How To Find your Friends on Discord
The Friends List feature in Discord is the perfect solution to socializing while gaming. Call up a few of your closest gamer contacts and connect from anywhere to enjoy your favorite games together.
Discord has several chats and audio options including screen share and video calling. The possibilities are endless. Linking up with other gamers or friends is simple if you follow a few steps.
Discord does you the service of providing a feature that allows you to list not only your favorite team, but it also lets you communicate with anyone else who happens to be using the platform. If you’d like to send a DM to a person who is not on your friend’s list in Discord check out this article.
This mass communication software means that you won’t have to remember every person’s username when trying to make a connection. In this article, I’ll go over the different ways in which to add friends, both new and old, to your Discord Friends List.
How To Add Friends In Discord
There are a few different ways in which to add friends to your Friends List. You can search for them using their username and gamer tag if you know it. There is also the ability to add a friend through their profile as well as by using a right-click menu. In this article, we’re going to break down each of them as well as what you can find using the Friends List Window.
Discord Friends List Window
Having friends added to the Friends List means you won’t have to share a server to send DM’s, create group chats, or check their online status. You’ll have direct access to each of these things right there in the Friends Window.
To get to your Friends List Window:
- While logged into Discord, click the Discord icon at the top-left of the screen (this should be listed above the list of servers you’re involved in.
- From the Discord Menu, click on the Friends icon located to the right of your servers list.
When you have friends already added, you can sort them all through the Friends List Window. There are a few tabs to swap between depending on how you want the list displayed:
- ALL – This tab will display every one of your friends currently added to your list.
- ONLINE – This shows you each and every one of your friends from the list that are currently online, including those who may be idle.
- PENDING – All friend requests that you’ve received will be sitting here. You can scroll through and accept or reject until your heart’s content.
- BLOCKED – Every user you’ve blocked will be listed here.
Technically, only those you’re willing to call ‘friend’ will be found in the “Online” or “All” tabs. While looking at the lists, information is broken down into three columns:
- NAME – The friend’s username (not to be confused with their full tag).
- STATUS – You’ll find their online status and the game they’re currently playing in this column.
- MUTUAL SERVERS – If you share a server with any of your friends, the server name will appear here. Your window may need to be expanded if the mutual servers are not showing up.
You can open up a DM with one of your friends by clicking on the horizontal bar that appears while hovering above one of them. Also, if you share a server, you can click the server name to be taken directly to that server’s #general channel.
So let’s get back to that relevant button mentioned earlier – Add Friend.
Add Friend Via Username & Tag
You can add some gamer buddies directly from your Friends List Window, by clicking on the Add Friend button. After clicking on the button, a new window appears:
There are a couple of different things to take away from this window but for now, we’ll focus on the text box. If you happen to know the DiscordTag of the friend you’d like to add, you can type it into the box and hit Send Friend Request.
A DiscordTag requires you to have the friend’s full username (case-sensitive), followed by a series of #s, finished with their 4-digit DiscordTag. All of this information can be obtained from either the friend providing it to you or pulling it up from their profile. You can also left-click their avatar if you have it readily available to you.
By typing this completely inside the text box, you’ll receive either a green-colored message:
indicating the request was a success or a red-colored message:
that tells you that something was wrong. If you experience the red message, be sure to double-check that all information typed in is correct and give it a go once more.
If you’d like to connect a few of your other social media accounts to your Discord, you can do so by smashing the Connect Accounts button located at the bottom of the window. You’ll need to log in and provide authorization to each of the social media platforms you want to connect. Doing this will populate friends in the “Friends Suggestion” section so long as they too have a Discord account.
Add Friend Via Profile Button
If you chose to locate the friend’s DiscordTag by visiting their profile, you may have caught a glimpse of a pretty, green Send Friend Request button like this:
Unsure of how to get back to a user’s profile?
There are a couple of ways to add friends in Discord. You can either:
- Left-click a future friend’s avatar and then left-click the avatar again inside the new window.
- Right-click the potential friend’s name or avatar and select Profile from the menu.
Add Friend Via Right-Click Menu
This alternative to adding a friend is likely the simplest. No need for a strong memory or searching through profiles. All you need to do to shoot out a friend request is to right-click the soon-to-be hombre’s name and select Add Friend from the menu.
Super quick, super sweet! Following these steps will net you your own gamer crew in no time.
Friending Mutual Acquaintances in Group Chats
Assuming you’ve connected with someone via chat and would like to send a friend request to the individual in your messages there are a few things you can do. As stated above; you’ll need the 4-digit code that accompanies the username. This may not appear readily available.
From the group chat, you can click on the profile picture of the sender you’d like to link up with. Their full username will appear in the chatbox; four-digit code included. Once you’ve gathered this information you can follow the above-listed steps to send the friend request.
Frequently Asked Questions
I have the username right but get an error. What’s going on?
When you send a friend request in Discord you will need the users’ four-digit identifier. This identifier is typed “#0000” and if not inputted correctly, you will not be able to friend the other user.
Another thing to check is that you’re using proper punctuation. If there are any capital letters or special characters, be sure to include them.
How can I meet new friends on Discord?
The best way to meet other users is to join Discord servers. There are several options and surely you will find many that peak your interests. To find public servers click on the compass icon underneath the list of servers you’re already in.
You can either scroll through the list of servers or use the search bar to find a server that you’re interested in. You can search for your favorite games and even other content.