Find friends and connect on Xbox Live

Overview

Learn to build and manage a list of friends. Chat and play games with your friends—you can even throw a party.

Connect with friends

One of the best features of Xbox Live is finding friends for an online game. After all, playing with your friends, whether they're across the street or on the other side of the planet, is one of the main reasons you want online gaming. But it's not much fun unless you know they're online.

As you build your list of friends by sending and accepting friend requests, you'll see the same list no matter which game you play. You can have up to 100 friends at a time.

From your friends list, you can check your friends' profile information, including motto, name, location, and bio. You can compare game scores, submit player reviews, start a chat, or see a list of your friends' friends.

Send a friend request

  1. Sign in to Xbox Live, and then go to Social.
  2. Select Friends, and then Add Friend.

  3. Enter the gamertag of the person you want to send a friend invite to, and select Done.
  4. In addition to using the on-screen keyboard, you can enter information using a USB keyboard plugged into a controller port or the Xbox 360 Chatpad.

  5. Use the standard message or write your own, then select Send Request.

View a friend's profile

  1. Sign in to Xbox Live, and go to Social.

  2. Select Friends, and then select a friend's avatar to see their profile. Press A again to select their gamer card.

    • Gamer Profile: Invite your friend to chat, join a party, or play a game, send a message to your friend, compare scores, submit a player review, file a complaint, or remove the friend from your friends list.

    • Personal Profile: See your friend's gamer card and personal information, including real name, bio, and location. See your friend's list of friends (unless they have blocked this option).

Remove a friend

  1. Sign in to Xbox Live.

  2. On your controller, press the Guide button.

  3. Select Friends.

  4. Select the gamertag of the person that you want to remove.

  5. Select Remove Friend, and then confirm the action.

Start a party

You can also start an Xbox Live party. Select your crew and wait for everyone to show. You can just hang out and chat, or start up a game and invite your party to it.

  1. Sign in to Xbox Live.

  2. On your controller, press the Guide button.

  3. Select Party, and then click Start a Party.

  4. Click Invite players to Party.

  5. Click the desired gamertag, and then click Send Invite.

  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to invite more friends to the party.

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