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Instagram is upgrading its search functionality which will give users to find content by specific keywords to find profiles, locations, and hashtags. Until now, if you have gone searching for something on Instagram, the results have been limited to Top, Accounts, Locations, and Hashtags.
According to the report from Social Media Today, users are now able to search for posts using keywords that may appear in photo & video captions based on posts that include those exact keywords. This Instagram functionality makes it easier to find a wide range of content and this could also change search consideration for brands and businesses to maximize their Instagram performance and visibility.
As of now, Instagram’s search update is available in six English countries including the USA, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Ireland. Soon this will introduce to all other country Instagram users.
For example, previously if you wanted to show up for relevant searches you had to include the right hashtags to get into results. But after this new Instagram technical feature, you don’t need to add every possible hashtag variation to increase post and profile visibility. So the keywords you use within your caption will be enough to ensure people find your content.
How Instagram Keyword Search Work?
Instagram keyword search works by allowing users to type in a keyword such as “social media marketing agency” rather than being used a hashtag like #socialmediamarketingagency. Search results should then surface posts about social media marketing agencies regardless of whether they’re not explicitly labeled all things considered. It’s not known how Instagram figures out what a post is about without depending on hashtags. It’s realized that Instagram will utilize inscriptions to surface posts for a catchphrase look, yet even there are as yet numerous inquiries.
Still many of us, don’t know how the Instagram algorithm will works. Same as this functionality also has raised many questions in their users’ minds. For example – is it exact keyword match only or Instagram’s algorithm understands synonyms or Is there any AI or machine learning involved to help the algorithm recognize what’s depicted in an image, like this more doubts.
Limited Insta Keyword Search
According to Instagram, keyword searches will be “limited to general interest topics and search terms that are within Instagram’s community guidelines”. So not every niche topic and keywords are will be searchable in this way.
Instagram Keyword Ranking Factor
The Instagram spokesperson says the team considers it will also rank your posts by its keyword search results based on several factors “including the “post captions, type of content, posted date, and some more”. Instagram ranking factor also look to highlight the most relevant matches to each user, based on algorithm calculations.
It’s not a complete keyword searching process; some criteria plays into how the content should be displayed. This keyword process could have an impact on search and discovery, and how people find your profile on this top social media platform.
To know how this keyword search works, it’s best to running a few tests and seeing how your posts perform with and without hashtags to find out the best Instagram strategy.
Last week, Snapchat has acquired Voisey, a U.K.-based music-tech startup that launched in 2019. The deal was reported by Business Insider, which did not include terms. It’s not clear how much Snap would have paid for the startup to acquire. But the news comes on the heels of a Snap filing earlier this month that indicated that the U.K.
Voisey is a mobile app very similar to TikTok, but with much more of a creator-oriented bent. Whereas TikTok lets users lip-sync and dance to music in the app’s library, Voisey empowers users to co-create fresh tunes or portions of music up to one minute in length. Music creators, rappers, songwriters can upload their own beats, upon which users may then add layers such as vocals, harmonies, or percussion, together with assistance from technology features like auto-tune or other sound improvements. YouTuber Katia Holliday posted a tutorial on How to Record yourself using this Voisey app earlier this year.
Voisey was established by a group of music-tech business visionaries from Norway and the U.K. It hence raised around $1.8 million to date, as indicated by Pitchbook. Voisey is also ranked at 143 positions in iOS Music in the USA according to AppAnnie stats. Among those speculators was Norwegian DJ pair Stargate, which portrayed Voisey as ‘the future of songwriting.’
Music industry expert and analyst Mark Mulligan of MIDiA, an exploration firm, placed the obtaining with regards to the continuous development of music-arranged maker apparatuses like L.A. based Output, which as of late brought $45 million in its first-ever fundraising money.
“We are on the cusp of a revolution in music-making,” Mulligan wrote, “with a host of new tools and services set to create the fastest growth in music creativity ever seen. Snap wants to be a part of that.”
