How to Find People Near Me on Snapchat

Your Quick Answer:

  1. To find people near to you on Snapchat, you have to go to “Snap Map” and to go to “Snap Map”, open the Snapchat app, and on the camera screen, in the bottom left corner, tap on the “Map” icon. You will reach “Snap Map”. 
  2. After that, on the map, zoom and locate your location and tap on the particular area where you want to find people. 
  3. You will see blue light there on Map, when you will tap on any, the story will show up on the screen.
  4. These are the people who are nearest to your location and their story is visible along with their location.
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How to find people near me on Snapchat?

As like in day-to-day life, google maps help to find the location of nearby people, similarly, “Snap Map” will help you find people near you on Snapchat. With this, you can find your friends or the people in your neighbors and add them as a friend on Snapchat.

Now, let’s discuss this in detail. Here are the steps to find nearby people on Snapchat through Snap Map:

Step 1: Open Snapchat and click on the “Location” icon

Start with opening the Snapchat app on your mobile device. After opening the app, if you haven’t logged in to your Snapchat account, then, first, enter your username and password to log in to your account. 

On logging in, the first thing that will come up on the screen will be ‘camera’. This camera screen is the ‘home’ screen of your account.

Over there, on the camera screen, look at the bottom, and you will see some options in a row, such as chat icon, friends’ icon, spotlight icon, etc, including, the “Location” icon, on the extreme left corner of the home screen. 

Now, to go to the ‘Snap Map’ tab, click on the “Location” icon and you will reach there.

Tab on location icon

Step 2: Find your area on the map and click on it

The “Location” icon will bring you to the “Snap Map” tab. Now, what you have to do is, on the map find yourself. Zoom the map and you will see your “Bitmoji”, that is, the profile picture indicated as “Me”.

Slide your finger left-right on the screen, zoom for a clear view, and find yourself on the map. Around your bitmoji (Profile picture), you will see the bitmoji of your friends as well. 

On zooming the map, a bit more, you will see blue circle lights around you, on the snap map.

Tab on blue light and find nearest friend

Step 3: Tap on blue-circle light and the story will show up

Next, tap on the blue circle light nearby you, and the story will show up. Simply, tap on the blue light and automatically the stories will show up, one after the other. This is the story of the people who are present nearby you.

Tap and the story will show up

Step 4: Those are the people nearest to your location

The people whose stories you will see on Map at a particular location are the ones who have visited that location in the last 24 hours. Thus, those are the people nearest to that location or nearest to your location. 

The interesting fact is, that you can know the name of the person in the story, which means you can find which friend of yours is nearest to your location or that location. You will get the name on the story, in the top left corner, below the location of the area.

This is how you can find the people nearby you or at some location near to you and add them as friends. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How to search for someone on Snapchat?

Search for someone on snapchat

To search for someone on Snapchat, go to the “Add Friends” page and find the person you are looking for. 

Now, under the “Add Friends” page, there are two options to search for someone. First, if that someone is your friend or is on your contact, then, scroll the list, under “Quick Add” and find them.

To add, click on the “+Add” button in front. Second, at the top of the page, you will see a “Search” bar. Tap on it and type the username of that person. From the result, find the person and to add, click on their username and then “+Add”. 

2. Is Snapchat Quick Add based on location?

snapchat quick add on location

No. Snapchat’s ‘Quick Add’ list is not always based on location. It is mainly based on the people on your contact and your mutual friends. 

Under the ‘Quick Add’ only those usernames will appear whose phone number is saved in your contact book and one who is a friend to your friend, i.e., a mutual friend. 

However, if two people are at the same location, near to each together, then their suggestion may appear on the ‘Quick Add’ lists. 

3. Why can’t I add someone on Snapchat quick add?

You can add the person who has blocked you from his/her Snapchat account. Even though there is saved in your contact book or is your mutual friend, still if the person has blocked you, then you cannot add them as a friend from ‘Quick Add’. 

The Bottom Lines:

To find the people nearby you or near to the targeted location, Snap Map is the best way. This method is the simplest way and works out best to find people and add them as a friend on Snapchat. Follow the steps mentioned above, and you will get the result.

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