It goes without saying, but Snapchat is a lot more fun when you actually know other people on the platform – and have a sizeable list of people to talk to.
So, if you’re looking to grow your friends list on Snapchat, it helps to know who you have mutual friends in common with, to form a better connection early on.
But how do you see all of your mutual friends on Snapchat?
In this article, we’ll cover everything that you need to know!
How To See Mutual Friends On Snapchat
Currently, the only place you can find information related to mutual friends is through Snapchat’s ‘Quick Add’ section.
This can be found by following these steps:
- Opening the Snapchat app.
- Tapping on your Bitmoji in the top-left corner.
- Scrolling down to the ‘Friends’ section, and tapping on ‘Add Friends.’
- Scrolling past the ‘Added Me’ section, to the ‘Quick Add’ section.
Here, you’ll find everyone that is available for adding quickly – in fact, all you have to do is tap on the ‘Add’ button on the right side of the screen, and you’ll immediately add them!
However, right now we’re primarily concerned about mutual friends.
If you scroll down through your quick add list, you’ll find some people that stay they have X number of mutual friends below their name.
The higher this number, the more mutual friends you have in common.
So, if you’re choosing new people to add via quick add, picking people you recognize with a high number of mutual friends could be a good start.
Can You See Specifically Who Your Mutual Friends Are On Snapchat?
Snapchat shows you an estimate on how many mutual friends you may have with someone. But is there any way to find out who those mutual friends actually are?
Unfortunately, the answer is no. Snapchat does not provide any way for you to view who is connected to who, and this is likely intentional.
Snapchat has built their foundation off of privacy of its users. Just like there is no way for you to view the friends of someone else, there is also no way to see who their mutual friends are.
This is quite different to websites like Twitter or Facebook. On both of these platforms, you can usually see exactly who is connected to who, even if you don’t add them as friends. So, building out a map of all of your mutual friends is quite simple.
On Snapchat however, there is no feature that supports this. You are able to see the number of mutual friends you have in common, but nothing more than that.
That being said, there is something that can give you a clue.
For the most part, Snapchat’s Quick Add section is primarily made up of people that Snapchat believes you’re connected to. This can consist of your phone contacts for example, but most commonly the Quick Add section is made up of people who you have at least one mutual friend with.
So, if you add someone new and a bunch of new people show up as Quick Add suggestions, it’s reasonable to believe that they share a mutual friend with the person you just added.
By using this technique, you can gain a little insight as to who may be on that person’s friends list!
How To Appear On Other People’s Quick Add Section
Perhaps you don’t want to be the one sending friend requests to others – you want your mutual friends to be the one adding you!
In order for that to happen, you’ll want to make sure you’re eligible to show up in other people’s Quick Add section easily.
To do this, you need two things.
First, you’ll need to already have some friends added on Snapchat. Because the Quick Add section is populated by mutual friends, as soon as you add someone you will start showing up in the Quick Add section of all of their Snapchat friends.
Secondly, you need to enable yourself to be shown in Quick Add in Snapchat’s sections.
To do this, follow these steps:
- Open the Snapchat app.
- Tap on your Bitmoji in the top-left corner.
- Tap on the gear icon in the top-right corner to bring up your settings.
- Scroll down to the ‘Privacy Controls’ section, and then tap on ‘See Me in Quick Add.’
- Toggle ‘Show me in Quick Add’ to ‘On.’
Note that this may be on by default, so if it is already on you don’t need to do anything further. You can also use this setting to disable quick add later on if you’d like.
In any case, you’re now able to show up as a quick add suggestion to others! If notifications are on, you’ll receive a notification whenever somebody has added you, so check back frequently!
Do Emoji Icons Next To Their Name Indicate Mutual Friends?
If you see emojis next to someone’s name, does that mean that you have mutual friends in common with them?
Unfortunately, there’s no way to tell. Emojis have no impact on whether or not they have mutuals with you.
It could be that the emojis were used as part of their name, or it could be related to one of Snapchat’s standard emojis they use in your recent conversations list.
For example, the smirking face (😏) means that you are one of their best friends on Snapchat (meaning they send you lots of Snaps), but they aren’t one of your best friends.
Again, this has no significance when it comes to determine your number of mutual friends with them.
Using the Quick Add section, you can see the total number of mutual friends you have with someone on Snapchat.
However, there is no way to view specifically who those mutual friends are due to Snapchat’s privacy features.
I hope that you’ve found this article helpful. If you have any other questions about Snapchat, please ask them using the comment form below.
Wishing you the best,
– James McAllister