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Error adding friend. Please try again.

When attempting to add a friend to my friends list, I receive the error "Error adding friend. Please try again." How do I fix this error?

Have you blocked this user?

If you haven't blocked them, they may have blocked you from contacting them.


If a Steam user has blocked you from contacting them, Steam Support cannot assist you in bypassing that block. Requests to do so will be denied, and tickets regarding such matters will be closed.


You may have a limited account that cannot yet add friends.

If your Steam account has not completed a Steam Store/in-game purchase, your account is considered a Limited User Account.

Another potential cause of this error message is a full friends list.


Total number of friend invites:

Incoming friend invites count against your friends total until you accept or ignore them. Ensure that the combined total of your current number of friends added to your pending friend invites does not exceed your friends cap.

How to unblock a user

You can unblock a user with one of the following methods:

Unblocking via friends list

  • In the Steam application, click on VIEW FRIENDS LIST in the lower-right corner.
  • The blocked user will be listed at the bottom of your friends list in orange.
  • Right-click on the user and select "unblock."

Unblocking via your profile:

  • From your Steam profile page, select "Friends," and then navigate to the "Blocked Users" tab.
  • Check the user(s) that you would like to unblock and select "Unblock"

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