Email Signups are Coming!
July 12, 2019 | ANNOUNCEMENTS
When we launched Mashdrop.com we made a decision to simplify our signup process by having everyone sign up using Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. That was a very useful decision as it allowed us to build some novel features which have been critical to our growth.
Fast forward three years.
We now have more members, brands, and agencies. As you’d expect, we're expanding to include more social networks and now personal websites and blogs.
The major networks will still be a necessary part of your profile, but we want influencers building an audience on any platform to feel like mashdrop.com can be their professional home base.
The first step in enabling that is to add email-based signups. Email based signups let you log into the platform with only an email (and won’t be susceptible to networks being down as we’ve seen recently). Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to log in using Instagram if you prefer to do that.
A few things you might find useful to know about our transition to email-based accounts if you’re an existing member:
As soon as email-based logins are deployed, the next time you log into your account we’ll ask you for an email and password you wish to use for login.
In our current system, the email you gave us when you signed up is used for notifications. Once we move to email-based accounts, the concept of “Notification Emails” will merge into your account email so there will only be one email to worry about. Whatever email you give to us as your new account email will be used for notifications going forward.
You can change your account email at any time from the Account Settings page.
You can still provide a BCC email for notifications (in case you want to notify your manager). This is still in the Edit Profile page.
In the case where a manager wishes to create several influencer accounts for their clients and used a single email for all of them, once email-based accounts are deployed, managers will need to give us a different email for each account when you log into that account. Don’t worry – we’ll walk you through it. If you are using Gmail-based email addresses – there’s a nifty feature that Gmail provides which might be useful to you in this situation. Check out an article on it.
We expect this process to go very smoothly but if you encounter any issues along the way, please do not hesitate to contact support at firstname.lastname@example.org.