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Snapchat Emoji Meanings & All the Snapchat Icons Meaning

Snapchat Emoji Meanings & All the Snapchat Icons Meaning

Snapchat updates on April 6, 2015, replaces its most popular feature ‘Best Friends’ with Snapchat Friend Emojis. The Best Friends feature let snapchatters see their best friends simply by checking out friend’s profile. When Snapchat removed the Best Friends feature with Discovery update most snapchatters were super upset about this. They have not been quiet about the issue, flooding Twitter and Facebook with commentary about the removal and also wondering what these new Snapchat Emojis were? In this post, we will give you all the Snapchat Emoji Meanings and Snapchat Icons Meaning.

The new set of Snapchat emojis includes a gold heart, a grimace face or gritting teeth, a smiley face, a sunglasses emoji, a smirking face, and a firey flame displays next to people you snap with on a regular basis. This Snapchat emojis signifies different levels of snapping relationships and they will only visible to you.

Snapchat Emojis Meanings

This addition of emoji update is a clever way of annotating your Snapchat friendships in a private way to better gauge how you’re connected. It may also ensure that you keep snapping your friends daily so your snapstreak fire doesn’t burn out.  If you are new to Snapchat or have been wondering what are these Snapchat emojis?

Snapchat Emojis and their meanings

With the latest addition of Hourglass or timer emoji, Snapchat has so far had 12 Emojis. Now let us have a look at what these Snapchat Emojis mean.

snapchat yellow heartYellow Heart: If you notice this yellow heart beside a friend’s username, it means that you are number 1 best friend with each other on Snapchat. It also means that you are that friend’s number one best friend out of all of their friends as well.

snapchat sunglass faceSunglasses Face: It means that one of your best friends is one of their best friends too.  You send a lot of snaps to someone they also send a lot of snaps too.

snapchat griming faceGrimacing Face: Grimacing Face means that your number one best friend is their number on the best friend as well. You send the most snaps to the same person that they do.

snapchat Smirking faceSmirking face: When you notice an emoji with a smirk on its face beside a friend’s name, it means that you are that friend’s best friend, but they’re not your best friend. Which indicates that you don’t send them many snaps, but they send you a lot.

snapchat smiling faceSmiling Face: An emoji with smiling eyes and rosy cheeks beside a friend’s name means that they’re another one of your best friends (but does not your number one).

snapchat fireFire: Fire emoji means that you are on a Snapstreak! You have snapped this person every day, and they have snapped you back. Increases with the number of consecutive days. To achieve this emoji you have to be super active on Snapchat.

snapchat 100100: If you keep up your snap streak for 100 days, you’ll see the 100 emoji appear beside the fire emoji.


snapchat starStar: One of your friend’s Snaps was replayed by you or another Snapchatter within the last 24 hours!

Snapchat updates on August 5th, 2015 again added two new types of emoji- a  red heart and two pink hearts beside some of their friend’s names.

Rsnapchat red hearted Heart:  Yellow Heart means that you remain each other’s number one best friends for a period of two weeks.


snapchat pink heartsTwo Pink Hearts: Pink Heart means you have been number one best friends with each other for two months.


snapchat birthdayBirthday Cake: This friend has a birthday today. Only displays if a friend has the Birthday Party feature enabled in settings. This emoji was added on March 2016 updates along with birthday filters.

snapchat hourglassHourglass: Your Snapstreak is about to end. Send another snap to keep it alive. Hourglass emoji is the latest addition, added along with Snapchat Chat 2.0 updates on March 2016. This updates also added more than 200 stickers featuring walruses, sloths, aliens, and Snapchat’s signature ghost.

What Do The Numbers In Snapchat Emoji Mean?
If you notice a number display next to emoji, these numbers indicate how many days in a row you have been Snapchatting with that particular buddy. Add these factors to the “Needs Love” feature, which highlights those friends you haven’t Snapped with in a while, and this app is turning into a micromanaging second mother.

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Snapchat Icons Meaning

Apart from the above Snapchat Emojis, Snapchat has a lot of other icons. These icons and their colors mean signifies different things or meanings. Now, let’s look at what the different Snapchat icons mean.

Snapchat has six sets of icons namely Sent Icons, Opened Icons, Received Icons, Viewed Icons, Screenshot Icons, and Replay Icons.

Sent Icons

A Snap sent without audioThe Red Arrow icon indicates that you sent a Snap without containing an audio.


A Snap sent with audio

This fully filled Purple Arrow means you have sent a Snap with some audio or sound.


A sent ChatThe blue arrow means that you sent a Chat i.e text message, not a normal Snap.


Gray arrowFully filled Grey Arrow icon indicates that the person to whom you send snap has not yet accepted your friend request. However, this may depend on your privacy settings.


Opened Icons

red iconThis Red Outlined Arrow means that the Snap you sent without audio has been opened by your friend.


snapchat blue iconThis means your friend has opened your Snap with audio.


Snapchat blue arrow icon
This arrow indicates that your friend has viewed your chat.


Green arrowThis green arrow means that a cash you sent to your friend through Snapcasht has been received.


Received Icons

red square iconThe Red Square Icon signifies that you have received a Snap or multiple Snaps without an audio or sound.


snapchat purple squareThe Purple Square Icon indicates that you have received a Snap or multiple Snaps that contain an audio.


the blue square iconThe Blue Snapchat Square icon means that you have received a Chat from a friend.



Viewed Icons

Red square iconThis means that the Snap you sent without sound has been viewed or opened by your friend.


purple square iconThis icon indicates that your Snap sent with some audio has been opened.


blue square iconThis icon means that your Chat message has been viewed.



grey square iconThis grey icon signifies that a Snap or Chat is pending and may have expired. Which means you or your friend have not viewed the Snap within the time frame.


Screenshot Icons

screenshot red iconThis means that a screenshot has been taken of your Snap without audio by the recipient or your friend.


purple screenshot iconThis icon signifies a screenshot has been taken of your Snap with audio by your friend.


blue screenshot iconThe Blue screenshot icon indicates that someone took a screenshot of a chat message you sent.


Replay Icons

red loop iconThis red loop icon indicates that your Snap sent without sound has been replayed.



puple loop iconThis purple loop icon denotes that the snap with audio has been replayed by the recipient or your friend.



Customizing Friend Emojis

Snapchat now allows users to customize their friend emojis. If you want to customize your friend emojis, just follow the below steps;

1. Open your Snapchat app as you normally do.
2. From the top left corner of your screen, tap on the Profile icon and go to your Profile screen.
3. Now, tap on the Settings button in the top right corner of your screen to open up the Settings.
4. Scroll down and look for ‘Manage’ tap on it which is under ‘Additional Services’.
5. Finally, tap on ‘Friend Emojis’, select your friend and start and start customizing your friend emojis.

That’s it on Snapchat Emoji meanings and All the Snapchat Icons Meaning. Happy Snapping!

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Last updated on January 11, 2018.

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