3 Ways To See Recently Added Friends on Snapchat  

How To See Recently Added Friends on Snapchat
How To See Recently Added Friends on Snapchat

In this article, you’ll learn how to see recently added friends on Snapchat. 

Snapchat is a popular social media platform among Gen Zs. Snapchat is popular among teens because it’s all about sharing moments, having fun with filters, and connecting with friends more casually and creatively.

However, some users who are not very familiar with the Snapchat user interface are complaining that they can’t see their newly added friends. 

Can’t see your newly added friends? Not to worry! In this article, you will learn different ways you can see recently added friends on Snapchat. 

What Is Recently Added On Snapchat?

Recently added is a feature on Snapchat that shows only the list of your new friends on Snapchat. 

The recently added section is different from the “friends list” feature. This separates your newly added friends from your old Snapchat friends. 

The friends list feature shows profile lists of all your friends, both old and new ones. 

The recently added feature is more convenient to easily track your new connections on Snapchat.

How To See Recently Added Friends On Snapchat

You can see the list of your newly added friends using these methods. 

Method 1 of 3: From Recently Added

Open the Snapchat app on your phone and go to the chat section. Then, click on the Add Friend icon in the top right corner of the screen. 

On the add friends section, click on the Three Dots at the top right corner. 

Tap on Recently Added to see all your newly added friends. 

The “recently added feature” will only show the list of Snapchatters and subscriptions you’ve recently added on Snapchat. 

Method 2 of 3: From Chat Section (New Conversation)

  • Go to the chat section in the Snapchat app.
  • If you recently added someone, their name will appear on your chat screen section attached with “Say Hi”.
  • Click on the person’s name to open the conversation and start chatting with them. 

Method 3 of 3: From Friends List

  • Open the Snapchat app and click on your Bitmoji icon in the top left corner of the screen. 
  • Under the Friends section, tap Add Friends 
  • Tap the three dots at the top right corner. 
  • Click on Recently Added to see the lists of your newly added friends. 

How To See All Your Friends On Snapchat 

To see the lists of all your Snapchat friends both old and new, do this: 

  • Open the Snapchat app 
  • Tap the Bitmoji icon in the top left corner of the screen. 
  • Navigate to “friends” and click on My Friends.
  • All your Snapchat friends will appear under My Friends list in alphabetical order. 

“My friends” list feature shows all your friends, both the old ones and the ones who recently added you.

How Long Does Recently Added Last On Snapchat?

While everyone is guessing, you can’t determine how long someone stays in recently added on Snapchat. 

If you recently added someone, they will remain on your recently added for about two weeks. However, they might appear longer.

Also, someone will appear in your recently added section if you don’t snap or chat with them more frequently. 

The only way to stop seeing someone you added over a month ago on your recently added section is to interact with them more frequently. 


You just read about three (3) different ways to see recently added friends on Snapchat and also how to see all your friends on the platform. 

With these different methods, you can easily identify your new Snapchat friends and the old ones. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I see how many Snapchat friends I have?

Yes, you can see the list of all your friends arranged in alphabetical order from your profile dashboard section. To do this Open Snapchat »»» Bitmoji icon »»» My friends.

What to do if you accidentally added someone on Snapchat?

Search for the person’s name »»» Press and hold the name »»» Manage friendship »»» Remove as friend »»» Confirm and click on Remove.


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