But Snapchat’s London spokesperson Tanya Ridd declined, dot.LA’s request for comment on this story. As a pointer of how these tools and services can lead song creators to authentic achievement, by this year-end, California-based craftsman Olivia Knight endorsed with Island Records and Warner/Chappell Music after she picked up footing on Voisey by making more than 100 videos on this platform. As of September, the application housed more than 11 million new tunes, which had all in all been played more than 200 million times, as per Music Business Worldwide.
Voisey has been depicted in the past as a “TikTok for music creation”. Furthermore, it looks similar to the mainstream video application, which like Voisey is likewise engaged around client created content.
Then again, TikTok — in any event until further notice — is less about music creation and more about individuals making different sorts of substance — moving, composed messages, gab — set up with a good soundtrack. We state “until further notice” because TikTok’s parent ByteDance has likewise unobtrusively gained resources for music creation, so perhaps we should watch this space.
The move follows Snap’s ongoing dispatch of its TikTok-Esque “Sounds on Snapchat” a feature to let people add tunes to their Stories, to make them, well, more like TikTok videos. It is not yet clear how precisely the organization will incorporate Voisey, yet the obtaining signals a more extensive continuation of the rising conspicuousness that music plays in web-based media.
Snap’s stock has been on a tear since its cheery Q3 profit report, which goosed a following day share cost increment of 28%. From that point forward, the stock has risen another 21%, remembering a close 5% increase on Friday by the market’s close.
With only 45 days left for Christmas Eve, Pinterest launched its annual holiday gift guide which is highlighting the most searched holiday gift ideas on the platform. This year’s Pinterest gift collection is separated into ten categories, each of which you can click through for more specific gift ideas.
Each product listing includes up-to-date pricing and a direct link to product pages where you can make a purchase easily whatever you want. Pinterest has attempted to make the posting more versatile well disposed and keeping in mind that it’s essentially intended for direct shopping, it could likewise be an important exploration posting for your own missions, giving understanding into the most famous items and classifications that individuals are looking for in 2020. Additionally, Pinterest has also shared a list of some key themes and ideas for the gift-giving season to help businesses plan their pinterest promotional marketing activities.
Top 10 Pinterest Holiday Gift Ideas Category
Here’s the list of top Pinterest holiday gift guide based on Pinner’s activity within gift searches:
Housewarming gift baskets (+2.5x search activity)
Gifts for plant lovers (+2x search activity)
Movie night box gifts (+3x search activity)
Self-care package gift ideas (+70% search activity)
That could help give some extra direction concerning where you should center your endeavors, and unquestionably, as indicated by Pinterest’s details, there will be a great deal of interest in blessing looking the 2020 Christmas season.
Last June, Pinterest Reported a significant uptick in clients attempting to discover Christmas present ideas, with scan amount for Christmas up 77% in April over basic yearly ranges. With the COVID-19 pandemic prohibiting what we will do, and who we will see, many, it shows up, have been needing ahead to Christmas as when, surely, issues are maybe again to some phase of ordinary, anyway as time has gone on, that is transformed into increasingly more substantially less likely, and it creates the impression that we can’t be equipped for having our normal parties and get-togethers over the special seasons this a year.
Additionally, the data uncovers that people need one thing to keep awake for – with a great deal troublesome data in 2020, people wish to Christmas as a moment of help, of festivity, and surely, of regularity after what’s been an incredibly vigorous a year.
All things considered, it is esteem focusing on these inclinations, and thinking about the more extensive requirement for festivity inside your get-away promoting endeavors. In reality, people are looking for one thing to take their psyches off the overall happenings, and Christmas offers allow that, and to present to these you deal with to have a great time the season.
Today, instant messenger apps are almost completely replaced SMS and phone calls. For quick and free communication with family, friends, and colleagues you need to be connected to the Internet and have at least two or three instant messaging apps installed on your mobile phone.
What is Viber Messenger App?
Viber is free to download the app which allows users to make free calls, send texts, share pictures, and make video calls to other Viber users around the world. This app works on both mobile and the web. This chat app had been acquired by Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten in February 2014 for 900 million U.S. dollars, making it the second-most expensive acquisition of the e-commerce platform up to date.
