What is add nearby feature on Snapchat?
The “Add Nearby” feature was designed to quickly add new friends that you just meet, they are close to you and you want to add them on Snapchat. This feature relies on your device GPS location.
So the when you are with new friends, have everyone close to you open up the “Add Nearby” at the same time, so you can find each other’s. If no results will appear, just tap to search again.
To start adding using the “Add Nearby” option, just follow the next steps:
1- Go to the camera screen, which is the first thing you see when you open the app and tap on the little ghost icon to open the profile screen; you can find the ghost at the top of your screen in the middle.
2- Once you tap on the ghost, you will enter to your profile screen, go to the “Add Friends” option and tap on it.
3- You will enter to the Add friends screen, as you can see there a different ways to add friend, for this case you just need to tap on the “Add Nearby” option, remember that you and your friends need to open the “Add Nearby” feature so you can find each other.
4- Once you enter, a pop up window will appear asking you to allow Snapchat to use your location services with high accuracy location mode on your device, tap on “Okay”
5- After you select “Okay”, snapchat will start to search for Nearby snapchatters, once he finds friends he will show you on the screen.
6- Start adding your friends by tapping on the next to you friend’s username.
7- A pop up window will appear with your friend’s profile, just tap on “Add Friend”