Snapchat Emoji Meanings: Find Out Where You Stand

Snapchat is one of the most widely used social media platforms, particularly among young adults. While using the platform, you’ll come across a lot of unique features. The Snapchat emoji is one of those features, and you’ve probably wondered, ” What do the emojis on Snapchat mean?

Little emoji icons will appear next to the names of their friends in the chat tab for Snapchat users who send and receive multiple snaps with friends. The meanings of Snapchat emojis are discussed in this article. This article’s information applies to the iOS and Android Snapchat apps.


What is Snapchat Emoji?

Emojis called Snapchat emojis are shown next to Snapchat usernames in your Friends list. On the Discover page, they also appear next to Snapchat Stories. These emojis are assigned based on how Snapchat users interact with each other. Snapchat creates an emoji for each person based on how frequently you communicate with them.

Snapchat emojis, in contrast to other messaging apps’ standard emojis, serve a specific purpose. The photo-centric ephemeral messaging platform uses emojis as a fun way to define your relationship with other Snapchat users. These emojis are called “Friend emojis.” The Snapchat emojis you and your friend use depend on how you interact with one another on the platform. You are given a friend category and an emoji to represent it based on how often you send Snaps and messages.

There are a total of fourteen Snapchat emojis.

Snapchat emojis

What are the various Snapchat Emoji Meanings?

Emojis are small pictorial symbols that are used to express emotions and ideas in messages. Snapchat uses a range of emojis to indicate different levels of interaction between users. Many other Snapchat emojis indicate different levels of interaction and friendship between users. Let’s find out their meanings.

1. The Baby Emoji 

Snapchat uses the baby emoji to show that you and this person are new Snapchat friends. When you first become friends with someone on Snapchat, you will see the baby emoji next to their name. The baby emoji will be replaced by one of Snapchat’s other friendship emojis once you have been friends with someone on Snapchat for some time.

baby snapchat emoji

2. Gold Star Emoji 

When your Snapchat friends have replayed your snaps within the past 24 hours, gold star emojis are displayed next to their names.

If a friend’s name has a gold star next to it, that means they found your snap interesting. Seeing a gold star might be a good reason to start a conversation, depending on your relationship.

Snapchat gold star emoji

3. Yellow Heart Emoji

On Snapchat, if you see this emoji, it means that you and your friend are best friends. This individual receives the most snaps from both you and them. This is the individual with whom you exchange the most snaps. If someone’s name has a yellow heart next to it, you are officially best friends.


Snapchat Yellow heart emoji

4. Red Heart Emoji

The Red Heart emoji indicates that you and another user have been best friends for two weeks in a row. A person who has received the most snaps from you is considered to be your “best friend” on Snapchat. A red heart next to someone’s name indicates a healthy Snapchat relationship.

Snapchat red heart emoji

5. Pink Hearts Emoji

Snapchat gives you the Super BFF pink hearts Snapchat emoji as a reward if you maintain your friendship streak for at least two months. The name of your friend will be next to two pink hearts. The ultimate endorsement of your Snapchat friendship comes from this.

You should be congratulated if you see this emoji on your Snapchat friend list. This Snapchat emoji demonstrates that you and that person have been best friends for at least two months.

Pink heart emoji

6. Birthday Cake Emoji

On your friend’s birthday, the birthday cake emoji appears next to their name. On the day, Snapchat will also notify you, so you can make sure to wish them a happy birthday. Discovering this feature is likely to be a godsend for you if you struggle to keep track of birthdays.

Feel free to send them a thoughtful message on their birthday because this Snapchat emoji will appear on the date they specified when signing up for Snapchat.

Snapchat Cake Emoji

7. The Smiling Face Emoji

The smiley face Snapchat emoji indicates that you and this person send many snaps to one another. Snapchat uses this to show that you are close friends.

Keep in mind that this does not imply that you two are the best of friends. As long as you send Snaps to multiple Snapchat contacts frequently, you will see this emoji next to them. This indicates that you interact with them frequently on the platform, sending them numerous snaps and receiving numerous snaps in return, but they are not your primary best friend.

Smiley face snapchat emoji

8. The Face with Sunglasses Emoji

The sunglasses emoji will appear next to the user’s name if you are best friends with them. This Snapchat emoji is frequently seen by friends with similar interests, schoolmates, or coworkers.

It indicates that you and one of their best friends are also best friends.

Sunglasses emoji

9. The Grimace Emoji

The grimacing face emoji appears next to the name of a friend with whom you share a best friend, just like the sunglasses emoji. The only difference is that when your best friend is also their best friend, this Snapchat emoji is used.

This frequently occurs in groups of close friends, typically consisting of three or four people. You shouldn’t be concerned if you see this emoji next to someone’s name as long as the friendship dynamics are clear.

