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This article was published on August 18, 2013

Airbnb brings Wish Lists and Instant Book to its Android app

Airbnb brings Wish Lists and Instant Book to its Android app
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Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

It’s been a long time coming, but Airbnb has finally introduced Wish Lists to its Android app.

The peer-to-peer private accommodation rental company introduced Wish Lists to its Web and iPhone apps last year, and the feature has been a glaring omission in its Android incarnation.

How it looks

With the latest version of Airbnb for Android, you’ll now see a little ‘heart’ icon which you tap to add to any of your pre-defined Wish Lists. You can also long-press a result to achieve the same outcome.

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Any properties you’ve already added via the Web or the iOS app will, of course, be pre-populated in the app.

As is the case with the iOS version, your Wish Lists aren’t available via the main menu, you have to visit your profile to access this feature which seems like a click too far, and actually feels a little hidden. At any rate, better late than never.

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Another update reeled in with version 2.2 is Instant Book, which lets guests book instantly (hence the name) without having to wait for confirmation. You’ll now see a new tag in the search results, alongside a new Book It button. Airbnb first introduced its iPhone app alongside Instant Book way back in 2010.

The updated Airbnb app is available to download now.

Airbnb | Google Play

Image Credit: ouishare/Flickr

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