Ah, Snapchat. In an age where the once-trendy Facebook is now considered “old-school” and boring, Snapchat is a breath of fresh air. It’s innovative, novel, and fun- traits that old social networking sites seemed to have abandoned. Plus this nifty, little app also has a cultivated brand of infamy that gives it an edgy reputation that most social networking sites lack. As we all know, friends are the lifeblood of the Snapchat community. Only users that you have approved will be able to see your “Snaps,” and in turn, they’ll also be the only ones that you can send your Snaps to.
“How to accept friend requests on Snapchat?” you might ask. If you want to know the answer, then read on.
1. Make sure that you have the app installed on your device.
This is pretty self-explanatory. But if you don’t have Snapchat yet, get it on the app’s official page on Google Play or Apple iTunes. Once you’ve got Snapchat up and running, you’ll be able to create your own account and add friends (either from your phonebook or manually) easily.
2. Look for the ghost icon at the Camera screen.
Snapchat’s main screen looks like your camera, with a big circular button in the bottom center area. This is the button that you’ll click on if you want to take Snaps. Now, if someone adds you up on the app and wants to be your friend, you’ll immediately see the Snapchat ghost icon on top of your Camera screen turn yellow. This change of color means that someone added you up, and you can either accept or reject this request. Just click on the ghost icon to go to your Profile screen.
3. Add friends who added you.
The Profile screen will present you with three choices: Added Me (if you want to see people who have added you and accept/reject their requests), Add Friend (click on this if you want to add or invite friends yourself), and My Contacts. Click on “Added Me.” From here, you can see a list of the people who want to be your Snapchat friend. To approve their friend request, click on the addition sign (+) next to their names. The sign will turn into a check mark, signifying that you have, indeed, been added to their friends list.
You can now finally send Snaps to one another. If you don’t approve their request, they won’t be able to send any content to you. There you have it. Adding friends and approving friend requests is very easy in Snapchat. But before approving requests, think very carefully. Spammers and other shady characters abound in Snapchat, and you can easily add them up by mistake. Make sure that you only approve requests from people that you personally know. And it also pays to be careful even with people you do know. Do you trust this person? Will your Snaps be safe with him/her? Is there a chance that s/he will send you inappropriate content or Snaps that you wouldn’t like to see? So, think before you approve and happy Snapchatting!