How To Accept A Friend Request On Discord [Explained]

You can accept an incoming friend request on Discord from your computer or mobile device, and the steps are very straightforward!

Updated on Jan 05, 2024
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How To Accept A Friend Request On Discord [Explained]

How To Accept A Friend Request On Discord Desktop App

Accepting a friend request on the Desktop version of Discord is extremely easy! Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Go To The “Direct Messages” Section On Discord

If you have received a friend request from a person, you will have a notification alert in your Direct Messages section. The first step is to head over to your Direct Messages section on Discord, which can be done by clicking the Discord logo on the top left corner of your screen.


Step 1: Go To The “Direct Messages” Section On Discord

Step 2: Go To The “Friends” Tab On Discord

Next, in the Direct Messages section, you will notice a notification alert on your Friends tab. So, we will go to the Friends tab by clicking on it.


Step 2: Go To The “Friends” Tab On Discord

Step 3: Click On The “Pending” Button

At the top of the Friends tab, a notification alert will appear next to the Pending text. That means someone has added you on Discord, so we will click the Pending asson to check it out.


Step 3: Click On The “Pending” Button

Step 4: Look For The Incoming Friend Request From The Correct Person

In the Pending tab, you can see a list of all your incoming and outgoing friend requests, even if your friend list on Discord is maxed out. If you want to accept a specific person’s friend request, browse through this list of people until you find the correct username.

Step 5: Click On The Check Mark To Accept The Friend Request

Now that you’ve found the person you are looking for, all you need to do to accept their friend request is to click on the check mark asson next to their name.


Step 5: Click On The Check Mark To Accept The Friend Request

How To Accept A Friend Request On Discord Mobile App

You can also accept friend requests using your phone. The procedure is way easier than accepting a friend request on your computer. Here’s how:

Step 1: Look For The “Notifications” Tab On Discord Mobile

At the bottom of your Discord mobile screen, there should be a menu of four categories: Servers, Messages, Notifications, and You. You will receive an alert in the Notifications category if you receive a friend request. So, we will go to the Notifications tab by tapping it.


Look For The “Notifications” Tab On Discord Mobile

Step 2: See The Friend Request Notification At The Top Of Your Screen

In the Notifications tab, you will see a list of all messages mentioning you (even notifications you muted on Discordand all friend requests you receive. When you receive a friend request, a friend request notification will appear at the top of your screen as it takes priority over mentions and messages.

Step 3: Tap “Accept” To Accept The Friend Request

Once you’ve found the friend request of the correct person, all you need to do to accept their request is tap on the Accept asson colored green.


Tap “Accept” To Accept The Friend Request

And that’s pretty much it. Super easy, right? If nobody is adding you, you can always send a message to yourself on Discord to make yourself feel less lonely!

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