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Adding Friends

Adding friends using ID Search toggle
To add friends by searching for their LINE IDs, please refer to the following steps:

1. Go to More > Add Friends.
2. Tap ID/Phone No.
3. Enter your friend’s ID.

Tap here to open the Add Friends menu from your smartphone.

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

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

To have friends scan your QR code: 
1. Tap here to display your QR code.
2. Have your friend scan it with their QR code reader.
3. You will become friends once your friend taps Add.



To scan your friend's QR code:
1. Tap here to open the QR code reader.
2. Scan your friend’s QR code.
3. Tap Add to become friends.



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.

To add friends using “Shake it!”
1. Go to More > Add Friends.
2. Tap Shake it!.
3. Shake your phones or tap the screen.
Note: Make sure that Location Services or GPS is turned on for both you and your friend.
4. Tap each other’s names on the list that appears.
5. Tap Add.

Tap here to open the Add Friends menu from your smartphone.



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
To add friend recommendations as friends:

1. Tap here to access your Friend Recommendations.
2. Tap the + button to the right of the friend you want to add.

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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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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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