At YouVersion we believe that we live at a unique time in history where we can help make this the most Bible engaged generation in history. Up to this point the main ways we have worked to engage scripture engagement is on an individual level with features like bookmarks, highlights, and reading plans. With this latest update we have worked hard to make it easier to engage with others on a community level, with a trusted group of close friends.
But don't worry, if you don't want to add any friends you don't have to. If you don't add friends all of your activity (bookmarks, highlights, notes, and reading plans) will be private and only viewable by you.
For privacy details see information here.
Thank you for being an avid YouVersion user.