Navigating HelloTalk

Now that you've been introduced to HelloTalk, let's dive in to how to create an account and how to get around in the app. In this article, we'll cover:

  1. How to create a HelloTalk account 📲
  2. How to get around in the app 🧭
  3. Your first Moments post 🌎

Creating an account

It's easy to join the HelloTalk community! Depending on your preference, you can create an account with your email or a third-party platform. Upon registration, you'll automatically be given a username which you can customize later. After registering, you can start creating, engaging, and connecting with HelloTalk's global community of language and culture lovers. We recommend you personalize your profile after registering so community members can learn a bit more about you.

Getting around

HelloTalk is built on the concept of language exchange. A language exchange is where you and your language partner take turns communicating in your respective languages. Let's get familiar with the main tabs in the app and what you can do in each tab.

Chats 💬

Chats let you talk to the world. From text and audio messages to voice and video calls - choose your preferred medium to connect with millions of members from all across the globe. Group chats are a great way to keep your followers up to date with your latest news, events, and updates 🙌

Moments 🌎

Moments are public posts that are shared with the HelloTalk community. Moments are a great way to get noticed and find new followers. When you share a Moments post, an entire group of language learners will be able to see and engage with your posts. With millions of community members, your bound to meet people with similar interests who will enjoy your content. It's always a good idea to add a topic to your Moments so that more members can search and find your content. You can include voice, text, photos, links and more whenever you share a Moments post.

Connect 🔎

Connect is central to the HelloTalk experience. Search and filter for language partners by region, age, nationality and more. Many members will discover you this way and start following you if they enjoy the content you create. This is why it is key for creators to curate their Moments and have an engaging profile.

Live 🎙

Live is where language, culture, and community happen around the clock. Creators can create interactive livestreams and audio events to create, engage, and entertain the global community on HelloTalk. Live events bring people together to share their talents, explore culture, and practice languages. Many creators host live events to connect with the community, grow their following, and get paid to create.

Me 🙋

The Me tab is where you can view and customize your HelloTalk profile. It is always a good idea to personalize your profile. This is a great place to tell the community a little bit about you. Creators can also view their followers and track visits to their profile in the Me tab.

Your first Moments post

Now that you know your way around the app, it's time to introduce yourself to the HelloTalk community!

  1. Go the the Moments tab and tap the pen icon in the top-right
  2. Add the topic 'About me'
  3. Add text to tell the community a bit about yourself, and include any links or photos that may help your post get noticed. Here's a helpful template to use if you're struggling for ideas.
  1. Tap the publish icon in the top-right of the screen once you're ready to post your Moment
  2. Welcome to the HelloTalk community! Other HelloTalkers will now be able to engage and comment on your post