Tabi Contacts are TabiFolk’s equivalent of friends and requires the consent of both users since it adds the ability to directly message the other user.
Requesting to be a Tabi Contact
If you find a user you would like to add as a Tabi Contact, visit their profile page and click the Add as Tabi Contact button.
Additionally, if you are looking at the members of a group, a Connect icon can be found under each user for a quick way to request becoming a contact.
After you make the request, the user will be notified that you would like to connect. If they accept your request, you will become contacts and have the ability to message each other directly as well as see information they marked as being for contacts only.
Accepting Contact Requests
When a user requests to become contacts, you will be notified and have the opportunity to accept the request or pass on it. You can click on the link in the notification, or go to your contacts via the My Tabi Contacts link in the left side menu (or mobile menu) and selecting the Requests tab. A list of pending requests will be shown with buttons to accept or reject the request.
If you choose to accept the request. You will complete the process and the other user will be notified that you have accepted their request. You will then have the ability to message each other directly as well as see information they marked as being for contacts only.
Removing Tabi Contacts
While we hope it will never be necessary, you can remove Tabi Contacts at any time. Go to the user’s profile, and click My Tabi Contact. The button will change to say Remove Tabi Contact, click the button again to finalize the removal.
At this point, you will no longer be able to message each other. You can always request to be contacts again in the future.