Post by High Priestess on Oct 12, 2016 23:11:26 GMT
A host on another host community group shared this:
I recommend that you don't use Facebook to log into Airbnb. If you do, Airbnb will then be able to know all your friends and thus won't allow your friends to be your guests. I learned this the hard way. Airbnb will automatically cancel your reservation if the guest who books your listng is a Facebook friend of yours. (I think they are concerned that you may be attempting to game the system in order to elicit a good review, and thus, they may suspect that your friend didn't actually stay there.) In my case my friend was a Super Host. So I think its better if Airbnb doesn't know who your friends are. If you do use Facebook to log into your Airbnb account don't invite your guests to be your Facebook friends.
I hadn't even realized this, but I would have recommended not logging into Airbnb via FaceBook for other reasons. Namely, for privacy's sake. I find it offensive how corporations mine information about their users, and suggest that everyone who can, try to combat such invasive methods by providing as little information as necessary to corporations -- namely, just provide the bare minimum of what is needed to set up your account and no more.
I think it's offensive that Airbnb has this practice, because many there are several host community groups on FaceBook now, and for Airbnb to take this tack implies that hosts could never book through Airbnb with other hosts they know via a host FB group, if they are logging in via their FB account.
That's strange. I would not use logins mixing information either, but I would be concerned about friends being spammed to do more business. Block them from doing business is strange. I'd suppose that these grouos create more business than fraud.