Understand token requirements in communities
on Jun 14, 2024

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

In Status, there are two kinds of communities: open and token-gated. If you want to join a token-gated community, you need to meet the token requirements set by the community Owner. To maintain access to a token-gated community, hold the necessary tokens at all times.

For example, a community owner can set up owning 10 SNT as a requirement to join their community. In that case, you need a minimum of 10 SNT in one of your Status Wallet accounts to join that community.

There are three kinds of tokens in the Status app: assets, collectibles and ENS (Ethereum Name Service) names. Community Owners can set up any combination of these tokens as a requirement to join their communities.

When you join a token-gated community, the token or tokens required to join are not transferred to anyone. They are used for verification purposes only, and they remain in your possession and wallet.

Before you join a token-gated community, the Status app automatically checks if you meet the community requirements. If you meet the requirements, the option to join the community is available.

If the community owner has set manual approval option for their community, you still need the owner's approval to join.

If the option to join the community is greyed out and unavailable, it means that you don't meet the token requirements to join a community in the Status app. To apply to join the community, you need to have the required amount of tokens. To buy the required tokens, read Buy crypto.

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