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List of Snapchat Emojis and Their Meanings

List of Snapchat Emojis and Their Meanings

Snapchat Stats

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.

Snapchat Emojis

Emojis are the right way to communicate your feelings and thoughts to another person without using text mainly because it saves 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 could tap on somebody’s profile and see their top 3 friends without their knowledge. This is the main reason to removed 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. This all snap map bitmoji 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 and Meaning

Here we listed the 2020’s top most used and popular Snapchat emoji symbols, names with meaning for your understanding.

Emoji Name Meaning
gold-star-snapchat-emoji-social-singam Gold Star If your friends have replayed this person’s snaps in the past 24 hours.
Snapchat-yellow-heart-emoji-social-singam Yellow Heart 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.
Snapchat-red-heart-emoji-social-singamRed Heart If you see that Red Heart next to your friend’s name for over two weeks, you both are Best Friends (BFs).  
Snapchat-pink-hearts-emoji-social-singamPink Hearts 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.
Snapchat-baby-face-emoji-social-singamBaby Face This baby emoji indicates that you and that user just recently became friends on this Snap app.
Snapchat-face-wearing-sunglasses-emoji-social-singamFace 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.
Grimace-face-emoji-social-singam Grimacing Face 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.
Smirk-face-snapchat-emoji-social-singamSmirking Face 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.
smiling-face-emoji-social-singamSmiling Face The simple smiley face emoji defines 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.
Snapchat-Fire-emoji-social-singam Fire 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-snapstreak-snapchat-emoji-social-singam Hundred 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.
hourglass-snapchat-emoji-social-singam Hourglass 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.
Birthday-Cake-Snapchat-emoji-social-singamBirthday Cake 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.
Sparkle-Snapchat-emoji-social-singamSparkles Emoji This sparkles emoji indicates that you and the user are sharing a Snapchat group chat.

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)
  • ? Cactus Emoji: Jared Leto (username: jaredleto)
  • ? Cherry Emoji: Demi Lovato (username: theddlovato)
  • ? Circling Star Emoji: Emily Ratajkowski (username: emrata)
  • ? Clapboard Emoji: Ryan Seacrest (username: ryanseacrest)
  • ? Clapping Hands Emoji: Zedd (username: zedd)
  • ? Crescent Moon Emoji: Ariana Grande (username: moonlightbae)
  • ? Crown Emoji: Kylie Jenner (username: kylizzlemynizzl)
  • ? Disc Emoji: David Guetta (username: davidguettaoff)
  • ? Fist Emoji: Alesso (username: alesso)
  • ? Key Emoji: DJ Khaled (username: djkhaled305)
  • ? Koala Emoji: 5 Seconds of Summer (username: wearefivesos)
  • ? Pear Emoji: Rick Ross (username: ferrarifatboy)
  • ? Pink Heart Emoji: Selena Gomez (username: selenagomez)
  • ? Pizza Emoji: Bella Hadid, Chrissy Teigen, Martin Garrix (usernames: babybels777, chrissyteigen, martingarrix)
  • ? Poo Emoji: Victoria Justice (username: victoriajustice)
  • ? Praying Hands Emoji: Justin Bieber (username: rickthesizzler)
  • ? Rat Emoji: Ruby Rose (username: rubyrose)
  • ? Rowboat Emoji: The Lonely Island (username: tliboys)
  • ? Rose Emoji: Rosie Huntington Whitley (username: rosiehw)
  • ???? Siren Emoji: Tiesto (username: tiesto)
  • ? Tiger Emoji: Calvin Harris (username: calvinharris)
  • ? 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.

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