Viber messenger is an end-to-end encrypted messaging platform that is one of the most popular communication applications. Here, we will discuss everything about the Viber Registration process, its statistics, features, and how to use them wisely.
How Viber Works?
Viber works through voice-over IP (VoIP) and is based on mobile numbers. To start using Viber, you need to download and install it on your phone.
Viber users can call or send messages for free to anyone who also has this app installed and if you pay some fee, you can also make calls to non-Viber users. Rakuten Viber chat app works on smartphones, tablets, and computers by web. To log in to Viber online by using the PC version, you must register your phone number in Viber via any Smartphone.
Viber App Features
Free calls and messages to all Viber users
Make voice and video calls
Group Chat and Calls
Photo and Video Sharing
Delete & Edit Seen Messages
Set Disappearing Messages
Share desktop screen in video calls
How to Sign up Viber Account
To register/create a free Viber account, you need to download the Viber app through the play store for android users and the AppStore for iOS users.
Download and Install the app on your phone.
After launching the app, read the privacy, terms, and conditions and click continue
Now enter your mobile number along with your country code.
Now you will get an activation code through a message
Enter the code and verify your Viber public profile.
Finally, log in to your Viber account and enjoy the features.
Your phone contacts are automatically synchronized with the Viber account.
You can’t create a Viber id by using an email address and once you created an account, add your email address to gain access to whole new offers through Rakuten Account membership.
If your Rekutan Viber account is suspected of spam or violates the Viber messenger terms and usage policy, it will be blocked. Because of this, you can’t able to make calls or buy Viber out products. So always use a Viber updated version of the app. If you think, your Viber account is blocked unfairly, you can appeal and recover through the support ticket system.
In recent months, the social media giant facebook redesigned its website and mobile app for a better user experience with lots of new features. So here it’s good news for all Facebook users that they confirmed launching dark mode options on its every mobile app such as Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram after a month of testing. Earlier in March, Facebook also added a dark mode for pc as part of its desktop app. Facebook has a massive number of around 3 billion active mobile users monthly. So it would make sense for Facebook to rolling out dark mode in its main app but keep in mind any bug or design issues could affect a larger section of its audience.
The dark mode option on the Facebook, announcement was first made by Jane Manchun Wong who is a reverse engineering expert and app industry superstar normally tweets about unreleased features in many apps (including WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook Lite), but the tweet has collaborated with company’s official spokespersons.
Enable Facebook Dark Mode Feature in Mobile App
Facebook for Android’s, Dark Mode feature was tested and publicly available a few months ago for some beta version users. To enable Facebook dark mode option on your android or iOS app,
First, update your Facebook app
Once updated, go to Facebook’s “Settings & Privacy” menu
Below you will see the Dark Mode option
Click and Toggle On that to activate the dark mode feature.
Note: This dark mode option is only available from Android 10 onwards.
We have yet to receive an official press release from Facebook on their Newsroom website, but a Facebook spokesperson confirms this rollout. As he said “We know people have been asking for dark mode, and they won’t have to wait much longer. People will start to see the option in their Facebook app settings as we roll it out globally.”
This feature is very much useful and saves your eyes when scrolling through Facebook late at night.
Force Dark Mode Developer Option
If you can’t activate the dark mode option on your mobile, there is another easiest way to do this. That is called the force dark mode option, this will be available on android 10 or above version mobile. By using this developer mode feature, you can switch your mobile into a dark mode and that will reflect all dark mode feature apps too. To enable the hidden developer options follow the below steps
Go to your mobile settings
Then click ‘about phone’ and choose software information
You will find the build number click that 5 times continuously.
Now the developer mode has been turned on.
Go back to settings and below you find developer options.
KakaoTalk is a Korean social media messaging app that was launched by Kakao Corp (now Daum Kakao) in 2010. In a quick period, this app became the top messenger app in South Korea and in many other countries, including Vietnam. Over 52 million active users worldwide in the fourth quarter of 2020, KakaoTalk is the most frequently-used messaging apps in the world.
