How to Create and Manage a Playlog Account

How do I use Playlog on mobile?

First things first, get the Playlog app for IOS or Android. It's free! Once your download is complete, open the *Playlog icon* and tap on Sign Up. You will then be prompted to create your Playlog account.

How do I use Playlog on desktop?

Visit Playlog.com and tap on Log In, located in the top right. This will prompt a pop up. From here, under the Sign In button, tap on Register.

Updating my Playlog profile

To change your display name, profile picture, description, or associated email, head to the *profile icon* and tap on your profile picture. Once you've made the changes, tap Done to save them or Cancel to undo them.

Can I use someone else's registered trademark as a username?

Not really, but there are plenty of usernames that are not registered trademarks so we are sure you will find one that is just right for you and your account's needs.

Someone else signed up with my email. What should I do?

We are sorry to hear that. It is highly probable that someone signed up to Playlog with your email by accident. Please let us know about this matter via our Contact Us page and we will help you as soon as we can.

If you suspect that you previously created a Playlog account but forgot your password, simply tap on Forgot Password to recover your account.

When does Playlog send push notifications to my device?

You can expect to be notified when someone starts following you, or when someone likes or comments on any of your Playlogs. We may also notify you about relevant changes to the app.

I forgot my password, how can I log in?

We've all been there, but not to worry. If you don't remember your password, you can always tap on Forgot Password when attempting to log in.

How can I change my password?

Navigate to the *profile icon* and tap on the *settings/triangle icon* located at the top right of the screen. This will display your account's settings. Under Account, tap on Change Password.

How do I log out of Playlog?

From the *profile icon*, tap on the *settings/triangle icon* located at the top right of the screen. This will display your account's settings. Under Account, tap on Log Out.

How can I delete my Playlog account?

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How to Navigate the Playlog App

Log In Screen

Log into your Playlog account with your username or email and your password. If you don't yet have an account with us, you can tap on Sign Up. This will prompt you to choose a username, provide your email and choose a password.

Discover Screen

In *discover icon* you can view relevant Playlogs from creators you follow.

Explore Screen

In *explore icon* you can find all types of content from creators that you don't follow. This is where you can search for Playlogs by title, by creator, or by hashtag.

Create Screen

In *create icon* you can start creating and composing your own Playlogs.

Profile Screen

In *profile icon* you can view and edit your Playlog profile. Tapping on *following icon* will display your followers and your follows, and tapping on the *creations/play icon* will show your Playlogs and the Playlogs that you've liked.

Account Settings

From *profile icon*, tap on the *settings/triangle icon* at the top right. This will display your account settings, where you can change your password, log out, view our privacy policy and terms of service, and turn on in-app tutorials.

Like Button

The *like icon* shows the amount of likes on each Playlog.

Share Button

Tapping on *share icon* will let you share Playlogs to off-app channels.

Comment Button

The *comment icon* will display a Playlog's comment section.

How to go back to a previous screen

If you are watching a Playlog, tap on *back icon* to return to the previous screen. Wherever the *back icon* isn't visible, you can instead tap on *x icon* to go back.

How to Manage Followers

How do I follow a Playlog account?

In order to follow a creator, you must tap and hold their profile picture.

How do I unfollow a Playlog account?

Tap on and hold the creator's profile picture to unfollow a Playlog account. Alternately, you can navigate to *profile icon*, go to *following icon*, tap on Following, and then tap *plus/minus icon*. Creators will only be notified when you follow them and not when you unfollow.

How to Manage Comments

How do I leave a comment?

When watching any Playlog, you will notice a few icons on the top right. Tapping on *comment icon* will bring up the comment section. To publish your comment, simply tap on the comment box at the bottom of the screen, compose your message, and hit Post.

How to delete a comment

You can delete your own comments and comments that others leave in your Playlogs. Slide the comment that you wish to delete to the left and tap Delete.

I deleted a comment by accident, can I undo this action?

If you've just deleted a comment by accident, you have the option to revert the changes by clicking on Undo. However, the Undo option will disapear 3 seconds after you delete a comment so make sure to take action quickly!

How to report a comment

There is no room for hateful comments in our community. Should you stumble upon an innapropriate comment, tap on *vertical dots icon* and click on the type of report you wish to make. Tap Next to write the details of your report (this is optional) and click Send to submit your report.

How to Create Playlogs

How do I start creating a Playlog?

To begin creating, tap on *create icon* and then on *media gallery icon*. Here, you will be able to select the videos or photos that you'd like to add into your creation timeline from your device's gallery by tapping on Gallery. You can also choose to add live photos or videos.

How can I take live photos or videos?

In *media gallery icon*, tap on Camera. Once you've captured your live photo or video, tap on Use Video to add it to your Gallery. From Gallery, select the live photo or video that you just took to add it to your creation timeline.

How can I set a duration for my photos?

Now that you have selected the images you want to include in your composition, it’s time to decide how long you’d like them to appear on the screen. By default, all the images added are selected. You can distinguish this with the halo around the media item and the *check icon* next to the duration. Keep in mind that duration will automatically be added equally to each selected image. If you want each image to show for a different duration, you can deselect images by tapping on them in the timeline, and reselecting by doing the same action.

You will see a *record button* in the center of the screen, long press, drag right and hold it to add time. Holding it in position will record at a fixed speed. This speed is defined by how far-right you drag the recorder: the more right you drag and hold, the faster the record speed. To remove the durations, you can drag and hold left, with the same functionality as before.

Once you have set the duration of your visuals, a *checkmark* will appear to confirm the time. Tap it to add the selected duration to the desired media.

When inserting a video, you won’t need to set the duration as the video clip already has its own.

Switching between record and playback

You can switch between record and playback mode by swiping up or down on the viewport. This can also be done if you are in the audio section.

Tap on the *mic icon*, this will bring up the audio section. Tap again and it will close it. Now, a *mic icon* has appeared in the record button and tapping it will start an audio recording.

How can I add voiceover?

Fun! Adding voiceover really makes a Playlog stand out. Once you have selected the images and/or videos you want to show, you can tap on *mic icon*. From here, press *mic with circle around it icon* to record your voiceover and press it again when you are done recording.

Can I create a Playlog with voiceover but no visuals?

For sure. If you want to create an audio-only Playlog, we will automatically add a black box to your creation timeline.

How to add a title and description to my Playlog

Once you have finished creating your Playlog, tap on *check icon*. This will promp you to add a title and description. Be sure to include relevant hashtags for other users to find your content!

I accidentally closed the app without publishing my creation.

It's okay, whatever you were working on will automatically be saved.

I don't wish to continue editing, how can I delete my progress?

If you are not pleased with your creation, tap on *x icon* located towards the botton left of your screen. Then, tap on Yes.

I've already published a Playlog but want to delete it.

In *profile icon*, go to *creations/play icon* and hold the Playlog that you wish to erase from your profile. A pop up will appear, tap on *trash icon* to delete it.

Playlog Dictionary

Players

(noun) Playlog users.

Pitch us a new term!

We are always looking to expand our Playlog lingo. If you have coined a new term, pitch it to us in our Discord channel.

Other Questions

Why is Playlog unavailable in my region?

We are working hard to become available worldwide, however due to global regulations, we can't do that just yet. Playlog is actively working to translate our app to various languages. In order to deliver the best user experience on a worldwide scale, we must first iterate based on feedback we receive in our available regions.

What type of content isn't allowed on Playlog?

Playlog stands against harrassment, bullying, harmful and hateful behaviour, violence, adult nudity, and illegal activities. Creating content that fits into any of these categories will result in getting banned.