Quora: what it is and how it works

Quora: how to register

Quora: what it is and how it works

Using Quora is very simple and the first thing to do is to register for the in your languagen version of the service. To do this, connect to its main page; you can register through your Google or Facebook account or, alternatively, indicate a different email to register for the service.

If you want to register using a social network you will have to press the button Continue with Google (to register via Google email) or Continue with Facebook (to register via the email with which you log in to Facebook). Alternatively, tap on the item Continue with the email. In this case you will then have to fill in the appropriate text fields that you see on the screen, thus indicating your data: name, last name, e-mail e Password and then you will have to click on the button Captcha, in correspondence with the wording I am not a robot. Once this is done, click on Register to accept the terms of the service and confirm the registration to the in your languagen version of Quora.

Quora: what it is and how it works

Once you have registered, the first thing you will be asked is to indicate some of your main interests, so that the flow of questions and answers is customized correctly. Then indicate what your interests are by choosing at least 10 topics among those proposed and press the button Continue when you have finished.

The next step involves indicating which topics you know; in the text field Search for a topic, enter your fields of study, your hobbies or skills or, more generally, those that are your topics of interest for which you have some knowledge or expertise. Then continue by pressing the button Continue.

You will now be asked if you would like to link your Facebook profile to Quora so that you can read your friends' questions or answers. Choose whether to consent to this request by clicking on the button Continue or whether to click Not now, to skip this step. This will ensure that you have successfully signed up for Quora and can begin exploring this social network of questions and answers.

Quora: how does it work?

Quora: what it is and how it works

Quora's user interface is very linear and intuitive and in some ways resembles that of the historic Yahoo Answer service. Let's now make a general overview of what are the main tools of Quora, and then go into more detail on how the questions and answers work.

On the main page you can read yours Feed, that is a flow of questions and answers that correspond to your interests, as indicated in the registration phase. To customize the Feed, you can use the menu on the left.

By clicking on the button Modification you can add other topics of interest by clicking on the button New Questions you can read the questions recently entered by users, while clicking on Favorite Answers button you will find all the answers that you will evaluate positively.

Quora's other main tools are visible in the top bar: the button Read (symbol of a newspaper) is related to the section of the Feed I just told you about, the button Reply (symbol of a sheet of paper with a pencil) allows you to read some questions to which, based on the interests indicated, you could answer.

Quora users can also directly ask you to answer a question; these types of requests are displayed in the section Response Requests, visible in the sidebar. Other useful tools are the Reply later, section that allows you to save a question to be answered later and the entry Drafts, to be referred to for written but not yet completed answers.

All platform notifications will then be displayed in the section Notifications (symbol of a bell), a bit like it happens in any other social network.

Finally the little man symbol with your name refers to the section dedicated to your profile, through which you can customize the details of your registration to the service. Click on it: you can see a drop-down menu, characterized by different items that I want to tell you about in detail.

The section Profile, first, it allows you to access your full profile on Quora. You will be able to add detailed information about yourself, telling other users your qualifications, your education and training, as well as your skills. The more detailed your profile and the more you answer Quora's questions about your interests, the more influential you can be.

Quora: what it is and how it works

As in other social networks, Quora also allows users to send direct messages to each other. If you receive them, you can view them in the Messages section. To write a new message, just press the button Dial.

Your question and answer history is enclosed in the section Your content: you will find all the questions and answers divided by year or by topic. For those who love numbers, the section is not missing Stats; By answering user questions or asking questions on Quora, you can find out in detail how many people are viewing your content.

Finally, don't forget to take a look at the section Settings, through which you can connect the accounts of other popular social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin) as well as managing the receipt of emails and notifications.

Quora: what it is and how it works

To search for a question or ask something on Quora, return to the main menu by clicking Read. Now you just have to write your question in correspondence with the item What do you want to ask? Once you have typed your question, you can possibly insert a link in the appropriate text field and possibly, ask your question anonymously, by putting the push sign on Ask anonymously. To ask your question on Quora, click on the Ask a Question button. The question you asked will appear in the Quora Feed but I recommend that you click on it to be able to customize and categorize it.

First click on the pencil symbol to be able to indicate the topic or topics related to your question: you will have to search for them in the appropriate text field and then press on Done to add them to the question. Once you have indicated the topics, you will be offered some names of influential people in the relevant sector. If you click on the symbol capacitor positive (+) lead, in correspondence with their names, you can send them a notification to report the question and ask for their answer.

Did you find a question you think you can answer? No problem. Click on it, I'll tell you immediately what tools you have at your disposal to answer a question on Quora.

Once you see the question, click the button Reply. This will open a small text editor through which you can type the text of your answer. You can customize the answer by formatting the text using the appropriate tools (B for bold, I for italics in addition to the buttons for the bulleted and numbered list). You can also add links (button with a chain symbol) and images (button with a photo symbol). Before sending your reply, by clicking on the Send button, you can choose whether to share it on Facebook or Twitter, by placing the check mark on the icon relating to the social network. The answers you send can be voted positively or negatively by other users but you too can assign a vote to those of others: to do so, just press the button Positive vote o Negative vote.

Quora: what it is and how it works

Quora is also available as an application for mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets. You can download it for free by connecting to the digital store of your device (Play Store for Android and App Store for iOS) and download the application by typing Quora in the search engine. Once you have found the app, then press the button Ottieni / Installa on iOS and Install / Accetto on Android. The operation of the app is identical to the web version of Quora.

Alternatively, below are the links to download the Quora app on Android and iOS.

  • Quora - Download on Android from the PlayStore
  • Quora - Download on iOS from the App Store
Quora: what it is and how it works

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