Add Friends on Snapchat: 12 Steps (with Pictures)

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Add Friends on Snapchat: 12 Steps (with Pictures)
Add Friends on Snapchat: 12 Steps (with Pictures)
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Snapchat, one of the world's most popular social apps, is only fun if you can use it with your friends! Adding friends to Snapchat's contact list is easy. If you know his/her username, it shouldn't take more than a few seconds. You can also add friends by automatically searching your phone's contact list.

Steps

Before you start

Add Friends on Snapchat Step 1

Step 1. Add a friend to the contact list on your phone

There are two ways to add friends on Snapchat-you can add them directly from your contacts, or search for their username. Both methods are simple. In the first method, the friends you want to add will have to be in your phone's contact list.

  • In addition, the friend you want to add will need to have Snapchat installed, and will need to be signed up for an account. You can't add people who don't have Snapchat.
  • If your friends are already in your contact list and you're ready to add them, click here.
Add Friends on Snapchat Step 2

Step 2. You can also ask for his/her username

If the friends you want to add aren't in your contact list, you can still find them on Snapchat-provided you know their username. Ask your friends for this information. To find them you will need to enter their username correctly.

If you already know your friend's username and are ready to add him/her, click here

Add Friends on Snapchat Step 3

Step 3. Install Snapchat and create an account

This goes without saying, but before you start, make sure you have Snapchat installed on your phone or mobile device. In addition, you must ensure that you have signed up for an account. If you don't meet both conditions, you won't be able to add friends and they won't be able to add you either.

  • If you don't already have the app, download it from the App Store or Google Play Store.
  • If you already have the app but don't have an account yet, learn how to create one here.

Method 1 of 2: Add friends from your phone's contact list

Add Friends on Snapchat Step 4

Step 1. Swipe to the "Add Friends" menu

When you open Snapchat, the camera screen will be the first screen you see. From there, swipe right twice. You will skip the "My Friends" screen, which shows the Snapchat friends you already have, and land on the "Add Friends" menu.

You can also tap the button that looks like a little man with a plus sign - this button is located in the top right corner of the "My Friends" screen

Add Friends on Snapchat Step 5

Step #2. Tap on the notes tab at the top right corner

At the top of your screen you will see two icons: one that looks like the silhouette of a man with a plus sign next to it, and the other that looks like a notepad. Tap that second one.

Add Friends on Snapchat Step 6

Step 3. Click "Continue" when the countdown is finished

Snapchat won't let you browse your phone contacts right away. First you will have to read a short disclaimer. To do this tap the large "Continue" button at the bottom of the screen - this screen will pop up after a few seconds.

Snapchat recommends that you review its privacy policy before allowing the app to access your contacts. You can find the privacy policy here

Add Friends on Snapchat Step 7

Step 4. Click "Okay" to continue

Add Friends on Snapchat Step 8

Step 5. Click the plus sign next to each user you want to add

Snapchat should now show you a list of all Snapchat users in your phone's contact list. Tap the gray plus next to each name to add that user

A purple check indicates that you have already added that person as a friend

Method 2 of 2: Add friends with their username

Add Friends on Snapchat Step 9

Step 1. Go to the "Add Friends" screen

This is the same screen you navigated to in the method above. To get there, swipe right twice from the camera screen.

Add Friends on Snapchat Step 10

Step #2. Tap on the magnifying glass

This will open a text window. Type in your friend's Snapchat username (make sure you spell it right) and tap "Okay" or the magnifying glass to begin your search.

  • Just to be clear, you serves your friend's username to be able to find him/her in this way. Their real name or phone number is not enough. Contact your friends if you are not sure what their username is.
Add Friends on Snapchat Step 11

Step #3. Tap the plus sign to add your friend

Once Snapchat has found your friend, his/her name will appear below the search bar. Tap the plus sign next to their name to add this person as a Snapchat friend.

Know that you need to add someone as a friend before you can receive snaps from them. If this is not yet the case, it will say "pending"

Add Friends on Snapchat Step 12

Step 4. Add friends who have already added you through the "Add Friends" menu

If you don't enter any text in the "Find Friends" search screen, you will be presented with a list of Snapchat users who have already added you. Everyone who has added you (but who you haven't added yet) will have a gray plus next to their name. Tap this plus sign to add those users if you want.

  • Please note:

    There are also quite a few "bots" active on Snapchat - these are computer-controlled users who try to send you advertising. To avoid this inconvenience, don't add anyone you don't know.

Tips

  • Note that Snapchat users must add you as a friend before you can view their snaps.
  • You can reach Support from the Settings menu, swipe left once from the camera screen and tap the gear in the top right corner.
  • Do you find it difficult to find your way? Check out the Snapchat site. This fixes many problems related to adding friends (and many other problems).

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