You can update multiple people at once without needing to open each person's profile individually. This could be used, for instance, if you wanted to mark a list of 30 people who attended a membership class as having the status "Member."
To do update multiple people:
- Pull up the list of people you'd like to update (by running an advanced search, going to a tag, or another method).
- On the right, click "Update People" from the menu (after clicking "More" to expose the additional options).
- Select the field you'd like to update, select the value the field should be updated to, and click "Update."