How to Add a Friend on Discord: A Step-by-Step Guide

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How to Add a Friend on Discord

As a tech expert and enthusiast, I, Tracy, often find myself helping others navigate the complex world of online communication platforms. One of the most popular platforms I work with is Discord, a hub for communities and friends to chat, collaborate and share experiences. One common task users often need help with is adding friends on Discord. Let’s dive straight into the process of making new connections on this platform.

Step-by-Step Guide to Adding Friends on Discord

Adding friends on Discord is a straightforward process, but it’s crucial to get the details right to ensure you can connect with the right people.

  1. Open Discord: Launch the Discord app on your device or use the web version by visiting Discord’s website.
  2. Navigate to Friends: Click on the ‘Friends’ icon, typically located at the top left side of the screen on the desktop version or at the bottom on the mobile app.
  3. Add Friend: Click on the ‘Add Friend’ button. Here, you will need the Discord Tag of the friend you want to add.
  4. Enter Discord Tag: Input your friend’s full Discord Tag, which includes their username followed by a ‘#’ and a four-digit number (e.g., User#1234).
  5. Send Friend Request: After entering the Discord Tag correctly, click on the ‘Send Friend Request’ button.

Your friend will receive a notification of your request, and once they accept it, you will be connected on Discord.

Finding Your Own Discord Tag

If someone wants to add you on Discord, you’ll need to provide them with your Discord Tag. Here’s how you find it:

  1. In the Discord app, click on your profile picture at the bottom left of the screen.
  2. Your Discord Tag will show under your username (e.g., Tracy#0001).

Troubleshooting Common Issues

Adding friends on Discord is usually a smooth process, but sometimes issues can arise. If you or the person you’re trying to add is experiencing problems, consider the following troubleshooting tips:

  1. Check if the Discord Tag is correct, including the case of letters and the special numbers.
  2. Ensure that neither you nor the person you’re trying to add has reached the friend limit, which is currently set at 1,000 friends.
  3. Verify whether the person you’re trying to add hasn’t disabled friend requests in their Privacy Settings.


Question Answer
What if I can’t remember my friend’s Discord Tag? You can ask your friend to provide it, or if you share a server, you can right-click their username to send a friend request.
Can I add friends without a Discord Tag? No, you need the exact Discord Tag to add someone as a friend directly.
Is there a way to accept all pending friend requests at once? No, currently you have to accept each friend request individually on Discord.

In today’s guide, we’ve covered the essentials of adding friends on Discord with both user and search intent at the forefront. Remember, forming connections on Discord is only a matter of a few clicks, and with the right Discord Tag, you’re good to go. If you continue to face issues, don’t hesitate to delve into the platform’s Support or Help Center for further assistance.