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General Discussion

Sean Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
33,235 Points

Private instant messaging facility

I've emailed Customer Support with a recommendation that Treehouse establish its own private messaging facility for those who want to make friends on Treehouse, without having to post personal contact details. I'm not on Facebook or Twitter because of the public exposure, but I do have a Skype profile. Whenever I get stuck, other students help out within minutes, even seconds of my message being posted. I'd previously started another thread about this topic called "Socialising online" but I think it's been buried under a mountain of other posts. All opinions welcome.

Sean

Hayden Taylor
Hayden Taylor
5,076 Points

Could always make a social email and post that in your profile with some greeting saying your open to emails and making friends.

Sean Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
33,235 Points

Thanks Hayden. I've just made some changes to my profile.

By the way, one of the other students has created his own Facebook page for Treehouse students. Here it is:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/treehousepirates/

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Sean Flanagan - Looks like that Facebook group has been deleted.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

There's Treehouse Fans Facebook group we are 250 strong over there.

2 Answers

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

You can set your profile to Treehouse members only and link your skype or google talk profile to that.

Sean Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
33,235 Points

That sounds good. Can you tell me how to do that please? Thanks.

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

> You can set your profile to Treehouse members only

Looks like I was mistaken, the privacy feature apparently hides your profile from everyone. Sorry about the confusion.

Sean Flanagan
Sean Flanagan
33,235 Points

If I tick "Allow everyone to see my profile" does this mean everyone on Treehouse, or everyone on the internet?

James Barnett
James Barnett
39,199 Points

Everyone on the Internet apparently. I just checked by view your profile page in incognito mode (where I'm signed out).