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How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

By default, Snapchat lets anyone who adds you send you Snaps, which isn’t ideal. If you’d rather not get messages from strangers, here’s how to change it so Snapchat only lets Friends (people you’ve added as well) contact you.

Open Snapchat and swipe up on the camera screen. Tap the gear icon to get to the settings page.

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Scroll down and under Who Can select Contact Me.

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Change the setting from Everyone to My Friends.

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And that’s it, you’re done. Strangers on the internet will no longer be able to send you weird Snaps.

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How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat Harry Guinness
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How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

Does Snapchat automatically add your contacts when you join? How can I add friends to Snapchat? How do I find people to follow on Snapchat? Can I make it so only friends can contact me using Snapchat? By the end of this tutorial you will know the answers to all these questions and be well on your way to mastering this most confusing of social networks.

Snapchat’s star may be falling but it remains immensely popular. It also remains difficult to understand and confusing to those new to the social network. Where Facebook is mostly idiot-proof, Snapchat takes a lot more work to get to grips with. The questions posed in this tutorial are some of the many we receive about this particular social network so I know I’m not the only one who took a while to get to grips with it!

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

Does Snapchat automatically add your contacts when you join?

Snapchat does not automatically add your phone contacts when you set up a new account. You can select to add your contacts should you wish to but nothing happens without your consent.

How can I add friends to Snapchat?

Adding friends on Snapchat is one of the few things that are genuinely simple. You can add them using a feature called Quick Add, by their Snapcode, Username or from your contacts list.

Quick Add is a Snapchat recommended feature where the app suggests people you might like to add. Snapcodes are unique identifiers that act like QR codes. Take a picture of their Snapcode to add them. You obviously need to be with the person you want to add but is the easiest way to add friends to Snapchat.

  1. Open the camera from within Snapchat.
  2. Take a picture of the person’s Snapcode.
  3. Select Add and you’re done.

You can also search for the person’s username or handle from within the app.

  1. Open Snapchat and select Add Friends.
  2. Type their username into the box and hit Search.
  3. Select Add once you have found who you’re looking for.

You can use your phone contacts list if you know one or some of them are on the network.

  1. Open your Snapchat profile page and select Add Friends.
  2. Select Contacts from the list and find Friends.

Depending on your phone settings, you may have to grant Snapchat permission to access your Contacts List. Once you do, the list should populate and you can add them individually as you need.

How do I find people to follow on Snapchat?

If you want to find people to follow who aren’t friends IRL, you can do that too. The all-conquering Reddit has a Snapchat group specially for newbies that lists people who are happy to chat with strangers in a (mostly) non-creepy way. There are also a bunch of websites listing groups you can join to begin getting to grips with the app and to make friends. Google is your friend there as these sites come and go.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

Can I make it so only friends can contact me using Snapchat?

To get the most out of any social network you have to put yourself out there. You also have to balance that with being practical and avoiding jerks and timewasters. You can control to a degree how visible you are on Snapchat. You can restrict your profile visibility to friends and restrict who can see your stories.

Restrict who sees your profile:

  1. Open Snapchat and open your profile.
  2. Select the gear icon to access Settings.
  3. Select Who Can and then Contact Me.
  4. Select My Friends.

Restrict who sees your Stories:

  1. Open Snapchat and open your profile.
  2. Select the gear icon to access Settings.
  3. Select Who Can and then View My Story.
  4. Select My friends or Custom.

I won’t repeat this ad infinitum but you can control who sees what from this section of the Settings menu. I would definitely suggest changing the See My Location setting within here as Snapmaps can be more informative than you might realize.

If you find yourself being added by randoms on Snapchat, you can ignore or block them if you feel the need. Not all random people are going to be annoying but some inevitably will be.

To block someone on Snapchat:

  1. Select your profile within Snapchat.
  2. Select Added Me to bring up a list of those who have added you.
  3. Select the person you want to block.
  4. Select Block from the options.

You can ignore them instead if you prefer. Either way, once done they will not be able to contact you through Snapchat or bother you again.

Mahesh Makvana
How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchatMahesh Makvana
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Mahesh Makvana is a freelance tech writer who specializes in writing how-to guides. He has been writing tech tutorials for over a decade now. He’s written for some of the prominent tech sites including MakeUseOf, MakeTechEasier, and Online Tech Tips. Read more.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

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If you’ve changed your mind about someone, and you’d like them to be able to contact you on Snapchat again, unblock them in your account. We’ll show you how to do just that.

When you unblock someone, they can then send you Snaps and Chats. They can also view your Stories as well as Charms. If you ever change your mind, you can block them again.

How to Unblock People on Snapchat

To start the unblock process, first, open the Snapchat app on your iPhone or Android phone. In the top-left corner of the app, tap the user icon.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

Your profile screen will open. Here, in the top-right corner, tap the “Settings” option (a gear icon).

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

On the “Settings” page, scroll all the way down. At the bottom, in the “Account Actions” section, tap “Blocked.”

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

You’ll now see a list of people blocked in your Snapchat account. To unblock someone, find them on this list, then next to their name, tap “X.”

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A prompt will appear asking to confirm your choice. Tap “Yes” in this prompt.

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And your selected user is now unblocked in your account. You can now add them back to your friend list and start communicating with them again. Happy chatting!

When it comes to privacy, Snapchat offers several options, like the ability to only allow your friends to contact you in the app, or use the app without sharing your location.

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Confirm if a friend has blocked or deleted you or deleted their account

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What to Know

  • If you recently chatted, they should appear in your conversations. If not, you're probably blocked.
  • You won’t find any trace of the person who blocked you on Snapchat when you search for their username or full name.
  • Search for the user from a different account, on a different device. If they appear in the search, you've been blocked.

If you suspect you've been blocked on Snapchat, you'll have to do the following investigative work to confirm it.

Ways to Find Out if You're Blocked on Snapchat

Here are the main actions you should take to determine if someone has blocked you on Snapchat.

Check your recent conversations. The first big clue that can tell you whether a user has blocked you is by looking at whether they show up in your chat history. This step is only useful if you’ve chatted with the user who might have blocked you before clearing your Snapchat conversations.

Open the Snapchat app and navigate to the conversations tab by tapping the speech bubble icon at the bottom of the screen to the left of the camera snap button. If the user who you suspect blocked you isn't appearing in your Chat list despite having a recent conversation with them, that's a big clue. However, you still need to move on to the next step to confirm the block.

Alternatively, you might not have had a recent conversation with the user in question or forgot that you cleared your history. If this is the case, move on to the next step.

Search their username or full name. If a user has blocked you, they won’t show up when you search for them within Snapchat. If they’ve deleted you from their Friends list, however, you should be able to find them by searching for them.

It's vital to understand the difference between being blocked and being deleted on Snapchat. If a user blocked you, you wouldn't find any trace of their account, and you will be unable to contact them in any way from your blocked account.

If a user deleted you from their Friends list, you’d still find them in your Friends list, and you’ll be able to continue sending them snaps. Depending on their Snapchat privacy settings, however, they may not receive them if they only allow their friends to contact them.

To search for the user who you suspect blocked you, tap the Search function at the top of the screen on the conversations tab or snap tab, marked by a magnifying glass icon. Start typing the username or full name of the user you want to look up.

You'll get more accurate results if you know the user's username. There could be several other users with similar full names, but usernames are all unique. Likewise, full names can be changed anytime, whereas usernames are permanent.

If the user shows up in search results, they'll appear under the My Friends label in you're still in their Friends list or under the Add Friends label if they deleted you from their Friends list.

If the user you're looking for doesn't show up at all despite searching for their exact username, then they either blocked you or deleted their Snapchat account.

Search their username or full name from a different account. Being unable to find the user you searched for in the last step increases the likelihood that they blocked you; however, this is still not enough to confirm it. You can potentially confirm that their account still exists by searching for the user from another account. You have two options:

  • Ask a friend to search for the user from their account.
  • Sign out of your account and create a brand new account to search for that user.

The first option is the easiest because it means you won't have to do all the extra work involved with signing up for a new account. Pick a friend, relative, coworker, or other acquaintance who's on Snapchat and isn't friends with the user you think might have blocked you. Ask them to search for the user by their username (if you know it) or their full name.

If you instead decide to create a new account, you'll have to sign out of your existing Snapchat account or download the app to a different mobile device if you have access to one. Tap the Sign Up button to create your account.

Snapchat will ask you to provide your full name, birthdate, a username, a password, and phone number (or email address).

Now go ahead and either instruct your friend or use your new account to repeat step two above. If you or your friend happen to be successful in finding the user account you were looking for, then that's enough to confirm that they have indeed blocked you.

If none of these steps worked, your friend likely deleted their account.

