Snapchat is one of the top social media platforms of all time and is a prime example of social media marketing done perfectly. The platform has several USPs (Unique Selling Points), but that’s just half of what makes something popular. The USPs must also be marketed to the right audience and changed according to new trends and the audience’s requirements and preferences. It’s particularly difficult when changes are to be made because there’s a very thin line between a great update and a change in the platform’s concept.
The main concept behind Snapchat was being able to send pictures and videos to someone on the platform without any trace of it. As long as you choose not to save it to your Memories and they don’t screenshot it, no trace of that media will remain after they’ve seen it.
The idea of snaps was received very warmly by internet users, especially the younger generations, whose main concern was privacy. It was unlike anything seen on the internet and was an instant hit.
However, after some time, many users started complaining that they wanted to save the snaps they received. While this goes entirely against everything Snapchat has worked to establish, they still added a Save in Chat and Save to Camera Roll feature.
This must’ve been quite a difficult decision for Snapchat, and while most users were happy, many were upset that it wasn’t what it used to be anymore. This was a scenario Snapchat was prepared for; all users can choose whether or not their snaps can be saved in chat or to camera roll. This solved both sides’ problems, and everyone was happy.
Another unconscious reason users were attracted to Snapchat is its youthful, minimalistic design, especially the use of yellow as its primary color. Many studies have shown that the color yellow has a euphoric and positive effect on our brains.
According to a survey conducted by Snapchat, the platform makes users feel more positive emotions than any other platform. Users feel attractive, positive, happy, flirty, playful, energized, innovative, and creative on the platform. Well, Snapchat surely knows how to keep its users happy, don’t you think?
In today’s blog, we’ll talk about whether or not it is possible to fix the ‘Too Many Friends’ error on this platform.
How to Fix “Too Many Friends” on Snapchat
Snapchat is one of the best places to make friends if you aren’t comfortable or ready for face-to-face conversations with strangers yet.
There’s a Quick-Add Section on the platform that contains all the users who have mutual friends with you, live somewhere near you, and people you might know.
On Snapchat, you can always connect with that one person in school who you thought was cool but could never muster the courage to talk to them. It’s perfect for striking up conversations with people without the pressure of their presence.
Then, when you know them enough to decide whether or not you want them as your friends, you’ll easily be able to talk to them face-to-face!
You might’ve heard people say you can make as many friends as you want on this platform. This is an ambiguous statement with very little clarity, don’t you think? The truth is, you can make as many friends on Snapchat as you could possibly want to. So, there is a limit, but it’s so high that very few people manage to reach it without trying to.
After some research, we’ve found that the earlier limit was 2,500 but has now been increased to 5,000 or 6,000. If you want to add more friends, you can either remove some of the people you don’t talk to or create a new account for more friends.
Here’s how to remove a friend on Snapchat
Step 1: Launch Snapchat on your smartphone, and log in to your account if you haven’t already.
Step 2: The first page you’ll land on is the Snapchat camera. At the top left corner of the page, locate and tap on the icon of your bitmoji.
Step 3: Scroll down on Your Profile, locate the My Friends option, and tap on it.
Step 4: You’ll see a list of all your Snapchat friends. Carefully tap on the bitmoji or profile picture of the first user you want to delete.
Step 5: This will take you to their profile. At the top right corner, you’ll see the three-dots icon. Tap on it.
Step 6: A pop-up menu will appear with several options. Tap on the second one, called Manage Friendship.
Step 7: Another pop-up will appear with a few actionable options. Tap on the third option called Remove friend. Tap on it.
Here you go! Now, all you need is to do this for all the friends you want to delete. Unfortunately, Snapchat doesn’t allow you to bulk remove two or more friends at once on the platform.
If you have fewer friends than 5,000 and are still seeing this error, it’s probably a Snapchat problem. There isn’t much you can do other than waiting for the Snapchat team to fix it.
To ensure that it’s a problem from the Snapchat servers’ side, go on Twitter and tweet about your issue. Any other users facing the same problem will immediately come forward, and Snapchat will also reply to your tweet soon.
If that doesn’t happen, you can also submit a formal report to the Snapchat team via Gmail requesting an immediate explanation and action to resolve the issue.
In the end
As we end this blog, let’s recap all we’ve discussed today.
Only on Snapchat will you see having too many friends as a problem. While the limit is quite high, people who’ve been using this platform for a long time can easily cross this limit.
Now, if you want to add new friends, you need to remove the people you don’t talk to and those inactive on the platform. Alternatively, you could create a new Snapchat account for newer friends, but that sounds more like a hassle than a solution.
If you’re sure that you don’t have 5,000 friends but are still seeing the error, it’s highly probable that the Snapchat servers are facing an issue. Get in touch with the Snapchat team on Twitter or Gmail, and we’re sure they’ll get back to you at the earliest.
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