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 PlayStation® 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 centre and select Game Base
  2. From the Friends tab, select Search for players
    You can also search from the home screen.
  3. Enter a player's real name or online ID. 
    You can also check the list of players that you've played with recently and friends of friends.
  4. Select the player you want to become friends with.
    The player's profile appears.
  5. Select Add Friend.
    To share your real name and profile picture with a player, tick the box for Become Close Friends.
  1. Select Friends from the function screen. 
  2. From the Search tab, enter a player's online ID.
    You can also search in the Played Together tab to find players that you interacted with during an online game.
  3. Select Add to Friends next to the player that you want to add as your friend.
    To share your real name and profile picture with a player, tick the box for Become Close Friends.
  1. From the home screen, select Friends > Add Friend, then search for the player. 
  2. Select the player to open their profile and then select Add
  3. You can select to Share Your Real Name and Picture, then select Send Request.

How to accept a friend request on PSN

Select a PlayStation® console or device below for steps.

When you receive a friend request, a notification appears at the top right of the screen. Press the PS button to accept or decline the request. To manage your friend requests:

  1. Press the PS button to go to the control centre and select Game Base
  2. From the Friends tab, select View All Friends
  3. From the Friend Requests tab, select Accept or Decline for each 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 select 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 view your friends list

Select a PlayStation® console or device below for steps.
  1. Press the PS Button to go to the control centre. 
  2. Select Game Base, and then select the Friends tab.

To access a friend's profile, select the player from the friends list. From their profile, you can become close friends with the player, see what games they play, trophies they've earned and more.

  1. Press the PS Button to go to the Quick Menu.
  2. Select Friends.
    You can also select Friends from the function screen. 

To access a friend's profile, select the player from the All Friends list. From their profile, you can become close friends with the player, see what games they play, trophies they've earned and more.

To view a list of your friends, Select Friends from the top right of the screen. 

To access a friend's profile, select the player from the friends list. From their profile you can become close friends with the player, see what games they play, trophies they've earned and more.

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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