With the Minecraft 1.19 update, users can easily join their friends and play together. Be it Java or Bedrock Edition, Mojang has made it extremely easy for players to connect and have fun. Although the main mode is single player, users can join thousands of other players when they get bored in the wide world.
There are several ways to play online with friends. You can either join public servers and play with other users, or create a private area or server world. However, in order to enjoy the game together, players need to find their friends or send them friend requests. Befriending someone in the game varies from edition to edition.
How to play with friends in Minecraft 1.19 update
In the Java Edition, making friends can be a bit tricky as there is no way to do it in the game itself. Players can easily join public servers and play games together, or directly use gamertags to find others. However, if players are looking for someone specifically and want to send them a request, they can do so by going into the Xbox app.
Now that all player accounts have been migrated to Microsoft, they will be visible in the official Xbox app on PC. Once players open the app, they can go to the Community tab where they will find a search bar at the top. There they can enter a friend’s gamertag and send a friend request.
On the other end of the connection, the second player can also open the Xbox app and accept friend requests by going to the Community tab.
Apart from that, users can play with their friends in a multiplayer world made up of realms by finding them with their username and sending them an invite.
With the Bedrock Edition, players can easily send and accept friend requests directly from the game. When they click play, they see a separate friends tab right next to the offline worlds. This shows multiplayer worlds or realms of players connected as friends.
If they want to add a friend to their game and see their multiplayer world, they can simply click “Add Friend” on the Friends tab and enter the exact gamertag that their friend has. Once players add a friend, they can see all of the multiplayer worlds and realms the other person has to offer.
If they want to connect outside of the game, they can follow the same process as in the Java Edition and accept friend requests in the Xbox app. These are two ways to accept friend requests and add them to the Bedrock Edition.