Snapchat 101: Friend List Emoji Meanings Finally Explained

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Instagram and Snaphcat are the most popular social networks. According to Zephoria, Snapchat added about 13M daily active users in the second quarter of 2019. Apart from that, Snapchat has a tremendous audience reach: it covers 90% of all 13-24 year-olds and 75% of all 13-34-year-olds in the US. The Typical Student team wanted to learn the meaning of the most commonly used Snapchat emojis. 

Check out the full and complete explainer of the meaning behind Snapchat symbols. 

#1 Yellow heart



This Snapchat emoji signifies 'best friends'. Basically, it means you send the most Snapchats to this person, and they send the most Snapchats to you. 


#2 Red heart


Red hearts mean you've been BFFs with each other for two weeks straight. Also, both of you Snap each other a lot more than anyone else.


#3 Two pink hearts



Being BFFs for more than two months straight means you're moving on from the Yellow and Red Hearts to two Pink ones.


#4 Sneaky face


There's this Snapchat friend who sends you more snaps than you send them - that's when you get a sneaky face.


#5 Sunglasses face


Face with sunglasses means you have a common BFF with another Snapchat user. A person you send lots of snaps to is also someone they send a lot of snaps to.


#6 Smiling face



Smiling face means you send lots of Snaps to this user, as well as they send you lots of Snaps, but you aren't BFFs. 


#7 Fire emoji



Snapstreak! Fire emoji means you and this person have snapped on a daily basis for a long time. The number next to the fire increases the longer you keep your streak.


#8 A hundred emoji



This one's pretty clear -  a 100 Day Snapstreak. This one means you've Snapped someone for at least 100 days in a row. 


#9 An hourglass emoji



An hourglass emoji means your Snapstreak is ending soon. Send this person another Snap ASAP! 


#10 Grimacing face



Your #1 BFF is the same as their #1 BFF. Grimacing face means you both Snap the same person the most. You never know who their BFF is, though.


#11 Star emoji



Star emoji means someone has replayed this person's Snap in the last 24 hours. Who knows, something interesting must be going down.


#12 Birthday cake emoji



A birthday cake means it's this Snapchatter's birthday today.


#13 Baby emoji


An infant emoji means you've just recently connected with this person on Snapchat.



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