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Why are random people adding me on Snapchat?

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In this digital age, social media platforms have become an integral part of our daily lives. From Facebook to Instagram, these platforms enable us to connect, share moments, and build relationships with people from around the world. A popular multimedia messaging app, Snapchat offers a unique way to communicate through disappearing photos and videos.

However, many users have experienced random and unfamiliar people adding them on Snapchat.

In this article, we have discussed why you are random requests on Snapchat and how you can stop them from adding you.


Why are you receiving random requests on Snapchat?

Below are some reasons why you are receiving random Snapchat adds.

  • Mistaken Identity: The first reason for random Snapchat additions can be mistaken identity. With similar usernames, individuals may unintentionally add the wrong person, believing them to be someone they know or want to connect with.
  • Expanding Social Network: Another reason for random friend requests could be a person’s desire to expand their social network. Some people add random people from Quick Add or other sources to expand their social network.
  • Scams: There are instances where individuals may add you on Snapchat with malicious intentions. They create fake profiles and may seek personal information, exploit vulnerabilities, or attempt financial scams.

Also read: How to replay a Snap?


How to stop getting random Snapchat adds?

The two main ways through which random people can add you on Snapchat is Quick Add and through your phone number, Snapchat allows users to find other users through their phone number.

Disable Quick Add

To disable Quick Add follow the steps below.

  • Open the snapchat and tap on the Profile icon located at the top left corner of the screen.
  • Tap on the Settings (Gear) icon located at the top right corner of the screen.
  • In settings, scroll down and tap on See Me in Quick Add option.
  • Uncheck the box beside Show me in Quick Add.

Also read: How to stop Snapchat bots from adding me? 


How to stop people from adding you by Phone number?

To stop people from adding you by Phone number follow the steps below.

  • Open the snapchat and tap on the Profile icon located at the top left corner of the screen.
  • Tap on the Settings (Gear) icon located at the top right corner of the screen.
  • In settings, tap on Mobile Number option.
  • Unchekc the box beside Let others find me using my mobile number.

Also read: How to change Snapchat AI gender? 

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Akash Singh

Akash is a law graduate who likes to go for bike rides on the weekends soul-searching for answers to his many existential questions. You can contact him here: [email protected]

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