FAQS about Questions / Answers:
FAQS about Game Play:
- FriendO works best when you enable access to your
contacts. We’re not using your contact information for ANYTHING other
than to let you know when friends join FriendO. We certainly don’t sell
or otherwise use your contacts. Just FYI.
FriendO also works best when you have notifications enabled. In both
one-on-one games and in party games, you’ll want to know when your friends
have taken their turn and it’s your turn to guess and answer!
FAQS about Questions / Answers:
- This question that I just got thinks I’m a girl/guy, and I’m not! Also, there seem to be so many questions that are
targeted at just girls, or just guys. What gives?
FriendO does not know gender or orientation. A lot of people think, just because they get questions that seem aimed
at men, women, hetero-,homo-,cis-,trans-, etc.. that they are being targeted incorrectly at you personally.
We simply don’t see gender or orientation, and our questions are not served up that way.
If there is a question which seems targeted at the wrong gender or orientation,
we suggest skipping it and moving on to the next one!
- Why is the app rated 17+ in the App Store? There doesn’t seem to be anything going on here that kids can’t see.
FriendO is about deepening and strengthening your relationships
with your friends, not about risqué or edgy things. It could be that, right now,
there’s nothing in the app that’s mature or edgy. But we are always rotating categories
in and out. Some are more edgy and mature than others. So, at times it might seem silly
that we go to such lengths (App Rating is above 17, we make sure you acknowledge in the app
that you’re over 17, and you have to positively affirm you’d like to receive certain
questions from certain people) to protect our younger audience, but we feel strongly
about it. It’s the same reason we have blocking built into the game. We want the FriendO
experience to be fun and safe. So, we want to do our part to make sure that kids aren’t
accessing anything intended for adult audiences.
- I feel like some of the answers or questions I’ve just seen are inappropriate and/or intolerant. What gives?
First off, we would like to say that a good part of FriendO is about having fun, and our writers are always trying to inject
humor into our questions and answers. Sometimes, as with all humor, it isn’t funny to everyone. We mean absolutely no offense
to anyone by our questions and answers. In fact, FriendO is all about celebrating many of the differences between
people who are friends. So, please don’t be offended. And remember, our writers are probably just having some fun!
- But also...
It is entirely possible that the question and/or answer you just saw was written by the person who sent it to you.
We ask that all of our users abide by our community guidelines and play nice. If the question or answer was
offensive or hurtful in some way, please report the user and we will investigate. Much like when someone
texts you or posts something, we depend on our users to moderate themselves and for users to report those
who are not playing nice and abiding by our community guidelines.
Every once in a while, an answer choice or question that is inappropriate does slip through our editing process.
If you feel that has been the case, please let us know, and we will quickly remove the question if we wrote it!
- Someone is being really mean to me in the messages section. What can I do?
Much as we hope you would if someone were texting you mean messages, please stop playing with that person! Block their user,
and you won’t have to worry about it again. If they continue to be mean or bullying in a party game that you’ve joined,
please ask the party host to report them.
FAQS about Game Play:
- I go to invite friends to play, and none of my contacts are in there. What gives?
The first thing you need to do is make sure that contacts have been enabled. Perhaps because you
were new to FriendO, when you were asked during registration if you’d allow FriendO to access
your contacts, you said no. (very common) Or, perhaps there’s something going on with our
contact sync. Either way, here’s what you need to do:
- First: know your username and password!
- Log out of FriendO by going to your profile (your avatar picture in the lower right corner), and then
click on the gear icon in the upper right. From there, choose logout at the bottom.
- Log back into the app using your username and password, and, when prompted, say “yes” when asked if
FriendO can access your contacts. It might take a minute for your contacts to
show up, depending on how many you have.
- I accidentally said I’m under 17, when really I’m above 17. How can I reset my user age?
Well, let’s start with this - we believe you. But, now the bad news: Unfortunately, to protect those who
are under 17 from accessing even slightly mature content, we can’t go back and re-authorize your user.
Again, we hope you understand we need to protect our users under 17.
- How do I send messages?
