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How do I connect with friends on Fitbit?

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Learn how to connect with friends and family to stay motivated. For information on how to send private messages, join community groups, and more, see What should I know about the Fitbit Community?

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How do I add Fitbit friends?

For instructions on how to add friends, choose a section below.
  • Fitbit app
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap the Account (User-added image) > your name.
    2. Tap Add Friends
    3. Choose a method to find friends, then tap the Add Friend icon next to the name or email address of the person you want to add.
    You can also send a friend request to a member of the Fitbit community. For more information, see What should I know about the Fitbit Community?
     
  • Fitbit.com dashboard
    1. On the fitbit.com dashboard, hover over the Friends tile and click Find Friends.
    2. Under Find More Friends, choose a method to add friends, and follow the on-screen instructions.
    If you don't see the Friends tile on your dashboard, add the tile. For more information, see About the fitbit.com dashboard

How do I accept or decline Fitbit friend requests?

For instructions on how to accept or ignore a friend request, choose a section below.

  • iPhones, iPads, and Android phones
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap the Notifications tab.
    2. Tap Messages.
    3. Tap the friend request to open it.
    4. Tap Accept or Ignore.
  • Windows 10 devices
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap the notifications icon at the top. 
    2. Tap Notifications.
    3. Tap Accept or Ignore on the friend request.
  • Fitbit.com dashboard
    1. On the fitbit.com dashboard, click the notifications icon (User-added image) in the top right corner.
    2. Click View Request to open friend request. 
    3. Click Accept or Ignore

How do I keep up with my Fitbit friends?

Add friends to your Fitbit account to compare your 7-day step totals. For instructions on how to see your ranking:

  • Fitbit app

    From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap the Community tab > Friends. If you don't see the Community tab, tap the Friends tab.

    Your friends are listed in order, based on their 7-day step total.
     
  • Fitbit.com dashboard

    On the fitbit.com dashboard, your Friends tile lists your friends in order, based on their 7-day step total. To see the full list, hover over the tile and click See More.

    If you don't see the Friends tile on your dashboard, add the tile. For more information, see About the fitbit.com dashboard

Tap a friend to see information they choose to share, such as step average, top badges, trophies, and their friends list. Keep in mind that the information visible to you depends on that friend’s Fitbit privacy settings.

You can also cheer, taunt, or message your friends. To motivate one another, try participating in a challenge. For more information, see What should I know about challenges? 

If you want to share specific accomplishments with family and friends over social media, text, or email, see Can I share my Fitbit stats and accomplishments?

How do I delete or block Fitbit friends?

For instructions on how to remove or block a friend, choose a section below. Note that you can only block friends in the Fitbit app.

  • Fitbit app
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap the Account icon (User-added image).
    2. Tap your name and scroll to see your friends.
    3. Tap View All Friends, then tap the friend you want to delete or block.
    4. On their profile, tap the three dots.
      • To remove the friend, tap Remove Friend.
      • To block a friend, tap Block User.

    If you want to unblock someone, go to Account > Blocked Users and choose the person you want to unblock.

  • Fitbit.com dashboard
    1. From the fitbit.com dashboard, find the Friends tile.
    2. Click the friend you want to delete.
    3. On their profile, hover over the teal Friends button. The button turns pink and an X appears.
    4. Click the button to remove the friend.

How do I manage my Fitbit privacy settings?

You’re in control of who can see details about you. To learn about the information you can share on your Fitbit profile, and how to control who can see it, see How do I manage my Fitbit profile?

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Last updated: November 5, 2018
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