Added You From Search On SnapChat: What Does It Mean & How To Stop Notification

Hmm… I know how strange it seems whenever you get the Added you from search notification on Snapchat.

Added You From Search On SnapChat
Added You From Search On Snapchat

And what if I tell you that you’re not the only one seeing this message (or notification).

There are a ton of other Snapchat users talking about this message, wanting to know more about it.
What does it mean?

Is someone spying on me or is there any effect it has on my Snapchat account?.

Don’t worry. Today’s article will tell you all you need to know about the added you from search notifications you are getting on Snapchat.

What Does It Mean When It Says “Added You From Search” On Snapchat?

1. They Searched Your Username

First, it means that your new friend or follower discovered your name through Search.

And that is to say; he or she searched your username using the SnapChat Search Box.

So Snapchat will always notify you once anyone added you by a search.

2. Through Snapchat Suggestions

Aside from the above reason, you may get notified whenever someone adds you from the follower suggestions provided by Snapchat.

I encourage you to watch this short video I made for you to understand better.

Read The Answer On Quora: What Does It Mean When It Says Added You From Search On Snapchat? To get more understanding.


To stop getting this notification, you can simply log in to Snapchat using your username and password.

  • Go to ‘Settings’ by tapping the gear icon at the top-right corner of your screen.
  • Scroll down a little and tap on Notification.
  • Tap Receive Notification From

From there you should see two (2) things. One is Everyone and the other is Friends, Right?
Select Everyone: You will receive notifications from everyone including strangers.

Select Friends: You will receive notifications coming from only friends on Snapchat. (Recommend for this guide)

And that’s how it goes.

What Happens After Taking This Action?
You will no longer receive notifications from people you don’t know.

Will I Still Be Added From Search On Instagram?
Yes, and you may not be notified.

If you don’t want strangers to add you as a friend anymore, you can as well change that in your Snapchat settings.


The added you from search notification you are getting on Instagram is mainly as a result that some purposely typed your username on the Snapchat search box, click search and then added you, knowing it’s you he or she is looking to add as friend.

So you have nothing to worry about as long as your personal info is kept a secret.

However, you may limit your profile to “friends only” if you want.

Hope your big question “what does it mean when it tells added from a search on Snapchat” is answered.

More Peace and Blessings.

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