How to add friends on Nintendo Switch

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Gaming doesn’t have to be a lonely experience. When you have , you’re never alone, even if you aren’t actually playing a game with them. You can to your Nintendo user profile and exchange tidbits of information with anyone. Here’s how to find and friends on the Nintendo .

How to find friends on the Nintendo Switch console

Finding friends in the Nintendo network is notoriously difficult. Luckily, Nintendo has made it slightly easier to find them. If you are signed into your Nintendo Network ID account, it’s even easier.

Select your User Page from the Home screen on your Nintendo switch.

Select Link Nintendo Account and connect your Nintendo Account if you haven’t already.

Select your user profile page, then select Link Nintendo account

Select Add Friend.

Select Search for Local Users to find friends that are on the same Wi-Fi network as you.

Select add friends, then select search for local users

Tap Search for Users You Played With to find friends that you’ve previously played games on the same Wi-Fi network with.

Tap Search with Friend Code if a player has directly given you their 14-digit Friend Code.

Select search for users you played with, then select Search with Friend Code

Tap Sent Friend Requests to see the status of requests for friend adds that you’ve sent.

Scroll down to Suggested Friends to see players you are friends with in one of Nintendo’s other social apps, like Miitomo or Super Mario Run.

Select from Suggested Friends list

How to add friends on the Nintendo Switch console

There are two ways you can add a friend on Nintendo Switch. Either by selecting a profile from your friend search list noted above, or by using a Friend Code.

Select your User Page from the Home screen on your Nintendo switch.

Select Link Nintendo Account and connect your Nintendo Account if you haven’t already.

Select your user profile page, then select Link Nintendo account

Select Add Friend.

Select a player profile if you have any listed under one of your search or suggested friend lists.

Select Add Friends, then select a profile

Select Send Friend Request.Select Search with Friend Code to use a Friend Code.Enter the Friend Code.

When the profile appears, select Send Friend Request.

Select Send Friend Request, then hit OK

How to share your Friend Code with others on the Nintendo Switch console

Your Friend Code is like a user name. Why Nintendo doesn’t just allow us to use our user names, I’ll never understand, but we have Friend Codes instead, and this is how to share yours.

Select your User Page from the Home screen on your Nintendo switch.

Select Link Nintendo Account and connect your Nintendo Account if you haven’t already.

Select your user profile page, then select Link Nintendo account

Select Profile.

Select Profile, then note your Friend Code

Your Friend Code is the 14-digit code listed under your game status. This is the code you will tell your friends and family to find you with instead of having them search for a user name or nickname.

How to check on friend requests on Nintendo Switch

If you’ve sent, or are expecting to receive, a friend request, you can check on them from your User page.

Select your User Page from the Home screen on your Nintendo switch.

Select Link Nintendo Account and connect your Nintendo Account if you haven’t already.

Select your user profile page, then select Link Nintendo account

Select Add Friend.

Select Friend Requests to see if you have received any friend requests.

Select Add Friends, then select Friend Requests

To accept a friend request, select Become Friends.To decline a friend request, select Decline Request

Select Sent Friend Requests to see whom you’ve sent friend requests too.

Select Become Friends or Decline Request

Any questions?

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