NEW FEATURE! Restrict location info within the 48 hour free cancel window.
As you may know, Airbnb rolled out a new feature that allows guests to cancel penalty-free and with a 100% refund of all fees within 48 hours of booking (if booked at least 14 days in advance). Since the system releases the property address upon booking, this left addresses being exposed to guests who may not stay, or had no intention of staying. This was a security concern for some hosts.
Airbnb has added a feature that now lets you specify to NOT release the address until the reservation has been paid for. They actually listened to hosts!
You must activate this manually. The default is to share the address instantly.
On the website version on your PC, go to Listing Details - Location (Edit). Scroll down for the button to click On for this feature.
For some bizarre reason, they have not yet added this option to the app. You must do it in desktop mode. If you are not on your PC, you can use your mobile browser to go the the website. It works that way too.