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    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, then select Add Friend.
    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 option to send friend requests to users that you are friends with on Nintendo smart device apps, as well as friends from Wii U or Nintendo 3DS.
      • Search for Local Users: Select this option to exchange friend requests with nearby users.
        • 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 online 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.

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