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How to Follow Someone on Snapchat – Tutorial

Follow Someone on Snapchat
Written by Kelly Houstan

Well, following someone on Snapchat is a lot like following someone on Twitter. There is actually no ‘approval’ process involved. Facebook and LinkedIn both actually have something similar. You guys can follow someone on Facebook and LinkedIn and also view all their public posts in your feed as well. In a similar vein, you guys can follow someone on Snapchat and view their story as well. They actually don’t necessarily have to follow you back i.e. add you as a friend as well. You can’t send them a private message though unless they add you back actually. Just read this article to know all about How to Follow Someone on Snapchat – Tutorial.

Before we tell you how you can follow someone on Snapchat. There’s a little bit of terminology that we have to make clear. On Snapchat, the following basically means to add a person as a friend. We call it following as that’s the blanket term used by other famous social media sites.

How to Follow Someone on Snapchat – Tutorial

As stated earlier, in order to follow someone on Snapchat means to add them as a friend. There are basically two ways to do this. You guys can search for a person through their handle, or you can also scan their Snapcode. The difference between the two is that you guys can’t just get a user’s Snapcode. Unless they’ve shared it publicly or privately along with you.

Search via Name

Open Snapchat and click on the search bar at the top. Enter the name of the person that you want to follow on Snapchat. You don’t necessarily have to know a person’s Snapchat user name. However, it will help if there are multiple people with the same name in your search results.

You should also know that there’s a difference between a user account and a publisher account. Such as, BBC doesn’t have a Snapchat account through the name BBC. If you type CNN in the search bar though, it will then find the CNN account that is a publisher account. Snapchat will also tell you if an account is a publisher account so you know who you’re actually following. Press the ‘Add’ button to add an account to your friend’s list as well.

Follow Someone on Snapchat

Scan Snapcode

As mentioned earlier, you also need to have the Snapcode for a user in order to add them as a friend. The Snapcode is shared as an image as well. You have to save it to your camera roll. Just like that, if you guys see a Snapcode online, or printed somewhere. You can also take a photo of it. Snapchat will also be able in order to scan the code from the photo.

Open Snapchat and click on the Snapchat icon at the top left of your screen. On your profile screen, just click ‘Add Friends’. On the ‘Add Friends’ screen, you have to press the ‘Snapcode’ option. Snapchat will now open your camera roll and then ask you to choose the image that has the Snapcode in it. It will then find the account and provide you the option in order to add it, or if it’s a publisher account, just subscribe to it.


Well, That all from my side. If you want to know more about this article or have any queries. Then feel free to ask me anything in the comments section below.

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