Social media is a great place to connect with people online. From meeting new people and catching up with friends and family, to establishing professional connections, social media sites like Snapchat, Facebook, and Linkedin help us maintain and expand our social circles in a variety of ways.
Now, if you have been active on social media for a while, you might have, on countless occasions, wanted to find someone you knew. Different social media platforms provide different options to search for people you know or want to know.
But, if you are reading this blog, you are most likely wondering if and how you can find people on Snapchat by email address, aren’t you? Look no further! You are at the perfect place, and we have got you covered.
Welcome to our latest blog! In this blog, we will be discussing in detail everything you need to know about finding people on Snapchat using an email address. So, stick with us, and we assure you that by the time you reach the end, you won’t have any doubts left.
Can You Find Someone on Snapchat by Email Address?
Well, the answer might not sound very pleasing, but we will be honest with you, as always. No, you can’t find someone on Snapchat using an email address. Trust us, we were as disappointed as you are when we first found this out.
Snapchat is already loaded with enough features that set it apart from most other social media platforms in many ways. The disappearing messages, the unique profile avatars, the Astrological Profile, you name it. So, when we realized that we couldn’t use email addresses to find people, we were not surprised at all.
But hang on! We are not here merely to talk about the problems and let you down, are we? Instead, we’re here to discuss with you the ways to overcome the problem. If Snapchat doesn’t have this feature, it must have provided other ways to search, right? Right you are! Keep reading to find out all the ways you can use to find your friends on Snapchat.
How to Find Someone on Snapchat
Now that we have discussed that we can’t use email addresses to find people, we are ready to explore all the other options we have to find our friends on the platform. And the good news is that there are many such options. Let’s discuss them one by one.
1. Find Someone on Snapchat by Phone Number
You can add people to your friend list right from your Contacts. This means you can find who among your phone’s Contact List has an account on Snapchat. This is quite a useful feature that removes the hassle of searching for individuals one by one.
Here’s how you can:
Step 1: Open the Snapchat app on your phone. If you are not already logged in, tap on Log In. You can log in using either your phone number, username, or email address, along with your password.
Step 2: If you are logging in to the app for the first time, you will be asked to grant necessary permissions like Camera, Storage, and Contacts. Tap on Allow for each of these. Giving Snapchat access to your Contacts is necessary to find people from your Contacts.
If you have already logged yourself in and granted all the necessary permissions, you can skip these two steps and move on to Step 3.
Step 3: Once you have logged in, you will land at the Camera tab. On the top of the screen towards the right, you will see a small ‘+’ with a head icon. This is the Add Friends icon. Tap on it.
Alternatively, you can also click on the profile icon on the top left corner of the screen, then scroll down a little and tap on the Add Friends option. But the first way is much quicker.
Step 4: The Add Friends section will appear. You will see a search box, and just below it to the right, you will see ‘All Contacts‘. Tap on this option and move to the next step.
Step 5: On the All Contacts page, under the Friends on Snapchat section, you will see a list of all your Contacts that are on Snapchat. Next to each Contact name, a +Add icon will be present. You can add these Contacts by tapping on this icon for as many people as you want to add. Or you can simply search for specific contacts to see if they are on Snapchat.
You might find that, while many of your Contacts are on Snapchat, many others aren’t. These Contacts are listed under the Invite to Snapchat list, below the first list. You can invite them to Snapchat by tapping on the +Invite icon next to each name.
2. Using the Search Feature
It might happen that the person you are trying to search is not in your Contacts, but you want to find them nevertheless. In this case, you might put the Search feature to good use. The Search feature on Snapchat can help you find people using names and/or usernames.
In this and the subsequent sections, we will assume that you are already logged into your app. So we will carry on from there.
Here are the steps:
Step 1: Open the Snapchat app. On the top-left corner of the screen, you will see your Profile icon. Next to it will be the Search option- a small magnifying glass- that you need to tap.
Step 2: Tapping on the Search icon will take you to the Search screen with a search box. In this search box, you can type the name or username of the person you need to find. Type and hit enter, and you will be shown a list of matching results.
Step 3: If you find the person you were looking for, tap on the +Add icon next to their name to add them as your friend.
A piece of friendly advice: In this digital age, when so many people are online with so few names, using names to search for people might lead you nowhere near finding the right person. You might find yourself looking at a list of numerous users with the same name. So please keep in mind that for the Search feature to be useful, it is much better to search usernames instead of names.