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Introduction to Friends

Last updated on September 21, 2023


The AccelByte Gaming Services (AGS) Friends service allows players to connect socially with other players. This service ensures all players get real-time updates about their Friend List. Players can manage their friends in several different ways, including:

  • Request Friend: allows players to add another player as a friend, using that player's User ID. Players will be notified when they receive a friend request.

  • Accept Friend Request: allows players to accept friend requests they've received. After the player accepts the request, the requester will be notified, and the two players will be linked as friends.

  • Reject Friend Request: allows players to deny a friend request from a player they don't want to be friends with.

  • Cancel Friend Request: allows players to cancel and remove a pending friend request they have sent to another player. For example, if the user has changed their mind or sent the request to the wrong player.

  • Get Friendship Status: shows players their friendship status with another player. The possible statuses include:

    • Not Friend: indicates that the players are not connected as friends.
    • Outgoing Friend: indicates that the friend request sent by the player to another player is still pending.
    • Incoming Friend: indicates that the player has received a friend request that is still pending.
    • Friend: indicates that the two players are connected as friends.
  • List of Friends: shows the player all of the players they're currently friends with.

  • List of Incoming Friends: shows the player a list of players that have requested to be their friend. Players can accept or reject these requests.

  • List of Outgoing Friends: shows players the list of pending friend requests they have sent to other players.

  • Unfriend: allows players to stop being friends with other players. Unfriending a player will remove that player from their friend list. If the player later wants to be friends with an unfriended player again, they will have to send that player another friend request.

  • Bulk Synchronization Third-party Platform Friends: allows players to connect their friends from third-party platforms to the AGS platform.

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