Snapchat- in all its glory- is super addicting (even with the new update). From all the fun filters to amazing stories, there’s plenty to love but one thing remains a mystery: how are you supposed to find Snapchat friends and most importantly, grow your network? Unlike other social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook it’s a complex task. There are individuals who have millions of friends- so we know it isn’t impossible, but how can you pull it off?
There aren’t any retweets, hashtags or any feature that helps you tag friends on this app, so becoming “big” on the app can seem like a lot of hard work.
To find out exactly how to lift your Snapchat game, read along to find Snapchat friends like a pro.
If you are still reading this article then I’m assuming you really want to find Snapchat friends and before you pull up your socks, just decide which either of the two fits the description of your goal- genuinely wanting to expand your social circle or expand your influence on this social media platform.
If you are trying to achieve the former goal, then the first section of this article will come in handy. While on the other hand if you are trying to achieve the latter, then you will find the second section of this article helpful for you.
Explore and Understand the In-App features to Find Snapchat Friends
Generally, most of us haven’t even explored the app (and hear me out completely before you go all defensive on me) or maybe we were too lazy to understand what different features meant and how they could have helped us find Snapchat friends.
The in-app friend finder tools will help you link with people you already have some connections to, and will allow you to forge deeper, more meaningful friendships with them. While the idea of talking to new people might scare some, others may find it very enjoyable and enlightening. (#sayhellotonewsnapchatters)
In-App Features to find Snapchat Friends
This one is for those of you who are new to Snapchat (a.k.a Snapchat virgins) or have turned off the address book contact sync. Snapchat allows its users to connect with their contacts. To enable this, click on your profile icon and go to ‘AddFriends’. Scroll right to the ‘Contacts’ section and grant permission to the app to add all the contacts from your phone’sdevice’s contact book that have a Snapchat account.
Sounds pretty obvious, doesn’t it? You can go ahead and add random Snapchat friends simply by trying new usernames. To do that just tap the magnifying glass and type in the username and click on ‘+Add’ to add them as your friend.
The ‘QuickAdd’ feature that helps you add all those individuals whom you might know or might have a mutual contact with or simply you might like to add them as your friends based on the type of people you are currently in touch with.
Snapcodes or Snapchatcodes are a fun way to find Snapchat friends. It is nothing but a unique QR code that a user can use to add you instead of your username. (Plus point: if your username is really embarrassing then I recommend you stick to adding people by Snapcodes #IYKWIM). All you have to do is scan the other user’sSnapcode by the app’s camera or choose a photo with a Snapcode to add them.
This feature suggests friends on the basis of the friends you currently have and also, how often you interact with them. For instance, there is someone on Snapchat that a lot of your friends have in common, they’re quite likely to pop up in your Recommendations so that you can easily connect with them. Your network is going to increase at a steady pace if you keep adding people from Recommendations. As you keep adding friends, it will add to your web and have more suggestions which will lead to more friends on Snapchat.
This in-app feature allows users to share their username via URL. This means that you can share your username on any social media platform (or by sending texts) and the recipient will add you when he/she opens the link.
This in-app feature is similar to the “ShareUsername” feature and helps you find Snapchat friends and connect them without all the hassle.
Use other platforms
If your target is to expand your influence, then you must concentrate on how you can convince more and more individuals to follow you. The best way to do this is by creating creative Snapchat content and also that something people can connect to or really like. While Snapchat users still do not have any access to ad revenues, they do enjoy the perks of influencer marketing.
Influencer Marketing is what occurs when large brands and advertisers choose to work with “influencers” on different platforms. Big bloggers get paid to feature the products and services by brands and companies to showcase their style.
Another method of attracting more people is by creating content that shines through the rest. Use their creative tools to make your posts fun and memorable. Be it trade shows, charity events, networking events, happy hours, weddings, holiday parties-anything that has a timeframe and location. Just make sure that your content is super relatable and engaging. Understand the following features to create kick-ass posts:
Make your content stand out by using customized filters. Snapchat allows its users to create and purchase filters for various occasions such as weddings, birthdays, etc. to make them special.
This is another creative tool offered by Snapchat that helps its users create playful content. Create fun filters and add to your stories.
Take pride in your university, local landmark, public location, or any city? Use this highly creative tool to spread the love. Plus, it’s free.
Individuals and businesses alike can purchase these Geofilters based on the type of business, location or event. You can add trademarks and brand logos. Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuck had massive success by following this technique. He reportedly said that he once spent $62.98 on a Geofilter and received more than 229,000 views from that. (So, if you do the math right it comes down to $0.27 cost per thousand views. Pretty cheap, eh?)
You can also Include your Snapchat details in your Bio/Website so that your visitors can connect with you or take help of the following sites to find Snapchat friends:
The ubiquity of Snapcodes has made Twitter a fantastic place to find Snapchat friends. You can find new people on Snapchat just by accessing Twitter and using their search function. Search tags such as “#snapchat” or “#addme” to see all the recent tweets and start drumming new friends. Searching the “live” search bar will help you add an enormous amount of people as there is a Tweet in there every 5-10 minutes.
Moreover, you can always search for pages like Snapchat Snapcodes”,“SnapchatCodes”, and “Ghostcodes” to connect with people all over the world.
This search tool coot comes with a few uber cool twists. The typical search filters of age and gender are there but here you can add your own description to your profile and can choose to find friends on KIK or Snapchat. What sets this site apart from the rest is the “Are you interested in sexting” checkbox- we at Merrchantdon’t talk about adult content but do understand that some individuals use these platforms for this purpose. You can check this box or keep it unchecked depending on the goal you have in mind. Don’t worry your Snapchat won’t be flooded with nudes if you leave the box unchecked.
Another amazing place to find Snapchat friends is r/Snapchat subreddit. Here, individuals frequently make posts telling others about what they do on Snapchat and what kind of people they are interested in. You probably won’t find as many friends as you’d find on Twitter but checking r/Snapchat occasionally might help you find the kind of people you are hoping to connect with.
The easiest way to find Snapchat friends is to add your details to the Add Me Snaps website and let the website handle things from there. The site allows you to run quick searches on the basis of gender, age, and country. Pretty smart, eh?
#5 Find Snapchat Friends
This aptly-named site allows you to run mass searches on Snapchatters and even allows you to create a profile for yourself to let people search for you. You can search by country, gender, and age. Use the “Hot” tool to see the most popular people being added/ adding. Lastly, you can use their “MeetLocals” feature to find people in your area who posted their profiles on this site.
P.S. You can even download the Find Snapchat Friends app.