How to See How Many Friends You Have On Snapchat

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Do you feel like you have too many Snapchat friends? Perhaps you wonder how many people you have added to the Snapchat app - after all, having control over your friends list is utterly important.

If you have been hitting the Quick Add Feature too much, then you probably want to check exactly how many friends are on your friend list.

But you may have realized that this number does not directly appear on your friend list. What do you do then?

In today’s post, we are going to be talking about this and the following matters:

  • How to see how many friends you have on Snapchat;
  • Things you must know about friends on Snapchat;
  • Best ways to check your friends’ count on Snapchat.

Can You Check the Total Number of Snapchat Friends?

You can, but it doesn’t work as you think. If you want to see all your Snapchat friends, then probably your first instinct is to go to your friend list.

Although you can see all the friends you have added to this Snapchat friends list, you won’t see a digit that represents the total friend number.

Other social media apps do show the complete number of your friend list if you want to check it, but this isn’t the case on Snapchat.

So, if, for any reason, you want to keep track of your friends to know if Someone Unadded You, then you must do the following.

How to See How Many Friends You Have On Snapchat

It has been stated now - you cannot see a number on top of your particular list of friends on Snapchat.

But don’t let this limit us - there’s a little “hack” that you can employ to see the total count on your friends section.

Without further ado, let’s learn how to see how many friends you have on Snapchat!

Read Also: You are the master of the people you add to your Snapchat account.

If you want to prevent people from sending Snaps or text messages to you, then block them on Snapchat once and for all. That way, they won’t be able to send messages to you anymore.

Step 1: Open the Snap Map Feature

We are going to use Snapchat Maps in order to see all your friends. The Snapchat Maps feature works by sharing location with others.

In order to go to the Snap Map section, you must do the following:

  • Open Snapchat, and at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen, tap on the little Snap Maps icon;
  • You might have to change your location settings. The app will ask you to enable it by tapping on the location icon. You can temporarily switch it on if you don’t want to have it activated all the time;
  • After activating Snap Map location, a map image will appear on the map screen.

Step 2: Go to the Snap Map Settings Page

Now, while you are on Snap Map view, tap on the cog icon that appears in the right-hand corner of the screen.

Tapping this settings icon will open a new page. By default, “Ghost Mode,” which doesn’t show you on other’s profile screen, is activated.

Step 3: Select “Only These Friends…”

Here, you must tap on “Only These Friends” only the blue tick mark is enabled.

A list of your friends will open after tapping on “Only These Friends.” Simply scroll down and tap on the button that says “Select All.”

Now, under the icon that says “Sharing Location,” you will see the exact number of friends you have.

If you don’t want Snap Map to be active anymore, just go back by tapping on the left corner icon, and put the Settings back to normal.

That’s how to see how many friends you have on Snapchat!

Other Ways to Estimate Number of Friends on Snapchat

There are other ways to see how many friends you have on Snapchat, but they aren’t so reliable:

  • The first one consists of uploading a Snapchat story, and checking how many people see it. This might be problematic since not all your friends will see the stories, and other Snapchatters outside of your friends section can see it as well (if your profile is public);
  • Check your friends list one by one. If you have few friends this will work, but if you have many people added, then this will be a headache.

Can Others See How Many Friends You Have On Snapchat?

According to Snapchat Policies, they do not share complete information about your friends due to privacy reasons.

Nevertheless, your Snapchat mutual friends can indeed check your friend’s list if you have enabled public permissions.

They won’t see exactly how many Snapchat friends you have, but part of the list will be shown.

How Many Friends Can You Have On Snapchat?

As of 2022’s Q2, you can have up to 6,000 Snapchat friends. At first, this number was 2,500.

Then, as more users started to join the platform, it increased to 5,000 and then 6,000.

It is unlikely that private profiles can reach this number, but a public account can indeed do so in a matter of months.

That will be all for today! GrowFollowing will always have the latest insights and information about Snapchat and other platforms.


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About the author

Karen is a senior technical writer and copywriter here at GrowFollowing. Her area of expertize are social media apps and new media.