Since the Open app is anonymous, this contact connection is the only way to connect to people you know in the app. There are no “friend requests” like in other apps.
When you connect your contacts they are scanned and you are automatically connected to people you know. Your anonymous conversations will be prioritised to people whose phone number you have and who have your phone number too.
We take the security of your details and identity very seriously. Connecting your contacts is done in a secure way for your privacy and to ensure you remain anonymous in your conversations on Open.