You can always unblock someone on Snapchat if you previously blocked them.

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How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchatMahesh Makvana
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Mahesh Makvana is a freelance tech writer who specializes in writing how-to guides. He has been writing tech tutorials for over a decade now. He’s written for some of the prominent tech sites including MakeUseOf, MakeTechEasier, and Online Tech Tips. Read more.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

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If you want to allow only select friends to view your Snapchat Story, you can make a Private Story in your account. We’ll show you how to do this in Snapchat on iPhone and Android.

How Snapchat’s Private Story Works

In a Snapchat Private Story, only you can add Snaps. Also, only the friends you select can view these Stories. Your non-selected friends won’t even know you have created a Private Story.

Your friends will see your Private Stories mixed in with your My Stories. However, on an Android device, Private Stories and My Stories may appear separately.

How to Create a Private Story on Snapchat

To create your first-ever Snapchat Private Story, launch the Snapchat app on your iPhone or Android phone. At the top-left corner of the app, tap your profile icon.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

On your profile page, next to “My Stories,” tap “Private Story.”

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

You’ll see a “New Private Story” screen. Here, select the friends who can view your Story. Then, at the bottom of this screen, tap “Create Story.”

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You’ll now see a “Rename Story” prompt. In this prompt, tap the text field and type a name for your Story. Then tap “Save.”

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

Snapchat will bring you back to your profile screen. Your Private Story is now created and you can now start adding content to it. To do so, in the “My Stories” section on your profile page, tap your newly created Private Story.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

Snapchat will open your phone’s camera allowing you to capture content and add it to your Private Story.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

To add a photo or video from your phone’s gallery to your Private Story, check out our guide on how to do that.

If you’d like to delete your Private Story, then access your profile page in Snapchat. Next to your Private Story, tap the three dots. Select “Delete Story” from the three-dots menu.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

In the prompt that opens, tap “Delete” and your Private Story is deleted.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

And that’s how you make Snapchat Stories that only your select few friends can see!

Snapchat offers various options to help you manage your Stories, like the option to block people from viewing your Stories. This is pretty useful if you don’t want someone to be able to access your Story contents.

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How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat Mahesh Makvana
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How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

Snapchat FAQ | When You Delete A Friend Can They Still See Your Stories?

There are many good reasons to delete a friend on Snapchat, but no matter the reason, the goal is the same: Increased privacy. But the question remains: When you remove a friend on Snapchat, can they still see your stories?

We already know that if someone blocks you on Snapchat, they cannot see your stories, but deleting a friend is a less harsh ballgame.

How To Hide Your Stories From Deleted Friends On Snapchat

Depending on your privacy settings, it is possible that your deleted friends can still see your Snapchat stories.

Snapchat's default settings allow only friends to see your Story or contact you directly. If you'd like to double-check or change this setting, here's a step-by-step guide for managing your Snapchat privacy settings.

In Snapchat, go to your Profile and click the wheel in the top right corner to get to the settings. Find the "Who Can. " section. Here, you will see options to adjust who can contact you, view your Story and see you in Quick Add. If you only want your current friends to be able to view your story, tap "View My Story" and make sure "My Friends" is selected.

If "Everyone" is selected under "View My Story", then everyone on Snapchat will be able to see your stories — including your deleted friends.

Please note that Snapchat is ever-evolving and may change their privacy settings at any time, so it's best to check their user policy from time-to-time. If you have more questions about Snapchat, visit the Snapchat Support page.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

A new feature seems to be in the making for the social media giant, Snapchat. Adding on to the long list of ways you can add a user on the app, a new ‘Added by invite’ pop up has been seen accompanying a new contact being added on the user’s account.

  • What ‘Added by invite’ on Snapchat?
  • Why do I see ‘Added by invite’ on my Snapchat?
  • How to remove or block someone on Snapchat?
  • Can a stranger add me on Snapchat?

What ‘Added by invite’ on Snapchat?

This new notification seems to be related to one of the ways a contact can be added to the app. While the Invite feature was always available for users to send out an invitation to those who did not already have an account (or did not have their number associated with their Snapchat account), there was no way to know if that person signed up using your link.

The new feature seems to have that in mind while communicating clearly how the new contact came to be added to your list.

Why do I see ‘Added by invite’ on my Snapchat?

While there is no official word on this new notification, we think there are a few ways that could trigger this notification. Keep in mind we are just speculating.

If you sent an invite to a person (maybe a while ago), and they just decided to join Snapchat using your invite link, Snapchat could be letting you know that the user was added (by default) to your contact list through your invite code.

Another possibility could be that you sent an invite link, but the person has since then changed their number and is now adding you using the Snapcode attached to your link.

A third, and slightly more worrisome possibility, could be that an unknown person has come across an old invite link that you sent out, and has added you through that.

How to remove or block someone on Snapchat?

Well, no need to fret. If you do not recognize the user, go right ahead and remove them from your Friends list.

To remove a contact from your Friends list go to Profile > My Friends, then tap and hold on the contact you would like to remove. Tap More > Remove Friend.

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If you’re worried about the person adding you back, you can even block them, so that they can no longer find you in their search results. Use the same method mentioned above to go to Profile > My Friends > More > Block. Once you block a contact, your profile will no longer come up when they search for your name.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

Can a stranger add me on Snapchat?

The truth is that anyone can add you using your registered phone number. But even if they do, it is up to you to accept their request or not. If you do not add them back, they will not be added to your Friend’s list.

If you do not want people outside of your Friends list to be able to contact you, you can change who is allowed to send you snaps and messages. To do so, go to Profile > Settings > Who can… > Contact Me. Here, select ‘My Friends’ to only allow people in your Friends list to be able to contact you.

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  • How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

As of now, there isn’t much we have heard about the new ‘Added by invite’ feature. We will keep updating as we learn more. Have you received the new notification yet? Let us know in the comments below.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

Do you have a Snapchat friend that’s making you uncomfortable by sending too many messages? Are they clogging your inbox with Snaps and messages for days on end? If you’re considering blocking them, but you’re not sure how to do so, just keep reading.

In this article, we’ll explain how to block and unblock someone on Snapchat. Plus, we’ll tell you more about what happens after you tap on the “Block” button and how to find out if someone has blocked you.

How Do You Block Someone on Snapchat?

At times, we have to block friends on Snapchat, since that’s the only way to restrict their access to your Stories. Once they’re blocked, they’ll be unable to communicate with you and see your profile. If you’ve decided to block some of your friends on Snapchat, there are two ways you can do this:

  1. Open the Snapchat app.
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  2. Swipe right to open your chats.
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  3. Click and hold on your contact’s name.
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  4. Click on “More” and “Block.”
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Or you can try this:

  1. Open the Snapchat app.
    How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat
  2. Swipe right and open a chat with a friend you want to block.
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  3. Click on their profile photo and then click on the three-dot icon.
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  4. Tap on “Block.”
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What Happens When You Block or Unblock Someone on Snapchat?

Blocking one of your friends means they won’t be able to:

  • Start a chat with you
  • Send a photo or video Snap
  • See what you posted in your Stories
  • Find your account using the Search box

How to Unblock Someone on Snapchat

Whenever you decide to unblock someone on Snapchat, you can do it in just a few simple steps:

  1. Open the Snapchat app.
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  2. Click on your profile icon or your Bitmoji at the top of the screen.
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  3. Open “Settings” by clicking on the wheel icon.
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  4. Go to the “Blocked” list of contacts and tap “X” next to your contact’s name to unblock them.
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What Is the Difference Between Unblock and Block on Snapchat?

Once you block someone on Snapchat, all your communication will stop. When you unblock them, you’ll have to re-add them, and once they accept, you’ll then be ready to send Snaps and messages like you did before.

Why Does Snapchat Not Let Me Unblock Someone?

The block and unblock process is working well on Snapchat, however, they’ve introduced restrictions on blocking and unblocking friends in a short amount of time. In fact, once you block someone, you might be unable to re-add them until a 24-hour window expires.

Additional FAQ

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

Do Blocked People Know When You Unblock Them?

Snapchat doesn’t send notifications to users when someone blocks them. However, there are ways for them to figure it out and check what’s happening.

The easiest way for someone to know if they’re blocked is to check their chat list. If a contact is still on the list, that means that you’re not blocked. However, if you can’t see the chat you had with a friend anymore, it means you’re blocked.

Another way to check if you’re still connected to some of your Snapchat friends is to use the Search box on top of your screen and check if you can find your friend by display name or username. If you can’t, that means you’re blocked. If your friend’s name comes up in the search, but with an add button, that means they’ve deleted you, and you’re not blocked.

What to Do After Unblocking Someone

When you unblock a Snapchat member, you’ll find that it’s possible to send them messages and Snaps to reconnect. Unless your friend’s a popular user with a large number of followers, they’ll have to re-add you as well.

