In this article, we will talk about how to add friends on Snapchat, a dynamic social media platform for sharing personal stories and experiences or organizing your friends into gangs and creating group stories. It’s a lovely design, really, and what’s more, there are multiple ways to add someone as a friend! This shows how dedicated these Snapchat folks are to expanding their community!
To be even more specific, we will talk about a particular way to add friends: Quick Add option.
What does Quick Add on Snapchat mean and how does it work?
Read on to find out.
How to add friends on Snapchat
As we mentioned earlier, Snapchat offers several ways to add new friends – four in total.
We’ll take a look at how you can use any of these methods to quickly find and add your friends on Snapchat.
1. Contact book
First, you can add friends through your phone’s contact book.
Tap on the profile icon in the upper left corner of your screen. After that, tap on ‘Add Friends’, then click on ‘All Contacts’. Press ‘Continue’ when asked to sync your contacts.
Snapchat will then classify your contacts and find friends based on their phone numbers.
Once Snapchat finds your friends, you can add them at your discretion.
2. Instant code
One of the cool features of Snapchat is that each user gets their own Snapcode, a personal code that is unique to their profile and that no one else can replicate.
If your friend shares their Snapcode with you, you can scan that visual code with your camera and then add it as a friend. There are two ways to do this.
First, your friend can share an image of your Snapcode with you. Once they do, open Snapchat, tap and hold on the shared Snapcode, and from the pop-up menu, select “Save to Camera Roll.”
Open your profile icon and click ‘Add friends’. Click on the Snapcode icon in the upper right corner of the screen. This will open your camera roll where you can select your friend’s Snapcode.
Once you upload the Snapcode image, Snapchat will scan it, find your friend, and ask you to confirm the friend request.
Alternatively, if you’re with your friend in person, you can simply open the app and hold your Snapcode in front of your camera. Touch and hold your screen. Snapchat will scan the code and ask if you want to add your friend. Just click ‘Add Friend’ and you’re done.
Then to add friends by username, go to your profile and then tap on ‘Add friends’.
Now instead of looking for someone by searching your ‘Contacts’, enter their username in the search bar at the top of the screen.
After doing this, just tap on ‘Add’ to add the person to your friends list.
4. Quick Add
Last but not least is the Quick Add option. Occasionally, the Snapchat algorithm will automatically suggest a few people to you, usually based on the number of mutual friends or similar metrics.
Now if you agree with the Snapchat algorithm, just tap on ‘Add’ and a friend request will be sent.
The bottom line
So there you have it friends!
The Quick Add option is something like the Snapchat version of Facebook’s “People You May Know” feature, where they suggest some users based on your mutual friends, interests, or other metrics.
Hopefully this article has been helpful to you, and you can use these tips to improve your Snapchat experience!