What Does the Baby Face Mean in SnapChat

If you’re new to the Snapchat app, you may be wondering what all of those icons mean next to your friend’s names. In fact, if you’re really new, you might be seeing a lot of baby-face icons populating that friends list. What does this icon mean? Are these friends also new to Snapchat? Have they yet to send any snaps? Is that why Snapchat likens them to babies?

The Snapchat Baby Face

Actually, all the baby face means is that these friends are new to you. Eventually, that baby face will be replaced by a heart, star, ball of fire, or something else.

Note that your Snapchat friends are people you follow but they may not follow you. If you want some of those baby faced icons to start viewing your snaps, you’ll need to pull out all the stops.

How to Get More Snapchat Friends and Followers

Snapchat doesn’t make it easy to get yourself out there. There’s no way to add a hashtag to a snap or share other people’s snaps with your friends. In short, there’s no real way to boost your visibility. However, there are things you can do to try and attract more friends.

  • Have something worth viewing. Develop a style or theme that appeals to people. Be creative and funny. Also, stay on top of the latest in Snapchat tools and filters.
  • Promote your snapchatting on other platforms (like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). These platforms make it easier to boost visibility. Use them to show people your Snapchat chops and share your username or snapcode so they can find you.
  • Find other people to follow that match your style and interests. Unless they are using a celebrity account, most people will be notified if you start following them. Think of this like following people on Twitter. These people will see you, check out your profile, and possibly follow back.

How to Find Good People to Follow

Where can you find people worth following? For starters, there is no shortage of lists of celebrity accounts. However, if you’re looking for people who may be a little less high profile (people who might actually follow you back), consider fielding recommendations from friends or looking to forums on websites like Reddit. Finally, look to see if your favorite follows on Twitter and Instagram also have snapchat usernames available. Chances are they’re looking for followers too.

Understanding the Snapchat Score

Don’t forget about your Snapchat score. This score is based on snaps you send, snaps you view and, as Snapchat puts it, “other factors.” It’s not clear whether having many followers affects this score. However, having a high score is a clear indicator that you are active on the platform, something that might appeal to followers.

Of course, people can only see your Snapchat score if they follow you and you follow them. It won’t help people find you, but it might help keep their interest. In the meantime, keep finding awesome people to follow and keep those baby faced icons rolling in.

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