How To Find your Friends on Discord

Posted by Joseph on December 28, 2018

The Friends List feature in Discord is the perfect addition toward keeping gaming a socializing event. Call up a few of your closest gamer buds and connect from anywhere to enjoy your favorite games together.

Trash talk during an epic round of Call of Duty, team up to destroy the opposing team on Summoner’s Rift in League of Legends, or tackle that dungeon as a group in Final Fantasy XIV. The possibilities are many and the procedure for engaging in these “group-inspired” activities is super easy.

Gaming has always been more fun with others of your ilk involved in one way or another. Even the typical gaming loner like myself enjoys playing with my closest gamer friends from time to time.

Discord does you the service of providing a feature that allows you to list not only your “ride or die” gaming clique, but anyone else who happens to be using the platform. This does wonders for those who would rather not have to remember each and every individual’s username when trying to grab some friends to play with.

In this article, I’ll go over the different ways in which to add friends, both new and old, to your Discord Friends List.


How To Add Friends In Discord

There are a few different ways in which to add friends to your Friends List. You can search for them using their username and gamer tag if you know it. There is also the ability to add a friend through their profile as well as by using a right-click menu. I’m going to breakdown each of them as well as what you can find using the Friends List Window.


Discord Friends List Window

Having friends added to the Friends List means you won’t have to share a server to send DM’s, create group chats, or check their online status. You’ll have direct access to each of these things right there in the Friends Window.

To get to your Friends List Window:

  1. While logged into Discord, left-click the Discord icon at the top-left of the screen.
  2. From the Discord Menu, click on the Friends icon located to the right of your servers list.


When you have friends already added, you can sort them all through the Friends List Window. There are a few tabs to swap between depending on how you want the list displayed:

  • ALL – This tab will display every one of your friends currently added to your list.
  • ONLINE – Shows you each and everyone of your friends from the list that are currently online, including those who may be idle.
  • PENDING – All friend requests that you’ve received will be sitting here. You can scroll through and accept or reject until your heart’s content.
  • BLOCKED – Every user you’ve blocked will be listed here.


There are a few other icons and buttons listed in the Friends List Window – @mention, help, and New Group DM if you have more than one listed friend. But only one button is relevant to this article and I’ll get to that in good time.

Technically, only those you’re willing to call friend will be found in the “Online” or “All” tabs. While looking at the lists, information is broken down into three columns:

  • NAME – The friend’s username (not to be confused with their full tag).
  • STATUS – You’ll find their online status and game they’re currently playing in this column.
  • MUTUAL SERVERS – If you share a server with any of your friends, the server name will appear here. You’re window may need to be expanded if the mutual servers are not showing up.


You can open up a DM with one of your friends by clicking on the horizontal bar that appears while hovering above one of them. Also, if you share a server, you can click the server name to be taken directly to that server’s #general channel.

So let’s get back to that relevant button mentioned earlier – Add Friend.


Add Friend Via Username & Tag

You can add some gamer buddies directly from your Friends List Window, by clicking on the Add Friend button. After clicking on the button, a new window appears:

There a couple of different things to take away from this window but for now we’ll focus on the text box. If you happen to know the DiscordTag of the friend you’d like to add, you can type it into the box and hit Send Friend Request.

A DiscordTag requires you have the friend’s full username (case-sensitive), followed by a #, finished with their 4-digit DiscordTag. All of this information can be obtained from either the friend providing it to you or pulling it up from their profile. You can also left-click their avatar if you have it readily available to you.

By typing this completely inside the text box, you’ll receive either a green-colored message:

indicating the request was a success or a red-colored message:

telling you that something was wrong. If you experience the red message, be sure to double check that all information typed in is correct and give it a go once more.

If you’d like to connect a few of your other social media accounts to your Discord, you can do so by smashing the Connect Accounts button located at the bottom of the window. You’ll need to log in and provide authorization to each of the social media platforms you want to connect. Doing this will populate friends in the “Friends Suggestion” section so long as they too have a Discord account.


Add Friend Via Profile Button

If you chose to locate the friend’s DiscordTag by visiting their profile, you may have caught a glimpse of a pretty, green Send Friend Request button like this:

Unsure on how to get back to a user’s profile?

You can either:

  1. Left-click a future friend’s avatar and then left-click the avatar again inside the new window.

  2. Right-click the potential friend’s name or avatar and select Profile from the menu.

Easy peasy.


Add Friend Via Right-Click Menu

This alternative to adding a friend is likely the simplest. No need for a strong memory or searching through profiles. All you need to do to shoot out a friend request is to right-click the soon-to-be hombre’s name and select Add Friend from the menu.

Super quick, super sweet! Following these steps will net you your own gamer crew in no time.



One thought on “How To Find your Friends on Discord”

thelastgame says:
there is somone who i have on direct messages but when i go to [add friend] and put his username and everything… it says that there is a problem even tho everything is right

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