What is Snapchat friend limit in 2020

Isn’t the real question, How many friends do you actually have? No, we’re kidding. Snapchat has seen a monumental increase in its users since the pandemic hit, and its numbers just keep rising. This is the perfect time to keep in touch with your friends, and maybe reconnect with old ones? But how many friends can you actually have on Snapchat? Is there a fixed number? Here is all you need to know about Snapchat’s Friend limit.

How many Friends can you have on Snapchat

Yes, there is an actual limit on the number of friends that a user can have on Snapchat. The old limit was 2500. However, following its gradual rise to stardom, the social media app upped its limit on the number of friends a user can have to 5,000. This was a well-received upgrade for influencers and businesses alike that used the platform to reach out to their audience.

But you’re probably wondering how some people have over 15,000 friends on their list. Well, here’s the catch. Even after you reach the Friends limit on your account, people can still continue to add you. And no, there is no limit on the number of people that can add you to their Friends list.

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What is the Snapchat daily friend limit

So, how do you reach such a high number of friends on your account? By adding them daily of course! But if it were that easy, then anyone with half a brain would simply add everyone immediately.

In order to prevent third-party apps from spamming random people by adding them constantly, Snapchat added a limit on the number of people you can add to your Friends list in a day. However, they have not disclosed the actual number. It’s estimated that the daily limit for adding new friends is somewhere between 150 and 250. However, since there are no official reports on the same, there is no way to know for sure.

How to see how many friends you have on Snapchat

Unfortunately, when you check your Friends list you cannot see the number of Friends that you actually have. However, there is a trick you can use to bypass this. Follow this guide below to find out how many friends you have in your Friends list on Snapchat.

First, you’ll have to share your location in Snapchat Map. To do so, launch the Snapchat app and swipe down from the camera screen to reach your Snapchat Map. Now tap the Settings icon in the top right corner of the page.

If you have Ghost mode turned on, go ahead and uncheck it. Now, under ‘Who can see my location’, tap ‘Only These Friends…’

Tap a random person’s name in your Friends list. You should now see an option appear to ‘Select all’. Tap this button to have everyone in your Friends list selected. Once you have selected all, tap ‘Done’.

Use the back button to go back to the camera tab on the app. Now open your profile by tapping your Bitmoji avatar in the top left corner. Scroll down to the bottom to find the Snap Map section.

Under your Snapchat Map it will state ‘Sharing Location with’ and the number of people. This is the number of people you have in your Friends list!

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How to add friends on Snapchat

There are a number of ways that you can add people on Snapchat. Additionally, you can also have other people add you. This is especially helpful if you reach your Friend limit on the app.

Here are the various ways you can add people on Snapchat:

  • From Contacts: You can sync your phone’s contact list with Snapchat to make it easier to find your friends using their phone number. (They must have added their phone number to their account).
  • From Search: You can simply search for the person either using their user name (more specific) or their actual name. To search for a person, tap the search bar at the top of the app (doesn’t matter which tab you are on), and start typing out the person’s name.
  • By Snapcode: Snapcodes hold information about a person’s account. Each Snapcode is unique to the user. You can scan a Snapcode using your Snapchat camera to add a person.  Scanning a Snapcode will immediately bring up the person’s profile.
  • By Mention: If you find a snap that has another person mentioned (@example), you can swipe up and add that person. Swiping up on the snap will bring up the person’s profile.
  • Using Quick Add: Quick add is a feature that helps you find friends of friends. It works by finding mutual friends, and assuming that you probably also know that person. You can find your Quick Add list by tapping the search bar at the top of the screen.

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Why can’t I add more friends on Snapchat

There are two possible reasons for not being able to add people to your Friends list. Firstly, it could be your network connection. Snapchat needs an active internet connection to be able to add other people. The other reason could be because you have reached your Snapchat friend limit of 5000. Use the method above to find out how many friends you have in your list.

I accidentally ignored a friend request on Snapchat…

Ignoring a friend request does not stop the other person from adding you to their list. It just means that you do not want to add them to yours. If your settings allow ‘Everyone’ to view your Story, ignored people will also be able to view your story. Users do not get notified if they are ignored.

If you accidentally ignored a friend request from someone, simply search for the person’s account using the search bar at the top, and add them back. No one will be the wiser!

What happens once you reach the friends limit

Once you reach a daily Friend limit, you will receive a notification letting you know that you cannot add any more people. This seems to last for 12 hours, after which you can continue adding people once again.

If you have reached your account Friend limit, you will no longer be able to add new friends. However, people can still add you. You can use different ways to get people to add you to their Friends list, like posting your user name on different social media sites. You can even post your Snapcode to make it easier for people to add you.

Well, now you know about Snapchat’s Friend limit. Do you think 5000 is enough as a limit? If you have any queries feel free to reach out to us in the comments below. 



  1. there shouldn’t be a limit to many friends you can have in total, 5,000 seems like a lot but in this day and age there shouldn’t be a limit. do better snapchat

  2. Their shouldn’t be a limit about how many people you can add on snapchat! Make it where there is NO LIMIT!!!!

  3. I have followed you trick to see how many friends I have, it shows 91. However I am not able to add more friends which is saying you have too many friends.

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