How do I keep random people from adding me on Xbox One?

Discus and support How do I keep random people from adding me on Xbox One? in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; I really don't like that anyone can just add me on there. I don't know these people and I don't appreciate not being able to block friend "requests."... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by Emocje, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. Emocje
    Emocje Guest

    How do I keep random people from adding me on Xbox One?


    I really don't like that anyone can just add me on there. I don't know these people and I don't appreciate not being able to block friend "requests." It's not even requesting to be on my friends list. I do not feel secure with these people. I don't know
    them. And they can just pop into any voice chat/party that I'm in just to sit there and listen like creeps.

    I kinda thought Microsoft would respect that and at least care about safety. This stuff starts internet stalking.

    What can I do?? Is there anything even to do??

    :)
     
    Emocje, Sep 7, 2019
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  2. ArminatorX Win User

    How do I keep random people from adding me on Xbox One?

    The Friend system was changed when the Xbox One was introduced. Now, Xbox Live is built like a social network similar to Facebook, where people (even complete strangers) can "follow" you. Only if you follow them back, you become friends.

    As such, as others suggested, you can set up your online and privacy settings on
    https://account.xbox.com/settings to "Friends only", so only people YOU BOTH follow each other as actual "Friends" can see your activity on Xbox Live, if you at least allow friends
    to see what you are doing. Of course, you can also deny your friends access to your online appearance, and are basically non-existent on Xbox Live besides being a Gamertag doing "invisible" stuff no one can see.

    As for random people popping into you party: When you set up a party, you can change the settings of the party to be "Invite Only". That way only people you actively invite to the party are able to join the party. If you don't set the party to "Invite Only",
    basically anyone can join the party.

    So, Microsoft DOES value your privacy and gives you tools to set up your online and privacy to a way you feel comfortable. You just need to know that they are there and use them.

    The only thing you can't prevent is people "Following" you on Xbox Live. But if you set your online and privacy settings to "Friends Only" and you don't follow them back, you basically don't exist for them, besides being a string of characters in their Friend/Follower
    list.
  3. sandy the hippy Win User

    How do I keep random people from adding me on Xbox One?

    XA JJKILLER is spot on.

    If you have any other concerns regarding online safety, click Here For Microsoft's guide to safety
    for parents and kids, which gives step by step guides for various aspects of privacy and safety.
  4. XA JJKILLERs Win User

    How do I keep random people from adding me on Xbox One?

    Change your privicy settings to freinds only
  5. ThorX360 Win User

    How do I keep random people from adding me on Xbox One?

    I really don't like that anyone can just add me on there. I don't know these people and I don't appreciate not being able to block friend "requests." It's not even requesting to be on my friends list. I do not feel secure with these people. I don't know
    them. And they can just pop into any voice chat/party that I'm in just to sit there and listen like creeps.

    I kinda thought Microsoft would respect that and at least care about safety. This stuff starts internet stalking.

    What can I do?? Is there anything even to do??
    Hi,

    you can change privacy settings from Xbox.com and/or from the console as explained here:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...ety-and-privacy-settings-for-parents-and-kids
  6. bowski477 Win User

    How Do I Stop Random People Adding Me?

    Hey there, this thread is over two years old. If you are having an issue with this please feel free to create your own thread.
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