How to add, block and unblock friends on Snapchat: A quick guide

How to add, block and unblock friends on Snapchat: A quick guide

By Valentina Tuta

Snapchat is a very popular social network, not only for its wide variety of fun and unique filters but also because it is an excellent way to share moments with friends at any time of the day. In this article, we will show you how to add, block, and even unblock contacts because Snapchat is much better with friends, right? Let ‘s go there!

How to add friends on Snapchat

We are going to show you all the ways you can add your friends so that you can Snap, play games or chat with them. Pay close attention! 

Add friends from your contacts

That’s right, you can add friends from the contacts you have on your phone or other device. Don’t worry; if they don’t have a Snapchat account yet, you can invite them to create one. To add friends to your contact list, follow these steps:

  1. To get started, tap the profile icon at the top to go to your profile.
  2. There, tap “Add Friends.” 
  3. Then, press “All contacts.”
  4. Finally, tap “+Add” to add them as friends.

Please note that once your contacts are uploaded, we may store the following information on our servers:

  • Contact names, phone numbers and email addresses
  • time since the last update (e.g., 2 days ago).
  • If the contact has a photo 🖼.
  • Please note that we do not upload the photo itself. 
  • If the contact has a saved date (e.g. a birthday or anniversary) 🗓
  • Please note that we do not upload the date itself.
  • If the contact is in your favorites list (Android only) ⭐️

You don’t need to remember all of this, as you can see exactly what data has been uploaded about your contacts by going to Settings > Manage > Contacts and then clicking “View contacts” to check.

Add friends from Search

You can search by name or username to add a friend. To do so, you must:

  1. Touch 🔍 at the top of the screen
  2. Type in the name or username of a friend.
  3. Press “+Add” to add him or her.

Add friends using Quick Add

Quick Add may appear on your chat screen, the Add Friends screen, or when using Search. Tap “Add” to add a new friend, or tap “✖️” to hide that Snapchatter. Also, friend recommendations in Quick Add are based on who you are already friends with, who you subscribe to, and other factors.

Tip: Even if you don’t choose to upload your contacts to Snapchat or delete contacts you previously uploaded, you can still see friends in Quick Add for other reasons, such as if you are in other Snapchat users’ contacts.

Add friends by Mention

Did you know that when you see a story that has a Snapchat mentioned, you can add that Snapchat? Well, you can do it in the following way:

  1. You must first watch the story in which Snapchat is mentioned.
  2. Then, on the featured Snap, swipe up.
  3. Finish by hitting “+Add,” and you’re done.

Add friends by Snapcode

A Snapcode is an image with a unique code that you can scan with Snapchat. You can scan Snapcodes to add friends, unlock lenses, discover new content, and more. 

Snapcodes usually look like a yellow square with lots of black dots, and in case you didn’t know, you can also add friends with their help:

  1. Ask your friend to open Snapchat and tap the profile icon.
  2. Then, open the app on your device and point the camera at the Snapcode.
  3. Now, press and hold the Snapchat to scan it.
  4. Finally, tap “Add friend.”

How to block a friend on Snapchat

Well, if you have decided to block a friend, remember that he/she will not be able to see your Stories or Logins or send you Snaps or Chats. So, to block a friend, you just need to:

  1. First, slide your finger to the right to go to the chat screen.
  2. Then, tap and hold on a friend’s name.
  3. There, tap “Manage friendship.”
  4. Finally, tap “Block”.

In the same way, you can:

  1. First, slide your finger to the right to go to the chat screen.
  2. After that, tap on a chat with that friend 💬
  3. Then, press their profile icon at the top.
  4. Now, tap on the top, then choose ” Manage friendship “.
  5. Finally, press “Block”

How to unblock a friend on Snapchat

Have you blocked someone by mistake? No problem, you can always go back and unblock friends, but keep in mind that they will then be able to send you snaps and chats and see your stories and likes. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. First, tap your blocked contact’s profile icon at the top of the screen.
  2. Then, go to the Settings menu.
  3. After that, scroll down and tap “Blocked.”
  4. There, tap the ✖️ icon next to a name to unblock that Snapchatter.
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