We want to share with you some exciting changes we’ve made to the member’s page, so here’s an overview but as always, take a look and let us know what you think!
1. MORE INFORMATION ON THE PROFILE CARD 📝
The profile card that appears on the member's page is a summary of the information already available on your profile page, and visible only by HealthUnlocked members. The profile cards will also include health interest tags, as displayed on the public profile.
2. THE ABILITY TO SEARCH FOR MEMBERS 🔍
It’s back! You will be able to search for members in your communities by:
- their username (as before)
- information members have chosen to display on their profile: bio, condition, treatments and health interests.
- badges such as ‘Administrator’ or ‘Moderator’.
Because the search results now consider more than just usernames it will be harder to get an exact match, but we are working on some tweaks here. The plan is to make search bigger and better, so we will be improving the results based on what you’re searching for.
3. ‘SIMILAR TO ME’ FILTER 👯
One of the things people look for when they join HealthUnlocked is finding others who are going through a very similar health situation (stage in life, diagnosis, treatment, healthcare system etc).
Now, you will have the option to find others by using the filter ‘Similar to me’ available on each community. By selecting this new filter you will see a list of the members that match with you based on the the information you have in common displayed on your profiles and the communities you follow.
[Image above] Example:
If ‘Tamoxifen’ and ‘31 years’ are both visible on my public profile, when I select ‘Similar to me’ I should see other ladies from the community who are also taking Tamoxifen and around my age - this would be extremely valuable to me because it’s difficult to find other women my age that are taking this treatment. When I first joined the community I couldn’t spot anyone in my age group by scanning recent post and visiting profiles.
You may notice that there are a limited number of matches at first, this is because only about 10% of active members and 30% of new members have information visible on their profiles.
Many more members have added information to their profile that is not visible to others. Anything that is not public on the profile page (e.g. healthunlocked.com/user/simonehu ) will not be seen on the profile cards and therefore on ‘Similar to me’. We expect many members will update their profile in order to use ‘Similar to me’ or to be removed from ‘Similar to me’. - So keep an eye on your matches!
Profiles that are 100% complete will have the best matches.
For this first version, the profiles with the most number of matches (similar information) will appear first, ordered by the date last active on HealthUnlocked. And if you have your age visible on the profile (only 2.6% of members do), you will only see people who are 5 years younger or older than you.
As always, the plan is to make it bigger and better over time, so we will be tweaking it over the next few months based on how people are using it (metrics and feedback).
That’s it! Why not have a look at the new additions and let us know what you think by replying below or getting in touch: support.healthunlocked.com/...