Following the huge success of KakaoTalk, Daum Kakao launched a picture-sharing social network app, in 2012 called KakaoStory. This KakaoStory app allows users to take, edit, and share pictures and follow content shared by brands and friends. By using the KakaoTalk app we used to chat, share posts, comment, like in the posts of other accounts that you follow, and group video calls like other applications such as Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Sina Weibo, QQ, VK, and Wechat. This app provides various new features to its users. A few years back one YouTuber applause this app as “the perfect marriage between Facebook and Instagram.”
This article gives more information about KakaoTalk and guides you on how to signup your KakaoStory account on PC and mobile.
Total KakaoStory users: 18.7 mm unique users in October 2019.
According to emarketer and Nielsen KoreanClick, users spent an average of 849.6 minutes in the app in November 2016 which was nearly five times spent with the Line app and 30 times spent with Facebook Messenger.
Kakao’s CEO, Sirgoo Lee, once said in Business Insider that he sees KakaoTalk as more of a social network than a messaging app. Chatting and making calls are the app’s core functionalities, but users can also play games through this app, make online payments, book hotel rooms, create restaurant reservations, and send gifts to each other (from coffee shop vouchers to electronic devices and even jewelry too) via KakaoTalk’s Gift Shop.
How Are Brands Using KakaoTalk?
KakaoTalk also provides a brand page feature called PlusFriend, which enables brands and celebrities to create and maintain a dedicated page in the app. Brands can post updates to their page or send direct messages to their followers, including coupons, product information, photo albums, audio, video clips, events by paying some amount to KaKaoTalk.
How to Sign Up KaKaoStory / KakaoTalk
KakaoStory is an integrated feature inside KakaoTalk by using this KakaTalk users can edit and share photos under the MyStory section and also react to their friends’ posts with “mood buttons”, including Like, Sad, Happy, Cool, and Cheer Up. Users can import their contacts from KakaoTalk into KakaoStory and if users add a cover photo to their KakaoStory profile it automatically appears on their KakaoTalk feeds tab. KakaoStory is a picture-sharing app that allows users to take, edit, and share pictures and follow content shared by brands and friends.
To start using KakaoStory, follow the below steps for how to create a KakaoTalk account first
Tap the yellow “Sign Up” button at the bottom of your screen.
Type your email address and enter or if you don’t have an email, you can also create a new email address that is offered by Daum mail provider.
And do the remaining steps the same as you did in mobile.
KakaoTalk ID is a unique identification username used in place of a phone number. Users can easily search and add new friends by KakaoTalk IDs instead of mobile numbers.
You can create a KakaoTalk account ID without a phone number if you sign up through a PC, laptop, or tablet. If incase your Kakaotalk account is disabled or banned, connect with the customer support team or send an email to recover your account.
Hope this article easier your Kakaotalk registration process! Log in and find new friends on KakaoTalk.
California’s District Judge Carl Nichols who joined last year has rejected the request from the Department of Justice to reverse a previous decision allowing the Chinese social media app WeChat to remain active in US app stores. US Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler said the government submitted evidence does not change her opinion about the messaging app, owned by the Chinese company Tencent app. So she ordered WeChat will remain active in US app stores for the time being and temporarily halts Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s request.
Beeler’s prior request obstructed the Commerce Department boycott of US exchanges on WeChat. And keeping in mind that the legislature asserted it has distinguished “critical” dangers to public security, Beeler didn’t show up convinced. She said in her September 20th request that a gathering of WeChat clients considering themselves the WeChat Alliance had demonstrated there was “severe questions” about whether the boycott would conceivably abuse their First Amendment rights.
John E. Hall, a lawyer for TikTok, had argued around a 90-minute Sunday morning hearing that the ban was “unprecedented” and “irrational.”
