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Adding Friends

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

1. Go to the More or “…” tab > Add Friends, or tap Add Friends below.
2. Tap “Search by ID.”
3. Enter your friend’s ID.

Add Friends

If you are unable to search for your friend’s ID, please see the following article.

Cannot Add Friends Using ID Search

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Adding friends using QR code toggle
You can add friends by having them scan your QR code, or you can scan theirs.

Steps for Your Friends to Scan Your QR Code:
1. Tap “Display QR Code” below.
2. Get your friend to scan it with their QR code reader.
3. You will become friends once your friend taps Add.

Display QR Code



Steps for You to Scan Your Friends’ QR Code
1. Tap “Scan QR Code” below.
2. Scan your friend’s QR code.
3. Tap Add to become friends.

Scan QR Code



You can also send your QR code via email by going to Add Friends > Invite.

Inviting Friends

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Adding friends using "Shake it!" toggle
The “Shake it!” feature uses your location to add friends who are near you.

Steps to Add Friends Using “Shake it!”
1. Go to the More or “…” tab > Add Friends, or tap Add Friends below.
2. Tap “Shake it!”.
3. Make sure that Location Services or GPS is turned on for both you and your friend, then shake your phones or tap the screen.
4. Tap each other’s names on the list that appears.
5. Tap Add.

Add Friends



If you are already friends, the LINE logo will be displayed. Select the friend you want to add from the users that appear in the results, and tap Add. Once the status changes from “Waiting...” to “Friend Added!”, you will become LINE friends.

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Adding chat members as friends toggle
To add someone whom you are already chatting with as a friend, please follow the steps below.

1. Tap the group name or members’ names at the top of the chat.
2. Tap the row of icons that appears.
3. A list of members in that chat will be displayed. Tap the user you want to add, then Add.

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Adding friend recommendations as friends toggle
1. Tap Friend Recommendations below.
2. Tap the “+” button to the right of the friend you want to add.

Friend Recommendations

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Add friends via phone number search toggle
As of LINE version 5.6.0, a feature has been added allowing you to add friends by searching their phone numbers. Please note, the "Allow Others to Add" setting will need to be turned on.

Please follow the steps below to add friends by searching their phone numbers.

1. Tap More > Add Friends or tap the Open Add Friends Screen link below.
2. Tap ID/Phone No.
3. Select Phone number.
4. Enter your friend's phone number.

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Exclude certain friends in your 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:
1. Add a # in front of their name in your contacts list. Be sure to enter # as a half-width character.
E.g. #John Smith

2. Automatically add friends 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.
- The names displayed for friends who are already added as friends on LINE will change if you add a # in front of their name.
- Friends you exclude by adding a # to their name will still appear in the Call tab.

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

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