What's all this stuff in my sidebar?
The sidebar of the game is where you can find all sorts of useful and fun features, like your profile, settings, chat and more. Here’s a handy guide to let you know what’s what in the sidebar.
Just in case you forgot who you were. Click your profile picture to get to your basket profile.
Wondering what the icons under your name mean? Here’s an explanation of those buttons:
Global Notifications: Check here for notifications from the Hatchlings team. We’ll post announcements and link to more information via Global Notifications.
Facebook Page: Click this button to go to the Hatchlings Facebook page. If you want to keep up on Hatchlings updates and announcements, you’ll definitely want to give us a “like”!
Friend Manager: This button opens your Friend Manager. Use this to manage your in-game friends, edit your ignore list, and invite new friends.
Settings: Adjust your in-game preferences, such sound settings, your email address, gifting options and more.
Fullscreen: Click this button to play in fullscreen mode. This is particularly helpful if you’re playing on a small screen. When in fullscreen mode, click the button again or press “esc” to exit fullscreen. (Note: Sorry, the fullscreen button may not work on all browsers.)
Sound: Click this button to turn the sound on and off in the game.
Log: Get a record of your Hatchlings happenings in your Log. Here you’ll find notifications about your game progress, Challenge prizes, and new in-game friends, and more.
Ranks: Check top scores among your friends, network and the entire game in the Ranks tab. Use the links at the bottom of the tab to cycle between the different views.
Chat: Socialize with other Hatchlings players in the “Chat” tab. This is a great way to make new friends or get help with the game! There are three different chat rooms available: Network, Global and Next.
Global chat includes all players, while Network chat is a private chat that only your fellow network members can view. Next chat is only visible by players currently using Hatchlings NEXT (as opposed to Hatchlings 2) You can switch between the chat rooms by using the links at the bottom of the tab. Click here for more information about Chat.
Need more room for hunting? Click the arrow tab alongside the sidebar to move the sidebar out of the way. When you want to view your sidebar again, click the arrow again. Bonus: Premium members can press the “F” key as a shortcut to show and hide the sidebar.
You can easily get to the support page or open the Hatchlings contact form using the links at the bottom of the sidebar (under the logo). Click Support to view support articles to find the answers you’re seeking, or click Contact to send a message to the Hatchlings team.
Under those links, you can also see your Hatchlings ID number. Click the page icon next to it to copy it to your clipboard–it may come in handy if you’re trying to get help with the game!
How do I manage my Hatchlings email preferences?
You are provided with a set of email settings and preferences allowing you to opt-in or out of email communications from Hatchlings. This is found under Settings > Email in the game.
This is for emails related to the end of the Monthly Round. If you want to receive your monthly certificate email, select this option.
Check this if you would like to receive our Newsletters about game updates and other news. Note that currently we do not send out any newsletters.
This may be one of the most important email settings that most tend to forget about. This setting enables emails related to promotions and discounts. Don't miss out--be sure to enable this email setting.
Challenge Reminder Emails
Challenges aren't for everyone, but if you do enjoy them we recommend enabling it. We will send you a reminder a couple hours before a challenge expires, just in case you forgot about it.
Friend Notification Emails
Do you like to know when someone joins Hatchlings, or has requested to be your in-game friend? Then this email setting is for you. We'll keep you updated when a Facebook friend joins Hatchlings. You can also manage your in-game friends through the Friend Manager in Hatchlings.
How can I change my email address for Hatchlings?
To update your email address, open Settings, then select Profile. Click the red “Change Email” button, then enter your updated email address.