How to refer Ecosia to a friend? (iOS only)

Important: this feature is not available to all Ecosia users and is currently available only for iOS devices. Bear with us if you can't use it just yet, we will continue to expand it to more users and devices over time.

Inviting your friends to Ecosia is super simple and can be done in three steps: 

  1. Open your Ecosia app on iOS (make sure you have the latest app version installed)
  2. On your home screen, tap your personal counter and then tap on "Invite friends"
  3. Share that invite message with your friends via email or your favorite messaging app.

You can modify your invite message as you'd like, as long as you don't change the links that let your friend install Ecosia and claim their reward.

If you are receiving an invite from a friend, here's what you need to do: 

  1. Open the install link your friend sent, or search for Ecosia on the App Store. 
  2. Install Ecosia on your iPhone or iPad.
  3. After installing, open the link sent by your friend to claim your tree. 
  4. Awesome! You and your friend have now helped to plant more trees in biodiversity hotspots.

How many trees do I get when I invite a friend to install Ecosia?

You and your friend will get one tree each. This is an estimated number, and it might change in the future, as costs related to our tree planting projects can vary over time. There is no limit on how many friends you can invite to Ecosia, or trees you could help us plant.

I have sent invitations to my friends, but I don't see any trees being counted.

There could be two reasons why you are not seeing trees being added to your personal counter after inviting your friends. 

  • Your friend hasn't installed Ecosia on iOS yet. 

You and your friend will only be rewarded trees after your friend has successfully installed Ecosia on their iPhone or iPad. We're working on expanding our program to other devices and platforms.

  • Your friend has installed Ecosia on iOS, but didn't claim their tree after installing.

Make sure your friend has the correct link to claim their reward after installing Ecosia. This link can be found in the invitation message you sent to your friend. They need to access this link on their iOS device after having installed Ecosia on that device. 

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