Snapchat can be really confusing at times, especially if you are not well-versed with the app’s uniqueness. With so many interesting features to keep you wondering and confused, Snapchat is enough of a mystery for beginners who have just started using the app. The Quick Add list on Snapchat, which shows you suggested users you might want to add, is just one of the platform’s mysteries. The profiles you see on the list can sometimes seem surprisingly relevant and, at other times, utterly nonsensical.
While the way this list is created is a topic of another blog, we are here to tell you something else that concerns the Quick Add list.
While exploring the Quick Add list on Snapchat, you might wonder whether you also appear on others’ Quick Add lists. Snapchat has many things going on, and it makes perfect sense to wonder what concerns you and your account.
In this blog, we will explore the Quick Add suggestions and discover whether your username appears on someone’s Quick Add list if you see their username on your Quick Add. Read on to know more.
How Does the Quick Add Feature on Snapchat Work
Snapchat is definitely very different from most other social media platforms. But the Quick Add feature is certainly not one of the platform’s unique qualities.
The Quick Add list on Snapchat is the rough equivalent of Facebook’s People you may know and Instagram’s Suggested for you. Suggestions are a central feature of every social media platform. Every social media platform wants to grow its user base and keep its existing users busy. Nothing can be more effective in achieving this objective than resorting to friend suggestions.
Snapchat’s Quick Add list- like its other equivalents mentioned above- is aimed at connecting users with others who can potentially be their friends, family members, or acquaintances.
The list is prepared with the help of an algorithm that takes into account numerous determining factors such as your friends, contacts, friends of friends, mutual contacts, and so on. Although no one except Snapchat knows exactly which factors contribute to the Quick Add list, the above factors are too obvious to exclude.
If Someone’s Username is on My Quick Add Feature on Snapchat, Am I on Quick Add Too?
The Quick Add list is one of the most fundamental features of Snapchat. Since Snapchat doesn’t tell you much information about a user other than their username, name, and bitmoji, it is almost impossible to find the right person by searching their username or name.
The Quick Add list provides the best way to connect with users who are not your friends or in your contacts. It provides the only gateway towards greater socialization in an app more focused on privacy than any other app.
Therefore, the Quick Add list appears on every user’s profile and cannot be turned off. You can remove users from the Quick Add, but you cannot remove the Quick Add list altogether.
Regarding your question, do you also appear on the Quick Add list of people who appear on yours? The answer depends on various factors. But let’s talk about it in the general sense.
It all depends on the algorithm:
By default, you can appear as a suggestion in the Quick Add list of other users on Snapchat. Snapchat’s settings are set to include you in the Quick Add list of a person if you satisfy the algorithmic criteria of the app. If Snapchat can connect you with a specific user directly or indirectly, you can easily appear on their Quick Add list.
Therefore, whether you appear on a particular user’s Quick Add list depends on the algorithm. It is NOT necessary that you will appear as a suggestion to each user who appears as a suggestion on your account.
In some cases, it is more likely that you will appear on their list. For example, if someone appears on your Quick Add by mutual friends, you will most likely appear on their Quick Add, too, because you both have common friends.
The decision rests with you:
Quick Add suggestions are there to help users connect with other users seamlessly. But, not everyone likes the idea of their profile appearing on other user’s profiles without their permission. If you are one such user, we understand your point. But what if we tell you that you have the power to decide?
If you don’t want to appear on the Quick Add list of other Snapchatters, you can prevent your profile from appearing in someone’s Quick Add. All it takes is a few tapes and half a minute.
How to disable Quick Add appearance on Snapchat
You cannot disable the Quick Add list. But you can prevent yourself from appearing in others’ Quick Add lists. Follow these steps to do that:
Step 1: Open Snapchat and log into your account.
Step 2: Tap on your bitmoji icon at the top-left corner of the Camera tab. You will be taken to your profile screen.
Step 3: On the profile page, tap on the Settings gear icon at the screen’s top-right corner.
Step 4: On the Settings page, scroll down to the Privacy Controls subhead. This section contains all the privacy settings. Tap on See me in Quick Add.
Step 5: Uncheck the box next to Show me in Quick Add. Doing this will prevent your profile from appearing in the Quick Add suggestions.
In the end
Snapchat shows Quick Add suggestions to all its users so they can make new friends and enjoy the Snapchat experience.
Just like you see other users in the Quick Add list, you can also appear similarly on other users’ Quick Add lists. There is no way to disable Quick Add suggestions on Snapchat. But there is surely a simple way to prevent your account from appearing in other people’s Quick Add, which we have mentioned above.
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