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A Friend List was a page on the Scratch Website that was given to every user. Now, users have a list of users that they are following.

An image showing part of a user's friend list.

Once a Scratcher visited another's user profile and clicked a button titled "add to friends", the user would be added to their friend list page.

A user's five most recent friends.

A user's five most recent friends (or less, if they have that amount) would be displayed on the user profile, while the rest (in order from least recent to most recent) could be viewed by accessing the user's friend list.


While adding a user to a friend list helped create a bond, there were other uses; a row on the Front Page showed three projects recently shared by a user's friends. This acted as a way of "subscribing" to users, so a user could see projects by their favorite genre or creator.

Some users have used friend lists as a source of fun; they set goals to add thousands of Scratchers to their list, occasionally reaching the Front Page for it.[citation needed]


Many users complained of randomly being added to other Scratchers' friend lists. Suggestions were made in which the user added had to accept the offer;[1] none were implemented, however. Though, in Scratch 2.0, the friend system was replaced by a "following" system where users can subscribe to another's projects to prevent newer users from getting confused.[citation needed]

Some users think that "following" should be changed back to "friending".[2]

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