How to Find Out Who Someone is on Snapchat in a Snap!

Jose "Jay" Carrillo

Snapchat is a widely used social media app and learning all the ins and outs can be time-consuming. If you’re reading this article you’re probably looking to learn more about how to use Snapchat.

Want to find out how to find a person’s real name on Snapchat? Or, just trying to find your Snapchat friends? Perhaps you’re trying to add someone on Snapchat.

If so, this article is for you!

The good news is that I reviewed the easiest and most creative ways to do this for you.

Related articles don’t go into the same depth . . . so read on!

Easy Ways to Find Out Snapchat User’s Real Name

By far the easiest way to find out someone’s real name is to ask them. If you’re already friends and have been chatting on Snapchat then this should be a breeze.

If for some reason you’re not comfortable doing this then continue reading below. The following ways will help you accomplish this.

Snapchat User Settings

Second to asking someone for their real name is by using the Snapchat user settings. It only takes a few steps so you’ll be able to find someone’s real name in no time.

  1. Tap Chat at the bottom of your screen once you’re in the Snapchat app.
  2. Find the person’s account and open the chat.
  3. Tap on the Profile Icon (top left) to see the user’s complete profile including their real name.

Be aware that some users don’t add a name to their profile. Even if they do it doesn’t mean it’s their real name.

Reverse Username Search Tools

Luckily for you there are a handful of awesome username look up tools that specialize in just this. This is by far one of the quickest and easiest ways for you to find someone’s real name.

Plus, these tools can give you a lot more information about someone such as their address and contact info to name a few.

Spokeo is a great tool for anyone looking to find more information about someone they met online.


Spokeo casts a wide net across 100+ social media sites, dating sites and websites such as blogs and e-commerce sites to match public profiles and give you accurate info.

  1. Type the username into the Username Search Page and click on Search Now.
  2. Click on Unlock Full Results to find all the available info for that person.

Find the Snapchat user’s real name as well as personal info, location and other social media profiles.

Social Catfish is actually a professional dating investigation service but it’s super handy in finding the real identity of someone on social media.

social catfish

With the help of Social Catfish you’ll be able to know their name in addition to background and contact details so that you can confirm that they’re who they say they are.

  1. Go to the Social Catfish site, choose Username and enter the Snapchat username.
  2. Click on Search, wait for the results and see all the possible owners.
  3. Unlock the complete results to view all the details.

BeenVerified is one of the most popular background search services out there. They scour the internet to find anything and everything associated with a username.


Be it forums, communities, social media sites, chat rooms . . . you name it. BeenVerified leaves no stones unturned.

  1. Type the username into the Username Search Tool and click on Search to get a full report.
  2. Review the report to see their real name, photos, mobile number, email ID, address history, social media accounts, education and professional background.

Please note that in order to use BeenVerified to find our more information about a Snapchat user, you’ll need to know the person’s username from their other social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, etc.).

This is because BeenVerified doesn’t currently include Snapchat within their database. Most people use the same username across all their social media accounts making it possible for you to leverage BeenVerified.

A Google search is still one of the most powerful ways to do research online. It’s a great way to find out more information about someone could be as easy as typing in a person’s Snapchat username into the Google search bar.

The Google search results may find similar usernames or the same Snapchat username across different social media platforms. Then, you could leverage all the other social media platforms to find out more information about that person.

If searching on Google doesn’t yield anything then using other search engines such as Bing are a good alternative.

Google Images

It’s possible to use the Google Reverse Image Search to find more information about someone using their photos or profile picture. Once again this is a free method that can be an effective way to do research on someone.

Save the user’s profile picture and upload it to Google Image to see what you can find.

This type of search can be hit or miss but it’s worth a shot if you can’t afford the pay search services.

Best Way(s) to Find Someone on Snapchat

It’s possible you’re not looking to find the real name of a Snapchat user but you’re simply looking to find someone on the platform. If this is the case, I’ve compiled a comprehensive list of all the ways you can do this.

Finding people online is easier than you think. The different ways outlined in the below steps should get you some good results.

Find Someone on Snapchat Using Their Name

The best way is to open your Snapchat app and utilize the search bar using the person’s name to find their profile.

There’s also another option to find friends on Snapchat.

Similar to performing a Snapchat username Google search, the same method can also be used by searching for someone’s real name instead. Simply type your friend’s full name into the Google search and see what social media accounts are linked to that name.

You’ll have to do your due diligence since many people may actually have the same exact name. It’s worth a shot though as this will not cost you anything and the results are fast.

Find Someone on Snapchat With a Phone Number

There are actually a few ways that you can find someone on Snapchat with their phone number.

First Option is to go to the Snapchat app and tap on the Search Bar at the top.

  1. Enter the name or phone number into the search.
  2. Find the person’s profile on the list.
  3. Find their username below their name.

Second Option is to add their phone number into your address book and then open My Friends on Snapchat. Two options appear at the top.

  1. The left option called Friends will show you your current friends list.
  2. The right option will display all the people in your address book.
  3. Choose the option on the right to add a friend.

If they have a Snapchat account then they’ll now appear under Friends.

Find Someone on Snapchat With an Email

If your friend has their email address linked to their Snapchat account then this method will work for you. This method is very similar to finding someone on Snapchat using their phone number.

The only difference being that instead of using the other person’s phone number, you’ll use their email address and follow the Second Option.

Find Someone on Snapchat Via Snap Code

Snapcodes are very popular because users can create custom Snapcodes. They are similar to QR codes that can be shared among friends. They’re a super easy way to add friends and follow them on the platform.

Simply scan the Snapcode via Snapchat and start following them using the following steps.

  1. Open Profile Page and tap on Add Friends.
  2. Select the option to Scan Snapcode.
  3. Save the Snapcodes of the people you want to add to your camera roll.
  4. Open saved Snapcodes via Scan Snapcode and a profile will appear on your screen.
  5. Add the Snapchat user as your friend.

Celebrities and famous people love Snapcodes because they make it so easy for people to follow them on Snapchat.

Snapcode screenshots can also be shared on other social media platforms and Google. This means that you can actually search Snapcodes outside of Snapchat using a simple Google search.

Find Someone on Snapchat Via Snap Map

Find nearby Snapchat users using the Snapchat Map under the Add Friends option. You must turn on your device’s location so that Snapchat can sync and identify nearby users.

Snapchat will scan all the users in your proximity and display their profiles on your device’s screen. Tap on the profile and add them.

It’s such a handy feature that also allows you to track your friend’s location as long as everyone is sharing their location.

Find Someone On Snapchat Via URL

Every Snapchat user has a unique URL. If you open this URL the main Snapchat window will launch and provide you an option to add your friend(s). It only takes a few steps and is a quick add.

  1. Get the URL from your friend.
  2. Tap on the URL and click on Add Friend and your friend will receive a notification.


How to find your URL on Snapchat?

Open the app and go to your profile page. Tap the gear icon in the top right corner. Under “Additional Services” tap “Manage”. Here you will see your unique URL that you can share with others.

How to find out who someone is talking to on Snapchat?

Open the app and swipe left to see your friends list. Then, you can see who is currently talking to whom by checking the blue dot next to their name.

How to find out who someone’s best friends are on Snapchat?

Follow them and look for the “Best Friends” filter.

Can someone trace a Snapchat account?

There is no way to trace a Snapchat account without the user’s consent.

How to find out who someone is on Snapchat without adding them?

You can use the “Who Viewed Your Story” feature.

How to find out when someone’s birthday is on Snapchat?

Open their profile and tap on the info button in the top of the screen (left corner). Under “About”, you’ll see their birthday.

How to find out where someone is on Snapchat?

You can view their location by opening the “Locations” tab and selecting “Nearby”.

How to find out if someone is on Snapchat?

You can either open the app and search for their username or click on their name in a message thread and view their profile.

Can you still find someone on Snapchat if they block you?

Yes, you can search for them by their name or username, and if they are still on the app, they will appear in your chat box.


Now you know that you can find someone on Snapchat without using their username or phone number. Or, use Snapchat to find and simply add nearby friends without hassle. Use the search bar to lookup Snapchat usernames using his/her real name or pull out your phone contacts to search by phone number.

As you can see, if you really want to find someone, there are plenty of methods to find people on Snapchat. Follow the steps above to add new friends or find the person behind a Snapchat account. Snapchat allows enough flexibility to do this provided you find the user within the rules.