TikTok Partnered With Oracle
The Trump organization likewise needed to boycott video sharing application TikTok, claimed by Chinese-based ByteDance, on similar grounds, and President Trump requested the organization be sold. But instead of a sale, a provisional understanding made Oracle TikTok’s believed innovation accomplice in the US and made another substance called TikTok Global. The TikTok and Oracle partnership deal has not yet been finished. On September 27th, US District Judge Carl Nichols conceded a fundamental directive against a restriction on new downloads of TikTok in the US hours before it would have produced results.
ByteDance said on Sept. 20 they made a preliminary deal for Walmart Inc and Oracle to take stakes in a new organization, TikTok Global that would manage U.S. operations. The deal is still to be checked by the U.S. government’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).
Justice Department attorney Serena Orloff said at a hearing earlier this month, that Tencent can collect a “digital facsimile of a person’s life” on WeChat and also the administration’s position that the company is connected to the Chinese Communist Party. This app is also banned in India and some other countries due to security concerns and people are afraid to use whether is WeChat safe to use or not.
The group is not officially connected to WeChat, but they said there is no alternative app the same as WeChat does, and argued it is the primary and easiest way for Chinese language speakers in the US to connect with their families in China as well as receive information locally.
WeChat’s US Statistics
WeChat has 19 million active US users and 1 billion users globally. It has been downloaded around 22 million times in the United States since 2014, which about 7 percent of downloads from outside China.
The US Justice Department also has appealed against Beeler’s decision to the Ninth Circuit, but a final hearing is not expected before December 2020.
A great YouTube channel requires an awesome name same as the video content. To maximize channel views and subscribers, you should have an easily searchable and attractive YouTube name. So it’s important to know how to set up a YouTube channel name to get the full potential of your profile.
YouTube Custom URL
If you want to set up a custom URL for your YouTube channel, you should have below eligibility
Have 100 or more subscribers.
Channel should at least 30 days old.
Should Have an uploaded photo as a channel icon.
Have uploaded channel art.
This article will guide you on how to change your YouTube name easily with step by step guide.
How to change your YouTube channel name
To change your YouTube name, you’ll need to make sure your account is a YouTube brand account. A brand account provides you with some extra functionality over the standard personal YouTube account such as allow others to jointly manage the account including Google Photos and YouTube.
To find out if your channel is a Brand Account follow the below steps
Go to the channel settings by clicking your channel profile picture.
Click the advanced setting in the navigation on the left.
Under the Account Information, you’ll see a message like the one shown in the below image:
If your account is not branded, then you will see like below image
Still, you can change your YouTube name on a standard and non-branded YouTube account. But your name also changed on all other Google services like Gmail.
Change YouTube Channel Name
Sign in to your YouTube channel by clicking the sign-in button on the right corner with the correct email and password.
Click on the Settings gear icon which will appear if you click profile picture.
Under the Your YouTube Channel overview section, select the Edit on Google link to change your name.
Now change your First name and Last name to what you want your channel to be called.
Finally, click the Save button to finish.
And that’s it. You have successfully changed the new YouTube channel username.
Change Your YouTube Channel Name on a Phone (Android and iOS)
Same as changing your YouTube channel name on PC, you can also change it through your android or iOS mobile.
Login YouTube Channel on your mobile browser.
Simply tap on your YouTube channel logo in the top right, and then tap on your channel name.
Tap on that pencil icon and change your desired YouTube channel name.
Youtube Channel Name Change Limit
There is also a limit for change your YouTube channel name URL. So you can only change your YouTube name three times every 90 days. And to get an instant YouTube channel name change link visit the Google support page.
The World’s eyes are on the US election 2020 is scheduled on Nov 3rd which will be the 59th quadrennial presidential election between current USA President Donald Trump and Democratic Party candidate Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris. Both candidates starting their campaigns and done their first presidential debate last month. But Trump has refused to participate in the second US presidential election debate after it was announced the event would be held virtually due to his diagnosis.
Google’s Find Nearby Polling Location Feature
So voters who want to know the nearest polling place or ballot dropbox to register your vote? Tech giant Google Inc, recently in a new blog post says launched a new feature for US voters to find nearest voting locations by their search engine, Google assistant, and maps.
