How To Add Friends On PS5 [Updated 2023]

While gaming on a PS5 is a lot of fun, playing with friends is much more so. While it’s true that you may play multiplayer games with complete strangers online, the experience is never quite the same as when you’re paired up with a friend when online gaming. If you and a friend work together, you’ll both benefit greatly.

That said, it’s always handy to know how to add friends on PS5 before you go into a multiplayer match or an online game so you can play with people you know.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you the steps on how to add and remove friends on your PS5 as well as the easy ways to create a party with your friends.

How to add friends on PS5?

If you’re new to console gaming, it may appear overwhelming at first on what you need to do simple things such as how to add friends on PS5. 

You want to make sure that you’re signed in to your PlayStation Network account. If you have more than one account, be sure to double check that you’re signed in to the correct one.

Your friends list is tied to a particular account and you don’t want to be using the incorrect account when sending out friend requests, or accepting an invite or friend request from someone.

Adding friends on PS5 is simple. Here’s what you must do:

  1. Turn on your PS5 and make sure that it’s connected to the internet. 

  2. Press the PlayStation button on your controller.

  3. Tap Down on the controller to go to the Home screen or the bottom menu.

  4. In the bottom menu, select Game Base.

  5. Select Search for Players (Search tab).

  6. Enter the Name or Player ID that you want to add. 

  7. You can also use the Played Together or Players you may know sections to add friends from there.

  8. Select on the Player tile or icon to send a friend request for that person.

  9. Select Add Friend.

  10. Select the box next to “Become Close Friends” to share your real name and profile picture with another player.

  11. Wait for them to accept your friend requests.

How to send a friend request using the PlayStation app?

If you linked your PS5 to a PlayStation app on your mobile, you can use the PS app to send a friend request. Here’s how:

  1. Go the Home screen.
  2. Select Friends icon at the upper right.
  3. Select Add Friend icon at the upper right.
  4. Search for the player. 
  5. Select the player to open their profile and then select Add.  
  6. You can select to Share Your Real Name and Picture, then select Send Request.

How to check for incoming friend request on PS5?

If someone has sent you a friend request, you should be able to check it with these steps:

  1. Turn on your PS5 and make sure that it’s connected to the internet. 
  2. Press the PS button on your controller.
  3. Tap Down on the controller to go to the Home screen or the bottom menu.
  4. In the bottom menu, select Game Base.
  5. Find the Friend Requests tab or icon and select Friend Requests icon beside the Search for Players box.
  6. All new friend requests should be shown here. You can either accept or cancel the request to add friend.

How to manage privacy settings to limit who can add you as friends on PS5?

If you want to change your privacy settings to restrict who can add friends on PS5, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Home screen and select Settings.
  2. Select Users and Accounts.
  3. Select Privacy.
  4. Select View and Customize your Privacy Settings.
  5. From here, you can change your privacy settings depending on how private you want to be.

How to remove friends on the PlayStation Network?

If you no longer want to be a friend with someone, you can remove him or her from your friends list. Here’s how:

  1. Go to the Home screen or Control Center.
  2. Press the PS button on your controller.
  3. Tap Down on the controller to go to the Home screen or the bottom menu.
  4. In the bottom menu, select Game Base.
  5. Go to your Friends tab and select the profile of the friend you want to remove.
  6. Select the More icon.
  7. Select Remove as Friend.

How to create a party on PS5?

You can play together with your friends in a party. This is an ideal way to combine your efforts as some games require teamwork in order to unlock achievements faster. 

Here’s what you must do:

  1. Go to the Home screen or Control Center.
  2. Press the PlayStation button on your controller.
  3. Tap Down on the controller to go to the Home screen or the bottom menu.
  4. In the bottom menu, select Game Base.
  5. Select the Second option from the left pane.
  6. Select Start Party.
  7. Select whether or not you want an Open Party or a Closed Party.
  8. You can join or quit a party at any time by sending or receiving a message through the Messages subtab of the Game Base menu.
  9. You should be able to view the party or talk to your friends in that party via voice chat.

FAQs

  1. How do I add friends on the PS5?

    It’s simple. All you have to do is to go to Settings > Game Base > and search for players from there.
    Check out the complete steps above on how to do it.

  2. How do I access the friend list on the PS5?

    In order to check your Friends List, you must turn on your PS5 and press the PS button. Then, select Game Base > View All friends. After that, select the Friends tab to access the list of all your friends.

  3. How to add friends on PS5 from Xbox?

    While cross-play is available for certain games, it’s not possible to add friends from another platform like Xbox.

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Harvey Hisona

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