GamerLink FAQ

What is LFG?

LFG stands for Looking For Group.

What is GamerLink?

GamerLink is a free Looking For Group (LFG) app on Android and iOS that allows you to connect with other gamers! It allows you to find others of similar skill, preferences, mic availability, and playstyle, the end goal to provide users with better online gaming experiences!

What is a GL ID?

Your GL ID is your GamerLink ID (Username). This is how you are identified within the app.

Why is my game not listed?

We support over 180+ multiplayer titles on a wide range of platforms. We are constantly adding games as the community grows! Be sure to suggest the game you’re looking for by searching for it on the add game screen. As a lot of users begin requesting the same game, we will add support so you can start connecting with each other!

How do I add or delete a game?

iOS: Tap on your profile icon in the top left corner of the app to bring up the menu. Tap on your profile and go to the Game Library. Tap the Controller Icon in the top right corner of your screen.

Android: Tap on the Menu icon in the top left corner of the app to bring up the menu. Tap on your profile icon and go to your Game Library. Tap the Controller Icon in the bottom right corner of your screen.

This brings up your game management screen. You can tap on any game to remove it, or tap on the + button in the bottom corner to add new games or platforms.

How do I add my Platform IDs?

Generally you are prompted to add your Platform ID when you add any game. If you choose to skip this option you will be prompted to add the Platform ID again when posting or replying to a Beacon. Alternatively you can,

iOS: Tap on your profile icon in the top left corner of the app to bring up the menu. Tap on your profile and go to the Info Tab. From here you can tap the Edit Icon in the top right of the screen to view and modify your profile information.

Android: Tap on the Menu icon in the top left corner of the app to bring up the menu. Tap on your profile and go to the Info Tab. From here you can tap the Edit Icon in the bottom right of the screen to view and modify your profile information.

Scroll down to your Platform IDs to modify current ones and Add Games on NEW Platforms to add new Platform IDs.

My Steam ID is not working?

In order to properly add you Steam ID, just copy the custom part of the URL and not the entire URL. You can set a custom URL from your Steam profile settings.

How do I send out a Beacon?

In order to post a Beacon you must,

iOS: Tap the plus (+) button in the top right of the beacon screen.

Android: Tap the broadcast icon in the bottom corner of the Beacon screen.

This brings up your Beacon creation menu. First, select the game you are looking to play. Next, add some info about the gaming experience you are looking for. Be sure to use some of our provided hashtags to increase your chances of finding the right people. Tap the broadcast button again to let other GamerLink users know that you are ready to game!

How do I reply to a Beacon?

Once you’ve found that perfect Beacon, you can reply to it by simply tapping the Beacon itself. Tap the connect button in the middle of the screen and enter some text into the text box including info about your rank/stats/playstyle or any other relevant information you want to share. We’ve found friendly comments with a lot of information attached tend to get accepted at a higher rate. Once you’ve entered your message,

iOS: Tap the check mark in the top right corner of the screen.

Android: Tap the controller icon at the bottom of the screen to send your request.

You’ll receive a notification once you get accepted.

Where do I see if someone responded to my Beacon?

If you have notifications enabled for GamerLink you will receive a notification stating someone would like to connect with your Beacon. If you do not have notifications enabled, simply open the GamerLink app and on the main screen and/or Beacon screen select the History tab which should have a coloured dot beside it, indicating a notification. The Beacon with a response will also have a coloured dot beside it, indicating there is a notification on that Beacon.

What is a Beacon Alert?

A Beacon Alert is our way of making sure you never miss out on a great opportunity to game! You can set Alerts for the games you want to play, add in some hashtags that interest you, and we will notify you of the best and most relevant Beacons as they are posted!

How do I set a Beacon Alert?

In order to set a Beacon Alert you must tap on the Satellite button in the top corner of the Beacon screen. Once on the Beacon Alert screen tap the Gear button in the bottom corner to manage your Alerts. Next, tap the + to add a new Alert. Select the game you want to receive alerts for, add in the Hashtags you want to target, and select if you want to receive alerts from everyone or just your friends. Tap the checkmark button and you are ready to start receiving Alerts! You can always go back in and edit the Alert or toggle it Active or Inactive from the Beacon Alert management screen.

How do I contact someone?

You can contact another user in a few ways. Once you have joined a Beacon, or have accepted other users into your Beacon, you can chat in the Beacon Lobby which can be accessed from the Beacon screen, or you can direct message other users once you have them on your friends list.

How do I search for specific hashtags?

From the main screen and/or the Beacon Dashboard,

iOS: Found by tapping the Beacon icon in the bottom left corner. Tap the Search Bar at in the top of the screen.

Android: Found by tapping the menu icon in the top left corner and selecting Beacons. Tap the Beacon Icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Select the game and platform you are looking for. You will get a prompt to search for hashtags within that game. Select as many tags as you’d like and your Dashboard will be filtered to only Beacons that include all the Hashtags you selected.

Pro Tip: Try starting with only 1 or 2 hashtags to find more gamers, then slowly increase the number of tags to refine your results.

How do I view the Beacons I've created?

iOS: Tap on your profile icon in the top left corner of the app to bring up the menu. Tap on your profile to see your latest activity, including Beacons.

Android: Tap on the Menu icon in the top left corner of the app to bring up the menu. Tap on your profile icon or Beacons to see your latest activity, including Beacons.