People who go to Google Search to find voting information, now they can easily find details while search ‘early voting locations’ or ‘ballot drop boxes near me’, providing voters with details on where they can vote in-person or return their mail-in ballot.
This feature is also extended to Google Assistant. If you’ve got an Assistant-powered device nearby (An android phone, Nest Mini, or Nest Hub), so voters can ask ‘Hey Google, where do I vote?’ and they get details via an Assistant-enabled smartphone, smart speaker, or smart display.
Same as if someone searching for “voting locations near me” in the Google Maps in a mobile app, it shows results based on location by tapping the “Directions” button will get the nearest voting place details.
Google product manager Yunhan Xu says the reason to highlight polling locations directly in Search in Maps comes after searches for “how to vote” in the US reached record-highs this year.
Google says, they pulling its nearby polling location information from the Voting Information Project as partnered with Democracy Works and state election officials. The company says they’ll be adding more polling places until US Election Day, expecting to have more than 200,000 in the system when all is said and done.
Official Website for US Election 2020
If you feel don’t want to get your polling place details from Google search, maps, and assistant or just want more clarification about polling locations? There’s an always official site like Vote.org and usa.gov/voting also provides info on checking your voter registration status, becoming a poll worker, etc.
Snapchat is an American messaging application developed by Stanford University students Reggie Brown, Evan Spiegel, and Bobby Murphy in 2011. It allows users to send photos (that are called ‘snaps’) that are viewable for only 1 to 10 seconds after that they will be deleted automatically. As of Q1, 2022 Snapchat has 332M daily active users, and 48% of users fall into the age group of 15-25 & 35% of users from 26-35 ages. This app is mostly used by American teens (102 M) and Indian (28 M) people as of April 2020. Via this platform over 180 million users have engaged with augmented reality.
Snapchat launched the Spotlight feature in November 2020 as a way to share the most entertaining user-generated content on this platform. By this Snapchat reports paying over $1 million daily to creators of the highest-performing content. Snapchat ranks as the 12th most popular social media application worldwide. An average of 5+ billion snaps are created every day and users spend a minimum of 30 minutes on Snapchat every day.
Emojis are the right way to communicate your feelings and thoughts to another person without using text mainly because it saves your time. These days, if you send a message to someone with plain text, they might think you’re upset or angry at them especially if it’s a close friend or your loved ones.
Snapchat emojis are different from all other messaging app emojis such as Facebook and Twitter. If you’re new to this Snapchat app, you will get doubts about how to change and use Snapchat emojis, and also you might face some difficulties. These Snapchat emoji themes are more multi-purpose than on other platforms to express your emotions in texts. In the Snapchat app, you can create an emoji called bitmoji to interact with your close friends.
The emojis on the app can be set automatically and manually which is mainly used to track the activity of you and your friends. When Snapchat assigns your chat an emoji, the metrics they look at include the number of snaps you send to one another, and how frequently you reply to each other’s messages. To see the emoji lists, open your Snapchat profile and go to the Friends section.
In this article, we will look at all the most used Snapchat emojis, their meaning, and how to use those snap emojis wisely.
What is Snapchat Emojis?
When Snapchat launched it used a “Best Friends” feature to display who you frequently send and receive messages on this app. But this information was available publicly so that anyone can tap on somebody’s profile and see their top 3 friends without their knowledge. This is the main reason to remove their “Snapchat Best Friends Emoji” system because top Snapchat users were concerned about their data privacy and security breaches.
The current Snapchat emoji feature is more user-friendly than the “Best Friends” ranking feature. Snapchat has a list of some symbols/icons and emojis. Snapchat symbols are used in expressing relationships between friends whereas Snapchat emojis are small visual images used in chats. The Snapchat emoji meanings are simple and easy to understand.
These Snapchat icons are used to know info on sent and received snaps. Below is the meaning of the Snapchat icons:
Purple color Arrow – contains snap with audio.
Open purple-colored arrow – Send snap was opened by someone with audio.
