Emojis spice up your conversations. They can help you fill in the gap when you run out of words to express yourself. Snapchat keeps a record of your interactions with your friends and assigns emojis to those friendships depending on how often you interact with them. And if you don’t understand their meanings, this guide will teach you further about Snapchat emoji meanings in 2023.
I’m pretty sure you must have used emojis on other social media platforms—Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, etc. If so, you should resonate with the magic that emojis bring to your conversations.
Meanwhile, Snapchat emojis are pretty different from those on other social platforms. So, getting familiar with these Snapchat emoji meanings will make texting more fun for you on Snapchat.
What Are Snapchat Friend Emojis?
Snapchat keeps a record of how often you message and interact with your friends. The app assigns emojis to these friends based on how often you interact with them. And these emojis depict the current status of your friendship level with other Snapchatters.
The emojis will change as you keep interacting with your friends. And if you don’t interact with a person for a while, the emoji(s) will likely disappear entirely. Only you can see your Friend emojis; they’re not public.
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Snapchat Friend Emoji Meanings 2023
Snapchat has many friend emojis and each of them has its meaning. We have explained the meanings of all the Snapchat emojis below. Take a look at them.
1. Smile 😊
The smile emoji stands for ‘best friends’. You’ll see it next to your friend’s name if the person is one of your friends.
However, it does not mean you are best friends with each other. So if you often send snaps to some Snapchat users, you’ll see this emoji beside their names.
2. Yellow heart (Besties) 💛
You are #1 best friends (besties) with each other. It means you send the most snaps to this person, and they send you the most snaps too.
3. Red heart (BFF) ❤️
This emoji means you’ve been BFFs for two consecutive weeks. Therefore, if you’ve been interacting with some friends for two consecutive weeks, Snapchat will show the red heart next to their names.
4. Two Pink Hearts (Super BFF) 💕
When you see the two pink hearts next to a friend’s username, it means that this person has been your ‘Super BFF’ for 2 months in a row or your #1 best friend on Snapchat.
5. Grimacing Face 😬
A smiley grimacing his teeth next to your friend’s name means that you share a best friend. That is, your number one best friend is their number one best friend.
6. Smirking Face 😏
A smirking face smiley next to your Snapchat friend’s name means that you’re that person’s best friend, but they are not your best friend.
7. Sunglasses Face 😎
When you see this emoji next to a username, it means you share a mutual best friend with them.
8. Sparkles ✨
Snapchat will show a sparkle emoji when you’re snapping with a group of multiple friends. This will help you to recognize all the friends you’re adding in group chats.
9. Baby 👶
Baby emoji appears when you have a new friend on Snapchat. If you don’t add each other to your friends list, your messages will remain pending.
10. Birthday Cake 🎂
When you see a cake emoji beside your friend’s name on Snapchat, it means it’s their birthday. It’s an easy way to help you keep track of your friends’ birthdays.
11. Fire 🔥
You’ll see a fire emoji beside a username when you begin a snapstreak. Snapstreak starts when you exchange snaps with someone regularly for 3 consecutive days.
12. Gold Star 🌟
When you see a gold star, it means that in the past 24 hours, someone else has replayed your friend’s snap.
13. 100 💯
Snapchat will show a 100 emoji beside the fire emoji when you regularly snap for 100 days in a row.
14. Hourglass ⌛
An hourglass emoji means that your snapstreak will soon end. To keep the streak going, start snapping now.
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Snapchat Purple Zodiac Emoji Meanings 2023
If you believe in astrology, you may understand the meaning of the zodiac emoji you see in a Snapchat user’s profile. But for those who don’t know their meanings, zodiac signs signify a person’s birth month and date.
So, quickly take a look at the guide below to better understand the zodiac emoji meanings on Snapchat.
♈ Aries: March 21 – April 20
♉ Taurus: April 21 – May 21
♊ Gemini: May 22 – June 21
♋ Cancer: June 22 – July 22
♌ Leo: July 23 – August 22
♍ Virgo: August 23 – September 23
♎ Libra: September 24 – October 23
♏ Scorpius: October 24 – November 22
♐ Sagittarius: November 23 – December 21
♑ Capricorn: December 22 – January 20
♒ Aquarius: January 21 – February 19
♓ Pisces: February 20 – March 20
How to Customize Friend Emojis
Do you know that you can customize the emojis (for all the aforementioned interactions) to see the specific ones you want beside your friends’ names? For instance, if you want your BFF for two consecutive weeks to be the poop emoji rather than the red heart, you can change it to be so.
To customize your Snapchat friend emojis:
- Open the Snapchat app and click on your Profile icon.
- Go to your Settings by clicking on the gear in the upper right of your profile.
- If you’re using the iOS version, click on Additional Services, then click on Manage.
Note: For the Android version of Snapchat, click on Features, then tap Customize Emojis. After that, skip step 4 and go to step 5.
- Click on Friend Emojis to access a list of all the emojis alongside their meanings.
- Tap BFF.
- Click on the poop emoji. And whenever you have a BFF, you’ll see the poop emoji beside that friend’s name.
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Snapchat Status Icons
Snapchat icons give you additional information about your snaps. You will often see them below the name of the Snapchat user on your friend’s list. Here’s a list of these icons and their corresponding meanings:
You sent a snap without sound
Sent snap with sound
Your Chat message was sent
A friend opened a snap without sound
Your friend opened a snap with sound
A friend opened a Chat message you sent to them
Received a snap without audio/sound
You received a snap with audio/sound
Received a Chat message
Your snap sent without sound was viewed
A friend has viewed your snap sent with sound
Your friend has viewed your Chat message
The Snapchat user has opened and taken a screenshot of your snap without sound
Your friend has opened and taken a screenshot of your snap with sound
Snapchat user has opened and taken a screenshot of your Chat message
Snapchat is more fun when you understand the meanings of each emoji as well as their usage. But if you’re a new user of the platform, it might be difficult for you to understand them. And that’s why we wrote this guide to help you out. Was it helpful?
FAQs on Snapchat Emoji Meanings 2023
You can make an emoji of yourself using Bitmoji on Snapchat. Bitmoji can work for Gmail, Facebook, and Slack too.
The Eyes emoji on Snapchat signifies how many people researched the snaps you posted to My Story, Shared Stories, or Private Stories.
Snapchat doesn’t allow users to decide who their best friends will be. So if you want to add or remove someone as your best friend, just increase or decrease your conversations with them.
- beebom.com – Snapchat Emoji Meanings Explained
- alphr.com – What Do The Emojis Next To A Name Mean On Snapchat?
- lifewire.com – The Quick Guide to Snapchat Emoji Meanings
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