meWho? is a family networking application. It helps you to create your family tree and network with your relatives.
Yes, and we show advertisements in the app to make revenue.
You need to register with meWho? to use it's services.
Registration is a simple process, which requires your email account, phone number and password. We need to verify your email address as it will be used for any communication later, hence please be sure to check your email for correctness.
Once you submit, we will send a verification email to you. You need to press the "Activate" button in your email or follow the link in "Activate" button in a browser.
Once you press "Activate" button, your account will be activated. Upon successful activation you shall start using meWho? by entering your email account and previously supplied password.
Please check your junk mail folder and email filters to make sure it didn't get caught before it reached your inbox. The email is from "firstname.lastname@example.org" and the subject is 'Activation'.
If this doesn't work, you can have your email resent. Visit the meWho? login page and click on “Resend activation email” and submit your name and email address which were used for account registration.
Fig 1 - Home screen, that appears immediately after your login
Fig 2 - This menu appears when clicked on three bar icon shown in Fig 1
Fig 3 - Account screen
Navigate to menu, Account and click on password. The app will ask for old password and new password. Entering so will log you out from meWho?. You need to relogin to meWho? with the new password.
Fig 4 - Account delete screen
When you log into meWho? for the first time and you haven’t added any other member yet, the initial screen will look like Fig 1
Family information shall be edited either by clicking on the “Home” icon on top row or “Edit family info” button if you have not yet added any member in your family. Click on the “Edit family info” button. It will open up a form, where you shall enter the information about your family.
The information entered in the family information screen will act as common information for the members of the family who are created after editing family information. For example, if you enter the language as “Tamil” in the family information, the members of the family who are added after this will have their language as “Tamil” by default. This information shall be overridden by editing individual information of the person which will be explained in later sections.
If the family information is modified later, the information about the members who are already added will not change. You shall modify the member information as per Fig 8 or visiting Family information screens.
Note: Family information is completely optional. Either you do not enter them in the app or set the privacy settings appropriately through the application menu, if you do not want your family information to become public or worried about data leak. Please refer to section 4 for setting the privacy options.
Click on the “Add person” button. It will open up a form, where you shall enter all the relevant information about the person, and add his / her photo too. If you do not supply photo, meWho? will add a default photo based on the gender.
The first person of the family will act like the “root” of the family. While any information about this person shall be edited later, this person cannot be removed from the family tree.
Fig 5 - Adding person
Note: Except name and sex other personal information is completely optional. Either you do not enter them in the app or set the privacy settings appropriately through the application menu, if you do not want your member information to become public or worried about data leak. Please refer to section 4 for setting the privacy options.
A member is always added as a relative to an already existing member. First add the “root” of your family as explained in section 3.2.
1. You shall add a maximum of 100 members in your family.
2. You shall add a maximum of three spouses for a member.
3. You shall add a maximum of 9 siblings for a member or 10 children for a member.
Now click on the “root” member of your family, if he is not yet already clicked. A selected person will be drawn with a purple border around him as shown in Fig 6 & Fig 7
Fig 6 - The root person is added, but not selected
Fig 7 - The root person is selected
A family with few members is shown in Fig 10
Fig 10 - A family with few members
The family tree has a top down display scheme, where parents appear in a row, and in the row below their children appear. Spouses appear next to a person connected together by a circle. Siblings appear in the same row connected by a line in the top.
The relationship between members are shown pictorially as below.
Fig 11 - Person with multiple spouses
The family tree may show only part of the family, as explained in section 3.3. To view all the members of the family click on the “Home” icon on the top side of the application. Go to “Members” tab. “Members” tab shows list of all members in the family as in Fig 13
Fig 13 - List of family members
No. The siblings are shown from left to right, in the order they were added into the family.
By default meWho? treats information about all of your family members as public except children who are under 13 years of age. Hence if you did not add age information for a child, the information about the child is public. Hence you should review the privacy and visibility settings whenever you are adding a new person.
You can control who is visible from your family and who can see your family information.
Navigate to menu-> Privacy settings -> Individual visibility.
All of your family members will be listed in that screen as in Fig 14. You shall turn the toggle button next to individual member “ON” or “OFF” to make the person either visible or invisible for public searches.
Fig 14 - Visibility setting for individual member
If you turn “OFF” the visibility of the “root” person, every other member of that family too will be turned “OFF” as in Fig 15.
Fig 15 -Setting the visibility for root member
Privacy settings are available to control who sees your family information or who can message you. Navigate to menu -> Privacy settings. There are many options as in Fig 16.
Fig 16 - Various options in privacy settings
To limit who can see your family photos, click on “Uploaded photos are visible to” option.You will have three options as shown in Fig 18 which are self explanatory.
Fig 18 - Photos visibility
meWho? provides “Search” feature to search for other users of meWho? to find out your probable relatives.
The searches shall be done on basis of
The other users of meWho? who have matching information will be listed as search result. The search results are obviously limited by the privacy settings of the other users.
By clicking on the persons on the search result, you shall view his family tree,
Search is available as a “search icon” on the top of the application. “Search” icon is enabled after at least a single member is added in your family tree.
Fig 20 - Search screen
In search form, person’s name is optional.
When QUICK menu option is clicked, it shows a simplified search screen as in Fig 20_a. Enter full or partial name of the person, and click on Search. Next screen will show the results.
Follow the below steps to connect with a person.
This action will send a request to the “root” member of the other family.
Once the other “root” person accepts your request, he / she will appear in your “Relatives tab”
Click on a person from the search result as in Fig 21
Fig 21 - Selecting person from search result
Click on the “threebar” icon from Fig 22. That displays menu options for that person as in Fig 23
Fig 23 - Options screen
Now navigate in the other person’s family tree to select the person with whom you want to create relationship, and click on that person. An options menu will be displayed as in Fig 25. Click on “Connect”. Clicking on “Connect” will open a confirmation dialog box as in Fig 26.
Fig 25 - Options menu
Fig 27 - Select a person from your family tree
Once you click on “Connect”, a request will be sent to the “root member” of the other family.
Once the other user accepts your relationship connection request, the other person will appear in your “RELATIVES” tab. If you want to remove the relationship click on the “trash” icon as in Fig 29
Fig 29 - Relatives screen
If any other users of meWho? found and send you a request they also will appear in your “RELATIVES” tab as in Fig 30. To accept or reject the relationship connection request, press the “tick mark” below to the person’s picture and you will have options for “Accept” or “Reject” as in Fig 31.
Fig 30 - Relatives screen with a request to you
Viewing the family tree, relationship, photos and sending messages to relatives shall be done by clicking on the relative’s photo on the “RELATIVES” tab. Once you click you will be presented with the options as in Fig 32.
Fig 32 - View relative information and other options
You shall upload upto 10 pictures by navigating to “PHOTOS” tab. You shall set the visibility of your photos as explained in Section 4.
If somebody has sent you a message and you do not want to receive any more messages from that person shall block that person, by selecting the conversation view from “MESSAGES” tab and then click on the particular conversation.
Now click on the “three dot” menu from the top right and you have options as shown in Fig 34
Fig 34 - Block messages and delete message options
meWho? will send notifications whenever another meWho? member’s information is matching with any of your information.
You shall control what kind of notifications you want to receive by setting the options in menu -> Notification settings. You shall turn “ON” or “OFF” for the individual items as in Fig 35
Fig 35 - Notification settings
You shall add your family “events” by clicking “Home” icon from the top, and entering into Family information form. Navigate to “events” section, which provides a form for adding events.
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