How do I send a friend request?
To add a friend, simply click your friend's name anywhere you see it. This could be in your game archive, in live chess chat, or by searching for their username in 'members'.
In the menu that pops up, choose "Add Friend."
You can also send an invite from the member's profile:
Or, you can hover over 'Connect' on the left menu, click on 'Friends' and then click on 'Find Friends'
Then type your friend's username into the search bar, and click 'Add Friend!'
All of these options will have the same result, of sending a friend request to the chosen account.
The person you sent the friend request to has three options once they see the request: Accept, Decline or Ignore:
- If they accept the request, you will be able to see them on your friends list, and their username will appear in blue in the chat rooms.
- If they decline, the request will be removed and you will not be notified.
- If they Ignore, your friend request will remain on their friend list page until they choose to accept or decline later on.
Note: there is a limit of 20 pending friend requests. So if you have sent too many invites that people are ignoring, you won't be able to send more friend requests. See this article for how to cancel a pending friend request.
Remove a friend
If you want to remove someone from your friend list while in live chess, click on their username in the chatroom or the friend tab, & click where it says 'Remove Friend'
Members will not be notified that they have been removed as a friend.
You can also do this from your friends list by hovering over 'connect' in the left menu and clicking 'friends' or by going to chess.com/home/friends
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