Wi-Fi connections work between Manyverse and other apps such as Patchwork and Patchbay. The idea is that friends join the same Wi-Fi hotspot and then they will see each other inside the app.
First turn on Wi-Fi on your device. Open the Settings on your Android phone, and look for the menu Connections, and then select Wi-Fi. Choose a Wi-Fi network to join. Make sure your friend also joins the same Wi-Fi network.
Then, open Manyverse and then once you are on the screen that says Messages, go to the tab on the right with a globe icon, to see the Connections tab. The Wi-Fi icon should be highlighted blue, meaning it's enabled. If it's not blue yet, wait a few seconds.
There is nothing else you need to do, because your friends in the same Wi-Fi will be displayed in the Connections tab as soon as possible. They might show with their SSB ID code, which looks like
@WOchhgXspSh0iyT+pj.... You can find your own SSB ID on the left-side menu in the app. Before choosing a friend to connect to, make sure that their SSB ID is correct. Ask them what their SSB ID is. Then, just tap your friend's list item to connect with them.
Choose Connect and follow to create a Wi-Fi link with them AND follow their Manyverse profile
- This is useful to fetch their data, you should choose this option when the other person is your friend
Choose Connect to ONLY create a Wi-Fi link without following them
- This is useful when the other person is an acquaintance and you only want to fetch updates from their social circles but not from this person