Grimace emoji

10. The Fire Emoji

If you’re participating in a Snapstreak with another user, the fire emoji will appear next to their name. This Snapchat emoji will only appear if your Snapstreak has lasted at least three days in a row.

The number of days your Snapstreak has been active will be displayed next to the flame emoji. Keep in mind that sending a chat message will not allow you to continue your Snapstreak; if you want to keep those flames, you must send a snap.

Snapchat fire emoji

11. One Hundred Emoji

You will see the one hundred emoji rather than the fire icon on the 100th day of a Snapstreak if you keep it for one hundred days. Snapchat must be extremely dear to you.

Assuming that you see a 100 emoticon on your Snapchat companions list, prepare to take a screen capture since you’ve had a Snapstreak running with that individual for 100 days straight.

Hundred Emoji

12. The Hourglass emoji

If the hourglass emoji appears next to a friend’s name on Snapchat, this indicates that your Snapstreak is about to end. The number of days in a row that you and a partner Snapchat together is called a Snapstreak.

When you haven’t sent a Snap in 20 hours, an hourglass emoji appears next to a person’s name. To put it another way, you will still have four hours to use the Snapstreak. This Snapchat emoji vanishes when the Snapchat Streak runs its course.

Hourglass emoji

13. The Pushpin Emoji

Conversations that have been pinned to the top of your feed will display the pushpin emoji next to them. You can pin single users or conversations in a group. Keep track of your most important conversations with this emoji.

Pin emoji

14. The Sparkles Emoji

The sparkle Snapchat emoji indicates that you are in a group with that user, and Snapchat groups, which allow you to send snaps and chat with multiple users, were recently made available.

Sparkles Snapchat Emoji

Meaning of the Purple Zodiac Snapchat Emojis

If you’re a believer in astrology, you probably know what a user’s zodiac sign means in their profile. For the rest of us, a person’s birth month is linked to their zodiac sign.

By looking at their zodiac emoji next to their name, Snapchat makes it simple to identify your Snapchat friends. Here is a brief explanation of each symbol in the zodiac Snapchat Emoji for those who aren’t familiar with it yet.

♈ 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)

Snapchat users can even create their astrological profile. To find yours, go to your Snapchat profile and click the astrology icon that is located below your name.

Then, to create your profile, enter information about your birthday. You will then be able to view your Snapchat app readings for the sun, moon, and planets.Astro profile

How to customize the existing set of Friend Emojis?

The default options for Snapchat emojis are the ones we mentioned previously. You are free to use any emoji you want at any time if you so choose, but you can also switch them out whenever you want.

Follow these steps to customize your Snapchat friend emojis and Snapchat streaks:

  1. Open the Snapchat App on your device.
  2. You can find your Profile icon on the top left corner of the screen. Click on the Icon and a Profile menu will appear.

Profile menu

3. In the Profile menu, tap the button on the top right corner to open Settings.

Profile menu

4. Scroll down to find an option named ‘Additional Services’. Click on the option and go to the ‘Manage’ tab.


5. From the list of options, tap on ‘Friend Emojis’. The default Snapchat Emojis for all different criteria will appear. You can select your emoji from the emoticons available.

Friend emoji list

Snapchat Icon Meanings

Here are some of the most common Snapchat icons and their meanings:

   You sent a Snap without audio

  You’ve sent a Snap with audio

  You sent a Chat

  You sent a snap to someone who hasn’t accepted your friend request

 A friend opened a Snap without audio

 A friend opened a Snap with audio

Your friend opened a Chat

 A friend viewed and received Cash

  You have an unopened Snap (or Snaps) without audio

  You have an unopened Snap (or Snaps) that includes audio

  You have an unread Chat message

  Your Snap sent without audio has been viewed

  Your Snap sent with audio has been viewed

  Your Chat has been viewed

  A Snap or Chat is pending and may have expired

 A screenshot has been taken of your Snap without audio

 A screenshot has been taken of your Snap with audio

  A screenshot has been taken of your Chat

  Your Snap sent without audio has been replayed

  Your Snap sent with audio has been replayed


Q.1. How do I change my Snapchat best friend?

Users of Snapchat are unable to select who appears on their list of best friends. You must either increase or decrease your interactions with someone to add or remove them.

Q.2. How can Snapchat emojis be made to move?

Tap the Sticker icon to start a video recording. Tap and hold a sticker to secure it after dragging it onto the object you want it to follow.

Q.3. How do I create a Snapchat emoji of myself?

Make an individual emoji that you can use on Snapchat with Bitmoji. Bitmoji is compatible with Slack, Gmail, and Facebook as well.


Snapchat emojis are a one-of-a-kind feature that monitors how you and your friends use the platform. The length of time you’ve been friends with each other, the frequency with which you send each other snaps, and the Snapchat users with whom you interact frequently, to name a few, can all have an impact on the emoji that appears next to a user on the “Friends” tab of the app.

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