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How do I connect with friends on Fitbit?

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Competing with friends and family and encouraging one another is a great way to stay motivated.

Keeping up with friends

By adding friends to your Fitbit account, you can compare your 7-day step total. Each person’s total is accurate as of the last time that person synced. For instructions on how to see your ranking, choose a section below.

  • Fitbit app
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the Community tab.
    2. Tap or click Friends. 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:

    1. Click the tab icon (User-added image) on the left side of the dashboard.
    2. Click the checkbox next to the Friends tile or any other tile you want to add to your dashboard.
    3. Click Done.
Tap or click a friend to see his or her profile page, which includes information they choose to share, such as step average, top badges, trophies, and their friend 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?

Adding friends

For instructions on how to add friends, choose a section below.
  • Fitbit app
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click the + icon.
    2. Tap or click Add Friend
    3. Choose how you want to connect with your friends and follow the on-screen instructions.
    You can also send a friend request to a member of the Fitbit community. In the community, tap or click a person's profile picture to view their profile, then tap or click the pink Add Friend button.

    If you're using Android Marshmallow, make sure you grant the Fitbit app access to the requested features of your mobile device. For more information, see Why do I receive access requests from the Fitbit app on my Android mobile device?
  • Fitbit.com dashboard
    1. On the fitbit.com dashboard, hover over the Friends tile and click Find Friends.
    2. You can add friends by connecting your Fitbit and Facebook accounts and then adding your friends from Facebook, or you can send an email invitation. Click either option and follow the on-screen instructions.
    If you don't see the Friends tile on your dashboard:
    1. Click the tab icon (User-added image) on the left side of the dashboard.
    2. Click the checkbox next to the Friends tile or any other tile you want to add to your dashboard.
    3. Click Done.

Responding to friend requests

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

  • Fitbit app for iOS and Android
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap the Notifications tab.
    2. Tap Messages.
    3. Tap the friend request to open it.
    4. Tap Accept Friend or Ignore.
  • Fitbit app for Windows 10
    1. From the Fitbit app dashboard, tap or click 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
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Last updated: August 14, 2017
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