Here's why that little blue dot keeps appearing in your Snapchat messages

Are you wondering what the tiny blue dot means in your Snapchat messages? Or why it sometimes turns into a smiley face emoji for seemingly no reason?

Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.

Since Snapchat changed its chat interface about a month ago, you may have been wondering what's up with the tiny blue dot that occasionally appears at the end of a conversation.

It looks like this:

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Sometimes a smiley face emoji appears instead of the blue dot.

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What does it all mean?

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The blue dot means that the person you're messaging is currently in the conversation with you. The smiley emoji means that they just opened the chat window.

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So the blue dot and smiley emoji are kind of like read receipts, except they indicate when two people are active in the same conversation. Mystery solved!

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