How to Add Friends

Instructions on adding friends on Nintendo Switch.


Complete These Steps:

  1. Select your user icon (My Page) on the HOME Menu, and then select Add Friend.

    User icon on HOME Menu

    A red user icon with Mario's face is selected in the upper-left corner of the Nintendo Switch HOME Menu

    Add friend in My Page Menu

    Add Friend being highlighted in the My Page menu

  2. From this screen, you can accept pending friend requests that have been sent to you, view pending friend requests you have sent, or use the following methods to send friend requests.

    • Friend Suggestions: Select this this option to send friend requests to users that you are friends with on Nintendo smart device apps, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Facebook, or Twitter.

    • Search for Local Users: Select this option to exchange friend requests with nearby users.

      • Important:

        • If the Nintendo Switch console is not connected to the internet, the friend request will be temporarily saved on the console. The friend request will then be sent automatically the next time the console connects to the internet.

    • Search for Users You've Played With: Select this option to send friend requests to users you have played with in internet matches or other online play.

    • Search with Friend Code: Select this option to send a friend request to another user by entering their friend code.

    • Suggested Friends: If you have linked another application (Super Mario Run, etc.) to the same Nintendo Account, users with whom you are friends in that application are displayed so that you can easily send them friend requests.