How Many Friends Can You Have On Snapchat?

The maximum number of friends you can have on Snapchat is 6,000, but there is no limit on the number of people who can add you (as long as they haven’t reached the 6,000 limit themselves). 

In addition to this, there is a limit on how many friends you can add in a single day.

This limit is around 150 and once you hit the limit you won’t be able to add more friends for 24 hours. 

Snapchat will send you an error notification if you have either reached your 6,000 friend limit or you have added a large number of friends in a short period of time.

Is There A Limit On The Number Of Snapchat Friends You Can Have?

Yes, the limit is 6,000 Snapchat friends per account.

This limit has increased considerably in the last few years as the original friend limit was 2,500.

Once you have 6,000 Snapchat friends you will not be able to add more friends.

Why Does Snapchat Say I Have Too Many Friends?

If Snapchat has sent an error message saying you cannot add any more friends it is most likely because you have added a lot of friends in a short period of time or you’ve reached the friend limit. 

If you haven’t reached the 6,000 friend limit, you simply need to wait 24 hours before adding anyone else.

This is an automated security feature to help reduce spam accounts.

How Many Friends Can You Have On Snapchat

Snapchat will also say you have too many friends if you are at the 6,000 friend limit. In this case, you can no longer add people but people can still add you.

You can remove friends you no longer interact with to reduce your friend count. This will allow you to add others until you get back up to the 6,000 limit. 

If you haven’t been adding lots of people and you’re nowhere near the friend limit you may be experiencing a bug or glitch in the system.

These glitches tend to be fixed quickly so it’s worth making sure your app is up to date, you can also reach out to Snapchat support to let them know about the problem.

Snapchat Friends Limit Explained

When Snapchat first launched in 2011 the friends limit per account was 2,500.

However, since the app has grown in popularity they decided to increase the limit to 5,000 friends and then again to 6,000 friends. 

The increase in the limit in recent years has been a result of the increase in Snapchat users, but some users are still calling for the limit to be increased or removed entirely. 

DateSnapchat Friend Limit
Launch – 20202,500 friends
20215,000 friends
2021/ 20226,000 friends

What Happens Once You Reach The Friends Limit?

When you reach the 6,000 friend limit on Snapchat, an error message will show when you try to add more people.

This simply means you cannot add any more people. However, people can still add you to their friend list so you can continue sharing your Snapcode and Snapchat name to grow your own following.

If you have your Story privacy set to “Everyone” then friends as well as users who are not in your friend list can see your stories.

How Do Some People Get More Than 6,000 Snapchat Friends?

The limit on Snapchat friends is 6,000 but there is no limit on how many people can add you.

Once you reach 6,000 friends you won’t be able to add more, however people will still be able to add you which will cause you to exceed 6,000.

How To See How Many Friends You Have On Snapchat

Unlike most social media platforms, Snapchat does not display the number of friends you have.

Fortunately, there is a simple way to check how many friends you have (without having to physically count each account on your friend list!):

  1. Open Snapchat and tap your profile icon in the top left
  2. Scroll down to your Snapmap & tap the ‘Sharing Location’ button under the map.
  3. Tap “only these friends” on the “who can see my location” option.
  4. Now “select all” and press “save”. You will now be able to see the total number of friends on your list underneath the “Only These Friends” option on the My Location menu.

At the moment, this is the only way to see the total number of friends on your list.

Once you’ve seen how many friends you have you can go back to the list and click “unselect all”.

Then select the friends you want to be able to see your location and press save.

How To See How Many Friends Someone Else Has On Snapchat

There is no way to view somebody else’s Snapchat friend list unless you have access to their account (this requires their login and password).

You may be able to get a general idea of how popular they are, or how active they are on Snapchat, by viewing their Snap Score.