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Friend Recommendation Settings

How friend recommendations work toggle
Reasons Why Users are Displayed as Friend Recommendations
- They have your phone number in their contacts, but you do not have theirs.
- They know your ID and searched for you using it.
- They are in a group or multi-person chat that you are also in, and added you from the members list.
- A friend of yours sent your contact info to them in a chat, and they added you.
Please note that when a friend sends you as a contact, the recipient can only see your LINE display name, profile photo, and “What’s Up?” message.
- They added you using the URL in an invitation email, or with your QR code.

How you were added by that recommended friend may be stated in the following cases.
- They added you using your phone number.
- They added you using your QR code.
- They added you using your LINE ID.

It will not be stated in the following cases.
- They are in a group that you are also in and added you from it.
- A friend of yours sent your contact info to them, and they added you.

If you have “Auto Add Friends” turned on, and someone in your contacts is displayed under Friend Recommendations, they may have the following settings configured.
Auto Add Friends: On
Allow Others to Add: Off

The names displayed in your friend recommendations are the LINE display names they configure. If you are not sure who someone in your friend recommendations is, please check with them directly.

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Preventing others from adding you toggle

If you do not want to be automatically added as a friend by someone who has your phone number, please follow the steps below. 

Note: These steps will not affect existing friends.

1. Go to More > Settings.
2. Tap Friends.
3. Turn OFF Allow Others to Add.


Tap here to open the Settings menu from your smartphone.

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Preventing ID search toggle

To prevent others from searching for your ID, please follow the steps below:


1. Go to More > Settings > Profile.
2. Turn OFF Allow Others to Add by ID.


Tap here to access the Profile menu from your smartphone.

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Filtering messages from non-friends toggle

To filter messages from users who are not your friends, please follow the steps below:


1. Go to More > Settings.
2. Tap Privacy.
3. Turn ON Filter Messages.


Tap here to open the Settings menu from your smartphone.

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Blocking users who appear under your friend recommendations toggle
You can block users on your Friend Recommendations list using the steps below:

1. Go to More > Add Friends.
2. Tap the user you wish to block.
3. Tap Block.

Note: It may take a while for the changes to take effect.

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