Understanding these emojis will turn you into a Snapchat pro

One of Snapchat’s many quirks is the list of emojis it seems to randomly place next to your friends’ names.

You know, these:

It turns out that these emojis, which range from baby face to grimace, aren’t random at all. They can actually tell you a lot about your relationships on Snapchat.

Here’s what they mean:

  • ???? Gold Heart: Congrats, you are best friends with this person on Snapchat. You both send the most snaps to each other.
  • Red Heart: You both have been each other’s best friend on Snapchat for at least two weeks.
  • ???? Pink Hearts: Things are getting serious. You both have been each other’s best friend on Snapchat for at least two months.
  • ???? Grimace: This one is a little sneaky. It means that you share a best friend with the someone. So their best friend is the same as your best friend.
  • ???? Smile: This means that the person is one of the people you message on Snapchat most frequently. But they’re not your best friend.
  • ???? Sunglasses: If you see sunglasses next to someone’s name, you share a close friend on Snapchat with this person. It usually means that you’re running in the same friend group.
  • ???? Smirk: This indicates a one-way relationship, and you’re the taker. This person sends you enough snaps to make you one of their best friends, but you don’t send them many snaps back.
  • ???? Fire: Ah, the infamous “Snapstreak.” This “appears next to the numbers of days that you and a friend have snapped each other,” according to Snapchat. “If you AND your friend don’t both send a Snap within 24 hours, you will lose your Snapstreaks.”
  • ⌛️ Hourglass: This is a warning that you’re about to lose a “Snapstreak” with someone.
  • ???? Baby: Congrats, you just became Snapchat friends with this person.
  • ???? Birthday Cake: It’s this person’s birthday on Snapchat.

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