A player can gain access to the friends list by either purchasing a Donator Pack for $5 and using it, or using it after purchasing it for in game cash. Initially you are able to store ten players in your friends list (as with an update on the third of march, 2015), previously this number used to be fifty.
If you add any player to your friends list, they will automatically be "tagged" and appear in the friends list on the left hand side of the screen when they are online.
You do not lose access to the friends list after your donator status expires.
You are able to purchase extra spaces on this list from the points building at a cost of twenty five points, increasing your maximum capacity by ten.
Friends are ordered by their description alphabetically. Descriptions of 'None' are at the top.
From your friends list, you can view the following information about the players you have saved:
- Status - Okay, Jail, Hospital, Traveling, Federal Jail.
- Description - a description you have put about them. If no description is added, shows as 'none'.
In Dubai, it is possible to purchase a Platinum PDA for 12 Billion dollars that expands the list and allows you to save additional players, giving you a maximum of 500 friends.
Previously, when a player overdosed on Ecstasy, his friends list would be cleared. As of 22 March, 2010, this effect has been removed. Players would often add friends to their Black List to avoid this.