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How to see mutual friends on Snapchat?

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Snapchat is one of the most popular online messaging apps in the world courtesy of its privacy focussed features like disappearing messages and screenshot notifications. However, sometimes these privacy features can also be a hindrance to user functionality.

In this article, we’re talking about how you can see mutual friends on Snapchat, that is if you can at all.

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Checking mutual friends on Snapchat

There’s no way to see the people your friends have added on Snapchat, let’s first clarify that. Privacy is a big part of the app’s design so what people your friends are interacting with or what people you have in common with them is almost impossible to find out. 

However, the Quick Add list in the app does provide some suggestions that might be useful. It generates suggestions based on your contact list, people your friends are interacting with and, you guessed it, anyone that Snapchat thinks is a mutual friend between you and someone else you have already added as a friend. 

The list is completely random and populates with different people every now and then. You can remove people from this list too by tapping the x button, but over time, Snapchat will keep adding people to this list and a fair bit of them will be mutual users. 

To check out your Quick Add list, follow these steps. 

  • Open Snapchat and tap the profile icon in the top left. 
  • Tap Add Friends.
  • Under Quick Add you’ll see all your likely mutuals. 

Do keep in mind that if you send someone a friend request on Snapchat, the app tells them where you found the person’s profile. So if you add them via Quick Add, Snapchat will tell them that you found your profile via the list.

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: