THE Netflix announced this Monday (17) the launch of the profile transfer tool. With this function, users will be able to take all your history for a new account. The novelty arrives this Monday and users will receive an email informing them about the availability of the tool in their accounts.
This is the first time a streaming service features such a functionality. A constant request from users, profile transfer will keep all profile customizations — including your content preferences, the same one decorated by Netflix’s artificial intelligence.
Gone are the rings and the Netflix history remains
In the official statement, the Netflix uses good examples of why the tool is useful. “People move. Families grow. Relationships end. But in the midst of these life changes, your Netflix experience should stay the same.”, reads the text signed by Timi Kosztin, product and innovation manager for streaming.
Regardless of the reason (and the way) to share the account, one of the members of the profile may end up choosing to “close” their society — like friends who share the account, but one of them decides to subscribe to a service with their family or their “soul mate”.
Before the profile transfer, anyone who decided to sign up for a separate account would have to redo everything: add movies and series to their list, disapprove recommendations and all the other “annoyances” to make the recommendations more according to their taste.
How to transfer profile
Despite not having released the tool for everyone, Netflix gave a “straw” on how to transfer.
The option to transfer the profile will be in an easily accessible place. When hovering over the profile icon, the drop-down menu will have the “Transfer Profile” button. In the published gif, you can see that after clicking on the option some warnings will be given, among them is that the transfer keeps the profile as a backup — until the account owner deletes it.
When going to the next page, the profile user will have to create a new account, adding their email and password. The next steps were not disclosed, the Netflix publication only says that the user must follow the next steps indicated.
With information: Netflix