Find your friends on Google Play Games

You can add friends on Google Play Games. You and your friends can compete on leaderboards, compare achievements, and find new games together.

Find and add friends

You can only search for friends who set their account to discoverable.

Share an invite link

  1. Open Play Games Play Games.
  2. At the bottom, tap Profile  and then Share .

Search by Gamer ID or email address

  1. Open Play Games Play Games.
  2. At the bottom, tap Profile .
  3. Under your Gamer ID, in the search bar, enter your friend’s Gamer ID or email address.
  4. Tap Send invite .

Use the suggested friends list

Play Games uses your Google contacts to make friend suggestions.

  1. Open Play Games Play Games.
  2. At the bottom, tap Profile .
  3. At the bottom, you’ll find “Suggested friends from your contacts.” To invite a friend, tap Add friend .

Tip: When you remove a friend from your Google contacts, they aren’t removed from your Play Games friend list. If they aren’t a Play Games friend, they don’t appear as a suggestion.

Change a friend’s name

After you add a friend, you can change their displayed name. Only you can see and edit these names.

  1. Open Play Games Play Games.
  2. At the bottom, tap Profile .
  3. Choose a friend’s profile.
  4. Below their Gamer ID, tap your friend’s name and change it.

Remove friends

  1. Go to your friend’s profile.
  2. At the top, tap More More and then Remove friend.

Friends are not notified when you remove them but you won’t be on their Play Games friends list.

Make sure your friends can find you

  1. Open Play Games Play Games.
  2. Tap More More and then Settings.
  3. Turn on Let others find your profile using your email address.
    • Tip: When this feature is turned off, your friends need to know your Gamer ID to send you an invite.
  4. Turn on Receive friend invites.
    • If you turn this off, you can still send invitations to friends.

Choose who can see your game activity and friends list

From the Play Games app, you can:

  • Change who sees your achievements, leaderboards, and games played.
  • Choose which games access the Gamer IDs on your friends list.

Learn more about your privacy and other settings.

See your friends’ games

After you add friends, you can see their games if they've chosen to share them.

  1. Open Play Games Play Games.
  2. Tap Profile .
  3. Choose a friend’s profile.
  4. Scroll down to find which games they’ve played.

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Create or change a Gamer ID
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