Wondering what we’re up to at CSHQ?

We are always working to make Couchsurfing a better place for you to find hosts, surfers and events.

Here’s what we’re focused on right now:

New Dashboard

Our next release will de-emphasize Place Pages, instead bringing users to a new dashboard as their “home” screen. The dashboard will allow you to quickly and easily see:

  • Your hosting and surfing status – all pending requests and upcoming surf and host commitments.
  • Upcoming events – see your invitations, events you’re attending and other events of interest.

 Couchsurfing New Dashboard

Many of you have asked for it, and we hope you’re going to find it useful! It will be a much easier experience for new users to navigate, as well.


Site outages and slow site response times are extremely inconvenient for our members, the site is inaccessible too often. Speed and stability will be the web team’s main focus in the coming months, rather than new features.

New Mobile App

While we focus on website stability and reliability, we will put our “new feature” efforts into the mobile side of the Couchsurfing service. Early next year, there will be better apps for iOS and Android devices that make mobile Couchsurfing easier to use.


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