What Do These Snapchat Emojis Mean? Emoji Meanings Explained
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Snapchat is full of hidden quirks 12 Surprising Things All Snapchat Users Should Know 12 Surprising Things All Snapchat Users Should Know What are some things that all Snapchat users should know? Here are several pointers for old heads and newbies alike. Read More that you’ll only start to notice after you have been using the app for a while.

One of these quirks is the presence of seemingly random emojis. You’ll find them next to your friends’ names, celebrities’ names, and even in your Snapchat Stories.

But what do the Snapchat emojis mean?

Snapchat Friend Emojis

Snapchat uses 14 different emojis to categorize your friends. Each emoji denotes a particular aspect of the relationship between you and the other person; it’s like a secret Snapchat emoji code.

1. Yellow Heart

Wondering what the yellow heart emoji means on Snapchat? It’s a simple one: you and the other person are best friends. Well, best friends on Snapchat. You have sent the most snaps to them, and they have sent the most snaps to you.

2. Red Heart

You’ll see the red heart emoji next to another Snapchatter’s name if you have been best friends on the service for the last two weeks consecutively (i.e., you have sent the most snaps to them, and they have sent the most to you).

3. Pink Hearts

Taking this to its logical conclusion, you will see an emoji of two pink hearts if you have been best friends for the last two months consecutively.

4. Gold Star

Snapchat also uses a gold star emoji. You will see it next to a friend’s name when someone has replayed one of their snaps in the last 24 hours.

5. Sunglasses Face

The sunglasses emoji on Snapchat means that you and the other person share a common good friend; you both send a lot of Snaps to a mutual connection. It does not mean that you share the same best friend.

6. Grimacing Face

The grimacing face emoji means that you do share the same best friend. You send the most snaps to the same person as they do. Awkward.

(Also, spare a thought for the poor person who receives all those snaps every day. Perhaps you should back off a bit!).

7. Smirking Face

The smirking face emoji is like the opposite of the grimacing face. It shows that you’re their best friend (they send you more snaps than anyone else), but they are not your best friend (you send more snaps to other people than you do to them). Also pretty awkward, we’re sure you’ll agree.

8. Smiling Face

Ah, this one is a bit more pleasant. A smiling face emoji on Snapchat means that you’re good friends with each other. Not best friends, but good friends. You both send each other lots of snaps on a regular basis.

9. Baby Face

Have you just become friends with a new person on Snapchat? Then you’ll see the baby face emoji alongside the person’s name. It will automatically disappear after a few weeks.

10. Fire

Snapchat uses three emojis that relate to your Snapstreak. If you see the fire emoji, it means you and the other person have snapped each other on three consecutive days. You both need to have sent a snap for the emoji to appear.

The number next to the emoji denotes how many days you have been on a Snapstreak.

Note: A Snapstreak only applies to snaps sent. Chatting with each other via text does not count towards your streak.

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11. One Hundred

The red one hundred emoji will appear when you and your friend have completed a 100-day Snapstreak. It’s a great way to improve your Snapchat score How Does the Snapchat Score Work and How to Get Your Points Up How Does the Snapchat Score Work and How to Get Your Points Up Do you know how the Snapchat score works and how to get your points up? Let us show you how to get a better Snap score. Read More .

Frankly, if you ever manage to get to 100 consecutive days of snapping, you deserve something more than an emoji. But alas, it’s not our decision.

12. Hourglass

The hourglass emoji will appear next to person’s name if your Snapstreak with them is about to end. It will pop up a few hours before your time runs out.

It’s pretty useful. After all, you wouldn’t want to jeopardize that glorious 100 emoji, would you?

13. Birthday Cake

It doesn’t take a genius to work this one out. You will see the birthday cake emoji alongside a friend’s name when it’s their birthday. Why not send them a snap to celebrate.

Note: This emoji only pops up if the person has added their birthday to Snapchat.

14. Zodiac Signs

If the person has added their birthday, the corresponding zodiac sign emoji will appear alongside their name. The zodiac signs are purple with a white emblem.

Verified Accounts

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Some verified accounts have their own emoji. When the account posts a story, you will see the emoji alongside the account name so you know it’s official.

The list of verified Snapchat accounts is in a constant state of flux, but some of the most popular verified story emojis include:

  • Bicep: Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Blond Man: Diplo
  • Cactus: Jared Leto
  • Cake: Steve Aoki
  • Cherry: Demi Lovato
  • Crown: Kylie Jenner
  • DVD: David Guetta
  • Purple Heart Decoration: Selena Gomez
  • Praying Hands: Justin Bieber
  • Checkered Flag: Lewis Hamilton
  • Up Arrow: One Direction
  • USA Flag: Hilary Clinton

Relationship Emojis on Snapchat

Snapchatters have started using an emoji code to display their relationship status on their profile and in their stories. Much like the early days of hashtags on Twitter, the relationship emojis are not supported by Snapchat itself. Yet.

Either way, it’s important to know what the relationship emojis denote. You will see them a lot.

1. Blue Circle

The person is single. Remember, that doesn’t necessarily mean they are looking. You should use the same etiquette as you would use when looking for a date on Facebook Facebook Wants to Help You Find a Date Facebook Wants to Help You Find a Date Facebook is launching its own dedicated dating feature. Which means the social network will finally be putting your user data to good use. And scoring you a date in the process. Read More .

2. Pineapple

The Snapchat equivalent of Facebook’s “It’s Complicated” status.

3. Red Circle

The person is open to propositions, but it not ready to commit to a long-term relationship.

4. Cherry

You’ll see the cherry emoji next to people who are in a relationship and happy.

5. Apple

The apple emoji on Snapchat means that the user is engaged and will soon be married.

6. Banana

The person is married.

7. Avocado

An avocado means the person thinks they are the “better half” in their relationship. You can take that to mean what you will.

snapchat fruit

8. Strawberry

The person is looking for the right person to spend their life with, but cannot find them. They have our sympathy.

9. Lemon

A lemon signifies a person who is in a relationship but who is unhappy and wants to be single.

10. Chestnut

The chestnut emoji implies that the person wants to get married to their long-term partner but is not yet engaged.

Don’t Forget About Snapchat Stickers and Filters

You should not confuse the emoji we’ve explained in this article with Snapchat’s filters and stickers.

You can add stickers to a story to convey more themes and emotions. There are even creator-made stickers that you can add in packs.

Snapchat also supplies users with hundreds of filters. You can use them in your stories to inject some additional personality. The list of filters, lenses, and geo-filters changes regularly (and you can even unlock hidden Snapchat filters). However, we’ve explained some of the most common ones in our complete list of Snapchat filters The Full Snapchat Filters List and the Best Ones to Use The Full Snapchat Filters List and the Best Ones to Use Want to pick the best Snapchat filter for your photos? Here's a full list of Snapchat filters, plus which ones you should use. Read More .

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