How to Find Someone on Snapchat without Username or Phone Number

How to Find Someone on Snapchat without Username or Phone Number

Snapchat is a mobile app for iOS, Windows, and Android devices. The developer of this application is a public company called Snap. The app’s main selling idea is that any photo or video, or message you send is made available to the recipient for only a short time before it is deleted forever. This type of temporary nature of messaging was initially designed to promote the natural flow of interaction. 

Whenever you join any social media platform, after setting up a profile, the first thing you always need to do is to add close people to your friend’s list. If you are using Snapchat for the first time, the easiest way to find friends and relatives is to type in a username in the search field of Snapchat. What if you do not have usernames? How to find your friends? There are various ways to find someone on Snapchat.

In this blog, listed below are the ways to find your friends on Snapchat. It’s a way to get as many views on Snapchat as most of your friends like these ways.

Steps to find people on Snapchat without their Number/Username:

Follow these steps to located and find the people on Snapchat:

Use Snapcode to Find Someone: You can add people to Snapchat when you get their Snapcode.

Step 1: You need to request a Snapcode from your friend and save it to your camera roll. If you want to add someone from Snapchat, you can also search Snapcode for Google users. You can find Snapcode on YouTube or other social media accounts.

On Android:

Ask your friends on Snapchat to share with you their Snapcode. To do this, you have to open the app and click the profile icon on the homepage on the screen’s left side. Now tap the profile picture and tap on Share Snapcode.

On iPhone, you can directly share Snapcode:

Step 2: Once you have received the Snapcode, save it.

Step 3: Launch the Snapchat app and select the Add Friends icon.

 Note: For iPhone, if you’re on the Profile page, you can also click Add Friends. Click the Snapcode tab to allow Snapchat to access your photo library and discover Snapcode.

Step 4: Select Snapcode from your Camera Roll and insert it as your friend.

Step 5: On the next screen, select Add Friend.

Once you’ve added your friends, you can send Snaps using the cool face filter or invite them to play Snapgames.

2. How to Find Snapchat Users Nearby

If you do not have your friend’s Snapchat username, you can still add him or her with the nearby you feature. With Snapchat’s feature, i.e., Quick Add, you can find friends with the Snapchat account to enable Quick Add. With the help of this feature of Snapchat, you can easily add your friends to Snapchat. 

Follow the steps below:

Step 1: First, check whether your friend has enabled the Quick Add feature. 

Step 2: Launch your Snapchat application and select Find Friends->Quick Add.

Step 3: This feature will detect your friends having a Snapchat account or not. View the list, add them to the friend list on the social media app.

Use Search Engine:

If you are not added with your friends, but your friend has a Snapchat account, follow these steps.

Step 1:  Run the Snapchat application.

Step 2: Click on the Add by Username. This is useful for people who already know the username of the other person. It might be possible that you are friends on another social media account. 

Step 3: Next, in the search box, type your friend’s name. The app will suggest you, different people, by the very name you entered. 

Step 4: View the list, and if you find your friends on this list, add them to your Snapchat contacts.

How to Find People on Snapchat with Phone Number:

If you already have a phone number of Snapchat friends and do not know their username, you can search for them using their phone number.

You have to follow these steps:

Step 1: Launch the Snapchat application.

Step 2: Tap on the Add Friends icon at the screen’s top right corner.

Step 3: Now, on the Add Friends page, press the All Contacts button.

Step 4: You will get a screen showing All Contacts; scroll down the list to find friends who have installed this app. If all contacts list is not showing on your screen, you will have to access Snapchat to add people to your contacts. This will help you, even if the friend has changed this or her username.

Now you will be able to view your contacts list who have Snapchat accounts.

Step 5: Select Add beside the contact’s name to add it to your Account.


Snapchat is one of the unique social media platforms. You can find someone from the synced contacts. Further, you can add someone to your Snapchat account by using their Snapcode. In short, these are various ways to find people on Snapchat without knowing their number or username.


Masri serves as the Chief Content Editor at BestKodiTips. With three years of experience, she excels in creating technical content, focusing on how-to guides, Android and Kodi tutorials, app reviews, and addressing common technological challenges. She ensures to stay abreast of the latest tech updates. Outside of work, Masir finds pleasure in reading books, watching documentaries, and engaging in table tennis.

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