How to add friends on LINE

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
How to add friends on LINE

The main reason for the LINE app os for us to stay in touch and be communicated via message or file exchange, with friends we have on our contact list. From this point of view, maybe the most basic option we have to use this program is how to add friends on LINE and this is what would like to explain.

You'll need:

  • Smartphone with Internet access
  • LINE app
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Steps to follow:


The first thing we need to do in order to add friends to LINE is to press ont the "plus" button at the top right end of the screen on the LINE main page. Once you have pressed, a menu will appear where you have to select the option "add friends".


A new window will appear where you'll be able to see four main sections will appear apart from several recommendations with official accounts (they can be a celebrity's account or companies). Each of the sections that appear on the screen are a way of adding friends to LINE.


The first of them is the simplest, which is having friends in our contact list. If it's your case, if we tell the system, it will automatically look for contacts that have LINE.


The second option of adding friends to LINE is through a QR code. Pressing on this option, LINE will show a camera that will act like a QR scanner, which will allow you to add friends scanning their QR codes which are accessible from LINE too.


We have another option to add friends on LINE and it's with the "Shake it" option. With this option you'll only need to shake both smartphones which are close from each other and with LINE open to automatically add a friend to the program.


Last but not least, we have the traditional system which is through a user ID. When we fill in our LINE profile, we can indicate a name or user ID, with which we'd like to be named on screen. If we give this ID to the person who wants to add us on LINE, he'll only have to search for you clicking on the correct option.

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How can I add a friend to my LINE account using his phone number?
Ana Aquino
I lost all my friends on Line that are not on my mobile contact list or on Facebook.. I tried to search them using their line Id but not showing up. Line is the only way of connecting with some of them. How could I reconnect with them. Your help is very much appreciated.
Gordon Barnes
so how do you find your own user ID line there is no simple answer to this AS LINE DOES NOT PROVIDE THE ANSWER TO GET it useless rubbish
Martin Connaway
Need more information of what to do when the user is not found and yes I dis double check their
id number
Searched for friend's ID, does not exist.
Jojo k
Pls i need some to add me by my name jojo k
When I search for peeple nearly everything I type in the response is always "no results found"...even for a common name like Andrew, it finds no results
Jason enryck jimenea
I search my friend.. But I didn't see her name
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Jason, are you sure she has line on her smartphone? People who haven't got a line account are not visible
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