How to add friends or block users on Android

Updated 1 month ago by Manfred Amstutz

To add or block someone
  1. Find their profile
  2. Send a friend request or block the user
  3. Have your friend accept and send a reply
To find a friend profile and send a friend request
  1. Select the two person icon in the top menu
  2. Select ADD FRIENDS
  3. There are a number of ways to find the profile
  • Select INVITE FRIENDS TO THE BIBLE APP at bottom of screen to get a selection of available lists on your device to search
  • You can also search our database by typing name or email in the Search icon in the top menu and select Search
  • Select Connect with Contacts for people from you mail contact list
  • Select Connect with Friends for contacts in your Facebook account
    • To make sure you are going to friend the correct person, you can select the user's name and view additional profile information
  1. Select the person you want from Suggested Friends and select ADD.
This will immediately send the request and cannot be withdrawn
  1. You will get a notification when the Friend accepts if these notifications are enabled
There is currently a limit of 250 friends.
To Block a user or to stop friend requests
  1. View a user’s profile as described above to ensure you block the right one
  2. Select Menu (3 dots at the top right)
  3. Select Block in the drop down menu
  4. Accept the confirmation prompt 
  • The user is blocked and their profile should reflect that
Unblocking a user
  1. Select the Unblock button on a blocked user’s profile view
  2. Accept the confirmation prompt
  3. The user is unblocked and their profile will no longer show BLOCKED
Additional Information
  • When you type a name, email address or user name in the search bar, you will get 'no results' if your friend does not have a name entered in their YouVersion profile. They will either need to add a name or you will need to search for them through your contacts or Facebook friends. 
  • Email addresses must be associated with YouVersion accounts in order for the Bible App to find them. Many people have multiple email addresses so if someone you know does not show up in a Contacts or Facebook search, either they do not have a YouVersion account or the email address associated with their YouVersion account is different than the one listed in your Contacts App or your friend's Facebook profile.


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