Add and remove friends on PSN

How to add and remove friends on PlayStation Network

Find out how to send a friend request, manage your requests and remove friends on PlayStation™Network (PSN).

How to send a friend request on PSN

Select a console or device below for steps. Search results may vary depending on a player’s privacy settings. Also, your own privacy settings will determine who can send you a friend request. 

  1. Press the PS button to go to the control center and select Game Base
  2. From the Friends tab, select Search for players
  3. Enter a player's real name or online ID. 
  4. Select the player you want to become friends with. 
  5. Select Add Friend to send the player a friend request.
  6. To become close friends with a player, select the checkbox for Share Your Real Name

You can also go to the home screen, and then select Search to find players to add as friends.

  1. Select Friends from the function screen. 
  2. From the Search tab, enter a player’s online ID. 
  3. You can also search in the Played Together tab to find players you interacted with during an online game.
  4. Select Add to Friends next to the player that you want to add as your Friend.
  1. From the home screen, tap Friends > Add Friend, then search for the player. 
  2. Tap the player to open their profile and then select Add
  3. You can select to Share Your Real Name and Picture, then tap Send Request.

How to accept a friend request on PSN

  1. Press the PS button to go to the control center and select Game Base
  2. From the Friends tab, select View All Friends
  3. Select Friend Requests. You can Accept a friend request, Decline a friend request or Cancel a sent friend request.
  1. Select Friends from the function screen. 
  2. Select Friend Requests, choose a request and then Accept
  3. To reject a Friend request or real-name request, highlight the player whose request you want to reject, press the OPTIONS button, and then select Delete Friend Request or Delete Real-Name Request.
  1. From the home screen tap Friends > Requests. From here you can Accept or Decline friend requests. 
  2. To cancel a sent friend request, open the player's profile and select Sent > Cancel Friend Request.

How to remove a friend on PSN

  • On PS5 consoles and PS4 consoles, open the player's profile and select … More > Remove from Friends.
  • On PlayStation App, open the player's profile and select Friends > Remove as Friend.

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