How to Ask a Guy for His Snapchat on Instagram (6 Creative Ways)

Have you ever wanted to get your crush’s Snapchat, but didn’t know how? Here are 6 creative ways that might help:

How to Ask a Guy for His Snapchat on Instagram

1. Send him a Snapchat request

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If you’re already connected with him on Instagram, sending him a Snapchat request is the easiest way to go. It shouldn’t seem too out of the ordinary if you’re already connected on another social media platform.

Make sure that you’re using the same profile picture for both accounts so he knows that it’s you when he sees the request. You can also give him a heads up that you’ll be sending him a request by mentioning it in the comments on one of his Instagram posts.

2. Message him on Snapchat

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If you want to reach out to him personally on Snapchat before making a request for friendship, you can send him a message first. Say something like, “Hey, funny to see you on Snapchat. I’d love to connect with you here!” If you link your Instagram account or mention your handle in your message, he’ll be able to tell who you are.

He will need to have his privacy settings to receive snaps and messages from everyone. Otherwise, your message will be listed as “pending” until he’s added you as a friend.

3. Tag him in a post

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If you know his username, type the @ symbol in Snapchat and then enter his name to tag the guy you want to connect with. There isn’t a dropdown menu in Snapchat, so you’ll need to know his username to tag him. This way he will see that you have an account here and he may just add you on his own.

You can also add a message in the post you tagged him in saying, “Hey, I’d like to add you on Snapchat!” so that when he gets the notification he will consider friending you.

You can also tag him on Instagram, alongside other friends, and theme the post around telling your friends to find and follow you on Snapchat.

4. Use the snapcode

Snapcodes are an easy way to friend people on Snapchat. When you’re messaging your guy on Instagram, you can send him your snapcode to help him more easily find you on Snapchat. If he isn’t picking up on your signal, you can be more direct and say “scan this when you have a chance”.

5. Send him a DM with a screenshot of your Snapchat bio

Your best bet is to send him your Snapchat bio on Instagram. This way, there is no confusion and he will know exactly what to look for when he’s friending you. You can do this by clicking the three dots at the top right corner of your post, selecting “copy link”, and then pasting it into a direct message (DM).

6. Say “Hey! Can I have your Snapchat?”

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Being direct is one of the best ways to get what you want! Ask for his Snapchat directly in a DM. He can follow through by providing you with his snapcode or username so you can find him there. There’s no harm in asking and many men are flattered by this, so don’t be afraid to get straight to the point.

Final Thoughts

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These days it’s easy to connect with new people on Snapchat, even if you haven’t met them in person. You can get anyone’s handle by looking for their Snapcode or scanning it to add each other as friends.

The polite thing to do is to ask a guy before following him on Snapchat, but if he doesn’t respond, there’s no reason not to go ahead and follow him. You can easily un-follow someone if they don’t seem interested in your snaps!

Jenny Muscolo
Jenny Muscolo

My name is Jenny and I love helping people with their relationships. I got my Masters in human sexuality at Northwestern University, and love what I do.

I believe a few simple tips can help you massively improve your communication skills with your partners, which leads to better interactions. Thanks for visiting!