Snapchat Emojis

What Do the Emojis on Snapchat Mean?

homesitemapSnapchat Emojis
On Snapchat, specific emojis appear next to contact names. These emojis are a fun way to keep track of how you interact with people inside the app. (NB: It is possible to customize these emojis inside Snapchat's settings.)
What do the Snapchat emojis mean?

List of Snapchat Emojis

Here is a list of the default Snapchat emojis and their meanings:
Yellow Heart Emoji

Best Friend

You are number #1 best friends with this person. You send the most Snaps to each other.
Red Heart Emoji


You have been number #1 best friends with this person for more than two weeks. For an entire fortnight, you've sent the most Snaps to each other.
Pink Hearts Emoji

Super BFF

You have been number #1 best friends with this person for more than two months. You've sent the most Snaps to each other for more than two months. This Emoji is considered quite the achievement.
Sparkles Emoji

Group Chat

You are part of a group chat on Snapchat.
Gold Star Emoji

Replayed Snaps

This friend has had their Snaps replayed within the past 24 hours.
Sunglasses Emoji

Share a Friend

You each send a lot of Snaps to the same person.
Smirking Emoji

Not One of Your Best Friends

This person isn't one of your best friends, but you're one of theirs.
Grimacing Face Emoji

Share a Best Friend

Your number #1 best friend is also their #1 best friend. Awkward.
Smiling Face Emoji


You Snap each other a lot. You frequently interact with this person, but they're not your #1 best friend.
Baby Emoji

New Friend

You have just become friends with this person.
Flame Emoji


You have Snapchatted back and forth with this person every day. The number next to the emoji increases with every consecutive day.
Hundred Emoji

100 Day SnapStreak

You've kept your SnapStreak for 100 days in a row.
Hourglass Emoji

SnapStreak Ending

The Snapstreak is about to end.
Cake Emoji


This friend has their birthday today.
The word emoji is made up of the Japanese words meaning "picture" (e) and "character" (moji).

Emojis are the successor to the emoticon, which conveyed similar concepts using combinations of characters found on a standard keyboard. For example:
  • :-) happy
  • ;-) wink
  • :-( sad
Read more about emojis.
See more emoticons.

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