New listing styling

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Alberta, Canada
Level 10
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I just got the new styling applied to my listing. I'm not impressed with the new way photos are displayed. I use captions with my photos as they help tell the story, and the captions don't show now, unless you click in to the photo. Not only is someone unlikely to click in, now that they display this way, it's just more awkward to have to do. Before, you could see the photo and read the caption in the same screen. There was a nice easy flow. Now there's a lot more clicking, especially as some of the captions are cut off. It's much the same with the reviews. If it ain't broke, why fix it?

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Re: New listing styling

in
Sayulita, Mexico
Level 10

@Colleen253  Airbnb seems to be in love with clicks. The more clicks the better. Why get to what you want to read in one click, when they can take you through 10? Why have a button that takes you right to a message box to CS when you can click through several pages of irrelevance and drop-down menus until you get to a message box?

Now I have to go look and see if they've mucked with my listing, too.

Re: New listing styling

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Baguio, PH
Level 2

Re: New listing styling

in
Orono, ME
Level 10

@Colleen253 

I saw that layout back in November but haven't seen it since. It's crazy how long it takes these "tests" to make their rounds. Who knows if it's permanent. 

 

https://community.withairbnb.com/t5/Airbnb-Updates/We-re-testing-a-fresh-new-look-for-your-listing/m...

Re: New listing styling

in
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 10

We mentioned the issue with the captions when asked for feedback during the testing.

 

Looks like it has been ignored if this is the case.. The captions often highlight important aspects of the listing.

Re: New listing styling

in
Orono, ME
Level 10

@Tony-And-Una0 @Colleen253 

I just checked and I'm seeing the new layout too. Looks like they ignored every single comment made on the previous  post asking for feedback.

Re: New listing styling

in
Alberta, Canada
Level 10

@Tony-And-Una0  Why do they even ask for feedback?? It all gets ignored and none of the changes that need to happen, ever happen....like UNHIDING house rules. Instead we get changes like hiding photo captions...how does that even make sense?

Re: New listing styling

in
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 10

IT looks like it has gone live. Our listing changed this morning to the new layout- sans captions without clicking which no one will realise you have to do. Sigh

Re: New listing styling

in
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 10

Also, when searching for a property now, I cannot see anything other than what is on page 1. When I click on the other pages it doesn't change!!!! Not sure of it's just me 🙂

Re: New listing styling

in
Peterborough, Canada
Level 10

@Tony-And-Una0 Same happening here. I've found that I have to reload each page before progressing to the next, using map view.

Re: New listing styling

in
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 10

If I remove map view it's ok

Re: New listing styling

in
Dublin, Ireland
Level 10

Re: New listing styling

in
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 10

Not great. Anyone searching might not know to switch off the map view. Weekends are normally our busiest booking time.

Re: New listing styling

in
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 10

I logged our of everything and logged in again and it is now working.

Re: New listing styling

in
Alberta, Canada
Level 10

@Eljjov0 @Emilia42 @Jennifer1421 @Sarah977 @Susan17 @Tony-And-Una0 

 

I added a text prompt to one of my photos to help guests see the captions. It looks so slick, and professional. 🙄Thanks @Airbnb, for making things more difficult, for everyone 🤨

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