What Are the Meanings of Snapchat Emojis

Author:Jake | TIME:November 09,2017

Snapchat is one of the most popular social apps and it has changed the way people interact with friends, kind of different from other popular social networks like Facebook and Twitter. This social platform is very welcome among the youngest smartphone users, including teens and young adults.


And as both a messaging platform and a social network, Snapchat can't be used from the regular web but can only be used as a mobile app. You can download and install the app on your iPhone or Android smartphone. Users can "chat" with their friends by sending them photos, short videos up to 10 seconds long. And one of the most unique features of Snapchat is the ephemeral components of all the content that gets shared on it. Photos and videos essentially disappear a few seconds after they've been viewed by their recipients, which is different from other social networks that keep your content online forever unless you decide to delete it.


If you send and receive multiple snaps with friends, you will see little emoji icons appear next to their friends' names in the Chat tab. What is the meaning of each of the emojis on Snapchat? Actually the meanings of these Snapchat emojis can tell you about your friendship.

What Is a Snapchat Friend Emoji?

The Snapchat app records and tracks your messaging habits with your friends – both to individuals and groups. And based on that, Snapchat would assign an emoji to them, which represents the current status of your level of interaction. As you continue to send and receive messages, the Snapchat symbols will change over time. On the contrary, if you stop messaging for a while, the emoji may disappear completely.

Snapchat emojis

Types of Snapchat Emojis

Each emoji you see beside a friend's name means something about your friendship on Snapchat (not necessarily your friendship in real life, of course).

Two pink hearts: If the Snapchat emoji beside a friend's username appears to be the two pink hearts, that means this friend has been your number on a best friend on Snapchat or your "Super BFF" for a whopping two months in a row. It also means that you have been that friend's number one best friend out of all of their friends as well, for two months.

Red heart: After the yellow heart comes to the red heart – your "BFF" – if you remain each other's number one best friends for a period of two weeks.

Yellow heart: If you haven't been snapping anyone long enough yet but started snapping a friend more frequently, you could see the yellow heart, which appears when they are your No.1 best friend and you are their No.1 best friend.

Smiling face with smiling eyes: An emoji with smiling eyes and rosy cheeks beside a friend's name means that they're another one of you best friends (but not your number one).

Smirking face: When you see a smirk emoji beside a friend's name, it means that you're that friend's best friend, but they're not your best friend.

Grimacing face: A smiley bearing his teeth as if grimacing beside a friend's name means that your number one best friend is their number on a best friend as well.

Sunglasses face: If you see a sunglass-wearing smiley face beside a username, it means that one of your best friends is one of their best friends too.

Fire: If you're super active on Snapchat, you may see a fiery flame emoji appear beside someone's name, meaning that you're on a "snapstreak." You've been snapping back and forth with them a lot over the past several days, and the longer you stick with it, the higher then snapstreak number you'll see beside the Fire emoji.

Sparkles: If you're snapping with multiple friends as a group, you'll see the sparkle emoji appear next to it, which can help you identify all the friends you're including in group chats.

Baby: A baby emoji next to a friend's name means that they're a new friend that was just added.


Useful Tips: Backup Data from iPhone/Android to Computer

So now you know the meaning of the Snapchat emojis. And since the snaps disappear seconds after they are read, you will not able to view them later. But here is a trick for you: you can try saving the photos or videos on your iPhone or Android before they are gone. But act quickly! And after that, you can backup those photos and videos from your mobile phone to the computer. You can transfer these files using cFone iPhone Data Transfer or cFone Android Data Transfer according to your device.

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