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Niantic Cross-Game Social - Friends List Increase

CATANFionaCATANFiona Administrator Posts: 418 Admin
edited May 18 in News & Announcements

Hi Explorers, 

As you may know, a few weeks ago we released Niantic Friends, a new cross-game feature to unify your Friends Lists across Niantic apps. The next step of this release was to increase the Friends List capacity from 200 to 400, and that time has come! 

You may have seen a recent announcement on the Niantic Support Twitter account about the friends list increase for Pokémon GO, we wanted to let you know this increase will be across all Niantic apps including CATAN – World Explorers. You can now have up to 400 friends across all games! Keep in mind that the 400 Friend limit considers friends across all games, even if you don't see them in CATAN - World Explorers. If you have a friend that plays another Niantic game but not CATAN – World Explorers, they will not appear on your CATAN – World Explorers friends list total. (Note: Visually you will still see X/200 friends, we still need to update the app to reflect the X/400 number.)

Please keep in mind, if you add or remove a Friend on one app, this will be reflected in your other apps. 

Thank you and let us know if you have any questions.

-The CATAN – World Explorers Team

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  • CATANFionaCATANFiona Administrator Posts: 418 Admin

    "If you have a friend that plays another Niantic game but not CATAN – World Explorers, they will not appear on your CATAN – World Explorers friends list total."

    Also, FYI, you will be able to see your total friend count across Niantic games in CATAN – World Explorers eventually (we're working on it!).

  • GrogyanGrogyan Member Posts: 609 ✭✭✭✭

    @CATANFiona problem is privacy!

    Us players have had no input on the direction of Niantic Friends.

    Nor have we players given the option to share which games we want to share our other friends with.

    Nor has Ingress been given the opportunity to have selected friends either.

    The Catan Friends list, is waiting on gifting.

    - Are caravans coming before launch?

    - Is Niantic planning of cross game gifting as part of this Niantic Friends?

    There has just been zero feedback, to players across all games, as to what Niantic Friends is meant to achieve. But creating a problem for a problem that was never what players wanted.

  • CataniusCatanius Member Posts: 239 ✭✭✭

    We just don't want that

  • ZinkyZonkZinkyZonk Member Posts: 165 ✭✭✭

    I really love the one friends list to rule them all. With more games in the pipeline who wants to friends people over multiple platforms. It's a good initative. Makes you wonder why people who don't see this as an advantage. Are they not playing enough games? lolol!

    The one friends list is a great way to link the games.

    Next step is adventure sink for ingress and catan?

    now I go into a fantasty world:

    I wish for the total niantic catch all app. Go for a walk with your phone in your back pocket. The app auto hacks, spins, catches, spells, swipes. Sit down with a coffee inventories sort, roll dice, plan field/smash|plan evolutions|magic bus|totem, go for another walk with phone in hand and do mighty things.

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