How do I change my Badge?

In order to change your Badge,

iOS: Tap on your profile icon in the top left corner of the app to bring up the menu. Android: Tap on the Menu icon in the top left corner of the app to bring up the menu.

Tap the profile button to visit your profile, and then tap your Badge icon in order to view all the Badges you have unlocked. From there you can select and equip a new Badge.

How do I get more Badges?

We are always working on releasing new Badges and new ways to earn Badges. Currently, you can earn Badges from inviting people to the app, adding certain games to your library, performing specific actions within the app, joining the app from one of our partnered YouTubers, or participating in special GamerLink events!

How do I change my GL ID?

iOS: Tap on your profile icon in the top left corner of the app to bring up the menu. Tap on your profile and go to the Info Tab. From here you can tap the Edit Icon in the top right of the screen to view and modify your profile information.

Android: Tap on the Menu icon in the top left corner of the app to bring up the menu. Tap on your profile and go to the Info Tab. From here you can tap the Edit Icon in the bottom right of the screen to view and modify your profile information.

From here, you can change the GamerLink ID from the top of the page.

How do I add social links to my profile?

iOS: Tap on your profile icon in the top left corner of the app to bring up the menu. Tap on your profile and go to the Info Tab. From here you can tap the Edit Icon in the top right of the screen to view and modify your profile information.

Android: Tap on the Menu icon in the top left corner of the app to bring up the menu. Tap on your profile and go to the Info Tab. From here you can tap the Edit Icon in the bottom right of the screen to view and modify your profile information.

Scroll down to your social links and you can add them all in. Follow the format displayed in the text box in order to ensure the link will direct to the right page.

How do I rate a user?

Once in a Beacon Lobby (users have joined your beacon, or you have joined another user’s beacon) there is a tab to leave feedback for other users in the Lobby.

How do I invite people to the app?

iOS: Tap on your profile icon in the top left corner of the app to bring up the menu. Android: Tap on the Menu icon in the top left corner of the app to bring up the menu.

Tap on Invite/Share option, then the Invite/Share button for the many different places you can share the app to. You will get a personal link to share and anyone who signs up with your unique link will count as a referral for you to help earn new badges.

What is history?

History can be found by visiting the main screen and/or Beacons on both iOS and Android. A tab called History allows you see see your recent Beacon posts and recent Beacons you have joined. Note, this is different than your profile Activity which shows your entire activity in the GL app including Beacons, Added Games, Profile Changes and more.

How do I change my password?

You can change your password by,

iOS: Tap on your profile icon in the top left corner of the app to bring up the menu. Tap on settings, then tap the red Change Password button.

Android: Tap on the Menu icon in the top left corner of the app to bring up the menu. Tap on settings, then tap the grey Change Password button.

How does messaging work?

Messaging has two features, Private Messaging and Group Chats. In order to send a Private Message you MUST have the recipient as a friend. In Group Chats, you message users from your friends list or people you have recently connected with via Beacons.

iOS: Tap on the Message icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Android: Tap on the Message icon in the top right corner of the screen.

How do I remove a friend?

To remove a friend,

iOS: Tap on Friends on the bottom tab bar, then tap user you want to remove. Tap the Remove icon and select YES.

Android: Tap on the Menu icon in the top left corner of the app to bring up the menu. Tap on Friends, then tap user you want to remove. Tap the Remove icon and select YES.

How can I search for clans?

To search for clans,

iOS: Tap on the Clans icon on the bottom of the screen on the left side. This will allow you to view the 6 featured clans OR select the plus (+) icon in the top right of the screen to “Find Clan” or “Create Clan”. You can find a clan by searching the clan tag or by the game it is registered to.

Android: Tap on the Menu icon in the top left corner of the app to bring up the menu. Tap on Clans – this will allow you to view the 6 featured clans OR select the plus (+) icon in the top right of the screen to “Find Clan” or “Create Clan”. You can find a clan by searching the clan tag or by the game it is registered to.

How can I create a clan?

To create a clan,

iOS: Tap on the Clans icon on the bottom of the screen on the left side. Select the plus (+) icon in the top right of the screen and tap the “Create Clan” button. Type your clan name and tap Create Clan.

Android: Tap on the Menu icon in the top left corner of the app to bring up the menu. Tap on Clans, tap the “Create Clan” button. Type your clan name and tap Create Clan.

From here you can access your clan chat (CHAT), view the clan activity (ACTIVITY), add details about your clan (INFO) or view/add/remove members (MEMBERS).

How do I become a featured clan?

Our featured clan system is based on an algorithm of 6 clans that are most frequently active in the app to ensure users are not requesting to join stagnant (not in use).

How can I report a problem?

We appreciate and highly encourage users to provide feedback. To report a problem, which helps us create a better experience for you,

iOS: Tap on your profile icon in the top left corner of the app to bring up the menu. Android: Tap on the Menu icon in the top left corner of the app to bring up the menu.

Tap on Send Feedback and write your message in the text box, followed by Submit.

Does GamerLink have a web application (LFG website access)?

Currently GamerLink offers our app LFG feed by clicking “GamerLink LFG” from the website main menu. Additionally, you can visit www.gamerlinklfg.com to view the live feed or reserve your GL ID (username). A full web application is in the works to allow users to create accounts and operate all features from the website. Once available we will make a public announcement to notice all users.