Does Blocking Someone Unsend a Snap?

No, the Snap stays in your contact’s phone, and it can’t be unsend. When you send a Snap, it’s automatically saved, and even if you block someone, that Snap will stay in their phone’s memory until they delete it.

To Block or Not to Block

There are many reasons to block someone on any social media platform, and Snapchat is no exception. Whether they’re sending you too many selfies or they’re your ex-friend who desperately wants to reconnect, you’ll have no other choice but to block them.

Now that we’ve shown you how to block and unblock Snapchat contacts, it’s up to you to decide whether you’re going to do it or not. How often are you blocking people on Snapchat? Do you usually unblock them, or do they stay blocked?

The ability to connect with people via social media can be great — until it isn’t.

Maybe you’re dealing with unwanted messages from someone, or you just don’t want that person to be able to see your posts. That’s when it’s time to block that person.

On Snapchat, the blocking process is really easy, assuming you’re familiar with navigating the app.

Here’s everything you need to know about blocking people on Snapchat on your iPhone or Android phone, and what happens afterward.

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How to block someone on Snapchat

Blocking people on Snapchat will only take a minute or so to complete, so here’s how to do it:

1. Open the Snapchat app on your phone and sign into your account, if necessary.

2. Swipe to the right to open your Friends screen.

3. Locate the person you want to block and tap and hold their name.

4. Select “More.”

5. Tap “Block.”

If the person you want to block isn’t on your Friends list, search for them by tapping the magnifying glass next to the word “Friends” at the top of the screen and typing their username. Once you find them, tap and hold on their name, select “More,” and press “Block.”

What happens when you block someone on Snapchat

When you block a person on Snapchat, they won’t be able to look at your Story or Group Charms. They also won’t be able to send you Snaps or chats.

So, assuming they don’t have another way to contact you, and they aren’t friends with you on another social media site, blocking will cut them off from you.

That’s the main difference between blocking people and removing friends on Snapchat: Blocking makes it so that people can’t even see your publicly shared content, while removing friends would not.

How to unblock someone on Snapchat

If for any reason you want to unblock someone later on, you’ll be able to do that from your Snapchat settings screen.

1. Tap on your profile icon in the top-left corner, then tap on the gear icon in the top-right.

2. Once in your Settings, scroll to “Blocked” at the very bottom of the screen. You’ll find all the people you’ve blocked in this menu.

3. Tap the “X” next to the username you’d like to unblock.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

If you want to find Snapchat friends, there’s plenty of places to look. In this article, we at Grin will give you the best ones.

Why Should I Want To Find Snapchat Friends?

If you want to find Snapchat friends, you should have one of two goals in mind: expanding your actual circle of friends or expanding your influence on the platform.

If your goal is to find new friends, these tools are great for that, especially the in-app ones. The in-app friend finder tools will link you with people you already have some connections to, and may even allow you to make some more deep, meaningful friendships with them. Using the sites for this same purpose is a bit more risky, granted, but finding random people can be an enjoyable, enlightening experience if you want to expand your worldview.

If your goal is to expand your influence, well, the more people you can convince to follow you, the better. The best way to do this is by producing Snapchat content people actually enjoy engaging with. Snapchat users have no access to ad revenue, but the largest people on Snapchat do enjoy the sweet benefits of what’s called influencer marketing.

Influencer marketing is what occurs when the largest advertisers and brands choose to work with “influencers” on various platforms. Your favorite people on platforms like YouTube and Twitter are considered influencers, and chances are they’ve already taken advantage of influencer marketing opportunities to make some extra revenue. On Snapchat, this is just about the only way to make revenue on the platform, and you aren’t getting there until your circle of friends is a massive web of connections.

Find Snapchat Friends In-App

Address Book

First, of course, we’re going to cover how to find Snapchat friends in your actual App. By opening Snapchat and heading to your Account, you can access your Address Book. Once you give Snapchat permission to access your phone contacts, you’ll be able to see what other contacts on your phone have a Snapchat account. This is a quick way to connect with people you already have in your phone, and one of the primary ways most people go about finding their Snapchat friends.

Recommended

Next up is Recommended. Recommended friends are recommended based on a few key factors: namely, the friends you already have and how often you interact with them. If there’s someone on Snapchat that a number of your friends have in common, they’re quite likely to pop up in your own Recommendations so that you can connect with them. If you can successfully make connections through Recommended, your pool will steadily keep increasing. The larger your web, the larger your Recommended, and the more Snapchat friends you’ll end up with.

Other Sites

Snapchat Subreddit

One great place to go to find Snapchat friends is the r/Snapchat subreddit On that subreddit, people regularly make posts stating what they do on Snapchat and what kind of people they’re looking for. You aren’t going to find a large group of new people each day, but checking r/Snapchat on occasion you may stumble on interesting people who are worth befriending on Snapchat.

Twitter

Twitter is an amazing place to find Snapchat friends, thanks to the ubiquity of snapcodes. By accessing Twitter and using their search function, you can start finding quite a few new people on Snapchat. By using the tags “#addme” and “#snapchat” in your search, you can find all the most recent tweets using those tags and start adding away. If you click the “Live” search tab, you can scroll pretty much endlessly: there’s a Tweet in the tag roughly every 5-10 minutes, which means that you aren’t ever going to run out of people to add on Snapchat to grow your following.

Additionally, you can also search for pages like “Snapchat Codes”, “Ghostcodes” and “Snapchat Snapcodes” to start getting connected with Snapchat users around the globe.

Find Snapchat Friends

The aptly-named Find Snapchat Friends site allows you run mass searches on Snapchatters, as well as create a profile of your own that people can use to start looking for you. You can search by age, gender and country with their tool. Clicking one of the “Hot” options will show you the most popular people adding/being added, and you can even use their “Meet Locals” page to find people in your region posting their profiles on this site.

Add Me Snaps

Add Me Snaps is another simple solution that allows people to run quick searches based on age and gender. Once you’ve added your own name, you can also browse users by their country. It’s a fairly simple solution.

KK Usernames

KK Usernames is yet another search tool, but this time with a few cool twists. The typical searches by age and gender are all there, but this time you can actually add a description to your profile, and you can choose to find friends on Snapchat or KIK. There’s also a notable checkbox for “Are you interested in sexting”- we don’t talk about adult content here on Grin, but we do understand that many people using these platforms go here for that. By keeping this unchecked, those of you who prefer to stay clean don’t have to worry about getting your phone flooded with nudes when you were just trying to find Snapchat friends.

How Is Grin Involved?

Here at Grin, our goal has been and will always be to assist in the expansion and development of content creators all over the Internet and the various platforms it offers. Throughout our history, most of this attention has been focused on YouTube. This makes a lot of sense, because YouTube is among the titans of new media and empowered content creators. However, we decided we can’t stay covering only YouTube forever, which is why we’re expanding our reach to Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and more over the coming months.

You can use our Grin Platform to connect with other creators looking to buy and sell their services. This includes shoutouts, but can also offer full collaborations, art/design assistance, page critiques and more.

To keep reading informative posts like this one, you can also head on over to our blog. We cover everything you need to know as a growing creator there.

Snapchatters who are finding the simple steps on How to Unblock Someone on Snapchat can refer to this article completely. Snapchat is the greatest image-sharing social media application with more than one billion active downloads on app stores. Across the globe, a huge count of people is addicted to this application & share their special moments in the form of snaps with their friends and followers.

At some point, you and your friends get into some random serious fights and decided to block them on all platforms like Snapchat. After ages, you feel like unblocking people on Snapchat for certain reasons. If you are new at unblocking someone from Snapchat then this article will help you more.

If you want to unblock friends on Snapchat then a simple procedure on how to unblock someone on Snapchat from friends list is compiled in this guide please go through this along with How to Send a Picture as a Snap

Learn How To Unblock Someone On Snapchat in Simple Steps?

  • Take your phone and open the Snapchat app.
  • First, log in to the app then hit the Bitmoji icon in the top or username in the top left corner of the screen.
  • Next, hit the settings icon in the top left corner of the screen and scroll down to tap blocked option under the Account Actions Category.
  • On the next screen, you will view the list of blocked Snapchat usernames.

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  • Check out the list and choose the required person to unblock.
  • After selecting the person, you should hit the X icon next to a username.
  • At last, click on the Yes option in the confirmation box to unblock the user.

Finally, Unblocking Snapchat friend procedure is done within simple steps. After creating a public profile on Snapchat also you can block or unblock someone from Snapchat easily.

How to Unblock Friends on Snapchat?

