Snapchat, a popular social media platform, enables you to keep in touch with friends and share snaps that highlight the enjoyable moments in your life. However, you might have mistakenly unfollowed a friend, or perhaps you made a decision in a moment of anger that you now regret. Regardless of the reason, you can easily reinstate someone on Snapchat. This article will guide you through several methods of doing so and answer some commonly asked questions about Snapchat connections.

Re-add a Friend on Snapchat: Multiple Methods

If you’re keen to mend ties, or simply want to rectify an unfortunate mistake, there are four key ways you can reconnect with your friend on Snapchat:

Method #1: Via Snapchat URL

Snapchat users can share their profiles using unique URLs. You may find their URL on another social media site like Instagram, or you can create it from their Snapchat username. Here’s how:

  1. Type “[their username]” in your browser’s search bar.
  2. This will directly take you to their Snapchat profile.
  3. Click on the “Add Friend” button.

Remember, a list titled “Snapchatters Who Added You” is available on each Snapchat user’s profile. If someone removed you and you didn’t notice, you can find their name on this list and re-add them.

Method 2: By Scanning the Snapcode

If you have a saved photo of your friend’s Snapcode, this method will work for you:

  1. Open Snapchat and tap the add friend icon in the top right corner.
  2. Press the ghost icon on the right side of the search bar.
  3. Select the saved Snapcode image from your gallery.
  4. Snapchat will scan the code, find your friend, and re-add them to your list.

Method #3: Using Contacts

If your friend’s number is saved in your phone’s address book, it can be used to reinstate them on Snapchat:

  1. Open Snapchat and tap your profile icon (Bitmoji) in the top left corner.
  2. Select the “Add Friends” option.
  3. Press “All Contacts” under the search bar.
  4. All names in your contact list will be displayed. Find your friend’s name and tap “Add” next to their profile.

Method #4: By Searching their Username

The easiest way to add someone back to your Snapchat is by searching for their username:

  1. Open Snapchat and select your profile icon (Bitmoji) in the top left corner.
  2. Navigate to the “Add Friends” option.
  3. Enter their username.
  4. Press “Add” next to your friend’s profile to add them back.

What Happens After Removing a Friend on Snapchat?

When you remove someone from your friends list, they will no longer be able to view your private Stories or Charms. However, they can still see any public content you post. If you share mutual friends, those friends can also still view your Stories and Charms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still message someone if we are no longer friends on Snapchat?

Your ability to message someone you are no longer friends with on Snapchat depends on their privacy settings. If they have set their settings to “Everyone”, you can still send them a message. However, if their settings are set to “My Friends”, you will not be able to message them unless you are friends.

What if I can’t find a deleted contact’s Snapchat username?

If you can’t find a deleted contact’s Snapchat username, you can download your Snapchat data from the website. This data includes a list of everyone you’ve added or attempted to add as friends on the app. To access this, visit the Snapchat support page, log in, and select “My Data” > “Submit a Request”. You’ll receive an email containing a link to download your data.


Reinstating a friend on Snapchat is simple with the right steps. If you’ve forgotten your friend’s username, you can often find it on their other social media platforms, since many people use the same username across different platforms. However, to prevent these situations in the future, it’s best to double-check before removing someone from your friends list.