How to Add Someone on Snapchat using Phone Number in 2022?

Add Someone on Snapchat using Phone Number

Snapchat is a platform that has gained a lot of popularity among teenagers and Gen-Z due to its unique aspect of SnapStreaks.

SnapStreaks are basically Snaps that you send to a particular person consecutively for 3 days and that starts your streak with them.

Now, the best part is that you can do this for as long as you want and people literally brag about how big their streak is.

I have seen people with Snapchat accounts having a streak of more than 1000 or even 2000 days with some of their closest and most active friends on the platform.

Now, if you have not created a Snapchat account then you must create a new one right now to take the advantage of its features.


After you have a Snapchat account, there is the question of how to add friends to your Snapchat account.

One of the ways you can find someone on Snapchat is by phone number.

Also, you can add someone on Snapchat using phone number as well.

In this article, we are going to tell you how to find and add someone on Snapchat using their phone number.

How to Add Someone on Snapchat using Phone Number

As we mentioned earlier, Snapchat allows you to add someone as a friend using their phone number.

If you have contacts saved on your phone and want to know if they are available on Snapchat, just make sure to search for their phone number on Snapchat and you will see if they are available or not.

You can also follow this guide to find and add friends on Snapchat using their phone numbers:

Click on Profile Picture
Click on Profile Picture
  • Open the Snapchat app and go to your Profile by clicking on your Profile Picture.
Click on Add Friends
Click on Add Friends
  • Click on Add Friends inside your Profile section.
Click on All Contacts
Click on All Contacts
  • Now, click on All Contacts and you will see all the friends that are in your contacts and available on Snapchat as well.
Click on Add to add them on Snapchat
Click on Add to add them on Snapchat
  • From there, you can click on Add next to their name and they will be added as friends on your Snapchat account.
  • If they have a Private Account on Snapchat, they will be sent a friend request and will be added to your friends’ list once they have accepted your request.

Alternate Ways to Add Someone on Snapchat

Apart from adding someone on Snapchat using their phone number, you can also add them via other methods as well.

These alternate methods are also good in terms of finding and adding someone on Snapchat and they are as follows:

  • Using Snapcode
  • Nearby Snapchat users
  • From Username
  • From Email Address

1. Add Someone using Snapcode

There is a feature available on Snapchat which is known as a Snapcode. Basically, it is a barcode that you can generate from your Profile section on Snapchat.

With the Snapcode, you can share it with anyone and then can add your profile to their account without any other detail.

My Snapcode
My Snapcode

As you can see from the image attached above, you can share the Snapcode with your friends and family and even save it to the camera roll so that you can let anyone scan your Snapcode as well.

2. Add Nearby Snapchat Users

There is a feature on Snapchat where you can add your nearby Snapchat users based on their location.

Note that this feature only works when Snapchat users allow the platform to take their location information and let other see their nearby users.

But if it is enabled, you can add your nearby Snapchat users using this feature and it is quite handy if you want to add your neighbors to Snapchat but don’t know other details.

3. Add from Username

You can also add people on Snapchat from their username. For this, you need to know their username which you can easily enter in the Snapchat search box and add them to your contacts.

Obviously, you will have to ask for someone’s Snapchat username to add them using this method but it is one of the easiest and most highly used methods because it is generally less intrusive to ask for someone’s username as compared to a phone number.

4. Add from Email Address

You can also add someone on Snapchat using their email address so if you know someone’s email address, try entering it and see if they are available on Snapchat.

If you are having a lucky day, they will be found on Snapchat and you can add them to your account from there.


In this article, we have mentioned how you can add someone on Snapchat using a phone number.

It is worth noting that adding someone by phone number is not the only method to add someone on Snapchat.

You can share your Snapcode, email address or username to be added on Snapchat as well.


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