When you want to add someone on Snapchat by phone number, the app lets you import the list of contacts in easy ways. But that may not always be easy to follow for many. So, in this guide, I’ll show you how you can easily find people, including your friends, on Snapchat. Next, you can add them through their cell phone numbers.
However, if that brings no accounts from your contacts list, then the last section of this page will tell you what you can do next to search and find them.
Finding someone on Snapchat by phone number
This should work if the person you want to find on Snapchat has already used the same number for signing up. In other words, if your friend used the same phone number on Snapchat, you’ll find him on all the social apps as well. However, if he registered with another number, that means you can’t find him directly here.
That being said, there is always a way to find people’s other contact numbers, which I’ll talk about in the next section. But for now, let’s see how you can add a specific person to Snapchat from your phone contact list.
First, make sure you’re logged into your Snapchat, then follow these steps:
- Click on your profile icon to access the options
- Now, click on “Add Friends”
- After that, you should get multiple options to invite people or add them. Click on “Add from Contacts” or a similar name depending on the app version on your device or language
- Now, choose “All Contacts”
- Snapchat will ask you for confirmation to access your list of contacts. So, you need to validate
- Now, the site will upload these numbers and details to their servers and search for linked accounts
- Once you see the list of people from your contact numbers that have used Snapchat, click on “Add friend”. Find that just next to the exact profile name you want.
Now, you’ve successfully added that person’s Snapchat by his or her mobile phone number. Nevertheless, it’s worth noticing that people may not share their real names on Snapchat. So, it becomes a little confusing sometimes to tell how that user is. But if that user is associated with the cell phone number on your device’s contacts, the same person you know may own that account.
Meanwhile, if that number has been used multiple times in the past by more than one person, then that also could indicate it’s not the same guy behind it on the app. That’s why it’s recommended to use the contact details you think the person has been using for a long time.
What happens when syncing your contacts with Snapchat?
This is what most users on social media sites neglect and even skip. But when you think about it for a few moments, you see it from a different angle. When you synchronize your list of contacts with Snapchat (like with other apps), the site uploads all of your numbers. Also, it will upload your list of names, emails, and even more data to their servers.
After that, they make a copy, of course, and save it securely. Do you know why? It’s all about data. The more they know about users, the better they can use that data. And who knows if there is any hidden goal behind that.
What I want to say here is that you have to try to upload your device’s contact list to Snapchat if you really care about their privacy and security. Snapchat is just a website and app, among others. So, if the phone numbers you upload are being found by hacks or data leaks, that could easily risk the privacy of all your friends.
That’s because you told others what their real names, are and what they have as phone numbers and even emails. If you don’t mean that, which is the case, then by synchronizing your list of contacts, that’s what will happen.
Can’t find them on Snapchat by number?
Adding someone on Snapchat using their mobile phone number is the easiest way to find them. But what can you do if those numbers make no difference? In fact, there are other ways to find their hidden accounts this time.
Find their other hidden mobile numbers
This should work if you think the friend you’re looking for on Snapchat has more than a cell phone number. So, use any reverse lookup tool and type the mobile number of that person.
Next, let the program find their other hidden contact details. When you see new numbers, add them to your contact list and synchronize them with Snapchat if you want.
On the other hand, you can easily see if your friend has other names or usernames he uses on social media. By doing that, you’ll avoid synchronizing your list of contacts with the Snapchat app, which is a lot better in all cases.
When you search by name or username, you can find your friend in a few moments. But when you can’t see them on Snapchat, use Google or other search engines to find their different username and nicknames. That way, you’ll have more options to add them on Snapchat without risking their online privacy.
If tying all the possible ways to find your friend on Snapchat doesn’t help, you still have the option to ask them directly.
Don’t be worried about this step. Most users on social media apps want to have more followers, especially from people who they know personally in real life. However, even if you know another way of contact, why not ask them for their Snapchat account name or tell them to add you if you can’t? That’s another way to add your loved ones on Snapchat when using their numbers and names makes no difference here.
When it’s time to find, then, add a person to your Snapchat friends by phone number, you can use the above methods. These ways work, but when that person has more than a single phone number, then it won’t be that easy to guess which one of these contact details he uses on Snapchat.
In this case, you can think about other social media accounts he may use. From there, find their contact details or usernames and search for that same person again. This time, it will be easier to see their accounts on Snapchat because you know more about their secondary cell phone numbers and even names.