How to See How Many Friends You Have on Snapchat in 3 Simple Methods

It’s very common on social media apps that users have many questions, for example, how to see how many friends you have on Snapchat.

Or, how to see how many people you have on Snapchat and similar questions to that. In this post we will answer all these questions and more, in general though, there are 3 main ways to see how many friends you have on the app.

We will cover all the ways there is to see how many friends you have on snapchat and try to make it as easy as possible for you, and we hope you can learn from this and become a more engaged user to the app.

So, let’s dive right in…

How to see how many friends you have on snapchat – 3 main ways

How to See How Many Friends You Have on Snapchat

Please note that social media apps like Snapchat change regularly and we aim to provide the best info possible at this time, if for some reason the methods we show you here about seeing your friends on the app don’t work, please let us know and we will update this post.

Another suggestion is to try all of the ways we recommend here if one of them doesn’t work, as sometimes one way will work while the other one becomes outdated.

Method #1 using the Snapchat maps

The most effective way to find out how many friends you have on the app is to use the maps. The way the Snapchat maps works is basically giving you the option to view all the snaps from all over the world, and it will even show you the location on the map, pretty cool right?

From there you can just select the people who can view your location.

Why this method works?
Because by opening the maps you basically see the people you gave permission to view your location, your friends on the app.

Here’s how you do it step by step:

  1. Open the Snapchat app, and click on the map icon at the bottom left corner
  2. Once inside the map, click on the settings icon
  3. Inside the settings tab, look for the ” Who can see my location ” option and select ” Only these friends “
    This will show a list of all your friends on Snapchat in order of their name
  4. Now you have the full list, and you can just click ” select all ” and save it
  5. Next just go to your maps and click on your bitmoji icon
  6. When your profile shows up, go under the Snap map view you should see a line that reads ” Sharing location to X friends ”

Here’s a visual explanation of the above:

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The number you see in that line is how many friends you have on Snapchat – You’re welcome!

This is the most easy way to view your friends on Snapchat, however if you want a different way, check the next one out.

Method #2 From my friends

You can also use the ” My friends ” section on Snapchat to see how many friends you have. Here’s the step by step process:

  • Again, open the Snapchat app from your phone.
  • Once you’re logged in, tap on your profile.
  • Now scroll all the way down to find your ” Friends ” section
  • Once you locate it, just tap on it, and it will show you all your friends on the app
How to See How Many Friends You Have on Snapchat

Now while this method sounds much easier than the first one, and you might be asking ” why didn’t we recommend this first ” the reason is that in this list, Snapchat will show you all your friends, but it won’t give you a total number, meaning if you have 489 friends, you will need to manually count them from the list, which is very time consuming, but still a way to do it.

If you don’t feel like wasting 20 minutes and count it, here’s the third way to see how many people or friends you have on Snapchat.

Method #3 By posting a story

**Please note this third method is the least accurate way of seeing how many friends you have, but it will give you a good idea, and it’s quick and easy.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Open your Snapchat app
  • Now post a story to your profile – but make sure it’s only visible to your friends
  • Now just wait for around 24 hours and comeback to see how many of your Snapchat friends viewed it.
How to See How Many Friends You Have on Snapchat

This will give you a ballpark idea of how many friends you have on Snapchat, if you’re not looking for an exact number.

Why you need this information?

When you are a ” power user ” on social media, and maybe even if you make it so that it’s your full time job or even a side hustle, you might need to keep track of your followers count, or your friends count on the apps. In Snapchat it’s no different.

How many friends maximum can you have on Snapchat anyway?

Back in the first days of Snapchat, you could have a max of 2,500 friends on the app, but as the app became more popular and more people started using it, they have increased this number to 5,000 friends and it’s the current official number.

Can I see how many friends someone else has on Snapchat?

Yes, you can, but you have to have them as your friend first. And also they will need to allow others to view their friends count first. So if these two things are true, you will be able to see how many friends they have.


As you saw, there are a few methods to view your friends count on Snapchat, and we hope this helped you figure out how to do it and make your life a little bit easier as a Snapchat user. If you are interested in learning how to view when someone last used Snapchat, just follow the guide we wrote previously that gives you a step by step way to see it.

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About the Author: Nick Cagge

Hi! I am a facts enthusiastic and long time writer. I wrote for a few very popular magazines and covered topics from business, to politics. Today I am much more relaxed and love writing about everyday stuff. Hope you enjoy my writing.