One of the most important aspects of FriendO is the ability to converse during the game.
These questions, and whether or not you truly know your friends, is the whole point
And we want you to talk about these things and get to know your friends even better! So,
messages are on the bottom of the game detail screen. You can also access your
message thread with one individual by clicking on their profile. From there, there’s a green
conversation bubble in the upper right part of the screen.
- How can I block someone who I don’t want to play with anymore?
If you no longer want to play with a user, or a user is bothering you (although if you are being in any
way harassed or upset by a user, please report them to us), you can block that user.
- To do this, you click on their profile picture in your dashboard, and then click the “-”.
This will give you the option to block that user. Once they are blocked, they can no longer
message with you or play a game with you.
Keep in mind, you will not be able to join any FriendO parties with users you have blocked.
- How can I “unblock” someone who I’ve decided is now worth my time?
If you’ve changed your mind about someone and want to “unblock” someone, you’ll
need to go to your profile (by clicking your own picture in the lower right corner),
and then click the settings gear in the top right corner. Once in this menu, you will
“blocked FriendOs”. Once you see the list of people you have blocked, you can swipe
to the left on the person’s name and click “add FriendO”. They will be returned to your game list.
- What are these little green dots next to some of my friend's names?
The green dots next to your FriendOs’ names on your dashboard indicate that that FriendO is on-line right now and ready to play!
- What are all of these icons next to people’s names in my profile?
The icons next to your FriendOs’ names in your profile correspond to the emojis that represent each category.
If you have icons next to them, it means you are dominating in those categories.
- How do you determine who is a category master?
Well, we look at who you’re playing a lot, how recently you’ve been playing with them and,
of course, how many questions you’re getting
right in that category! It’s our little formula, but we find it works out pretty well!
- How do I nudge? What does it mean?
Since FriendO is a game that goes back and forth between you and your friends, sometimes
you end up waiting on them! If that’s the case, and you can’t wait anymore, then press
nudge next to their name. They’ll get a buzz that says “Guess who’s waiting for you to
play your turn!” But, since we also don’t want people annoying each other, you can only nudge three times.
- Can I delete messages in a message thread?
- We are working on this functionality for a future release.
- What’s all the stuff on my profile page?
- Your profile page is where you can see you Top 4 FriendOs, and look at the stats of your games and lifetime
stats with you and your friends. You can also go to your friends’ profiles and see where you rank with them!!
- Just don’t be mad if your ranking on someone else’s page isn’t as high as they are on yours! Keep working at it!
- What is this game about?
FriendO is about trying to find something real in a world that is increasingly fake.
We’ve noticed that as you start thinking of people as “followers” instead of as “friends”,
your life becomes a little less interesting and your relationships a little less important.
We want to help change that.
We like quality over quantity. Deep over shallow. And friends over followers.
- Who is FriendO?
We’re a group of semi-interesting people who had an idea for a social game, couldn’t get it out of our heads,
and so developed it. We are beyond excited that our idea has taken off like it has. As of Dec 4th, 2017, we
have over 1.5 million registered FriendO users! Wow. Humbling. And shows us that people really do want
something a little deeper in their lives.
- How often do you guys update your questions?
ALL THE TIME. We have writers who are working on new questions for our database of questions constantly.
And we’re absolutely savage in terms of cutting and changing things up. If we don’t want to answer it, it
doesn’t go in. If you guys skip a question a lot, we pull it. And, of course, you have the option to create
your very own answers and/or questions, so there’s no limit.
Questions and categories will come and go. A few basic ones (My Personality, My Bio, What I Eat, etc) will
always be there. But others will come and go. We want the game to be constantly exciting, not just a one-trick pony.
So if you loved Disney and now it’s gone - it might return for a couple of weeks. Or if you long for
“College Life” or “Very Flirty” to return, they likely will.
- What is coming in the future for FriendO?
We’ve got so much planned. When we had the idea for FriendO and started planning it and designing, we started having so many cool ideas about how to
really get people to know each other better and “test” their friendships. So, there are lots of things coming down the pipeline. Stick with it.
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