How to Find People Near Me on Snapchat

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Find People Near Me on Snapchat

Do you want to find people on Snapchat easier? There’s a quick way to do that.

You can try to Quick Add them if they’re friends with your friends. This is a mutual friend option that nets you quick friends, on Snapchat.

But if you want to find random people on Snapchat to chat with, the “People near me” option is better.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to use this feature and find people to snap with!

How to find people near me on Snapchat:

  1. In your Snapchat account, tap on the Bitmoji icon
  2. Tap on the Snap Map
  3. Tap on one of the blue hotspots to see who posted the snap
  4. Tap on “View Creator” to see more information about the person who posted the snap
  5. You can either send them a snap or Subscribe to them

Read below to find out how.

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How to Find People Near Me on Snapchat

How Can You Find People Near You on Snapchat?

When you use the “People near me” feature on Snapchat, you use the Snap Map to find people in your vicinity.

Snapchat - Add people near me
Snapchat – Add people near me

The blue hotspots on the map are people who recently posted a snap there.

If you tap on one of the blue hotspots, you’ll see who posted the snap.

Snapchat - View creator
Snapchat – View creator

Look at the time of the snap, as well. You want to know how long ago the snap was posted.

Look at the Snapchat username of the person who posted the snap. Usually, people pick usernames constructed from their real names.

Here’s how to use the Snap Map to find people nearby:

  • In your Snapchat account, tap on the Bitmoji
In your Snapchat account tap on the Bitmoji
In your Snapchat account, tap on the Bitmoji

Open Snapchat and look to the top-left corner in Camera Mode.

You’ll see your profile picture on Bitmoji.

Tap on it to go to your profile settings.

  • Tap on the Snap Map
Tap on the Snap Map
Tap on the Snap Map

Scroll down until you see the Snap Map.

You’ll need to activate your location and allow Snapchat to use your GPS.

Access the Snap Map to find nearby people to snap with.

Tap on one of the blue hotspots to see who posted the snap.

Tap on one of the blue hotspots to see who posted the snap.
Tap on one of the blue hotspots to see who posted the snap.

You can tap on “View Creator” to see more information about the person who posted the snap.

If you do that, you’ll be able to start a snap streak with them.

Snapchat - Subscribe to creator
Snapchat – Subscribe to creator

You can either send them a snap or Subscribe to them.

This way, you’ll be notified when they post other snaps.

If you send them a snap, you might make a new friend. If you want to meet them, the hotspot feature might help you.

It gives you the general location of the person who posted the snap. But look at the time the snap was posted.

If it was posted more than 24 hours ago, the person isn’t there anymore.

But if the snap was posted recently, they may still be there.

This is how you add nearby friends on Snapchat.

Conclusion

If you want to add nearby Snapchat friends, the Snap Map is your best bet.

With it, you can find fellow Snappers posting snaps in your vicinity.

Please tap on the blue hotspots to find out who posted the snaps and send them a snap!

Who knows, maybe you’re in for a new friendship.

To access the Snap Map, go to your profile and then tap on the Snap Map.

It’s as simple as that! Now you know how to add nearby friends on Snapchat.

FAQ

Can you find your Snapchat friends on the Snap Map?

Yes, the Snap Map shows everyone around you who has posted a snap recently.

This includes your Snapchat friends. Depending on where they posted the snaps, you’ll see their Bitmoji pictures on the map.

If you tap on their Bitmojis, you can start a chat and talk about their snaps.

The Snap Map works based on Mapbox, which uses the location services on your phone to find and add nearby Snapchat users.

The Snap Map works worldwide, not just locally. So, if you look at other countries on the Snap Map, you’ll see blue hotspots!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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