and you’re choosing multiple people, you’ll be sending a group text out so if you’re choosing a large amount of members you may want to go with a link in an email instead. To grab an email link, tap Skip & Finish, and then simply tap on your space in the left navigation → then on Members → Invite Members → and “Copy” on your iPhone screen. If you paste that link in an email to everyone they’ll be able to join!
Android Users: Right now Spaces are a new Hobnob feature so they're only available for iOS users, but Android users can still participate. We promise to catch-up on our Android experience ASAP!
Now that your Space is created, there a couple more things you should know about to make the experience great for your members!
Step 5: Tap on your Space and tap on Settings. Here you’ll see headings for:
My Preferences - Where you can customize your personal experience for your own Space, or others that you join. We let you change these personal settings for each Space you’re in.
Color & Icon - You can change the color and icon of how the space looks based on your personal preference. While letters are the standard, we’re seeing lots of fun Spaces use one or a series of fun emojis that describe your Space best!
This version of the customization is only for you, no one else will see these customizations. Most folks use this to keep their Spaces organized in their navigation.
Edit Profile - Each Hobnob Space lets you choose a separate photo, name, and bio for each Space. We do this because we know everyone has different identities in different groups, and some of our members like to use a pseudonym or a fun avatar in the different Spaces they belong to.
Space Details - This is your admin panel as an organizer for the Space you manage.
Add or Edit Topics - Topics are a great way to keep your Space organized. Instead of one feed where every posts lives, you can have a variety of topics that allow all relevant content in your Space to stay with that topic. We gave you a General topic to start with, but many of our Spaces use topics like:
While you can write full words for topics, many of our users also use an emoji for a topic. Just make sure to breakdown what each topic is for in your first post and/or your Name & Description section (below).
Color & Icon - Same as above, but this time everyone in your Space who doesn’t customize the color and icon themselves will see this version. You can change the color and icon of how the Space looks based on what you want all your members to see.
While letters are the standard, we’re seeing lots of fun Spaces use one or a series of fun emojis that describe your Space best too!
Cover Image - This is the photo you uploaded when you created your Space. You can change it here and it will change for all your members in your Space.
Landing Page Message - This is the message your members and future members will see on your public page that you can share before members join your page. You can quickly summarize what your Space is about, what and who’s it for, and what people can expect if they join.
See that eye icon on the top right? That will let you see what your Space looks like as a web page you share, or that’s found via search (if you have “Discoverable by Search Engines” turned on).
Name & Description - This is where you can change your Space name and description. You can re-use the landing page message from above here if you’d like. If the admin adds a description, it will automatically populate as the landing page message, unless they have customized it.
Social Media Links - You can add any other pages or links associated with your Space here so that your members have easy access to them.
Discoverable by search engines - The default option is to be public so people can find you space and join it, but you can either turn this off or remove members at any time.
Chat Notifications - Control all your chat notifications with members that are not in posts.
Post Notifications - Control all your post notifications with members that are not in chats.
Delete Space - Deletes your Space permanently, we hope you never have to use this!