FAQs

Just in case, here are answers to questions you might have. If you seek support, contact us.

What’s the purpose of a ‘group’?

In a ‘group’, group admins and moderators can share decks, tasks, curated dérives, and walking scores, only available to the members of that group.

How do I join a group?

Some groups are public and visible. Some groups are public and hidden. Both of these can be joined by anyone. Some groups are closed and hidden, for which you will need an invite code to join.

How to join a public, and visible, group

  1. Make sure you are registered and logged in to the app.
  2. Click ‘Groups’ on the opening page of the app.
  3. Tap a group to see more information on the group.
  4. Tap the ‘Join’ button.

How to join a public, hidden, group

  1. Make sure you are registered and logged in to the app.
  2. Click ‘Groups’ on the opening page of the app.
  3. Scroll down and search for a group.
  4. If your search result includes groups you can join, they will be displayed with a ‘join’ icon.
  5. Tap the ‘join’ icon.

How to join a closed, hidden, group

  1. A group owner, or moderator, needs to give you an invite code (like, by email, or messenger).
  2. Make sure you are registered and logged in to the app.
  3. Click ‘Groups’ on the opening page of the app.
  4. In the box at the top, insert your invite code, and press ‘Go’.

How to I create my own deck?

Start a group.

What is a deck?

A deck is a collection of task cards. A more recently common term for a ‘deck’ is a ‘walking score’.

How do I start a group?

  1. Visit the web-based interface for creating and managing your own deck.
  2. Log in (with the same credentials you use for logging into the app).
  3. Go to Groups.
  4. Click on ‘New group’.

How do I get others to work with me in creating a deck?

You need to be running a group. In the group, create a new deck, and make sure it’s set such that group members can contribute, or even vote, on what is submitted to the deck.

All contributors need to use the web-based interface to participate in the creation of your deck.

What is a curated dérive?

A curated dérive is a predefined set of tasks, prompts, which are scheduled to start at a certain time. All participants get presented with the same tasks, wherever they are in the world.

Participants can chat, and send images, to each other from within Dérive app.

How do I ‘play’ a curated dérive?

Curated dérives are only available to group members. You need to be in a group where the admin, or moderator, has scheduled a curated dérive.

If you are in such a group, the app will tell you there are upcoming curated dérives. Visit the group in question, join the curated dérive, wait for it to start.

What is a walking score?

A walking score is a predefined set of tasks, prompts, which can be ‘played’ at any time.

How do I ‘play’ a walking score?

Walking scores are only available to group members. You need to be in a group where the admin, or moderator, has added walking scores.

If you are in such a group, visiting the group page within the app will tell you there is a walking score available.

If you have walking scores available to you, then…

  1. Make sure you are logged in to the app.
  2. Press ‘New’ on the app’s opening screen.
  3. Select ‘Scores’.
  4. Select the score you want to ‘play’ and press ‘Get lost’.