Joining a group

You've just been invited to a group! Here's what you need to know.

Here are the essential things you can do to get off to a good start.

If you’re not sure what Loomio is, check out “What is Loomio?”.

Have a look around

Give yourself a tour by clicking around the app. Down the left is your sidebar, which gives you links to your groups, discussions, and decisions.

Add your profile photo

Reading text on a screen can be a bit impersonal. Make things friendlier by adding a profile photo to give a face to your name. (If you’re not comfortable showing your face, pick any image to represent you.)

To change your profile picture, click on your initials or profile picture in the top right corner and then click “edit profile”.

Configure your email settings

Email notifications are the main way Loomio keeps you updated on what’s happening in your group.

By default, we email you most of the activity on Loomio as it happens. This helps to keep people engaged in the early stages of a group, but can get overwhelming if there is a lot of activity.

You can be emailed about all activity, only important activity, or keep up to date with daily summary emails. Or you can turn off emails entirely. It’s up to you.

Go to your email settings to configure them to suit your preferences. This page is found by clicking on your picture, or initials, in the top right corner of Loomio.

Is anyone missing?

Check the members list on your Loomio group page. Are people missing? Click “invite people” to add them. Give them a phone call or an email to make sure they got their invitation.

Say “Hello”

Every Loomio group starts off with an Introductions thread. This is a place where you can say hello. Share why you’ve joined the group, and tell people something about yourself so they can understand you a bit better.

This is your group

Discussions and Proposals are invitations to use your voice. It’s ok to change your mind. It’s ok to be unsure. Your perspective is valued — that’s why you’ve been invited to the group!

Loomio is about participation, so find your unique way to contribute to ongoing threads. And when you feel comfortable, think about starting discussions and proposals of your own.