Thanks to a simple request on Twitter, Airbnb has given its critics a way to make sure they are as safe as possible on the site.
The company received a tweet from a Twitter user using the handle @mynameisitsprincess asking if people who share their homes with strangers could put data about their security measures in the tips section of their profiles. The tweet inspired a response from the company’s head of trust and safety, Carlos Vera, who confirmed the service would become available for tenants to promote.
The sharing economy isn’t always as secure as we might like it to be, but the Airbnb user saw this as a first step toward making his or her room or house more secure.
@Airbnb Now I can safely share my unique information with all my neighbors. Thank you, best security feature ever. — Rodrigo Viveros (@mynameitsprincess) January 20, 2019
“We’ll come back and look into enabling that.”
“We’re working on it.”
“Good night.” — Rodrigo Viveros (@mynameitsprincess) January 20, 2019
Both the company and the user, one Rodrigo Viveros, were pleased with the outcome. In a message posted on his page, Viveros wrote: “Thank you for your introduction to real safety.”