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Why can't we make friends on brilliant without using facebook?

I don't have facebook account neither I want to create one. But why can't I add friends on brilliant without using facebook?

Note by Snehal Shekatkar
4 years ago

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Hi Snehal,

To be honest the only reason is that we simply haven't built another way yet, but we are hurrying to fix that :) Soon you will be able to conveniently stay in touch with people you meet on Brilliant, but are not Facebook friends with. Currently, you can invite people to join Brilliant even if they do not have a Facebook account. When you click the "invite others" button on the main page, you are given the option to email an invite link to someone if you want. On that invite page they have the option to signup via email, and not through a Facebook account.

Peter Taylor Staff - 4 years ago

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Hello Peter, many people who don't have a fb account are my good friends as well as good students of mathematics and it would be fun to compete with them...I'm sure many of us face the same dilemma... We hope you'll come up with some way to cope up with this...

Kshitij Khandelwal - 4 years ago

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Hi Kshitji,

You now have the option of using your email contacts to invite people to join Brilliant. Further more, you can now compete on a weekly and monthly basis with anyone one on Brilliant whose email you know.

Peter Taylor Staff - 3 years, 11 months ago

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@Peter Taylor Hi Peter - the second part of your reply sounds very promising (for someone who can't connect through facebook) - can you explain how we can compete against others via their email?

I know which email my 'friends' (students) have used to sign up, but can't figure out how to connect with them.

Something like this sounds great - even something similar to this page (which seems to be from a previous competition) would be amazing.

Ryan Carson - 3 years, 11 months ago

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@Ryan Carson TI INVITO

Sergio La Malfa - 1 year, 3 months ago

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@Peter Taylor Hi Peter.. Thank you for adding this feature.. But I think this feature is going to be improved still if I am not wrong. For example, yet I cannot search people using their names or email id or when I go to somebody's profile page, I cannot request him/her to be my friend. Also the friendship feature seems to be one way as of now. The people that I have in my friend list didn't get any request from me and were still added to my list. I would like to know when all these things are going to be fixed. Thank you :)

Snehal Shekatkar - 3 years, 11 months ago

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@Snehal Shekatkar All of these features are coming soon!

Silas Hundt Staff - 3 years, 11 months ago

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same here!

Jun Das - 3 years, 11 months ago

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Is there an app for apple&android for this website? ...I looked for it on the play store and I didn't find anything..its will be easier when we writing the maths sentences:)

Mahdi Al-kawaz - 4 years ago

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If all goes well, Brilliant will be in the app stores soon.

Do you use Brilliant on a mobile phone now (through the browser)?

Silas Hundt Staff - 4 years ago

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@Silas Hundt Yes..on a mobile phone through google chrome...there is some little problems

Mahdi Al-kawaz - 4 years ago

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Thank you Peter.. Nice to hear from you that the feature I was looking for is going to be there. :) So after it becomes available, would I also be able to search members using their usernames as well as message them through brilliant only?

Snehal Shekatkar - 4 years ago

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Yes, although all of those things will not happen at once, we will release each functionality as we develop it.

Peter Taylor Staff - 4 years ago

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Can not wait for that new feature. I hate facebook, they want to register my handlightsaber as a deadly weapon.

Bobbym None - 4 years ago

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No fun at all!

Silas Hundt Staff - 4 years ago

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I was wondering about this too. People who solve maths and physics problems recreationally stereotypically have no social life XD

John Khoo - 4 years ago

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Hehe.. thats not true at all.. but it is true that there are much better ways to keep social life active than using facebook! Personally what I think (and do) is that by closing internet for sometime and actually going somewhere with friends and chatting is much more nice than doing facebook to keep social life active.

Snehal Shekatkar - 4 years ago

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in my case I only have people i've met in real life on my facebook account. If I wanted to start friending people in brilliant, then I'd have to create another facebook account.

I've managed to bring some friends from facebook here, but I don't necessarily want to show my personal life to the people I met here, in here we just share science as a common interest, they don't need to see my kids pictures, etc.

can't wait for friendship to be implemented within brilliant.

Angel Leon - 4 years ago

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Exactly that John!!

Kshitij Khandelwal - 4 years ago

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