Simple steps that should be followed to unblock friends on Snapchat are provided here. Remember that they can send you Snaps, Chats, and view your Stories and Charms after your unblocking someone on Snapchat. Let’s start viewing the steps to unblock a friend:

  1. Open your Snapchat account on your device
  2. Next, click on your profile icon located at the top of the screen.
  3. Tap ⚙️ on this gear-shaped icon to open Settings.
  4. Now, move your cursor down and hit the ‘Blocked’ option.
  5. Click on the ✖️ next to a name that you wish to unblock from your Snapchat unblock list.

What to Do After Unblocking Someone?

Blocking someone means cutting off all contact between you and the person whom you blocked. Also, after blocking the person is eliminated from your friend’s list. When you unblock someone that you blocked earlier, you have to search for the friend again and add them back.

The process & required steps to follow for re-adding them back on Snapchat are explained right below. Just continue your read and learn how to re-add friends after unblocking them on Snapchat.

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How to RE-ADD Someone after Unblocking them on Snapchat?

The simple way to re-add someone after unblocking on Snapchat is as follows:

  1. Start the process of re-adding someone on Snapchat by opening the app and click on the search bar.
  2. Enter the name of that person whom you unblocked and desired to re-add.
  3. You will get some results on the screen, tap on Add present next to that person’s name.
  4. Finally, your friend request will be sent to that person. If he/she accepts your request then you both are good to go on Snapchat.

Limitations to Unblock People on Snapchat

The only limitation after blocking or unblocking someone on Snapchat is it can restrict your actions to add someone again after a recent block or unblock actions in a short period. Snapchat may stop you from re-adding them for 24 hours. Check out the steps to block someone on Snapchat by clicking this link.

FAQs on Unblocking Someone on Snapchat

1. Can I get messages after unblocking?

Yes, you can receive messages after unblocking your friend on Snapchat. But the only issue is you won’t receive the message or snaps he/she sent from them after unblocking.

2. Why can’t I unblock someone on Snapchat?

There are two things to relate when you head a question like Why can’t I unblock someone on Snapchat. Either the particular person has deleted the account or the person has not removed you from his/her Snapchat block list

3. What happens when you unblock someone on Snapchat?

At first, it disappears their usernames from your blocked list and then you can again add them as your friend on Snapchat.

4. How do you unblock on Snapchat?

Go to the Snapchat app. Tap on your profile icon or your Bitmoji at the top of the screen. Open “Settings” and go to the “Blocked” list of contacts and hit “X” next to your contact’s name to unblock them.

How to access Snapchat in China in 2019? Unfortunately, Snapchat is blocked in China since 2015. To use this wonderful application you need to implement some tricks with your Internet connection. There are several ways to unblock Snapchat. Let’s consider the most popular solutions.

First of all, you must be connected to the Internet. You cannot use Snapchat if you do not have Internet access. This could be any type of connection, like Wi-Fi, cable connection, Mobile network Internet like 3g or 4g (Sim card).

Now you need to mask your device (Android, iPhone, MAC or Windows computer, etc. ) using special encryption services like Silverhanna.

Silverhanna hides your IP address and encrypts all your traffic. Under such protection, you can easily bypass the Great Chinese Firewall and unblock any website or application. This is absolutely safe and secure.

Unblock Snapchat in 1 minute

To unblock Snapchat from China, or any other country where it is blocked, you need to do the next:

1 – get your personal secure silverhanna account

2 – setup protected connection

3 – enjoy Snapchat without any limits.

What is Snapchat?

Snapchat is a great social media and messaging application. You can use it to share some photos, videos, text messaged, and even drawings.

Snapchat is free to download and use. Now it is extremely popular among young people.

What is so special with Snapchat? There is one amazing and unusual feature that makes Snapchat different from all others texting and photo apps: the messages will disappear from the recipient’s phone after a few seconds.

That is crazy! But it’s true!

Another wonderful feature of Snapchat among Irish teens is the Lenses. They let users add fun special effects and sounds in real-time. You can change voice in videos, swap faces with your friends, or even super-impose a face from your photo gallery onto your face. That is really amazing.

Countries Where Snapchat is Blocked

Snapchat is banned not only in China but in many other countries as well. Below you can see the list on the countries where Snapchat is blocked.

  • Snapchat is blocked in Iran
  • App Snapchat is blocked in Cuba
  • Snapchat is not working in Hong Kong
  • Calling feature in Snapchat is banned in UAE
  • Snapchat is blocked in Saudi Arabia

How to Unblock Snapchat in China on Android device

First you need to setup an invisible vpn connection on your Androrid.

To setup SSL (SSTP) vpn connection in your Android device please follow the next instructions:

Please download and install SSTP VPN client here

Launch “VPN client pro” app on your Android device

1. Tap + icon to add new VPN connection and choose “New SSTP VPN Profile”

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2. Input name of the VPN connection (anything you want) and tap “Remote servers”

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3. Tap +icon on the bottom

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

4. Input Server address that you can find in your “VPN account data” letter in the marked field and tap OK button.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

5. Server address must be exactly as in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols)

Click the marked icon on the right upper corner to save the settings.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

6. Swipe to the right on the right upper corner to connect to VPN server, input your username and password, tick Save and OK.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

7. If everything is OK you will be connected. When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

How to Use Snapchat in China on iOS device

First you need to setup secure connection on your iPhone.

To setup SSL (SSTP) vpn connection in your iPhone or iPad please follow the next instructions:

1. Install Cisco Anyconnect app from App Store
2. Open Anyconnect app and in Settings section uncheck “Block Untrusted Servers” to allow it.
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3. Back to Home, tap Connections -> Add VPN Connection.
4. Enter Description (any name) and Server Address. Tap Save
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5. Swipe the AnyConnect VPN switch from OFF to ON and tap Continue
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6. Input Username tap Connect, input Password and tap Connect.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

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How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat
7. Wait for the connection.

Social media has a way of mixing up our social groups in a way that isn’t always ideal. For example, you may not want to show the same side of yourself to a coworker that you would your lifelong best friend.

Luckily, Snapchat lets you control who sees what.

On Snapchat you can create private stories. That way, only the people you want to see a certain story will be aware that it exists.

Here’s what you need to know to create a private story on Snapchat, and what happens after you send it.

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How to make a private story on Snapchat

Creating a private Snapchat story is pretty easy, but it does differ from the typical process of sending a Snap in a few key ways.

Here’s how to make a private Snapchat story:

1. Open the Snapchat app and log in, if necessary.

2. Tap your profile icon (or bitmoji, or story thumbnail) in the top-left corner of the screen.

3. Select the button that says “+ Private Story” or “+ Custom Story” in the “Stories” section. Snapchat may ask you to confirm that you want to make a private story — just tap “Private Story” again.

4. Tap each recipient you want to be able to see your private story.

5. Take your photo or video, edit and add stickers or tags, as desired.

6. Hit the send button (it’s the paper airplane icon).

Whoever you specify during the posting process will be able to see your public and private stories. Android users will see them separately, while iPhone users will see them mixed together.

And, of course, people who don’t make the send list won’t know either way that you’ve created private stories.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

Snapchat, when compared to Facebook or YouTube, is a relatively young social media platform. And because of that, there are still those out there who just aren’t familiar with the app and therefore aren’t familiar with its set up.

If that’s the case for you, don’t worry: Navigating the app is easier than you might imagine. And once you use it for a bit, creating Snaps and chatting with friends on the app will become second-nature.

For starters, you’ll need to know how to see your Snapchat friends list, since that’s often how you’ll initiate conversations and generally communicate with your friends on the app.

Provided you already have a Snapchat account and have connected with friends through it, here’s what you need to know to access the friends list on Snapchat on your iPhone or Android.

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How to see your friends list on Snapchat

Seeing your friends list on the Snapchat app is extremely easy:

1. Open the Snapchat app on your iPhone or Android and log into your account, if necessary.

2. Swipe from left to right across your screen.

From that screen, you’ll be able to go into each of your chats, see group stories, and search for people on Snapchat , in addition to adding or deleting Snapchat friends .

The order that your friends appear on the friends list will vary according to how often you chat with each person, the date of your last chat, and several other factors that Snapchat doesn’t disclose.

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Snapchat makes it possible to share your live location with your friends on an individual basis. Moreover, they also have an option to request the location of a friend. In case you request the location of a friend, they will receive a request in chat. If they accept your request, you will be able to see their location on the Snap Map. Because of the availability of ‘Request Location’ option, you might get a lot of unwanted location requests. To prevent that from happening, Snapchat has also given an option to block or disable location requests from friends. Here in this tutorial, we share the methods to send or request location and how you can stop friends from requesting your location on Snapchat.

The steps are similar for both Android and iOS. So, you need to update the app and follow the steps below.

