How To Find Nearby People On Snapchat (See Close Snapchatter)

Timothy Iyekowa
By Timothy Iyekowa - Technical Writer
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You may be friends with only people you know on Snapchat and now you may want to find people near you and make them your friends.

One way that can help you find good friends is to find people who are near you or in the same area as you are. 

In this article, you are going to learn how to find people near you on Snapchat. You can use the hotspot from Map.

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How To Find People Near Me On Snapchat

To find people near you on Snapchat, you will have to use the snap map on Snapchat.

The Snap Map is a virtual map on Snapchat that shows activities that are going on in real-world time at different locations all around the world.

Below is how to find people near you on Snapchat.

Step 1: Open Snapchat

Navigate to Snapchat and tap on it to open. If you have already signed in, opening Snapchat will lead you to the Snapchat camera.

If you have not signed in, you will have to provide your email or username and your password to log in to your account.

Step 2: Open Snap Map

At the bottom left corner of the page, there is a location button. Tap on the location button to open the Snap Map.

Step 3: Tap On A Hotspot

Certain areas on the Snap Map have a concentration of color. These areas are known as hotspots.

Tapping on a hotspot shows activities that are going on at present at that particular location. Tap on a hotspot near your location.

Step  4: Swipe Through

Swipe through stories of different people to determine which you would like to befriend.

Tap on the three dots at the bottom right of the page on a person you would like to befriend. From the options that appear, tap on subscribe.

With these steps, you can now find people on Snapchat who are close to you. You can go ahead and become friends with them as well.


Meeting new friends can be quite exciting. Thankfully, Snapchat allows you to find new people who are quite close to you.

Using the Snap Map, you have access to users who have allowed their location to be seen.

You can also tap on hotspots to view the stories of new people on Snapchat. You can also subscribe to them.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you add nearby on Snapchat?

Open Snapchat and open Snap Map. Tap on a hotspot near your location and swipe through stories uploaded till you see one you prefer. You can get in contact with them by subscribing to them.

How do you add friends on Snapchat in your area?

Open Snap Map and tap on a hotspot in your area to see the activities of people in your area. You can subscribe to them to get in touch with them.

How do I find nearby Snapchat accounts?

You can use the Snap Map to find nearby accounts which have permitted you to see their location.

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By Timothy Iyekowa Technical Writer
As a seasoned content writer with 4+ years of experience in consumer technology, Timothy has been a dedicated author and editor at since its inception. Specializing in addressing user concerns, his articles offer effective solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac-related issues. Timothy's expertise also extends to crafting content about social media and various applications. Through his daily articles, he consistently aids users in overcoming their technology challenges.
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