How To Add Friends On IMVU?

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What’s better than IMVU? IMVU with friends of course! IMVU has a number of features that can let you enjoy your virtual life as much as possible. You can have fun with your friends and can play games with them. You can even go shopping together and chat about the latest fashion trends. So, if you don’t know how to add friends on IMVU already, it’s time you learn it.

Adding friends on IMVU is very easy, you just need to follow some simple steps in order to do so.

  1. Login to IMVU through its site or using IMVU app.
  2. Click the “Community Tab” on the upper right corner of your screen.
  3. Select “Add Friends.”
  4. Type in your friend’s Name, email address or IMVU username under “Find A Friend” header. Once done, hit “Search.”
  5. Select the check mark button to send requests and you’re done!

IMVU allows its users to add up to 100 friends at once but there is no limit on how many you can add.

Read more to learn how to add friends on IMVU in detail.

An Overview of IMVU

IMVU, Instant Messaging Virtual Universe, is a free online social game or virtual world where you can design your own avatar and chat with other players. You can also play mini-games, shop for virtual items, and even socialize with your friends. The game allows you to interact with other players through multiple communication channels such as chatrooms or messenger.

With IMVU, you can create a personalized avatar to represent you in the virtual world. You can design your character by choosing from thousands of different clothing items and accessories available in the IMVU store. IMVU is a great way to keep yourself entertained and to relax your mind after a long day’s work.

IMVU is free but you can also spend real money on its virtual items if you wish so. You can create avatars, decorate their homes or change clothes for them using IMVU credits which are the game currency available in different denominations such as 100 or 1000. You can also add friends on IMVU and chat with them using the chatrooms or messenger feature of this game.

How To Add Friends On IMVU?

There are different ways to add friends on IMVU but before you do that, make sure they too play this virtual world as well! If they don’t, you can make them play for free by downloading IMVU app on their devices.

-on Website

There is an IMVU app available on PlayStore and App Store for Android and iOS users respectively. However, you can also add friends on IMVU from its website. That way, you won’t have to search for the app every time. To add a friend on IMVU from its website, follow these steps:

Step 1: Log In To Your Account.

First of all, you need to log in to your account on the IMVU website. To do that, open the IMVU site in a new tab and enter your email address or password under the “Sign In” section of its homepage. Once logged into your account, you will be automatically redirected to the Home page.

Step 2: Click The “Community” Tab

Once you are logged in, click the “Community” tab that you can find on the upper right corner of your screen. The tab is next to “Messenger” and has a tiny icon that looks like two people surrounded by number one on its left side.

Step 3: Select “Add Friends.”

Once you have accessed the “Community” tab, select “Add Friends.” This option is located in between two icons which look like a smiley face and an envelope.

Step 4: Type In Your Friend’s Name, Email Address, Or IMVU Username

Type the username/ email address or name of your friend under the “Find A Friend” header. Alternatively, you can also choose their email address or IMVU profile URL from the dropdown menu if they have shared it with you. Once done, hit “Search.”

This will instantly search for your friend’s account on IMVU. However, if you don’t want to wait and want results in real-time then click the “Refresh” button at the top of its page instead of hitting Search.

Step 5: Select The Checkmark Icon

Once done, select the checkmark icon that you can find beside your friend’s username.

This will send a request which means other people must first accept it before they can become friends with each other on IMVU. You can also switch to chatrooms or messenger in between to communicate with them.

-on IMVU client

IMVU is available as a mobile app and desktop software on PlayStore, App Store, and Mac respectively. You can use the IMVU app on your Android or iOS device to add friends to this virtual world. This is the best way to add your friends if you already know their avatar’s name.

Here is what you need to do:

Step 1: Open The IMVU App On Your Device.

First of all, you need to download and install IMVU on Android or iOS devices. Once done, open it from your smartphone’s home screen/desktop depending upon its platform.

Step 2: Select The “Friends” Tab

Once opened, click on the “Friends” tab that you can find in the top menu. This will open your Friends list where you need to select “Add Friend.”

Step 3: Type Friend’s Name Or Avatar Name

Type either of the two i.e., username/ email address, avatar name, etc. of your friend under the “Find A Friend” header. Then, click/tap “Enter.”

Step 4: Add Your Friend

To add your friend to IMVU, select the “Send Friend Request” button below the “Chat Invite” button. You will be friends on IMVU once they accept your request.

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Accepting Friend Requests on IMVU

To be friends on IMVU, one user needs to send a request and the other has to accept it. So, for the times you receive any request on IMVU, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Friends Page.
  2. Select “See all Friend Requests.”
  3. Select the add friends button if you want to add them and decline option if you do not.

That’s it. Check your friend requests daily so that you can accept them instantly.

What If I Can’t Find My Friends On IMVU?

If you still don’t see your friend in the list after searching for their username, email address, or avatar name then there are two possibilities:

either they have deleted their account recently, or they do not play this game anymore. Sometimes an existing user might also switch to an entirely new avatar name. So, what you can do is ask your friend if they have changed their account recently. If your friend doesn’t have their account anymore, they can always make a new one and start this game afresh with their own avatar name.

How Many Friends Can You Add On IMVU?

There is no limit to friends you can add on IMVU. You may choose as many people as you want from the list of your Friends under the “Community” tab and send them a request to become friends with each other.

So, add as many friends as you want and start interacting with them in chatrooms or messenger.

Why Am I Not Being Able To Add Friends On IMVU?

There are various reasons why you might not be able to add users as your friends on IMVU. Some of the most common reasons are:

  • Your friend is not connected to the internet or has turned off their connection for some reason.
  • Your avatar name might be blacklisted somehow due to previous violations. To check if this is the case, try searching for your username in IMVU’s search bar and see if it says “Blocked.” If so then you can ask IMVU customer service to unblock your account by sending them a ticket from here.
  • your friend might have blocked you on this game client by removing you from their friends list. You can also check if this is the case by going to your own IMVU Friends’ List and seeing that you no longer have access to them as a friend.

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

I know you still have some questions in mind. So, I have compiled the most frequently asked ones and answered them for you:

Is There Any Limit To How Many Friends I Can Add On IMVU?

There is no such restriction that limits you from adding as many people as possible to your list of Friends. You can add as many people as you want.

Can My Friends Track Me On IMVU?

Well, it is true that your friends can track you on IMVU. They can check if you are online or not. But they cannot track your location unless you have allowed them access to it.

How Do I Block Someone On IMVU?

To stop being friends with a user, open their profile and click the “Block” button under the Actions column. This will remove that person from your Friends list but won’t hurt anyone’s feelings since both of you are no longer friends.


I hope now you know everything about adding new people as your friend on IMVU. So just follow the steps carefully to become friends on IMVU instantly without any issues.


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