How To Request Or Share Location

  1. Firstly, make sure that location services are enabled on your phone and Snapchat has access to it.
  2. Open the app and head to the chats by tapping on the chat icon at the bottom left or by swiping right.How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat
  3. Next, tap on the desired friend’s Bitmoji just to the left of their name. Alternatively, you can open their chat, and inside the chat, tap on their Bitmoji at the top left corner. If they haven’t added a Bitmoji then there will be a blank avatar similar to the one in the screenshot below.How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat
  4. By doing this, you will open your friend’s profile
  5. Now, most likely (more on this later), you will get two options: Send My Location and Request Location.How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat
  6. Select the desired one. When you request the location of a friend they will get a message with your request in their chat. If they accept your request by selecting Share Location then you will receive a map with their location.How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat
  7. You can also long-press on the map and select Save in Chat to save and keep it for longer in the chat. One can also cancel the request by selecting Ignore.How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

When you send your location, they will receive a map preview in their chat, and on tapping on it, Snap map will open with your live location.

Turn Off Location Requests On Snapchat

  1. Open Snapchat and go to your profile screen. You can do so by tapping on your Bitmoji or avatar at the top left. In case you have an active story then you will see your story thumbnail there.
  2. On your profile screen, tap on the gear icon at the top right.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

3. Now, scroll down until you see Who Can… section. Tap on See My Location under that.

4. Finally, toggle the Allow friends to request my location switch to Off. In the case of Android, just uncheck it.

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That will do the job.

In the future, if you want to enable location requests they can be turned on from the same place.

To get more out of Snapchat, we recommend you to also go through the following articles.

How To Turn Off Location Request On Snapchat For Particular Friends

If required, you can also hide your location from certain friends or share it with selected friends. Here’s how.

  1. From the Camera screen, tap on your Bitmoji and select gear icon on the next screen to go to Settings.How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat
  2. Here in Who Can… section, select See My Location.
  3. Now, under Who Can See My Location tap on My Friends, Except… if you wish to hide your location from a few friends while select Only These Friends… in case of sharing a location with only a few people.How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat
  4. Select the desired friends and tap on Done.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

How To Turn Off Location Request On Snapchat Video

Watch our video to see how to do it:

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

Does It Mean Your Friend Has Blocked You From Seeing Their Location If You Can’t Request It?

If you cannot request a location of your friend on Snapchat, it does not mean that your friend has blocked you. They have simply disabled requesting their location in the settings. It is done for the privacy purposes.

How Do I Make My Location Private On Snapchat?

To make your location private on Snapchat, you need to go to Settings > See My Location > Who Can See My Location, tap on My Friends, Except… and choose the friends you want to hide your location from or make it private completely.

What Does It Mean When Request Location Is Grey On Snapchat?

If Request Location on Snapchat is grey, it means that this Snapchat user has disabled location requests. They could disable it only for you or for all their friends.

Do not want to allow friends to request my location snapchat? Disable it

Prevent Or Block Friends From Requesting Your Location On Snapchat

If you don’t want your friends to send you location requests, you can simply turn them off as mentioned above. Even if you disable location requests you can still request the location of your friends provided they haven’t disabled it. What is it gonna be for you? Are you going to allow location requests or turn them off?

Share your thoughts in the comments below. Also, let us know in case of any queries or issues you might be facing.

If you’re using Snapchat, the default privacy level isn’t enough. Here’s how to tweak Snapchat’s privacy settings.

Are you wondering if your Snapchat account is secure?

Snapchat provides several steps you can take to protect your account, while privacy settings can set your activity and visibility on the app according to your preferences.

Here’s everything you need to know about privacy settings in Snapchat

How to Access Your Snapchat Privacy Settings

Snapchat is a private messaging platform rather than a social media platform. Therefore, by default, it is only your friends who can contact you and view your Story. This can be changed in your privacy settings. To access the privacy settings:

  • Tap on the gear button on your profile.
  • Click on Who Can and set your preferences regarding who can contact you and how. This includes who can contact you, view your story, see you in Quick Add, and see your location.
  • Tap the back button to save your selections.

How to Secure Your Snapchat Account

You have several options for securing your Snapchat account.

Protect Your Personal Details

Snapchat profiles can include full names and birthday details. You can remove your last name, using only your first name among your Friends list. You can also disable Birthday Party, which will prevent users from knowing your birthday and star sign.

For extra anonymity, you can use a pseudo name for your first name and make your username one unrelated to your real name. These changes can be made under Display Name.

Clear Your History

You can secure the privacy of your account by clearing your historical data on the app. Whether you want to delete searches, historical conversations, or future chats, follow these steps:

  • To do this, select Clear Conversation History to delete messages.
  • You can also set your future chats to be deleted once they’ve been viewed. However, you cannot prevent someone from taking a screenshot upon opening a message, though you will be notified if this happens.
  • To erase your search history, head over to your Settings and select Clear Search History.

Double Check Who You’re Sending To

Before you share a Snap, you click on the arrow on the bottom right of the screen. This lets you review the person or people you’re sending it to. This keeps your content secure as you won’t mistakenly send a Snap to the wrong recipient. If you do make a mistake, you can also delete the Snap afterward, though this may not always work or be possible.

Enable Two-Factor Authentication

For increased account security, enable two-factor authentication in the Settings screen. It will ensure there is no unauthorized access of your account.

When you sign in to Snapchat from a device, you’ll need to take two steps to log in – entering a password and verification code sent to your phone.

Move Private Snaps Saved in Your Memories to My Eyes Only

Memories is an archive of your Snaps that you can save and look back on. It is accessible by clicking on the icon just left of the camera button for easy access and share-ability. To keep your private Snaps separate and viewable only to you, you can move them over to My Eyes Only.

To do this, click the checkmark on the top right-hand corner and select the snaps you’d like to save here. Tap the lock icon at the bottom of the screen for the ones you want to keep private.

Changing Privacy Preferences? Remember These Snapchat Security Tips

It’s easy to get carried away tweaking your privacy settings. Before you begin making any changes, keep these Snapchat security tips in mind.

  • Before joining a Group, you can press and hold on the group’s name to see who else is in it. This way, you’ll know who will be able to communicate with you in the group.
  • If you opt to only receive Snaps from My Friends, you’ll only be able to see Snaps sent to you by your contacts. You’ll just get a notification that they’ve added you as a friend, and you’ll see the Snap if you add them back.
  • Selecting Everyone can contact you means any person on the app can send you Snaps and chats without you needing to add them. You can, however, decide not to be notified of these and instead only receive notifications from your Friends.
  • If you choose Everyone for Who Can Contact Me, those you haven’t added to your Friends list will be able to send you Snaps and Chats.
  • You can make your Stories private and viewable to your Friends only, or you can add to Our Story which is visible when people search for Snaps in a certain location.
  • You can block certain contacts in your Friends list from viewing your Story or create Custom lists who can view your Story.
  • You can hide your location for several hours at a time or permanently by going into Ghost Mode, which stops the location tracking. You can also decide to share your location with selected Friends. The location settings are viewable on the app’s bottom left-hand side when you tap the location pin.
  • You can decide if you want to be seen in Quick Add. If you don’t want people who have your contact number to add you, you can opt-out by switching this option off.
  • You can delete or block a friend from your Snapchat account. This will ensure they do not see your private Snaps and cannot reach you. Simply click more on the Friends’ name and then Remove Friend. If you’d like to reduce the content you see from a Friend; you can Mute their profile. You can also conduct a Friend Check-Up to purge your current contact list.

Keep Your Snapchat Account Secure

By knowing the options available to you as a Snapchat user, you can customize your app experience. Securing your account with the tips mentioned in this article can keep your account secure and retain your privacy through settings that guard your activity and visibility via the app.

Over the past few years, Snapchat has become a massively popular social media app. This app can be found on every child’s app as it is more popular among children and teenagers. Available on both Android and iOS devices, this social media app allows users an instant connection to the entire world.

While this fun and frolic app offers way more than just a quirky camera and filters, it is also surrounded by several online threats. Most parents feel that their children are entirely safe on Snapchat but it’s not like that. Snapchat parental control must be enabled to ensure your child’s online safety.

Snapchat allows children to take pictures using several fun photo filters and record short videos. The main appeal of this social media app was its disappearing content. As soon as a user sends a picture or video to their friends, it would only display for a few seconds and then completely disappear.

Since its introduction, the app has undergone several updates and now it is possible to save pictures and videos received from others. The app is constantly evolving so it’s better if you keep up with its latest updates and instructions for enabling parental controls for your kid’s safety.

What Parents Need to Know About Snapchat

Children and teenagers alike are obsessed with Snapchat these days. There is a high chance that your kid has already installed the app on their mobile phone and is using it. Parents need to keep in mind a few things about Snapchat. All the content shared on this app is referred to as “snaps”. The snaps are displayed to users in three different ways on the app with all of them having different expirations.

