Add friends on Discord
If you’ve met someone on Discord you’d like to keep in touch with, or if you have a real-life friend you’d like to chat with, add them to your Discord friend list. We’ll show you how to do that.
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Ways to befriend someone on Discord
One way to add a friend to Discord is to use the user’s Discord tag. A Discord tag consists of a combination of the user’s username (which is case sensitive), a # (pound or hashtag), and a four-digit number. You can ask your future friend for this code so that you can add him/her.
Another way to add friends on Discord is to find the person you want to befriend in a Discord server, then choose an option from a menu. This is a great way to make friends from a server that both you and your future friend are a part of.
We will explain both the above methods in this guide.
If you have a user’s Discord tag, here’s how to add it to your friends list in Discord on both desktop and mobile.
On your desktop, launch the Discord app or the Discord web version. Log in to your account if you have not already done so.
Once logged in, click on “Home” in the top left corner of Discord and then select “Friends”.
At the top of the ‘Friends’ screen, click ‘Add Friend’.
An “Add Friend” section opens. Here, type the Discord tag of the user you want to add as a friend, then click “Send Friend Request”.
A friend request will be sent to the user you selected. They can then accept or reject the request. If they accept the request, you’ll see them in the “Friends” section on Discord.
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Add a friend on mobile
Use the Discord app to add friends on your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone.
First, launch the Discord app on your phone. Tap the person icon in the bottom bar of the app.
On the “Friends” page, in the top right corner, tap “Add Friend” (a person icon with a plus sign).
On the “Add Friend” screen, tap the text box and enter the user’s Discord tag. Then tap on ‘Send Friend Request’.
Discord will send your friend request to the specified user. Once they accept it, you’ll see them in your friends list.
Send a friend request from a Discord server
If you and the person you want to befriend are part of a common server, you can add them to your friends list without knowing their user tag.
Launch Discord on your desktop and select the server you want to add a friend from.
Tip: If Discord doesn’t show the list of server members, click the “Show list of members” option at the top of the server page.
Your selected user has received a friend request. Once they accept it, you can interact with them from your friends list.
Add a friend on mobile
To get started, launch the Discord app on your iPhone, iPad, or Android device. In the app, tap the server you want to add friends from.
At the top right corner of the server page, tap the user icon to view a list of all members of the server.
In the list of server members, select the user you want to add as a friend.
On the profile page of the selected user, tap the “Add Friend” option.
You have successfully sent a friend request to your user. Let them approve and you’re ready to chat with them from the “Friends” section in Discord.
And that’s how you take socialization to the next level in your favorite app!
Do you manage a Discord server? If so, it is helpful for you to add a Discord bot to your server. This helps automate many of your tasks on your server.
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