I have a relative in my family tree that several other members have contributed to. When reaching out to my newly found kin she asked me to enable View my relationship (or share my relationship) How do I do this?
If you want to comply with the request, which is totally your choice, use Enable Relationship Viewing.
On the web interface, logged in, https://www.familysearch.org/identity/settings/permissions
On the mobile app in the Settings menu.
There should be Help Center topics on this but (heads up, mods!) I tried to find them and cannot.
Thank you for your excellent answer and agree that the help center article is not easy to find. The instructions are included in https://www.familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/article/how-do-i-contact-or-message-a-user-who-contributed-to-family-tree-or-memories step 4
Here are the steps to enable Relationship Viewing on your computer:
This knowledge article from the Help Center also includes the above as well as information on how to do this from a mobile device:
It would be so helpful if the Help Center would match the language used in the message. So persons who see a message about "Enable relationship viewing" could search on that phrase and get the relevant page. KWIM?
My problem I encountered last night was that I followed all the steps to enable and it was already enabled. So I disabled, waited a few minutes and enabled again. I don't know what else to do. Wondering if I have some other security stuff that I need to tend to. I've never had any problem with sharing my data before. Any thoughts would be great.
For what it is worth, as a very prolific contributor to Family Tree I can say most contributors don't ask others to enable relationship viewing.
That feature runs rather contrary both to the commitment to preserve the privacy of living persons and to the collaborative stance of we are all cousins, so I do not enable it.
Is your own "self" profile in Family Tree fully linked out to your deceased ancestors? And is the rest of the tree between you and the other contributor complete? If the answer to both questions is not yes, if there is any break in the chain of parent-child relationships between you two, you won't be scored as related. If you believe there is a relationship, then possibly there are some duplicate profiles on the tree that are causing this apparent non-linkage.
I guess at this point, I'm wondering how you have been on family search for 2 months and have so much participation. I'd be exhausted. Anyway all conversation from anyone I've reached out to has disappeared. Anybody steals my identity will shoot themselves for choosing such a crumb.
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
That is what this "Community.FamilySearch" Forum was originally established for ...
Users/Patrons. HELPING / ASSISTING, Users/Patrons ...
And, this "Community.FamilySearch" Forum has been successfully operating that way for a number of Years.
Some of us have been helping/assisting in this "Community.FamilySearch" Forum, for a number of Years; and, many of us have been helping/assisting in the PREVIOUS 'iterations' of the 'Feedback' Forums for 'FamilySearch', for some considerable time.
It is what many do ...
Anyway all conversation from anyone I've reached out to has disappeared.
That's odd. Could you screenshot that for us?