Most games are more fun when you have a buddy or two (or three) to play with. It’s easy to find someone specific on Xbox by searching for their gamertag. If you’re new to Xbox or just haven’t found your friends yet, we’ll match you with a few you might know or who share your interests.

Hey, come out and play!

If you know a friend’s gamertag, on Start

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, swipe over to the All apps list, select Xbox
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, and then select Friends at the top. Type your friend’s gamertag in the search box and select Search . Select Add friend to add them as a friend on Xbox.

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You can't have too many friends

We’ll also offer a few friend suggestions under the search box. Suggestions can include people you might already know on Xbox, or fellow gamers who make popular clips or broadcasts about games you like. To add a suggested friend to your list, select their gamertag and then select Add friend.

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Article ID: 17241 - Last Review: Dec 5, 2016 - Revision: 17

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