The snaps sent to friends are disappeared as soon as they are viewed. On the other hand, the snaps shared in groups can be seen twice. Last but not least, the snaps shared on stories are public and are viewable only for 24 hours.

Children and teenagers use Snapchat for fun. They like spending time on this app because it allows them to have a private conversation in a way that their messages disappear as soon as they are read. However, it’s important that parents have a conversation with their children about how this app can impact their future.

Being parents, you should tell them that any person can take screenshots of their snaps and share it with others. Nothing is private on the internet. If your children are not happy seeing their photos on the internet, then you shouldn’t probably share them on Snapchat.

How to Enable Snapchat Parental Control

To keep your children safe from online dangers lurking in the Snapchat app, you must enable parental controls on the app. Snapchat offers built-in parental control features that give your child control over who can get to see what they share on the app and who can contact them.

Your child can also report offensive content that they see from other users on the app. Besides using the built-in parental control features offered by Snapchat, you can also install a third-party app, a parental control app like SecureTeen to monitor their online and social media activity.

Besides Snapchat, you can also enable Instagram parental control on your child’s device. Below, you can take a look at the built-in parental control features provided by Snapchat and how you can enable them to keep your children safe on the app:

Step 1:

First of all, you need to make sure that only your child’s friends can contact them on Snapchat. To apply this setting, you need to open the profile page of your child, tap on the gear icon, tap on Contact me and then make sure that My Friends is selected from the other options.

Similarly, in the Who Can section, you need to tap on View My Story and choose My Friends so you’re your child’s friends can see the snaps they share on Snapchat.

Step 2:

Snapchat provides with a built-in feature that suggests your child as a friend to other users on the app. The app will also suggest your child to subscribe to various channels. Therefore, it is best if you can turn off this feature on your child’s Snapchat account.

You can make the changes by heading to your child’s profile page, tapping on the gear icon, tapping on See Me in Quick Add, and then unchecking that option. By unchecking that option, your child’s profile won’t be shown as a suggestion to other users on the app. Their profile page will most likely stay private.

Step 3:

You can also prevent your child’s friends from being able to see your child’s current location on the app. It’s important to stop anyone from seeing your child’s location because nobody should know the exact whereabouts of your child. You may never know who is keeping an eye on your kid’s location.

To prevent anyone from seeing your child’s location, you need to open you’re their profile page, then tap on the gear icon once again, tap on See My Location and then make sure the Ghost Mode on this setting has been checked.

Step 4:

You can also prevent people from finding or coming across your child’s Snapchat profile using their cell phone number. Usually what happens is, people who have your child’s cell phone number can add them up on the Snapchat app using their number.

To stop people from finding your child’s Snapchat profile by their cell phone number, you need to open your child’s Snapchat profile page, tap on the gear icon, tap on Mobile Number and then uncheck Lets other find me using my mobile number option. Now, nobody can add your child on Snapchat even if they have their cell phone number.

Step 5:

Your child can also report any sort of offensive or inappropriate content they see on Snapchat. If any of their friends have shared inappropriate content with your child, then they can simply report it on the app.

To do that, you need to tap and hold on the Snapchat post you want to report. Then, you will see a flag icon appear on your screen. Just tap on that and then you will come across the options for reporting that particular post.

Step 6:

Last but not least, it is important for every person to have control over their data shared on the internet and how it is being used. Your child always has the option to delete their Snapchat account if they do not want to use it.

Once the account has been deleted, the Snapchat team will deactivate the account for 30 days first in case your child changes their mind. To delete an account on Snapchat, go to the accounts portal, type in your child’s username and password. After 30 days, your child’s account will be permanently deleted.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

Snapchat has been around for eight years now, and let’s be honest, we have all drifted away from people we once knew in that time. But these people still live in our friend’s list and can things that we post. In this article, we will cover how to unadd friends from your Snapchat friends list and what happens when you do.

  • What to do before you unadd someone on Snapchat?
  • How to unadd a friend in Snapchat?
  • How to delete multiple friends at once?
  • What happens when you remove someone on Snapchat?
  • Why can they still contact me after unadding?

What to do before you unadd someone on Snapchat?

Before you unadd someone, you should check your privacy settings. If your settings allow anyone to contact you, even after unadding a person, they will still be able to message you.

To change who can contact you on Snapchat, launch the app, tap on your Bitmoji selfie in the top left corner of the app, then go to settings.

In settings, scroll down to ‘Who can…’. Here you can change who can contact you, and view your story. If you do not want the people you have unadded to be able to do either, select each option and choose ‘My Friends’ (‘Friends Only’ for View my Story). Now only people in your Friends list will be able to view your story and contact you.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

How to unadd a friend in Snapchat?

There are two simple ways to unadd someone on Snapchat. If you have had a conversation with them, you can launch the app and swipe to the chat page. Now locate their conversation.

Tap and hold on the conversation. In the popup menu, select More > Remove friend. You will need to confirm once more, that you want to remove them.

  • How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat
  • How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

That’s it! The person will no longer be in your contacts list.

The other way to remove a contact is from your Friends list. To locate your Friends list go to Profile > Friends.

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  • How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

Now tap and hold on the contact. Follow the same guide above to go to More > Remove friend. You will need to confirm once more, that you want to remove them.

How to delete multiple friends at once?

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

Unfortunately, there is no official way to unfriend multiple users at once. The only way to unadd someone is to use the guide above. However, there is a way to delete all your contacts and chats. Note: This will basically create a fresh new account. You will lose all your chats, contacts, Snapscore, best friends, etc.

To delete all your contacts and data, you must deactivate your account for 30 days. There is no option to do this on the Snapchat app. On a web browser, visit the Snapchat Account Portal and sign in with your Snapchat credentials.

Go ahead and delete your account. When you request Snapchat to delete your account, your account will remain deactivated for 30 days. After 30 days, your account will be deleted off the servers. To reactivate your account, simply login to Snapchat within 30 days of deactivating your account.

When you deactivate your account, no one will be able to contact you, through Snaps or messages.

After 30 days are up, you can create a fresh account with the same credentials. You can now choose who you would like to add to your contacts list.

What happens when you remove someone on Snapchat?

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When you unadd a person from your Friends list, there are a few changes that happen. No, they do not get any sort of notification that they have been unadded. The first thing you will notice is that the person’s conversations disappear from your chat page. It should be noted, however, that your conversation with the person will still be present on the other person’s account.

Obviously, you will not be able to find them in your Friends list. However, they may still appear in your Quick add list (if you have common friends.)

The contact who has been removed will no longer be able to contact you through chat messages or Snaps (if you have applied the right settings mentioned above). They will also not be able to view your story on Snapchat

Note: Blocking is not the same as Removing. If you block a contact, they will not be able to find you, and vice versa. However, if you unadd a contact, they can still look you up and send you a contact request.

Why can they still contact me after unadding?

If you have unadded a user, but still receive Snaps or messages from them, go and make sure your privacy settings are set to ‘Friends’. To do so, go to Settings > Who can…, and change ‘Contact Me’ and ‘View My Story’ both, to ‘My Friends’.

We hope this article helped. Let us know if you have any queries with the same, in the comments below.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

Snapchat is a fantastic platform to interact with your friends and family using snaps, messages, voice calls, and even video calls, for that matter. You can easily add users on Snapchat with the help of snap code or snap usernames of your contacts. However, one annoying thing about Snapchat is many random users may add you, and you may receive several add requests on a daily basis. Usually, the users who have saved your phone number in their contact book can easily find you on Snapchat if you have linked your phone number on the platform. But, receiving add requests from random users can be annoying. Therefore, to help you out, we have a guide on how to disable unwanted add requests on Snapchat that you can follow.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

How to Disable Unwanted Add Requests on Snapchat

Why do you Receive Unwanted Add Requests on Snapchat?

When you receive add requests from users with who you have mutual friends, then, in this case, these are your organic snap requests, and you should not worry about these requests.

However, when you receive add requests from random users with no mutual contacts, then chances are these users are bots for gaining followers on the platform. These are bot accounts who send you an add request only to later unfollow you to increase their audience on the platform.

So, if you were wondering about these random add requests on Snapchat, then know that these are bot accounts that are trying to add you on the platform to increase their followers.

3 Ways to Disable Random Add Requests on Snapchat

If you want to fix random people adding you on Snapchat, then we are listing some methods that you can use to easily disable the unwanted add requests.

Method 1: Change the contact me option

By default, Snapchat has set the ‘Contact Me’ feature to everyone. This means, when someone adds you on Snapchat, they can easily send you messages. If getting random add requests was not enough, you can also receive messages from random users.

