Adding friends

To add friends on Swarm, visit your profile and tap the user icon with a "+" sign in the top left corner. You can scan your address book (we just look, we don’t store any of this info!), search Twitter friends and search Facebook friends. You can also search friends by name, email address or phone number.


You can also add a friend by going to his/her profile page and tapping 'Add Friend.'

Accepting/Ignoring a request

To accept a friend request, tap through to the notification you have received to either approve or ignore the friend request. If the request is from someone you do not want to approve as your Swarm friend, tap 'ignore.'


Cancelling a friend request

To cancel a friend request, tap through to the person's profile which you have requested to be friends with, then tap the 'pending' button. From there, you should be able to tap the 'Cancel friend request' button.

Removing friends

Tap through to the friend’s profile page and tap the user icon with the check mark in the top right corner. You will then have the option to ‘unfriend,’ which will cause the button to toggle back to ‘Add Friend.’

Swarm Friends and Foursquare Followers

When you send a friend request to someone in Swarm, you'll automatically start following them on Foursquare. When someone accepts your friend request in Swarm, they'll automatically start following you on Foursquare.

Please note: Unfriending someone in Swarm will not unfollow them on Foursquare, nor will it cause them to unfollow you. You will still follow each other's Tips, but you will no longer see one another's location or check-ins. Additionally, unfollowing someone on Foursquare will not unfriend them in Swarm.

For more information about Foursquare followers, click here.

Friend requests and notifications

Swarm is intended to be a fun, personal app to use with your close friends. We encourage our users to add personal friends and not other users you may come across while checked in somewhere. You may only have 1000 friends on Swarm and have up to 500 pending/outstanding friend requests at any given moment.

You can opt to receive notifications via the app or email. You can change these options in your profile settings.