If you have been using Snapchat for a while now and need to know what Snapchat emoji meanings appear next to the username of your Snapchat contacts, this post lists all the popular ones with their meanings as to why any particular emoji shows next to a particular friend.
Our expressions speak louder than spoken words and in the virtual world (chatting) where we can’t see other people we are talking to, emojis can be used as an alternative option to facial expressions.
Emoji gives the other person a fair idea about our reaction to something they have said.
This is the reason every chat app such as Snapchat, WhatsApp, Kik, or chat messenger such as Skype has plenty of in-built emojis that you can send to the person you are chatting with.
💕 Snapchat emoji meanings explained 💕
If we talk about Snapchat in particular, emoji means more than just a way to express your emotions.
Every emoji on Snapchat that you see next to your username signifies your level of interaction and hence your relationship with this particular Snapchat user.
While the Fire emoji ( 🔥 ) means that you have snapped with this particular person every day and this person too has snapped back at you every day, the Gold Star ( 🌟 ) means that someone has replayed this person’s snaps in the past 24 hours.
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So the emoticons on Snapchat are not merely meant to express your current mood /expression, they have some meaning on their own and we’ll discuss the same in this post.
Apart from Snapchat emoji meanings, I’ll be telling Snapchat icons meanings as well.
Here we go.
|Gold Star||Gold Star means someone has found this person’s Snaps interesting and re-played them in the past 24 hours.|
|Gold Sparkles||If you see this emoji next to any Snapchat username, it means you are in a Snapchat group with this person.|
|Smiling Face||The “Smiling Face” Snapchat emoji means, that this user is one of your best friends and you frequently send snaps to this person and vice versa. Though this person is not your #1 best friend.|
|Smirking Face||Smirking Face means you are one of their best friends but they aren’t your best friends. They send you a lot of snaps but you don’t send them many.|
|Baby Face||The Baby Face emoji means, you have just become a friend with this person.|
|Grimacing Face||Grimacing Face means your #1 best friend is their #1 best friend too. There’s competition. You send this person lots of snaps that they too.|
|Face with Sunglasses||This emoji means one of your friends is their best friend too and they send this person lots of snaps as you do. You and they share common friends.|
|Birthday Cake||It is pretty much clear with the emoji itself. If you see this emoji next to any Snapchat contacts, it means today is this user’s Birthday. However, it will appear only if the user has a BirthDay party feature enabled.|
|Hourglass||It means you don’t interact with this user much and SnapStreak is going to die. If you want to keep it alive, send this user to snap now.|
|Hundred||It means that you sending snaps back and forth with this person for 100 days in a row. 100 days Snapstreak.|
|Fire||The Fire emoji means you are on SnapStreak! you send this person snaps every day and this person does the same. The number appears before the Fire emoji increases with the number of consecutive days.|
|Red Heart||Red Heart emoji means you have been #1 Best Friends with this person for two weeks in a row.|
|Pink Heart||Pink Heart means you have been #1 best friend with this person for two months straight! It shows your dedication towards the relationship.|
|Yellow Heart||Yellow heart emoji means you are #1 best friend with this person and you both send the most snaps to each other frequently.|
How to Change Snapchat Emojis:
Though Snapchat assigns users emojis themselves based on your level of interaction with this person, yet you can easily change it from settings.
Though this change wouldn’t be visible to any Snapchat contacts. It will be visible to you only.
Here is how to do that:
- Go to Settings.
- Then tap “Manage Preferences”
- Go to “additional Services.
- Tap “Friend Emojis”
- You have a list of all Friend Emojis that you can change as per your preference. For example, if you have to change the default emoji for “Super BFF”. Tap on it and chose the one from the list.
You can reset all the settings if you want to restore to default by the reset setting button given at the bottom.
Snapchat Icon meanings:
Apart from Snapchat emoji meanings, it’s interesting to know the Snapchat Icons’ meanings. There are several different icons which meant for different things.
Here is the list.
|It means the snap has been sent without sound.|
|It means the snap has been sent with sound.|
|It means the Chat message has been sent.|
|It means that you’ve received a snap without sound.|
|It means that you’ve received a snap with sound.|
|It means that you’ve received a chat message.|
|It means the snap you have sent without sound has been viewed|
|It means the snap you have sent with sound has been viewed|
|It means the chat message you have sent has been viewed.|
|The friend has opened a snap that was sent without sound|
|The friend has opened snap that was sent with sound|
|The friend has opened the Chat message you have sent.|
|The friend has viewed and received cash.|
|A screenshot has been taken of the snap that was sent without sound|
|A screenshot has been taken of the snap that was sent with sound|
|A snapshot has been taken of the chat message sent.|
|Your snap sent without sound has been replayed.|
|Your snap sent with sound has been replayed.|
Snapchat Zodiac Emojis Meanings:
Sometimes you will see purple Zodiac emojis next to a friend’s username. It appears if and only if the user has stored their date of birth.
Snapchat itself figures out the Zodiac sign of the user based on the date of birth of the user and shows it next to the username. Here is the list:
♈ Aries: Mar 21 – Apr 20
♉ Taurus: Apr 21 – May 21
♊ Gemini: May 22 – Jun 21
♋ Cancer: Jun 22 – Jul 22
♌ Leo: Jul 23 – Aug 22
♍ Virgo: Aug 23 – Sep 23
♎ Libra: Sept 24 – Oct 23
♏ Scorpius: Oct 24 – Nov 22
♐ Sagittarius: Nov 23 – Dec 21
♑ Capricorn: Dec 22 – Jan 20
♒ Aquarius: Jan 21 – Feb 19
♓ Pisces: Feb 20 – Mar 20
Now you know Snapchat emoji meanings and now you will get to know your level of relationship with a particular user if you see any of these emoji next to this user.