We've put together a little expert guide to explain how to make the most of our Yummypets app and website.
Our little community
First of all, a big welcome from all of us here at Yummypets! Our community of pet parents has been continually growing since 2012, and we’re so happy with how far we’ve come. Unlike other social networks, we see ourselves as a supportive community, with shared values and a true love of animals!
Making friends and finding followers
To make new friends, other users need to know you’ve joined Yummypets. By following these steps you’ll have a little network of your own in no time:
1. Find some people to follow!
When you have set up your account and posted your first photo, it’s time to follow other Yummypals (our lovely users)!
On the app, you can do this by tapping on the magnifying glass icon. On the website, try clicking on ‘latest photos’ on the toolbar at the top of the page. Then, hover over a photo and click on the user’s name to see their profile and follow them.
When they see you have followed them, a pet parent will likely check out your profile and follow you back!
2. Give Yummies
Yummies are the little paw prints underneath photos and statuses. They are the equivalent of “likes”. You can give as many yummies as you want each day, it’s a great way to show others you like their photos!
By commenting on other member’s photos you can start a real conversation with like-minded pet parents. It’s also a nice way to show our members you’re part of the community! You can tag people in a comment by typing the @ symbol and then their name (note: you need to follow them to do this!).
4. Complete your profile
If you haven't done so already, make sure to validate your profile via the link sent to your email! This will give you access to all our features. Afterwards, why not fill out some additional information on your profile so that our yummypals can get to know you better?
But wait, I don’t speak French!
You may have noticed that many of our Yummypals are French. We have users from all over the world and so many of them speak English, even if it’s not their first language. Yummypets is currently available in English, French and Spanish.
If you see a photo you like that is captioned in another language, don’t hesitate to comment in English! We’re all united by a love of pets, language doesn’t need to be a barrier!
What else can I do on Yummypets?
There are so many other ways to get involved on yummypets. Below are a just few examples:
Best in show
Each weekday, some of the best photos on Yummypets are chosen to be part of our Best in Show wall. You can find this at the top of the app or website.
To be in with a chance of being featured, the photo needs to be your own and not a montage. Photos are not chosen by the beauty of the pet, but by the quality of the photo. Images selected are clear, well framed, with good lighting and an interesting perspective.
We have a number of other photo contests each month, submit a photo on our chosen theme and win a prize! You can vote for your favourites too, it’s easy to take part.
We have so many other features to discover, if you have a question, post it on our website forum! Want information on your pets' behaviour, or some cute stories? Check out our magazine.
If you have any questions, just ask our big boss Léo or our English website manager Chewy. They'll get right back to you!