How to See How Many Friends You Have on Snapchat

How to See How Many Friends You Have on Snapchat

If you’ve had Snapchat for a while, you’ve probably amassed a good number of friends that you can contact. These people will also be able to message you and view your stories when you post one. If you want to know how many friends you have on Snapchat, you can use snap maps as well as counting your friends to find out.

Note: Counting your friends on Snapchat only includes counting your friends. This doesn’t include finding out how many people have you added on Snapchat. There’s no way to find out how many people added you apart from using your Snapchat views as a rough estimate. You can only use find out how many people you’ve added back on Snapchat.

How to See How Many Friends You Have on Snapchat

1. Using Snapchat Maps

The first way to find out how many friends you have is to use Snapchat maps to tally them up. This method allows you to select who you want to have your location, then it’ll provide you with a notification saying how many friends you’ve shared your location to. If you’ve selected all of them, then it’ll give you your total amount of friends.

To find out how many friends you have on Snapchat:

1. Open Snapchat and select the maps icon at the bottom right.

2. Click the settings icon and under Who Can See My Location, select Only These Friends.

3. Scroll down to the list that has all of your friends in Alphabetical order. This is also the list that starts with A. (if you have no one that has a name that starts with A then it’ll be the next alphabet in the alphabetical order.

4. Select the select all icon at the top right of the list and select Save.

5. Go off Snapchat maps and select your bitmoji icon to view your profile.

6. Scroll down and under the Snap Map view that shows the map, you should see ‘sharing location with x friends. It’ll say how many friends you have on Snapchat.

2. Counting Friends

The second way to find out an approximation of how many friends you have is to go to your friends list and count the number of friends that you have on the list. If you haven’t added too many people back, then it won’t take long to count through your list from A-z. Once you’ve gone through the list, you’ll have an approximate for how many friends you have.

Note: when counting through this list, not everyone on here will be your friends. This list also contains people who haven’t added you back and it contains people who have removed you as a friend.

So to get the true amount, you’ll need to remove anyone who has removed you and remove anyone who hasn’t added you back. Once you do this, you’ll be able to know the true number of friends.

3. Posting a Story

The next way to get an approximation of how many friends you have is to post a snapchat story. After posting a story that only your friends can see, wait until the 24 hours is nearly up for your Snapchat story to expire, then check how many friends you have viewed your story. This will give you an approximation of how many friends you have on Snapchat.

4. Count How Many People Are In Your Recent Conversations

Going through your conversations, you can figure out how many people you are able to talk to. These are your friends! You can only contact someone on Snapchat if you are friends.

Scroll left from your camera page, and scroll down until you can find each person you have talked to and count through them. This might be a bit excruciating, but it’s a surefire way to see everyone who is your friend since you can only contact them.

5. Ask Someone or Pay Someone to Count Your Entire Friends List

You can ask a friend, or ask a friend with pay, to count your entire friends list. They will have to go through your list and count each person either through your friends list or through your recent conversations. This is a seamless and effortless way to get your friend count, without doing it yourself.

How to See How Many Friends You Have on Snapchat Without Counting

Don’t want to count? There’s a way around that. Here are some ways you can get your friend count without counting through a bunch of your lists;

1. Post a Story and Count How Many Views It Gets

You can post a story and look at how many views you get. Once you post your story through the camera page, just wait a little while before it expires in 24 hours, and then scroll to the right and click on your own story. On the button, you will see a view panel. Click on this and you will have a list of users pop up.

These users are the ones who probably interact with your posts the most. This is a good way to see who is also active while being your friend on Snapchat.


If you want to know how many friends you have on Snapchat, one of the more popular social sites of the world, there are many ways. Although a lot of them rely on counting or on hoping everyone shows up and is active, there are still ways even when you don’t get a numbered list of how many friends you may have.

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David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.


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