How To Find Friend’s ID in the Line Chat App

Line is one of the most popular instant communications apps in East and Southeast Asia. It hails from South Korea and apart from its home country, it is the number one chat app in Japan, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, and Turkmenistan.

If you’re new to the app, you’ll be happy to know that Line is easy to get into. And there is no better way to start than by learning how to find and add friends. This article will explore how to add friends via ID search, and some other methods are included too.

Find Friends with ID Search

ID search is one of many ways Line allows you to search for new friends. It is simple and easy to use. Follow these steps to find new friends with ID search. The steps apply to both Android and iOS versions of the chat app.

  1. Launch the Line app from your device’s Home screen.
  2. Tap the “Friends” tab. You can also tap the “More” tab.
  3. Tap the “Add friends” icon (it looks like a silhouette).
  4. Tap the “Search” button.
  5. Tap the “ID” option.
    ID Search
  6. Type the ID of the friend you are looking for.
  7. Tap “Search”.

If you can’t find your friend using their ID, it is most likely because they have the “Allow others to add me by ID” feature toggled off. Likewise, people will only be able to find you by your ID if you activate that option, following these steps.

  1. Launch Line.
  2. Tap the “More” button to open the Main menu.
  3. Select the “Settings” tab.
  4. Select “Profile”.
  5. Tap the “Edit Profile” button.
  6. Toggle the “Allow others to add me by ID” option on.

Other Ways to Add Friends on Line Chat

Line lets its users connect in a range of ways. In this section, we’ll take a closer look at alternatives to the ID search. The list includes using QR codes, the “Shake it!” feature, adding someone from a chat, using friend recommendations, and searching for someone’s phone number.

Find Friends with QR Codes

Line allows you to find a friend by scanning their QR code. They can find you this way, too. Let’s see how this feature works.

  1. Launch the app.
  2. Tap the “More” button or the “Friends” tab.
  3. Select the “Add friends” option.
  4. Tap the “QR code” button.
    QR Code
  5. To find your friend, scan their QR code.
  6. Tap the “Add” button to add them as a friend.

If your friend wants to add you this way, you should follow these steps.

  1. Launch the app.
  2. Tap the “More” button or “Friends” tab.
  3. Choose the “Add friends” option.
  4. Tap the “QR code” button.
  5. Tap “My QR code”.
  6. Let your friend scan your QR code.
  7. Tap the “Add” button.

Add a Chat Member as a Friend

Line also lets you add chat members as friends.

  1. Launch the app on your device.
  2. Go to a chat room by tapping on its name.
  3. When the chat opens, you’ll see the list of members near the top of the screen. Tap on it.
  4. Once the members list appears, tap the name of the member you’d like to become friends with.
  5. Tap the “Add” button.

Find Friends through Friend Recommendations

Line’s Friends Recommendations feature is another tool you can use to find and add new friends. Let’s see how it works.

  1. Launch Line from your device’s Home screen.
  2. Tap the “Friends” tab.
  3. Tap the “Add friends” button.
  4. Browse the list of recommended friends and tap the “+” sign next to the user you’d like to add as a friend.

Find Friends with “Shake it!”

The “Shake it!” feature allows you to add users who are nearby. For this to work, both you and your friend will have to have GPS or Location Services turned on.

  1. Launch the app on both phones.
  2. Tap the “More” button.
  3. Select the “Add Friends” tab.
  4. Tap the “Shake it!” button.
    Shake It
  5. You should both start shaking your phones. Alternatively, you can simply tap the screens.
  6. Tap each other’s names when they appear on the list.
  7. Tap the “Add” button.

Find Friends by Searching Phone Numbers

Finally, you can search for friends by their phone numbers. However, for this method to work, they must have the “Allow others to find me” option set to “On”.

Here’s how this method works.

  1. Launch the Line app.
  2. Tap the “Friends” tab. You can also tap “More”.
  3. Next, tap the “Add friends” button.
  4. Tap the “Search” button.
  5. Select “Phone number” as your search method.
  6. Pick a country.
  7. Type in your friend’s number.
  8. Tap “Search”.
  9. When you’ve found them, tap “Add”.

Happy Hunting

Finding friends on Line is super easy. Whatever methods work best for you, you’ll be adding friends and chatting away in no time.

2 thoughts on “How To Find Friend’s ID in the Line Chat App”

Stefan varner says:
I need a friend to add me up on line here’s my id 18142086081 please add up
Hector says:
I have problem to send message to my friend “心語/teresa” whom I met in a trip since the mobile phone was in a no-WiFi area in China.

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