Smart & Connected Life Smart Watches & Wearables How to Add Friends on Fitbit Make fitness more social with Fitbit friends by James David Frew WRITER Former Lifewire writer James Frew has been a technology journalist since 2016. His work can be found on both MakeUseOf's website and YouTube account. our editorial process Twitter James David Frew Updated on November 08, 2020 Smart Watches & Wearables Working From Home Headphones & Ear Buds Smart Home Smart Watches & Wearables Travel Tech Connected Car Tech iPods & MP3 Players Tweet Share Email One of the best ways to increase your motivation and accountability is to share your fitness goals with others. That's why Fitbit made it possible to add and find Fitbit friends directly from the Fitbit app. Instructions in this article apply to the Fitbit app for iOS and Android. How to Add Friends on Fitbit Making your fitness journey more social can have an impact on your progress. After you add friends, you can join challenges, cheer others, and compare achievements. Open the Fitbit app and tap the Account icon in the upper-left corner. Tap your name. Tap Add Friends under Friends. Tap Enable (or Connect Contacts on iOS) and allow Fitbit permission to access your contacts. To add a contact as a Fitbit friend, tap the Add Friend icon (an outline of a person and a plus symbol) next to their name. If you choose someone under the Contacts Without Fitbit heading, Fitbit will send them an email inviting them to create a Fitbit account. You can also add Facebook friends as Fitbit friends. Tap the Facebook tab at the top of the Friend Finder screen. To add or invite contacts by email address, tap the Email tab. If you know someone's Fitbit username, go to the Username tab.