How to Check Someone Else’s Friends List on Snapchat

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Unlike other popular , Snapchat doesn’t let you view the friends list of others even if you are already friends with them. This barrier makes it difficult to create connections on the app, especially for new users. So is there any workaround to this? Well, sort of. There are a couple of ways that you use to see someone else’s friend list on Snapchat, which we will discuss below.

Veteran Snapchat users may know that the app previously allowed users to view the Best friends list in other people’s profiles. But that option has since been removed, making it harder to find friends of friends on the app. However, you can try the solutions listed below to find out who your contacts might be friends with. Let’s have a look.

The Quick Add list in Snapchat provides suggestions of users that you can connect with on the app. These are usually people who are in your contact list along with people in the friend list of your existing connections. You can find familiar names here that could be in your connection’s friend list.

To access the Quick Add list on Snapchat, from any tab in the app, tap on the Add icon at the top right corner. This will take you to the Add Friends screen. Here, you can scroll through the “Quick Add” list to see who you might know and add them by tapping on Add adjacent to their name.

Another way to look for people connected with your Snapchat friends is to check the Mutual Friends tag. When a user is already friends with someone you’re connected to on the app, you should see a Mutual Friends tag under their name. This tag will also show a number to indicate how many friends you both have in common.

This is the best way to learn about other users’ friend lists. The downside to this is that you cannot check which friend you both have in common. This may make it difficult to determine who they are associated with especially if you have multiple friend circles.

While some might consider this a unconventional method, I believe the most effective approach to discover someone’s Snapchat friend list is to directly ask them.

Whether you’re looking to expand your friends circle, have concerns about a partner, or are looking to monitor your child’s contact activity, direct communication is the way to go. This not only builds trust but can also help you break the ice when making new connections with friends of friends.

The reason behind limiting users to see someone’s friend list may be intentional on Snapchat’s part. The platform puts a major emphasis on user privacy. It was the first social media app to introduce features like stories and chats that expire in 24 hours. Limiting the friend list visibility gives users control over who can see their connections and who they can be friends with on the app.

Besides that, hiding the friends list enables users to connect with anyone they want to. This is done without compromising their privacy. Moreover, it also serves to reduce instances of harassment and bullying by making it difficult for others to find your connections.

In the end, the methods mentioned above may not help you know the full list of friends someone has, but they should be enough to find some of the connections that you and your friends have in common. Snapchat’s privacy measures can be a bit extreme in certain instances and if you ask me, the service should let users decide whether they want their friend list to be seen or not.

What are your thoughts on this? Did you find the methods we discussed useful? Let us know in the comments below.