We are very excited to launch new advanced user management tools, Account Linking and Guest Access, to help reduce friction for your users and get them creating avatars even faster.
End user experience is very important to helping you grow and retain your user base. We are very excited to launch new advanced user management tools in the form of Account Linking and Guest Accounts to help reduce friction for your users and get them creating avatars even faster. Now, users can seamlessly transition into your app's Avatar Creator without additional logins. Advanced User Management improves the setup experience by creating and linking accounts without user input, streamlining the creation process of avatars.
Until now, the Platform managed user sessions in the browser with local storage and cookies. However, this is not the best way to manage sessions throughout devices and platforms. With Account Linking, you can now directly link the Ready Player Me user to your user profiles after they are authorized and request an access token whenever they return to your app or game. Hence, no more double login - no more loss of the sessions, no more loss of avatars and unlocked assets.
Players need to trust that their assets and avatars stored safely, even if they don’t have a Ready Player Me account. That’s why you can now create a guest account for all users. After the initial account creation, you can optionally equip them with a default avatar so that no further step is needed for them to jump into the experience. Combined with Account Linking, you can now link those guest accounts to your user profile and restore their session whenever they return to your app or game.
Users with a guest account can easily migrate to a full-fledged Ready Player Me account and take their avatars to thousands of other apps and games already integrated with the Platform. All your users need to do is sign-up or login with their Ready Player Me credentials, and their avatars and assets will be automatically transferred.
Experience it live in Hiberworld
Hiber is the first partner who launched this new flow. In the following video, you can see it in action: