Can’t Add Friends To Fitbit? (How To Fix)


Fitbit is a health and fitness tracker that not only lets you stay on top of your daily fitness goals, but also allows you to share it with your friends and the amazing Fitbit community. 

Have you ever not been able to add friends to Fitbit? If so, you may be wondering why this happens.

If you are adding friends to Fitbit by their email address but are unable to do so, it’s because the email address that you are entering is not associated with their Fitbit profile. Make sure you are using the email address that’s associated with their Fitbit profile.

If you are trying to add friends to your Fitbit but are unable to add them, make sure you are following the right way.

  1. Go to your Fitbit app dashboard and open the Friends tab.
  2. Tap on the “+” button at the top right.
  3. Select the desired method with which you want to add your friends and then stick to the onscreen instructions.

If you are adding friends using their email addresses, make sure that you are entering the exact email address that your friends use for their Fitbit account.

If you are adding your friends using their Facebook account, you will need to make sure that you have linked your Fitbit account to your Facebook. Then you can invite your Facebook friends who have also linked their Facebook account with their Fitbit account.

Read on to find out how to request friends on Fitbit.

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How Do You Request Friends On Fitbit?

  1. Go to Community in the Fitbit app.
  2. Navigate to the Friends tab.
  3. Tap on the Add Friend icon.
  4. Go to the Contacts tab.
  5. Allow Fitbit to access your contacts.
  6. Tap on the Add Friend icon next to each contact you want to add. If it turns into a clock, the friend request is pending.

Fitbit allows you to add your friends who use Fitbit to your Fitbit accounts. There are many ways to add your friends to your Fitbit account. You can also add your Facebook friends who use Fitbit to your Fitbit friends. 

To do so:

  1. Go to Community in the Fitbit app.
  2. Navigate to the Friends tab.
  3. Tap on the Add Friend icon.
  4. Go to the Facebook tab.
  5. Click on Connect Facebook. You will be prompted to login to your Facebook account.
  6. Once logged in, select Continue on the screen that displays what permissions Fitbit has for your Facebook account. Fitbit will now link to your Facebook account and determine which of your Facebook friends have Fitbit accounts.  
  7. The Facebook tab in the Fitbit app shows the list of all your Facebook friends that you can add. 
  8. Tap on the Add Friend icon next to each Facebook friend you want to add. If it turns into a clock, it indicates that the friend request is awaiting approval.

If you are trying to sync your Fitbit and MyFitnessPal accounts and are unable to connect them, read my article to find out why that is happening and how you can connect your Fitbit with MyFitnessPal.

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