Understand token requirements in communities¶
In Status, there are two kinds of communities: open and token-gated. If you want to join a token-gated community, you need to meet the token requirements set by the community owner. To maintain access to a token-gated community, hold the necessary tokens at all times.
For example, a community owner can set up owning 10 SNT as a requirement to join their community. In that case, you need a minimum of 10 SNT in your Status Wallet to join that community.
There are three kinds of tokens in the Status app: assets, collectibles and ENS (Ethereum Name Service) names. Community owners can set up any combination of these tokens as a requirement to join their communities.
When you join a token-gated community, the token or tokens required to join are not transferred to anyone. They are used for verification purposes only, and they remain in your possession and wallet.
If you meet the requirements¶
Before you join a token-gated community, the Status app automatically checks if you meet the community requirements. If you meet the requirements, the option to join the community is available.
If the community owner has set manual approval option for their community, you still need the owner's approval to join.
If you don't meet the token requirements¶
If the request option is unavailable, it means that you don't meet the token requirements to join a community in the Status app. To join the community, you must have the required token amount. To buy the required tokens, read Buy crypto.