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Join a Status Community
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on Feb 20, 2024

Status app is currently in beta stage
The Status app is currently in beta. This means the app is still undergoing active development, and certain features described in this document may function differently or be unavailable in the app.

A Status Community is a virtual space for like-minded people to exchange ideas and collaborate.

There are different types of communities in Status, and how you join them can be different. Check out About the different types of Status Communities for more details.

  • After you send a request to join a community, you may become a member immediately, or you need to wait until the owner accepts you if the community requires join approval.
  • For communities that require join approval, you can view your request status or cancel your join request on the community page.
  • Status notifies you when the community owner accepts or rejects you.
  • If the community owner rejects you, you can send a new join request.

No matter which type of community you want to join, you must share at least one Wallet account address with the community control node. If you have only one address, it's automatically selected when joining the community. You can't unselect this address.

When you join a Status community, whether token-gated or open, you share your addresses to confirm you own the required tokens for token-gated communities, or to access token-gated channels in open communities and receive airdrops.

The address or addresses you share are stored in the community control node and never revealed to the community owner or members. However, the community owner might find out the addresses and their Owners using indirect means.

tip
You may want to create a Wallet account only for this community to protect your security and privacy.

To join token-gated communities, you must hold the required tokens by buying crypto or receiving them from others.

  1. 1
    If someone shares a community with you, tap the link or scan the QR code. Otherwise, from the tab bar, tap
    Communities
    , then tap the community you want to join.
  2. 2
    Tap
    Request to join community
    . If the button is greyed out, this community is token-gated, and you don't meet its token requirements. You need to obtain the required tokens first.
  3. 3
    Tap
    Join as Member
    , select one or multiple addresses to prove you meet the token requiremets and tap
    Confirm changes
    .
  4. 4
    Tap
    For airdrops
    , select one address to receive airdrops from this community and tap
    Confirm changes
    .
  5. 5
    Tap
    Request to join community
    again to confirm, and authenticate using your biometrics, password or Keycard.
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An airdrop refers to distributing free tokens, including assets (virtual coins), collectibles and ENS names. In Status, only community Owners can airdrop tokens, often to promote or manage their communities.