One of the key functions of Mahara is the ability to connect with other users to create networks of collaboration and communication.

1. To see your friend list on Mahara, in Groups, click on the My Friends tab. 

2. An important option offered here is Friends Control which allows you to establish your response to friend requests. Choose the option that suits you best.

3. To add more friends navigate to the Find Friends tab in Groups. Then search for friends using their first or last name. Once you have found a person you would like to add as a friend, either Send message or Send Friend Request. Remember that a Friend Request also includes the option to send a message.