- Airbnb has launched 50 new features, including "Airbnb Rooms," to improve its mobile app
- The new category features more than one million listings of private bedrooms
- The company prioritizes customer feedback and experience to its product development strategy
Airbnb has announced the launch of "Airbnb Rooms," an all-new take on the original Airbnb, and over 50 new features and upgrades inspired by its customers' feedback.
With the pandemic coming to an end, the company is preparing for a record-setting travel season. It expects around 300 million people to travel and host on its platform this year.
You told us what you don’t like about Airbnb. Here are the 50 things we’re doing about it... pic.twitter.com/lNwvH5KExp— Brian Chesky (@bchesky) May 3, 2023
Airbnb Rooms is expected to offer a unique way for guests to stay with hosts at an affordable rate while experiencing the city like a local. The feature also includes a Host Passport, which showcases details about the host, including a larger photo, work history, education, social interaction, and much more.
The new category features more than one million listings of private bedrooms, while new privacy features indicate if a bedroom door has a lock and whether a bathroom is shared or private.
Additionally, guests can now view the total price, including fees and taxes, across the app's entire platform, including maps and search results, as well as redesigned wishlists, transparent checkout instructions, and improved maps.
CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky, believes that the new Airbnb Rooms feature encapsulates the company's founding ethos of sharing, offering a more authentic way for guests to experience a city at an affordable rate.
Chesky says that the design-driven approach of listening to feedback from customers means the company is always getting better, and the over 50 new features and upgrades are just the beginning.
None of this would have been possible without your feedback. Thank you!— Brian Chesky (@bchesky) May 3, 2023
We will never stop improving Airbnb
Airbnb's success has been built on listening to its community; this latest app development is no exception. The company has received feedback from millions of guests and hosts, and the improvements made to the service reflect those suggestions.
As Brian Chesky put it, "Millions of people have given us feedback on how to improve Airbnb. We’ve listened."