Friend Recommendation Settings

Filtering messages from non-friends toggle
To filter messages from users who are not your friends, please follow the steps below.

1. Tap the settings icon > Privacy.
2. Turn ON Filter Messages.

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Blocking friend recommendations toggle
You can block messages from users on your Friend Recommendations list by following the steps below.

1. Tap the friends icon > add friends icon.
2. Tap the user you wish to block.
3. Tap Block.

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

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Why friend recommendations appear toggle
Someone may appear under Friend recommendations because they:
• Have your phone number saved in their contacts and are also using LINE (but you don't have their number in your contacts).
• Knew your LINE ID and added you by searching for it on LINE.
• Added you from the Members list of a group chat you were both in.
• Added you using your contact information (LINE account information) that was shared in a chat by a friend of yours.
Note: If your contact information was shared, the person will only be able to see your name registered on LINE, profile icon, and status message.
• Added you using the URL in an invite email, or using your QR code.

The method a friend recommendation used to add you will appear if they added you via:
• Phone number.
• QR code.

If you don’t see how someone added you, it may be because:
• They added you directly from a group that you were both in.
• They got your contact information from another one of your friends and added you.

If you have Auto-add friends turned on and someone in your contacts shows up in your friend recommendations on the smartphone version of LINE, it means they have the following settings configured.

• Auto-add friends: ON
• Allow others to add me: OFF

The name that appears for someone in your friend recommendations is the name they set on LINE. If an unfamiliar name appears under your friend recommendations, the only way to confirm who they are is to ask them directly.

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