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Adding a friend from the post game screen in PUBG mobile
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How to add friends in PUBG Mobile

Chicken dinners are sooo much better with friends!

What’s better than a game where you get to frag noobs and win chicken dinners? A game where you can do all of that, but with friends, of course! So you’re probably wondering how to add friends in PUBG Mobile. I can’t imagine why else you would have clicked on this article, so let’s get to it.

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How to add friends on PUBG Mobile

From your home screen, tap on the squads icon just below your profile picture in the top left corner, then tap the head and shoulders icon with the plus sign (add friend icon) near the top of your screen. Now either type into search to find your friend, or add a friend from the list of suggestions.

It really is that simple. Here are some illustrations, just in case. Firstly, the squads icon:

PUBG mobile home screen with squads icon visible and highlighted
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On this next screen, click the ‘add friend’ icon, as shown by the arrow.

Arrow pointing to the add friend button on the PUBG squad view
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This will take you to the following screen, where you can either search for your friend’s user ID or nickname, or add any of the suggestions by hitting the add friend button.

Add friend screen from PUBG Mobile with arrows showing the search bar and add friend buttons.
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To make it even easier, you can click the button on the bottom of the screen that looks like two sideways block brackets and a minus in the middle. That’ll let you scan a friend’s QR code to add them instantly. You can also share your player card from here.

And that’s all there is to it. Go ahead and add your friends… but wait a minute! What if you want to add a friend in PUBG Mobile after a match? That’s also really easy.

How to add friends in PUBG Mobile from the post-game Screen

Our final method of adding friends is in the post game screen. This one’s super easy – simply slap that add friend button on the post-game screen, as illustrated below.

Post game screen in PUBG with an arrow showing the add friend button.
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And there it is, all the ways you can add friends in PUBG Mobile. I really hope you enjoy playing with your buddies, and always remember that it’s just a game and the whole point is to have fun. Don’t get mad, get even!

Advanced tips for adding Friends

Oh, there is one last thing. If your friend list is always offline, try this little trick.

All search functions in PUBG Mobile on the add friends screen.
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You have access to all sorts of search functions when adding friends in PUBG Mobile, but the most useful are times and days usually online. Using this function, you can look for players that are online at the same times you are in a week.

That way, you’ll never need to look at an empty friend screen again. And that concludes this guide, you now have all you need to add quality friends in PUBG Mobile. I’ll see you on the battlefield.

Make sure you’re looking flashy for when that happens — check out how to get G coins in PUBG (and UC on mobile). Or, if you’re in the mood for a break, check out these ten games similar to PUBG.

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Kyle Ferreira
As the content manager at Upcomer, Kyle brings a lifetime of gaming and over seven years of professional writing experience to the platform. He holds a tender spot for indie games, but can sometimes be found in an FPS getting destroyed in a fruitless attempt to relive his old CS 1.6 glory days. After which he can usually be found licking his wounds in a chill game of Kenshi.