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Problem Summary

User receives an invitation from a friend or connection to join a site. Example

Fig. 12 - Invitation to join

Use When

  • Use when the experience is enhanced by having a network of connections.
  • Use when growth of the service is dependent on friends of friends.
  • Use when you want to supplement traditional user acquisition with user based referrals.


  • The invitation should have personal messaging from the sender.
  • The sender should be clearly identified to the recipient.
  • The benefits of joining and participating should be clearly articulated to the recipient.
  • A very clear Call to Action button or link should be available for the recipient to easily step right into the site to try it out.

Related Patterns

  • Send Invitation