What Does Emoji Next to a Name Mean in Snapchat

The emojis that you see next to the usernames on your friends list are symbols that indicate what kind of relationship you have with those users. Some emojis, like the birthday cake, have a very obvious meaning. In other cases, you may have trouble decoding these symbols.

There are 13 different emojis in use at the moment, and they are hugely popular in the Snapchat community. Let’s talk about what they all represent.

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1. Gold Heart Emoji

Gold Heart EmojiThe gold heart emoji stands next to a friend that you’ve sent the most snaps to. But that friend also needs to send the most snaps to you, in order to get a gold heart on your list. Either you both have this heart, or neither of you does.

Snapchat recognizes your golden best friend based on the frequency of your interactions. This means that you have to work to keep your golden heart status, as the emoji will disappear if someone sends you more snaps than your golden friend. If you send the most snaps to a user, while another friend sends the most snaps to you, you won’t see a golden heart by either username.

2. Red Heart Emoji

Read Heart EmojiIf you and a friend keep up a golden heart streak for two weeks, the heart will turn to red. This means that you have exchanged the most snaps with a person for two weeks straight.

Now, you can keep up the streak and wait for the next emoji change.

3. Two Pink Hearts Emoji

Two Pink Hearts EmojiThe pink heart emoji is an indicator of a long-term friendship on Snapchat. When you exchange the most snaps with a user for 2 months straight, you will both receive this emoji. As long as you keep that going, the emoji will remain.

But there’s always a chance someone else will send you more snaps. If you and your best friend care about the symbol, you will have to keep exchanging snaps frequently.

4. Grimace Emoji

Grimace EmojiThis emoji represents that you and a certain user both interact with the same person frequently. In a way, a user with this emoji next to their name is your ‘rival’, as they can take away the heart emoji from your Snapchat best friend.

5. Sunglasses Emoji

Sunglasses EmojiSunglasses emoji means that you and a certain user share a “close friend” but not a best friend. A close friend is someone who interacts with you a lot, but not enough to be a best friend.

6. Baby Face Emoji

Baby Face EmojiThis cute emoji represents a new friend on your list. This means that your Snapchat relationship is still in its baby phase. If you add a lot of new friends, you probably see this symbol a lot.

7. Smirk Emoji

Smirk EmojiThe smirk emoji represents a user that you aren’t interacting the most with, but they interact with you the most. In a way, you are their best friend, but they are not yours. If you want this user to become your best friend, you should up your snap game.

8. Smile Emoji

smile EmojiAll of your good friends on the platform will have a smile emoji next to their names. This emoji stands next to all the friends you interact with a lot. You send them frequent snaps and they send many snaps back. But since only one friend is worthy of a heart emoji, all the others will have to settle for a smile.

9. Sparkle Emoji

Sparkle EmojiWhen you share a conversation group with a friend from the list, you will see a sparkle emoji next to their name.

10. Birthday Cake Emoji

Birthday Cake EmojiIf you see a birthday cake next to a username, it means that today is that person’s birthday. You can’t influence this emoji and it will disappear within a day. If it’s someone close to you, you should consider sending them a snap to celebrate the occasion.

11. Fire Emoji

Fire EmojiThe fire emoji indicates that you and that user are currently on a Snapstreak. This means that you have exchanged snaps for two or more consecutive days. A number will also appear next to the fire emoji, showing how many days the Snapstreak has been going on.

If you don’t exchange snaps in 24 hours, the emoji will disappear, and you start from scratch.

12. Hourglass Emoji

Hourglass EmojiSeeing an hourglass emoji next to a user name warns you that your Snapstreak is close to an end. To continue your streak, you should exchange snaps as soon as possible.

13. The 100 Emoji

The 100 EmojiThe 100 emoji means that you managed to maintain a Snapstreak with a user for one hundred days. That’s a big day for your Snapchat relationship with that user. The following day, the emoji will disappear and the normal Snapstreak countdown will continue.

Aim for a Winning Streak

Do you care about maintaining your Snapstreak? Did you and a friend ever aim for achieving two pink hearts? Please share your experiences below.

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