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About Adding Friends

The Basics

Adding friends toggle
You can add friends using one of the methods below.

To add a friend by searching for their LINE ID/phone number:
1. From the main menu, click Add friends > Search for friends.
2. Choose LINE ID or Phone number.
3. Enter the LINE ID/phone number of the friend you want to add in the search field and press Enter.
4. Click Add.
Note:
- If the person you want to add has turned off the Allow others to add me by ID setting on the smartphone version of LINE, they will not appear in ID search results.
- The friend you want to add will not appear in phone number search results if they have turned off the Allow others to add me setting in LINE.

To add a friend from your Friend recommendations:
1. From the main menu, click Add friends.
2. In the Friend recommendations list, click Add as friend next to the person you want to add.

To add a friend with a QR code:
1. Right-click the QR code image you received in a chat.
2. Click Scan QR code.
3. Click Add.

See this Help article for details about scanning a QR code.

You can also send your QR code via email by opening the smartphone version of LINE and tapping the Home tab > Add friends > Invite. For more information, see the Help article for iOS or Android.
Note: You cannot display your own QR code with LINE for PC.

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Who will appear in my friend recommendations? toggle
If you're logged into your account on the smartphone version of LINE
The users that appear in Friend recommendations on the smartphone version of LINE will also appear on the PC version.

For information about how Friend recommendations work, please see this Help article.

If you're logged into the account you registered on the PC version of LINE
The following users will appear in your Friend recommendations:

• Users who have your phone number and are also using LINE (but you don't have their phone numbers).
• Users that knew your LINE ID and added you by searching it on LINE.
• Users who were in the same group or multi-person chat room and added you from the member list.
• Users who added you from your contact information (LINE account information) that was shared in a chat room by a different friend.
Note: If your contact information was shared, the user will only be able to see your name registered on LINE, profile photo, and status message.
• Users who added you from a URL in an invite email or using a QR code.

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Adding LINE official accounts as friends toggle
To add a LINE official account as a friend: 
1. From the main menu, click Add friends > Search for friends.
2. Enter the LINE ID of a LINE official account in the ID search field and press Enter.
3. Click Add.
Note: Official account IDs include the "@" symbol.

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