How do I add friends?

We made adding friends easy since we want you to add as many friends as possible, especially since they don't have to be single to have fun on the app. 

Add friends currently on Ship:

  • Navigate to the Friends tab (second from the left in the bottom navigation bar).
  • Tap on the ‘Add Friends’ icon in the top right corner.
  • Add your friends that are already on Ship by tapping Add next to their name.

You will see a confirmation that the request was sent successfully. If you’re single, friends will be granted permission to match for you by default, but you can revoke this permission by switching the permission toggle off on the confirmation or from the Permissions page. 

If you want to include friends who aren't already on Ship, we make it easy to invite them. 

Inviting friends not on Ship:

  • Navigate to the Friends tab (second from the left in the bottom navigation bar).
  • Tap on the ‘Add Friends’ icon in the top right corner.
  • Please give access to your contact list if you haven't already.
  • Invite your friends that are not already on Ship by tapping Invite next to their name.
    • If you have multiple phone numbers for this friend, you will be prompted to choose their correct number.
  • A pre-populated text message will pop up; press 'send' to invite your contact to Ship and add them as a friend. 

The request was sent successfully if you see the sent message in your thread with this contact. If you’re single, friends will be granted permission to match for you by default, but you can revoke this permission by switching the permission toggle off on the confirmation or from the Permissions page.