How To Add Best Friends on Snapchat

Snapchat allows you to send silly and whimsical snaps to all of your friends, and it’s been a popular form of social media since its inception. But you can’t very well get started without Snapchat pals to snap to, or what’s the point of having the app? And you certainly need to snap a lot if you’re going to get a #1 best friend (or even just a best friend) on the app. So we’ve compiled our Snapchat info on finding, adding, and making friends into a handy list, in order to give you this crash course on Snapchat friendship.

How to Find and Add Friends

For a more detailed step-by-step look at finding and adding friends, see our article on finding friends on Snapchat. Or if you’re just looking for a quick explanation, have a quick look at our abbreviated list of methods. It’s pretty intuitive.

  • Method one: Find a friend using their Snapchat username. Do this by going to the Snapchat menu and tapping Add Friends followed by Username.
  • Method Two: Find a friend using your phone’s contacts list. Go to Add Friends the same way as before and tap My Contacts.
  • Method Three: Find a friend using their snapcode. Take a photo of your friend’s snapcode using your Snapchat camera.
  • Method four: Find a friend using a saved snapcode. Again, go to Add Friends and this time tap on Snapcode. Find the snapcode in your camera’s saved images.

Make Your Friend a Best Friend

Unfortunately, there’s no way to just make someone a best friend on Snapchat, or else the title wouldn’t mean all that much. Snapchat itself assigns the labels of best friend or #1 best friend by looking at your (and their) snap habits, so you’ll need to put in some legwork to help make it happen.

Best friends are denoted by a smiley face. When you see this smiley face pop up next to your Snapchat friend’s username, you know they are a best friend. For this to happen, you going to need to send them a lot of snaps.

#1 Best friends are denoted by a golden heart. Making a best friend a #1 best friend is only partially up to you; your best friend is going to need to put in just as much effort here as you are. #1 best friends send each other more snaps than they each send anyone else. That means not only do you need to snap them the most, but they also need to snap you the most.

If you and your #1 best friends are truly two peas in a pod, you might achieve a red heart (meaning you’ve been #1 best friends for two consecutive weeks) or  a double pink hear (meaning you’ve been #1 best friends for two consecutive months).

Be Wary: People can Spy

Some emojis tell other users a little about your snap habits, since Snapchat doesn’t just use emojis to denote how close of friends you are. If the person you’re trying to make your #1 best friend isn’t reciprocating, they might end up with a smirking emoji next to your name. That means they’ll know that you send them a lot more snaps than they send you. Learn more about the Snapchat friend emojis and what they mean.

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