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How to add friends on Discord

Discord is a place where all gamers unite, join servers, and build communities that is all about sharing and having fun. It is even more fun when you’ve got friends on Discord. Adding friends on Discord is simple; however, if you’ve just joined Discord then it will take you some simple steps to follow to learn how to add friends on Discord. So, let’s get to it.

See also: How to change your Discord tag

Add friends on Discord by sending friend request (PC and MAC)

To send a friend request to your friends on Discord, you must know their username and their tag number (grumpycat#0005) for example.

Step 1: Head over to https://discord.com/ on your browser, or open your Discord app on your computer.

Step 2: At the top, you can see options tabs like Online, All, Pending, Blocked, Add friend.

Step 3: Click that green “Add friend” button and a pop-up text box window will appear.

Step 4: Click on the text box to enter your friend’s username#0000, and hit the “Send friend request” button to send a friend request to your friend.

Step 5: You’ve successfully sent a friend request to your friend if you get a green message. Once your friend accepts your friend request, you will see it in your friend list.

However, if you see a red message instead, then make sure you’re not making mistakes such as:

  • Username and tag number is incorrect.
  • Forgot to put # between username and tag number.
  • Spelling or capitalization error in your friend’s username.
  • Your friend has changed their privacy settings for who can add them as friends (in such case, tell them to either change their privacy or add you as a friend.)

And that’s all it takes to send friend requests to your friends. Enjoy chatting away!

Add friends on Discord without user tag via an invitation link

You can add friends in a more convenient and simple way without the use of their username tag. In order to do so, all you need is a server to which you might like to invite your friends in order to add them as friends. Here’s how you can do so with this easy step-by-step approach.

Step 1: Head over to Discord, and then right-click your server to which you’d like to invite your friends.  A drop-down options menu will appear.

Step 2: Select “Invite Friends” and a pop-up window will appear.

Step 3: Copy the invite link, and send it to your friends to invite them to your server.

Step 4: If you want the link to remain active even after a day, then tap on the checkbox “Set this link to never expire” and send this new copied link generated just now to your friends.

Step 5: Once your friends join your server via invitation link, you will be able to see them on your user list (members list) on your right side of the chat screen.

Step 6: Right-click on this person’s profile picture and a drop-down will appear.

Step 7: Click “Profile” from drop-down options and this person’s profile tab will pop up.

Step 8: Finally, tap the “Send friend request” button to confirm your action.

And that’s how you can successfully send your friend a request without the hassle of using their username tag. Once they accept it, you’ll be able to see them on your friends’ list.

Add friends on Discord on mobile devices (iOS and Android)

If you use Discord on your mobile device, then you might want to learn how you can add friends without using a computer. Follow this step-by-step approach to find out how you can add friends on Discord with their username and tag on any mobile device.

Step 1: Open the Discord app on your phone.

Step 2: In the upper-left corner, tap a 3-line menu icon, and a list of options will appear.

Step 3: Click on Friends, and it will open your friends’ tab.

Step 4: Tap on the “Add friend” icon displayed as a user icon with + symbol, on the top right corner.

Step 5: Now type in your friend’s username and tag in the text box, and hit the “send” button to send a friend request.

Step 6: Also, you can choose to click “Start nearby scanning,” and Discord will scan friends that are around for you to add.

And that’s all folks!

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