Adding people on Zenly will allow you to stay in touch with your closest friends ☝️. Keep in mind that you cannot view the location of any user without becoming friends on Zenly first.
Anyway, to add friends tap the access friend button (bottom center of the map screen), shown as a red ➕ if you have no Zenly friends. If you have friends, the button will display as a snapshot of your current friends. Then tap the "Add Friends" button.
From here, there are several ways to add friends:
❓1. You Might Know Them
These are suggestions compiled by Zenly of users you may know. They appear on the page after tapping the "Add Friends" button. However, if Zenly has no suggestions to propose the section will not appear. Just tap "Add" to send an invite or tap X to remove the suggestion permanently.
📇 2. Phone contacts
Your Contacts on Zenly
These are users who are saved in your contacts, but not the other way around. To add these people tap “add” next to their name. Like the above section, this section only appears if there are users who fit these criteria.
Invite them to Zenly
The users found in here are in your contacts but not yet on Zenly…so here’s your opportunity to invite them! Tapping the “invite” button lets you text that person a link to Zenly with a message for you to review. We would never just fire off a text message to people without your input…that’s just mean.
📛 3. Username
If someone has shared their Zenly username with you, enter it here to send a friend request.
☎️ 4. Phone number
You can add a friend directly if you know their phone number. If the user is already on Zenly, they will instantly receive a request. Otherwise, you’ll be prompted to send them an invitation via text message, email, and so on.
☝️ When keying in the phone number, make sure the country code is correct!
There are two other ways to add friends in Zenly:
Hanging out with a cool user and you both want to become Zenly friends 😎? Just bump your phones to send a friend request to each other.
👩❤️💋👩 Friends of friends
You can also view and invite friends of friends. To do so, simply double tap on your friend on the map and scroll down to see their friends. People you can add will have an “Add” button next to their name. Note that in some cases there are people you will not be able to add (for example, users who have blocked you).