Games are more fun when played with friends. On the Nintendo Switch, you need to add someone to your friends list before you can play a game with them. Here's how to send and receive friend invitations on the Switch.
Adding a Friend on Nintendo Switch
There are two ways to add a friend on Nintendo Switch: Send a friend request with someone's friend code, or accept a friend request sent to you. In addition, you can search for friends locally via Bluetooth.
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Once you've added a friend on the Nintendo Switch, you both need a Nintendo Online subscription to play online games.
How to Find Your Friend Code
After you complete the Nintendo Switch installation process, you will automatically be assigned a 1
The profile page is located in the top left corner of the home screen. . Use your left Joy-Con to navigate to your avatar, then press the physical "A" button on the right Joy-Con.
To add a friend on Nintendo Switch, you must share your friends code (or get another player's friends code).
First navigate to your Nintendo Switch profile page in the Home menu, then navigate to the "Add Friend" tab.
Your Nintendo Switch Friend Code is located in the bottom right corner and usually starts with "SW" followed by 12 numbers.
You can choose to manage any friend requests received, search for local users, use a friend code to invite a friend or check the requests that you sent.
Accept a Friend Request
All Friend Requests you receive appear in the "Friend Request Received". "Menu. You can choose to accept or decline it.
Send a Friend Request
If you have obtained someone's friend code, you can enter the code by selecting "Search with Friend Code" from the "Add Friend" menu.
Enter the friend's 12-digit code and an outgoing friend request will be sent to that person. All friend requests sent can be managed by navigating to the "Friend Requests Sent" menu option under "Friend Code Search".
Add Friends Locally
This option allows you to exchange friend requests with people in the same room. No internet connection is required as it uses Bluetooth to search for local consoles.
To add friends locally, you must be connected to a wifi network. If the Nintendo Switch console is not connected to the Internet, the friend request is temporarily stored on the console. The friend request will then be sent automatically the next time the console connects to the Internet.
Add Friends You Have Played With Previously
Some online multiplayer games will link you to random online players to whom you can later send friend requests. In the "Add Friend" submenu, select "Search for users you've played with" and then invite someone you've recently played with to connect. that you are friends with on Nintendo apps for smart devices, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, Facebook or Twitter.
All social media accounts must be linked before Nintendo Switch can search for friends. To link a social media account to your Nintendo account, select an option by clicking on the & # 39; L & # 39; – or & # 39; R & # 39; trigger to click on your Joy-Cons. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Nintendo Switch User Settings
If you want to reissue a new Friend Code, manage your blocked users list or delete linked social media accounts, you can do this under the "User Settings" submenu. Select your avatar on the Switch home screen to enter this submenu.
Here you can also manage your nickname, icon, account information and eShop settings.  Once you have added some friends, you can connect more easily in multiplayer games.