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How to Add Friends on WeChat?

Written By Axel Nash |

WeChat is still one of the popular messaging platforms used by many mobile phone users around the world to continue communicating with their loved ones or friends.

It has been said that there are currently around 1.2 Billion users that are active in WeChat. We know that this number will increase some more as new users are registering and signing up to create their own accounts in WeChat. 

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The good thing about using WeChat is that you can keep adding as many friends as you want and could be a good record of all of the people that you know so can just check your contact list and choose the person you want to send a message first and keeping contact with them from anywhere in the world.

Part 1: Is WeChat safe to use?

Some discussions and even articles mention the security of using the messaging application, WeChat. WeChat, especially in China, is very essential in all of the local’s day-to-day life. They use WeChat to order supplies, food, drinks, and even to pay their bills online. You can also try to rent a car or bicycle through their app. WeChat almost offers different services that you can think of and with this much data that they get from us, you probably wondering if it is safe to use.

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It has been said that WeChat does not support any end-to-end encryption and it is also not recommended to be used by security experts because of the number of restrictions they induce and the amount of data they have about the user.  As long as you are not sending any confidential or important files using WeChat, then you do not need to worry about your privacy being breached. It is more about the user being careful and mindful of the files that they send to other users.

Part 2: How to Add Friends to WeChat on iPhone?

For our IOS users, if you want to add more friends to your contact list and widen your virtual network in WeChat, you can follow the steps below to add a friend using different pieces of information.

Option 1: Adding using QR Codes

  • Step 1: First, make sure that you have opened your WeChat application.
  • Step 2: Next, tap on the “Contacts” tab on your screen.
  • Step 3: On the upper right of the screen, you can tap on the icon of a person’s head with a “+” sign.
  • Step 4: Then tap on the “Scan QR Code”.

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  • Step 5: Lastly, it will open your camera which will scan any QR code that you have. Make sure that you put the QR Code within the lines they provided to scan the image better.

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Option 2: Inviting Friends

  • Step 1: Open the Wechat Application on your phone.
  • Step 2: Go on to the “Chats” tab.
  • Step 3: Next, you can tap on the “Invite Friends to WeChat” which you can find at the bottom of your chats list.
  • Step 4: You can then choose the “Invitation Method”. You can choose either via email, Facebook, Whatsapp, or SMS.

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  • Step 5: Choose the friend you want to invite from your preferred Invitation Method by entering either their name, number, or email address.
  • Step 6: To finalize your invitation, you can press the “Send” button. 
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Part 3: How to Add Friends to WeChat on Android?

Now for Android phone users, you can follow the steps below to add a friend on WeChat. The steps are quite similar to that of IOS phone users.

Option 1: Adding using QR Codes

  • Step 1: First, open your WeChat application.
  • Step 2: Next, tap on the “Contacts” tab on your screen.
  • Step 3: On the upper right of the screen, you can tap on the icon of a person’s head with a “+” sign.
  • Step 4: Then tap on the “Scan QR Code”.
  • Step 5: Lastly, it will open your camera which will scan any QR code that you have.

Option 2: Inviting Friends

  • Step 1: Open the Wechat Application on your phone.
  • Step 2: Next, tap on the “Chats” tab.
  • Step 3: Next, you can tap on the “Invite Friends to WeChat” which you can find at the bottom of your chats list.
  • Step 4: You can then choose the “Invitation Method” and choose either via email, Facebook, Whatsapp, or SMS.
  • Step 5: Choose the friend you want to invite based on your preferred Invitation Method.
  • Step 6:  Finally, you can press the “Send” button.

Part 4: How to Block or Delete Friends on WeChat?

Now that you know how to add more friends to your contact list, you must be wondering how you can delete or even block a friend on WeChat. You can read more on this in our other article “How to Block or Unblock Someone on WeChat?” .

Conclusion

Being able to keep in contact with your friends from anywhere around the world is one of the advantages that our current messaging platforms can fulfill. You can send photos, videos, or audio to maintain that connection you have with them. As more users sign up on WeChat, you will for sure be adding more friends that will add up to your contact list. So it is good to know the different methods on how you can add a new friend on WeChat.

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Axel Nash

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