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Friends

What are friends? toggle
Friends are the users you make contact with on LINE.

When you add friends, you can chat with them, and invite them to chats and groups. If you add each other as friends, you can also use voice and video calls with them (unavailable on some devices).

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Maximum number of friends toggle
You can add up to 5,000 friends.

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Adding Friends

Cannot add friends using ID Search toggle
To prevent abuse of the ID search feature, we suspend the search feature when you search too many times in a given period of time. We cannot provide any details about how long the feature will be suspended for security reasons.

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

1. Tap the friends icon.
2. Tap the add friends icon on the top right of the friends list > ID/Phone No.
3. Enter your friend’s ID.

If the ID does not appear in search results, please see the article below.

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.

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.

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

Inviting Friends

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Adding chat members as friends toggle
To add someone as a friend from a group or multi-person chat, please follow the steps below.

1. Tap the group or chat room name on the top of the screen.
2. Tap the members area.
3. From the members list, tap the member you wish to add.
4. Tap Add from the pop-up screen.

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Adding users on the Friend Recommendations list toggle
Please follow the steps below.

1. Tap the friends icon.
2. Tap the add friends icon on the top right of the friends list.
3. Tap the add friends icon which appears next to the user you wish to add.

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Inviting friends toggle
You can invite friends who are yet to sign up for LINE by following the steps below.

1. Tap the friends icon.
2. Tap the add friends icon on the top right of the friends list > Invite.
3. Select the method you wish to use. 

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Issues with Adding Friends

I receive the message “The account you are trying to add cannot accept any more friends” toggle
There is a limit on the number of users you can add as a friend, and who can add you as a friend.

If the message “Sorry, the account you are trying to add cannot accept any more friends” appears when you try to add a user, the user has been added by many other users, so you cannot add them as a friend.

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Cannot add friends using QR code toggle
If your friend is unable to scan your QR code, tap the settings icon > Profile > My QR Code, tap the V icon on the top right and select Generate New QR Code.

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