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Adding Friends

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

1. In the LINE app, tap the Friends or More tab > Add friends (the silhouette icon).
Note: You can also tap "Open the Add friends screen" below.
2. Tap Search.
3. Choose ID.
4. Enter your friend's ID and tap the search icon.


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

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

To add friends using your QR code:
1. Tap the Friends or More tab > Add friends > QR code > My QR code. You can also tap here to display your QR code.
2. Have your friend scan it with their QR code reader.
3. Tap Add.

To add friends using their QR codes:
1. Tap the Friends or More tab > Add friends > QR code. You can also tap here to open the QR code reader.
2. Scan your friend’s QR code.
3. Tap Add.

You can also send your QR code via email by going to Add friends > Invite. See the Help article below for details.

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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 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 Add friends on the Friends tab.
2. Tap + to the right of the friends you want to add from the Friend recommendations list.
Note: You can also tap here to access your Friend recommendations from your smartphone. 

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Adding friends using phone number searches toggle
You can add friends by searching for their phone numbers.

Your friends need to have the Allow others to add me setting turned ON for you to be able to add them as a friend by searching for their phone numbers. Please have them check their Allow others to add me setting, then follow the steps below:

1. In the LINE app, tap the Friends or More tab > Add friends (the silhouette icon).
Note: You can also tap "Open the Add friends screen" below.
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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