Real ID allows players to connect across Blizzard Entertainment games. When players agree to become Real ID friends, they’ll have access to many features designed to enhance their social gaming experience, including:
- Cross-game chat
- View Real ID friends’ online status
- World of Warcraft cross-realm groups (same faction)
- Friends of Friends
Real ID identifies players by real name. No personal information beyond your real name is shared with Real ID friends.
Note: If you prefer to keep your name hidden, consider adding your friend via BattleTag instead.
Friends of Friends
You can see the names of their other Real ID friends by right-clicking your Real ID friend’s name on your friends list, even if you are not friends with them. You can prevent your name from appearing in Friends of Friends by disabling it manually in your Battle.net Communication Preferences.
Real ID friendships are at-will and mutual. If you prefer that another player not contact you through Real ID, remove them from your Real ID friends list. Parents can enable or disable the entire service for their children using Battle.net Parental Controls or through Battle.net Account Management.
You may have up to 100 Real ID friends. You will not receive additional Real ID invitations if you reach this limit.
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