Managing your friends and profile

To manage your friends and profile, press the Stadia button Stadia button on your Stadia Controller. If you’re not using a Stadia Controller, use the following table to find the correct button or command:

Stadia Controller

Stadia button Stadia button

Mouse and Keyboard

Shift + Tab

Third-party controller

Home button

Manage your profile and online status

You can view your profile and update your online status in the Stadia app, on stadia.com, or on Chromecast Ultra. When updating your status, you can select either Online or Busy. If you are inactive for 5 minutes, your "Online" status will change to "Idle".

For more information about who can view your status and profile, please see Stadia Privacy Settings.

In the Stadia app

  1. On your mobile device, open the Stadia app Stadia icon.
  2. Tap Friends Friends icon.
  3. At the top, tap your Stadia Name and avatar.
  4. Tap on the status to change it.

TV or stadia.com

  1. Press the Stadia button Stadia button.
    • If you're using a computer with a keyboard, press Shift + Tab.
  2. At the top, select your Stadia Name and avatar.
  3. Select your status to change it.

Manage your friends

Your friends list will show you the online status of your friends. From here you can also search for other players.

In the Stadia app

  1. On your mobile device, open the Stadia app Stadia icon.
  2. Tap Friends Friends icon and then a friend’s Stadia Name.
  3. After you select a friend, you can:

TV or stadia.com

  1. Press the Stadia button Stadia button.
    • If you're using a computer with a keyboard, press Shift + Tab.
  2. Under "Friends", select a friend's Stadia Name.
    • On a TV using Chromecast Ultra, you can select More to view all of your friends.
  3. After you select a friend, you can:

Search for other players

From your friends list, you can search for other players, send friend requests, invite them to a party, block them, and more.

In the Stadia app

  1. On your mobile device, open the Stadia app Stadia icon.
  2. At the top, tap Friends Friends icon and then Find more friends.
  3. Enter a player's Stadia Name in the text box.
  4. A list of players will appear. Tap the icon next to their name to send them a friend request.
  5. Tap a player’s Stadia Name to view their profile. Here you can:

Note: To receive notifications whenever someone sends you a friend request, go to your notifications settings in the Stadia app Stadia icon.

On stadia.com

  1. On your Stadia Controller, press the Stadia button Stadia button.
    • If you're using a computer keyboard, press Shift + Tab.
  2. Select Friends.
  3. Search for a player's Stadia Name in the text box.
  4. Click a player's Stadia Name view their profile. On their profile you can:

On a TV using Chromecast Ultra

  1. On your Stadia Controller, press the Stadia button Stadia button.
  2. Select Friends.
  3. Any players you've played with recently will appear in a list.
  4. Select a player's profile. Here you can:
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