How to add friends on PS5

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Ps5 Logo And Dualsense (Image credit: Jennifer Locke / Android Central)

While some video games are fun solo on the new gaming console from Sony, others are better when you add friends on the PS5. There are a lot of amazing games to explore, and while some are single-play only, others need a team to fully enjoy. Adding friends on the PS5 is a relatively simple process. Let's get into the steps to take to get your group ready to take on the next game.

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How to add friends on PS5

  1. With your PS5 powered on and hooked up to your TV, press the PS button on your DualSense controller to open the Control Panel.
  2. Make sure that Game Base is highlighted, and select it.

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  1. On the next screen, you will want to choose View All Friends.
  2. From here, you will be able to select Search to find the friend you wish to add.

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  1. Once you have found the friend you are looking for, highlight and select that friend on the list.
  2. After their profile has loaded up, you can click on Add Friend to get them onto your PS5 friend list.

Once you have gotten your friend's list set up, you'll be able to see which members of your crew are online so you can game together.

A good accessory to have while gaming with friends or even solo is a comfortable set of headphones. Put on a good set and you'll find yourself fully immersed in the gaming experience. Since most gaming headsets feature a built-in microphone, you'll be able to chat with friends and others online. Now, time to team up for your next victory!

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Chris Wedel
Smart Home Writer
Chris Wedel is a fan of all things tech and gadgets. Living in rural Kansas with his wife and two young boys makes finding ways to get and stay online tricky. By utilizing his years of experience with the tech and mobile communications industries — success is assured. When not conquering connectivity challenges and testing new gadgets, he enjoys cruising a gravel road in his UTV with some good tunes.