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Adding Friends

Adding friends using ID search toggle
You can add friends by searching for their LINE IDs.

1. From the Home/Friends tab, tap the Add friends icon.
Note: You can also open the Add friends screen by tapping here.
2. Tap Search.
3. Choose ID.
4. Enter your friend's ID and tap the search icon.

If you are unable to search for a friend's ID, see this Help article and check your settings.

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Adding friends via QR code toggle
You can add friends by having them scan your QR code or by scanning theirs.

To add a friend using your QR code:
1. Tap the QR code icon on the right side of the search bar > My QR code, or tap here from your smartphone.
2. Have your friend scan your QR code with their QR code reader.
3. Tap Add.

To add a friend using their QR code:
1. Tap the QR code icon on the right side of the search bar, or tap here from your smartphone.
2. Scan your friend's QR code.
3. Tap Add.

Note: The search bar appears at the top of the Home/Friends, Chats, and News tabs.

You can also send your QR code via email by going to Add friends > Invite. For details, see this Help article.

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Adding members of a chat as friends toggle
To add chat members as friends:
1. Tap the chat room name at the top of the screen.
2. Tap a member icon.
3. A list of members will appear. Tap the member you want to add > Add.

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Adding friend recommendations as friends toggle
To add friend recommendations as friends:
1. Tap the Home/Friends tab > your friend list > Friend recommendations.
2. Tap "+" to the right of the friends you want to add.

Tap here to access your Friend recommendations from your smartphone.

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Adding friends by searching for their phone numbers toggle
To add a friend by searching for their phone number, follow the steps below. 
Important:
- In Japan, you can only use the phone number search feature if you are 18 or older and have verified your age.
- You need to turn ON Allow others to add me.

1. From the Home/Friends tab, tap the Add friends icon.
Note: You can also open the Add friends screen by tapping here.
2. Tap Search.
3. Choose Phone number.
4. Select a country and enter your friend's phone number, then tap the search icon.

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I want to exclude certain friends in my contacts list from being automatically added toggle
You can exclude certain friends from being automatically added by adding # in front of their name in your contacts list.

This feature applies to LINE version 5.6.0 or later.

To exclude certain friends from being automatically added:

• Add a # in front of their name in your contacts list. Be sure to enter # as a half-width character (E.g. #John Smith).
• Have friends added automatically from Settings.

Please be aware of the following:

• Friends who are already added as friends on LINE will not be deleted, even if you add a # in front of their name.
• If you add a # in front of the name of a friend who is already added, the name they set on LINE will appear.

If you wish to only add a few friends from your contacts list, you can do so by searching for their phone numbers.

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