How to find contacts on TikTok

Georgina Smith
TikTok logo on a black screen

If you’re new to TikTok, you can use your phone’s contacts list to find your friends on the app. Here’s how to find your contacts on TikTok.

As more and more people across the world start to join the popular short-form video app TikTok, many are looking to connect with their real-life friends online through the app.

By connecting with someone on TikTok and following each other, you’re able to easily send messages to each other and view their content on your feed.

While you’re able to search for anyone using their username, you may find that it ends up taking longer than you’d like to find people’s accounts.

So, if you want a quicker way to find your real-life friends on the platform, you can do so by accessing your contacts via the app.

The 'find friends' tab on TikTok
Use the ‘find friends’ tab to connect with people you know in real life.

How to add friends through contacts on TikTok

Accessing your contacts through TikTok is a simple process, and could make your life a lot easier in the long run if you want to add people you know.

Before starting, make sure TikTok has been given access to your contacts in your phone settings.

After that, follow the steps below to find your real-life pals on TikTok!

  1. Launch TikTok.
  2. Go to the ‘Profile’ tab.
  3. Click on the icon of a person with a plus sign next to them in the top-left corner.
  4. Here, you will be given three options. You can invite friends, find friends via Facebook, or find people in your contacts. Click ‘Find’ next to contacts.
  5. Scroll through your contacts and select who you want to connect on TikTok with.

Once you’ve found your friends, you’ll be able to send them your favorite videos and keep up to date with each other’s content.

If you want to learn more about how to use TikTok, you can check out our other guides here:

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