Red color arrow – snap does not go with the audio
Open red-colored arrow – snap opened by someone, and does not have audio
Open blue colored arrow – chat is opened
blue color arrow – sent chat
Open green colored arrow – chat viewed and received by the receiver
Zodiac Emoji on Snapchat
If you found the zodiac emoji end of your friend’s Snapchat username, that represents the following date ranges.
♈ 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 Emojis List
Here we listed the 2020’s top most used and popular Snapchat emoji symbols, names with meaning for your understanding.
If your friends have replayed this person’s snaps in the past 24 hours.
If you see this emoji next to your friend’s name, you’re the #1 best friend with each other on Snapchat. You and that person send and received the most snaps.
If you see that Red Heart next to your friend’s name for over two weeks, you both are Best Friends (BFs).
If you see a couple of pink hearts next to that contact’s username for more than two months, then you both have BFF status.
This baby emoji indicates that you and that user just recently became friends on this Snap app.
Face With Sunglasses
The smiley face with sunglasses on shows one of your best friends is also their best friend. This means Mutual friends: you send a lot of snaps to someone they also send a lot of snaps to.
This awkward Grimacing smile emoji meaning is that your #1 Best Friend on Snapchat is also the user’s #1 Best Friend. You both have a strong connection with the same person.
This smirk emoji smile appears when you’re on the user’s Best Friends list while they aren’t on yours. It happens when you don’t send many snaps but they send you a lot.
The simple smiley face emoji define that you and the user are each other’s Best Friends and share a lot of snaps. This emoji also means you’re not top of your friend’s contact list but you are in their top eight.
This fire emoji is called Snapstreak. If you exchange Snaps with another user for several days in a row, you’ll see a fire emoji next to this friend’s name.
100-Day Snapstreak. If you and other users shared snaps 100 days in a row, you’ll see 100 emojis at the end of your friend’s username.
The hourglass Snapchat emoji shows that you need to send a Snap to this person as soon as possible if you want the continue Snapstreak.
This birthday cake emoji tells you that your friend has a birthday today. It only displays if your friend has the Birthday Party feature enabled in settings.
This sparkles emoji indicates that you and the user are sharing a Snapchat group chat together.
How to Use Emojis on Snapchat
The above-explained Snapchat emojis are the default options that are assigned to all the contacts on your friends list. You can also set your unique emojis for particular users if your friends that already have Friend Emojis assigned to them by Snapchat.
To customize your friend emojis, follow the below steps:
Open your Snapchat profile.
Go to Settings.
For Android Users, scroll down and find Customize Emojis.
For iOS Users, scroll down, and find Additional Services > Manage > Friend Emojis.
If you want a Snapchat emoji guide to copy and paste, there are lots of online emoji-providing websites available. If you search on Google and Pinterest you will get more Snapchat emoji ideas, emoji creators, Snapchat emoji games, and Snapchat emoji themes to customize your own emojis as per your thoughts. Snapchat also provides some reserved emojis for verified Snapchat account users.
Snapchat Story Emojis
Here are some of the most popular Snapchat story emojis of verified accounts
👾 Alien Monster Emoji: Joe Jonas (username: joseadam)
🎈Balloon Emoji: Rihanna (username: rihanna)
💪 Bicep Emoji: Arnold Schwarzenegger (username: arnoldschnitzel)
🌷Tulip Emoji: Jessica Alba (username: jessicaalba)
⬆️ Up Arrow Emoji: One Direction (username: onedirection)
Whether you use Snapchat to make friends or to spy on your children or any other person’s internet usage, it’s good to be aware of each of the Snapchat emoji meanings. It’s a good way to keep track of your connections on the app.
It’s called 😏 Smirking Face. It’s used to shows the feelings including smugness, cheeky humor, self-confidence, self-indulgence, mischief, cheeky humor, and general satisfaction.
The grinning face 😁 with smiling eyes emoji expresses joy, happiness, cheerfulness, or excitement. It might also be used to show an ironic attempt at positivity when things are grim.
Two heart symbols 💕 with staggered up and down emoji is widely used to express love, romance, affection, pleasure, or happiness.