1. Open the Snapchat app on your device and tap on your Bitmoji or Profile icon from the top-left corner of the screen.

2. Tap on the Gear icon from the top-right corner of the screen to access the Settings.

3. Scroll down and tap on the ‘Contact Me’ option under who can.

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4. Finally, change the Contact Me option by tapping on ‘My Friends.’

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

When you change the contact me settings from everyone to my friends, only the contacts in your friend list will be able to contact you through snaps or messages.

Method 2: Remove your Profile from Quick Add

Snapchat has a feature called ‘Quick Add’ that allows users to add you from the quick add section based on your mutual friends. Quick add feature uses mutual friends to show your profile. However, you have the option of disabling or removing your profile from the quick add section of other users. So, if you are wondering how to disable unwanted add requests on Snapchat, then you can remove your profile from the quick add section:

1. Open the Snapchat app on your device and tap on your Bitmoji icon on the top-left corner of the screen.

2. Open Settings by tapping on the Gear icon on the top-right of the screen.

3. Scroll down to the ‘WHO CAN …’ section and tap on ‘See Me in Quick Add.’

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

4. Finally, untick the checkbox next to Show Me in Quick Add to remove your profile from appearing in the quick add section of other Snapchat users.

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Method 3: Block Random Users

The last method that you can use is to block the random users if you want to disable unwanted add requests on the Snapchat problem. Yes! You can easily block users who are not even on your friend list. This way, these users will not be able to contact you or send you add requests on Snapchat.

1. Open the Snapchat app on your device and tap on your Bitmoji or the Profile icon from the top-right corner of the screen.

2. Tap on Add Friends from the bottom.

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3. Now, you will see the list of all the users who have sent you Add requests. Tap on the user who you wish to block.

4. Tap on the three vertical dots from the top-right corner of the user profile.

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5. A pop will appear at the bottom, where you can easily select the ‘Block’ option.

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When you block someone on Snapchat, they will not be able to contact you ever until they decide to make a new ID and send you an add request from that ID.

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We hope our guide was helpful, and you were able to get rid of unwanted add requests from random Snapchat users. If you liked the article, let us know in the comments below.

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Pete Mitchell

Pete is a Senior staff writer at TechCult. Pete loves all things technology and is also an avid DIYer at heart. He has a decade of experience writing how-tos, features, and technology guides on the internet.

You can block or unblock someone on Snapchat whether they’re in your Friends list or not.

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  • Blocking someone on Snapchat not only makes it impossible for that person’s account to contact you, but they also can’t see your public posts on the app.
  • The act of blocking someone on Snapchat will only take a minute to complete, and is the same on both iPhone and Android.
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The ability to connect with people via social media can be great – until it isn’t.

Maybe you’re dealing with unwanted messages from someone, or you just don’t want that person to be able to see your posts. That’s when it’s time to block that person.

On Snapchat, the blocking process is really easy, assuming you’re familiar with navigating the app.

Here’s everything you need to know about blocking people on Snapchat on your iPhone or Android phone, and what happens afterward.

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How to block someone on Snapchat

Blocking people on Snapchat will only take a minute or so to complete, so here’s how to do it:

1. Open the Snapchat app on your phone and sign into your account, if necessary.

2. Swipe to the right to open your Friends screen.

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Open your Friends screen.

3. Locate the person you want to block and tap and hold their name.

4. Select “More.”

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5. Tap “Block.”

If the person you want to block isn’t on your Friends list, search for them by tapping the magnifying glass next to the word “Friends” at the top of the screen and typing their username. Once you find them, tap and hold on their name, select “More,” and press “Block.”

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What happens when you block someone on Snapchat

When you block a person on Snapchat, they won’t be able to look at your Story or Group Charms . They also won’t be able to send you Snaps or chats.

So, assuming they don’t have another way to contact you, and they aren’t friends with you on another social media site, blocking will cut them off from you.

That’s the main difference between blocking people and removing friends on Snapchat : Blocking makes it so that people can’t even see your publicly shared content, while removing friends would not.

How to unblock someone on Snapchat

If for any reason you want to unblock someone later on, you’ll be able to do that from your Snapchat settings screen.

1. Tap on your profile icon in the top-left corner, then tap on the gear icon in the top-right.

2. Once in your Settings, scroll to “Blocked” at the very bottom of the screen. You’ll find all the people you’ve blocked in this menu.

3. Tap the “X” next to the username you’d like to unblock.

Snapchat is a popular social media app that allows you to connect with your friends and also make new friends. You might see some users have a lot of friends on Snapchat. In this post, we will show you how to find mutual friends on Snapchat.

In case you would like to make new friends without adding strangers, then finding mutual friends would be the best way to expand your circle of friends.

However, unlike other social media apps, such as Facebook & Instagram finding mutual friends on Snapchat might not be very obvious.

We will show you different ways to find mutual friends on Snapchat and also how you can use the Snapchat suggestions/friends feature to find more friends on Snapchat.

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How to find mutual friends on Snapchat?

If you want to know how to see mutual friends on Snapchat, launch the app, and visit your profile menu. If you don’t have the app yet, you can download it from the app store/play store. The process is the same for both android users and iOS users.

Now tap on your Bitmoji icon (Snapchat profile picture), and select the option Add Friends section.

You can check the list of mutual friends under the section titled “Quick Add Menu”.

Before we proceed, let us clear out one misconception. You cannot see who your friend has added on Snapchat. This is kept secret by default on every Snapchat account.

You cannot see how many mutual friends you have with one specific person. There is no such third-party tracking tool as well. Even for public accounts.

But when you check the Quick Add function, you will see names that are friends with your existing friends on Snapchat. This list is curated randomly.

How to add mutual friends on Snapchat?

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

Now we know how to see mutual friends on Snapchat.

To add someone from the Quick Add List, follow the below-mentioned steps-

  • Tap the Profile icon at the top to go to your Profile
  • Tap “Add Friends
  • Tap “All Contacts
  • Tap “+ Add” to add them as a friend!

When you add someone from the Quick Add list, they will receive a notification saying that they were added from the Quick Add list.

But if you want to remove anyone from the Quick Add list, you can do that by clicking the “X” button.

How to hide mutual friends on Snapchat?

The mutual friends’ tab on Snapchat shows the list of the people that your Snapchat friends are friends with.

However, not many people want others to know who their friends are for security or privacy reasons.

For example, Snapchat users might want to maintain their privacy keep the identity of their previous crush, lover or family members a secret.

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If you do not want to appear on the Mutual Friend’s list randomly, follow the simple steps listed below.

  • Click the Gear Icon. This will launch the Privacy Settings Tab.
  • Scroll down to the “Quick Add Feature” section.
  • Locate the “See me” option, and toggle it off.

What do 20+ mutual friends mean on Snapchat?

If you see a label saying 20+ Mutual Friends on a friend’s account, it suggests your friends’ list strongly overlaps with that of your own.

20+ of your friends of friends are already on your friend list on your Snapchat Profile.

What does Yellow heart emoji on Snapchat mean?

If you have any mutual friends with another user on Snapchat then The Snap score with such a friend will be higher than other friends.

Also, you might see a yellow heart emoji on the side. It is a popular Snapchat friend emoji that appears beside good friends.

But, only having many mutual friends will not get you a yellow heart.

Your level of interaction is also an important factor here. You also need to send lots of snaps to get the yellow heart emoji.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

The yellow heart emoji is the best friend emoji on Snapchat.

On the other hand, if you see a red heart emoji then it means you send the most snaps to that particular friend.

To build a streak with a friend, you need to send snaps every consecutive day.

The emoji feature is a way for Snapchat to engage its users.

How to add more people on Snapchat?

There are a few ways people meet on Snapchat. The first one is the Quick Add Section list which lists down the number of mutual friends on your list.

The other ways are to add someone using their Snapchat User Name, or their phone number. You do not have to search for every friend individually.

Snapchat will curate contact details from your phone’s contact list.

Unlike other social media platforms, you cannot find new contacts using their real names.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

You can also discover new friends from the Snapchat map. No matter if your friend lives in New York or Delhi, it will display his/her location on the map.

The map also shows different stories that were posted publicly on the platform.

How to let other mutual friends find you?

There are a few ways others can find you on Snapchat. The first thing you should do is make sure your account is visible to others.

This way your account will appear on the Quick Add list of other users on Snapchat.

Your mutual friends can also find you from Group Chats. This is a quicker way to get connected. You can also add friends by checking Snapchat Stories.

You can also share your Snapchat Account QR Code. They are also referred to as Snap codes. Users can scan the codes with their camera screens. It doesn’t take a lot of time.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

They serve multiple purposes, starting from unlocking filters (f60e sunglasses with a smiling face also referred to as the mutual BF’s emoji/ mutual besties emoji, pink hearts), and adding new Snapchat friends.

