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How to get rid of Quick Add on Snapchat?

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Snapchat is a rather popular messaging app amongst the younger generation, primarily because of its privacy-centric features such as disappearing messages and screenshot notifications.

However, Snapchat is also straightforward to use and will keep suggesting friends from your contact list who are on Snapchat as ‘Quick Add’. While this feature is more often than not useful, it can be annoying at times.

In this article, we’re looking at how you can get rid of quick add on Snapchat. 

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How to disable Snapchat quick add?

Follow these steps to disable Snapchat quick add. Keep in mind that this will only stop you from showing up in other people’s quick add suggestions. You’ll still be able to see quick add suggestions at Snapchat’s discretion. 

  • Open Snapchat and tap your profile picture in the top right.
  • Tap the settings gear icon.
  • Scroll down and tap on the See Me in Quick Add option under Who Can…
  • Uncheck the setting and you’re good to go. 

How to disable Snapchat quick chat notifications?

One of the good things about Snapchat is that it gives users very granular control over their notifications. Here’s how you can disable quick chat notifications. 

  • Open Snapchat and tap your profile picture in the top right.
  • Tap the settings gear icon.
  • Scroll down to Notifications.
  • Uncheck Friend Suggestions.

While there’s no dedicated quick add notification setting, this one should filter out most of those suggestions. 

There’s no saying how exactly Snapchat’s algorithms work when suggesting quick adds to you. Sometimes you might see someone who you’ll add in a heartbeat and, at times, someone you’d rather stay away. However, chances are if someone’s number is saved in your phone’s contacts, they’ll show up in your quick add suggestions. 

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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: