Web profiles offer a web-based view of user profile information.
To enable web profiles, access Preferences → User Interface -> Interface Windows (the Preferences window can by opened with Ctrl-P, or from the top menu bar, Avatar → Preferences). Enable Use web profiles by default to use web based profiles; disable it to use legacy profiles.
Web profiles may also be accessed using a normal web browser and going to https://my.secondlife.com/first.last (where first.last is your SL user name).
NOTE: Web profiles are (as the name suggests) web pages, which are pulled from SL servers. If you are unable to view a web profile at all, please refer to this page for suggestions applicable to viewing web pages in the viewer.
You can view the official SL documentation on them here.
This documentation is not intended to be exhaustive and complete; hopefully it provides enough information for you to be able to make use of the features.
A web profile is organized into tabs, which are arranged vertically down the left side. These will be covered in detail below, but in brief, they are:
When you open someone else's profile, their information will be shown in the top tab (profile); all other tabs always refer to your own profile and information. For example, clicking the Home tab will show you recent activity of your friends, not the friends of the person whose profile you are viewing.
At the top of this tab, is the person's profile picture and their name. If the person is online (and has not disabled showing their online status), a green dot will appear to the right.
Below this are buttons showing the status of the person relative to you - that is, Friend, whether you are following their profile feed, and so on. To the right, the envelope button allows you to send an IM in-world, or to leave a message on their web profile.
On your own profile, the above buttons are replaced with a single Edit Profile button.
Below is a row of 3 or 4 tabs:
To change your own profile, click the Edit button near the top. You will get a new page showing three tabs
This has several groups, as follows:
This section allows you to control who can various parts of your web profile and feed. It is self-explanatory
In this section, you control what actions will result in notifications being sent to you, as whether they are sent in-world and/or to your email.
This tab shows the recent activity of people whose rpofile feeds you follow, and “trending” activity.
This is divided into three sections:
Shows all of your friends. Clicking on their names will go to their web profile. The green button allows you to toggle between following and not following their profile feed. The egar icon allows you to change:
Shows the people whose profile feeds you follow, but who are not on your friends list.
Shows those who follow your profile feed.
This shows new messages and notifications sent via your web profile.
Suggestions for people to follow.