The Smiley emoji is accompanied by a blue button. There is no specific name for this emoji.

And lastly, there is a quick add tab on Snapchat which helps you add people to the platform in seconds.

How to use the search function to add friends on Snapchat?

The Search Function is a quick way to add more close friends on Snapchat and get connected with the friends of your friends.

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Snapchat is turning into a digital compass. The Snap Maps function takes social media to a whole new level, allowing you to view your friends’ live locations. Additionally, the Snapchat Friend Compass, now even directs you to your friend. So how much is too much?

In this article, we will cover how to request a friend’s location, and also how to block location requests.

  • What is ‘Request location’ on Snapchat
  • How to request location on Snapchat
  • What happens when you request location
  • How to block location requests
  • Who can request your location on Snapchat
  • Why don’t I see the Request location option
  • How to find someone on Snap Maps

What is ‘Request location’ on Snapchat

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Snapchat lets you view your friends’ location on its own map function called Snap Maps. Locations on Snap Maps are indicated by a Bitmoji avatar of the person. If you find that your friend does not have location pinpointed on Snap Maps, you can manually request them to share their location with you.

However, in order to share their location, the person must disable Ghost mode. This means they will be visible to everyone (depending on their location privacy setting) on the Map.

You can only request location from a person that is not actively sharing their location on Snap Maps. Also, you only request location from a person that has accepted your Friend request. You must both be in each other’s Friends list on Snapchat.

How to request location on Snapchat

As mentioned above, you can only request location from someone who is not sharing their location on Snap Maps. The option will not be available if the person is already actively visible on Snap Maps.

To request location from a friend, launch the Snapchat app, and go to your profile by tapping your Bitmoji avatar in the top left corner. Now tap ‘My Friends’ and locate the person whose location you would like to request.

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Tap on the person’s avatar next to their name. This will pull up their profile. Under Snap Map, tap ‘Request (name’s) Location’.

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The person will receive a message with the location request.

You can also request a person’s location while chatting with them. Simply tap the person’s avatar at the top right corner of your conversation page, and select ‘Request (name’s) location’.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

Note: You do not need to be sharing your location to request another person’s location. You can request location even when you have Ghost mode enabled.

What happens when you request location

When you send someone a location request, the person receives it as a message (blue) on Snapchat. Tapping the conversation will bring up the message ‘(Name) wants to see you on the Map’.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

They then have the option to either ‘Ignore’ or ‘Share Location’. Ignoring the location request does not notify the other person. However, the message remains in your conversation. If the person decides to ‘Share Location’, you will receive a message (blue) letting you know that the person has accepted your location request. Tapping on this message will open Snap Maps and show you the person’s avatar on the map (their location).

How to block location requests

Location requests can get tiresome, since the whole point of not sharing your location, is because you don’t want to be seen on Snap Maps. This is why Snapchat devised an option to allow users to block location requests. When you enable this setting, your friends will not have the option to request your location from your profile.

To block location requests, launch the Snap Chat app, and go to your profile. Now go to settings by tapping the gear icon in the top right corner.

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Under ‘Who can…’ tap ‘See My Location’. Now uncheck ‘Allow Friends to Request My Location’.

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  • How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

Who can request your location on Snapchat

Only people who are in your Friends list can request location. You must both have accepted each other’s requests. It should be noted that if you are sharing your location on Snap Maps only with specific people, even people who you are not sharing your location with can request your location.

However, if you are sharing your location using ‘My Friends, Except’, the people who are exempted cannot request your location.

Why don’t I see the Request location option

There could be a few reasons as to why the option does not appear.

  • The person does not allow location requests.
  • The person is sharing their location but has exempted you from seeing their location (My Friends, Except…).
  • The person is sharing their location with everyone. In this case, you just have to visit their profile and tap on the Map to view their location.
  • The person has already shared their location with you recently and is still at the same location. Snapchat does not clarify as to how long it is must be before you can send another location request. However, we guess it is until the person’s location on the map changes.

How to find someone on Snap Maps

Finding a person on Snap Maps can be as simple as opening the Map and scrolling around till you see their avatar. However, if you are uncertain as to where to look on the map, you can visit the person’s profile. To find a person’s profile, go to Profile > My Friends, and tap on the person’s avatar. Now tap the Map under ‘Snap Maps’ to be taken to their location immediately.

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What do you think about Snapchat’s Request location function? Let us know in the comments below.

An explanation of the various location privacy options for Snapchat’s Snap Map feature, including Ghost Mode and how to easily enable it.

In the current world where most people carry GPS-enabled smartphones with them everywhere, it’s reassuring to find that Snapchat offers Ghost Mode, a feature that ensures its users an extra level of privacy. Many users of the popular social media app may not be aware of the Snap Map feature, and the risk it can create for those who are not monitoring their privacy settings.

Snap Map was introduced in 2017 as a means to share Snaps worldwide through “Our Story.” An additional function of this feature allows users to share their location with friends in real time when using the app. Their Bitmoji appears on a map allowing others to view their Snaps, stories, friends, and places – whatever is live and available at that given time.

While Snap Map offers new and creative ways for friends to connect and communicate, there are risks present in location sharing if a user is unaware of their privacy settings. For instance, if a user has their settings set to share with everyone, then their location is marked on the Snap Map to anyone who comes across their name, Bitmoji, story etc. This could be a friend, a friend of a friend, or a complete stranger. Luckily, Snapchat recognized this potential threat from the get-go and offers several privacy options to keep its user locations as private as they like, the most elusive being Ghost Mode.

How To Enable Ghost Mode For Extra Privacy

Snapchat users may shriek at the thought of their exact location being shared worldwide, and for all to see at this very moment. However, there’s a quick an easy way to ghost everyone for those who value their privacy (or at the very least, the right to control it). Ghost Mode is a full privacy mode that makes your presence on the Snap Map visible to you alone. No one else can see where you are, not even your Snapchat friends.

To enable this feature tap your Bitmoji in the top-left corner of the camera screen and scroll down to the Snap Map. Next, tap the gear icon in the top right corner to open settings. Lastly, turn Ghost Mode on. When you choose to enable Ghost Mode, you’ll notice that a window pops up with various timer options, including three hours, twenty-four hours, or “until turned off.” The timer allows you to choose how long you want to stay off the grid, whether it’s just to lay low for a few hours or vanish for the foreseeable future.

There are more relaxed privacy settings also available beneath Ghost Mode in the Snap Map settings window. Users can choose to share with all of their Snapchat friends – this includes any additional friends added in the future, but not people who have added you as a friend that you haven’t added back. Another option available is to share with friends, but with exceptions. In this mode, you can choose specific Snapchat friends to exclude from seeing your location. The last option is to choose specific friends. In this mode, only the friends you explicitly choose will be able to view your location. As a result, there are plenty of ways to ensure Snapchat only reveals to others, what you want the smartphone app to reveal.

How to allow only friends to contact you in snapchat

While it’s sometimes convenient to let everyone know where you are, there may come times when you want more privacy.

In the location Settings on the Snapchat app, you can enable Ghost Mode so that no one can see where you are. This will make it so you don’t appear on the Snapchat Map, hiding your location from friends and followers.

Additionally, you can override these app settings altogether by heading to your iPhone or Android’s settings. There, you can turn off location services for Snapchat, which will trump any settings in the app.

Here’s how to turn off location tracking on Snapchat for both iPhone and Android devices.

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How to turn off location tracking on Snapchat

1. Open the Snapchat app on your iPhone or Android device and tap on your profile icon in the upper-left corner

2. Tap on the settings gear icon in the upper-right corner.

3. Scroll down to the “Who Can. ” section and tap “See My Location.” The default setting is for only your friends to see your location.

4. In your location settings page, you’ll find options to change the “My Friends” default to “My Friends, Except…” or “Only These Friends…” Tap either of those options to select names from your Snapchat contact list.

5. To enable Ghost Mode so no one can see your location, tap the switch at the top of the screen. A pop-up will appear that allows you to choose a duration. You can turn this on temporarily, but if you’d like to turn it on indefinitely, select “Until Turned Off.”

6. Return to Snapchat’s main page, where your camera is on and you can take pictures or videos. Swipe down to open the Map.

7. Your location will be marked with a blue-and-white Snapchat ghost if you’re currently private. This will let you know that you successfully turned off location tracking. You can now tap the gear icon in the upper-right corner to jump straight back to the location settings page. (Snapchat may even point it out to you with a pop-up that reads, “Share your location with select friends!”)

You can also skip all of this by simply revoking Snapchat’s location permissions. For information on how to do this, check out our articles on how to turn off location tracking on both iPhone devices and Android devices.