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Friend Request

My friends and I are trying to add each other and we never get requests


  • Hi AK,

    sorry for the late reply, is it still not working? Can you send me your friends nick or email so that I can look into it? You can email me if you don't want everybody to see.

  • Not only can I not send friend requests, we can't find each other and send requests. We have played matches versus each other but when we search each other's names we can't find each other. Also, the search process is made much harder because people have posted several thousand word long usernames.

     Gene messing
    Jacob's messing
    Jacob Messing
  • Hi Jacob

    Are you still having this problem? I tried searching for the users in your post and could find both of them. A tip if you're searching with multiple terms is to enclose the terms with quotation marks. That way only the exact matches for the entire search string is returned.

  • I am having this same problem with my brother where we both have "pending requests" but neither of us can accept.
  • Hi there!
    Me and one of my friends were also trying to befriend each other on this site. We found that by logging out and logging back on that the request appears on our home screens.
    Hope this helps!
    Best wishes.

  • Me and 2 other friends we have tried today like 2 hours ago and none of us got any friendship notification. So far it seems this feature is very buggy accordingly to several comments regarding this subject...
    Wellington Saamrin Barbosa Alves
  • my friend and  I can't found each other
    Bárbara Del Barco
  • hi guys,

    ok so it seems to be two issues,

    1. People can't find each other - when searching try to enclose the name in quotations "player name" for a more effective search.

    2. People do find each other and send a friend request but it does not show up/nothing happens when accepting it - as gillian suggested, try to log in and out, we'll investigate but that might help in the mean time.

    Thanks for the feedback!

  • Hi there, I'm having the issue where I can find others and send them a friend request, but the status of the request stays on request pending and doesn't change. The issue has been ongoing for a while, has there been a working solution found yet?
  • I have signed in and signed out with both my friends but nothing pops up, Please help.
  • hi, me and my friend have added one another on geoguessr and it just says "request pending". what does this mean please
    kacey the great
  • you guys better fix this you had this problem since may ok i cant accept the friend request help pls

  • my friends can not see my account

  • my friends can not see my account

  • cant add pete
  • If it says request pending tell your friend to scroll down in his main menu and accept your request.

  • Hi guys

    If you're having trouble seeing friend requests could you please send me an email at with the email from your GeoGuessr-account and I'll look into it!

  • is there a fix yet?
  • Hi terry,

    I checked your user and I can see that you've sent a friend request, checking that persons account I can see a pending friend request from you if I scroll down to the bottom on the start page.

    I know it's a bit hidden now that we've added more content to the start page, we're working on moving events to the top bar instead.

    Could you and your friend have a look? Or is it someone else you've tried to connect with? Let me know!

  • I'm having the same issue where it just says "Friend Request Pending"

    Brian Miller -

    Trying to be friends with Megan E Berg.
    Brian Miller
  • were do i accept another players friend request?

    vilgot lenninger
  • Go to the start page and scroll down a bit, there you should see a button called 'Invites', click that and the invites should show up there.

    Hope that helps!

  • Hi I don't see an invite button anywhere on the start page. When I click on my activities I can see a tab called invited but only my pending request shows up and not the request my friend sent to me.
  • 2019, this and this problem is still a think.... cant even find my friend but we can challenge.
  • Heya. So should I assume that none of this advice applies to the app? Because there’s no scrolling to speak of ...

  • Its in My Activities, I could not find it easier 😀
    Cyril Koomson
  • Having the same issue, can thi be fixed? I cannot add friends at all.
  • Hi Amanda,

    Could you send me an email (so that you don't have to post it here) with the friends you're trying to add and I'll have a look!

  • Hi, me and my partner are unable to find each other my name is James Ringland and hers is Lauren Allison Bartlett we've tried using the quotation marks but still no luck, we can only play together by sending a challenge link and can not directly challenge each other through the site any help is appreciated
    James Ringland
  • There is a workaround for this problem. You can manually send an invite from the profile page of your friend or vice-versa. Go in your activities and look an activity that says "your friend name" played a challenge on "map name" and got xxxxx points. Click the name to access to the profile and you'll find a "add friend" button. Just click it and your friend will receive it.
  • The workaround would be fine if we could access each others profiles, but like I said we don't show up on each others search functions so have no way of finding each other to do that
    James Ringland
  • I did however manage to go on to one of the maps we played and she was still on the recent activity so should be fine now, thanks for your help
    James Ringland
  • The other possibility is to find your own profile in your activities and send the link to your friends so they can send you an invite.
  • Hi,

    I had a look at your profile and it looks like you managed to find each other. (Otherwise let me know..)

    Did you try to search for her name? I actually don't think that is searchable, you need to search for the nick name, but still there can be many similar names and hard to find the right one..

  • We have now found each other, we didnt set a nickname so the name was the only information we had to go on.

    Thank you for your reply though 😀
    James Ringland
  • This still isnt working . we each have taken turns to send request and nothing happens
  • Hi Angie,
    If you go to 'My activities' in the menu and then klick the 'Invitations' button you should see all pending invitations. (We know that this is a bit tricky to figure out so we're re-doing invitations/notifications)

    hope that helps!

  • Hello, my girlfriend and I have the same problem. We both have paid for a Geoguessr account but we can't find each other. We already tried everything you propose in this conversation. 

    Her name is scipia della rovere and I'm valentin meyer 89.

    Can you help us please? 

  • Hi Valentin,

    sorry about that, I have your email address but could you send me an email with you girlfriend's address and I'll have a look!

  • Hello Mikael,

    Thank you for your asistance. We found a way to resolve our problem. We couldn’t find each other by name but my girfriend found a customized map I have done and we could eventuallly add each other 😀 .

    Thank you and I send you our best swiss greetings.

    Valentin and Laura 

  • Ok cool!

    If someone else have this problem in the future, we've added a link on your settings page that you can share with friends if you can't find each other.

    Hope that helps!
  • Hi,

    I ha va a similar issue here, I sent an invitation to my sister and sent one to me but none of us can see the invitation. As if it does not reach the other part.

    Can you please help us ?

    my sister account is : floreshelene
    mine : thomas flores


  • Hi Thomas,

    If you go to or click on 'My activities' in the menu you should see friend invites and be able to accept them.

    (There's also a small bell icon in the top bar that turns purple when something new has happened, if you click that you can accept/decline invites)

    I had a look at you sisters account and could see that your invite was there, let me know if it still doesn't work

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