Snapchat has replaced its “best friends” feature with emojis — but the code of the little faces can be tough to work out. The little faces after your friend’s names each indicate how often you’re talking to them, and how often they’re talking to other people.
To help you navigate through the complex code of animated yellow faces, here’s a quick guide to what each of them means.
Yellow heart: This will appear after the name of your number one best friend, the person who you send the most snaps to who also sends their highest number of snaps to you.
Grimacing face (has its teeth out): Indicates that your number one best friend is also their number one best friend.
Face with sunglasses (AKA “cool emoji”): One of your best friends is one of their best friends. This means that you both send lots of snaps to a certain person.
Smirking face (AKA suggestive, flirting or sexual face emoji): Someone who sends you a lot of snaps, but that you don’t send a lot of snaps back to.
Smiling face (a normal smile with rosy cheeks): A best friend, but not your number one best friend.
Fire (AKA flame emoji or hot emoji): This shows that you have begun a “snapstreak”, by sending this person snaps on consecutive days. If this shows, Snapchat will tell you how many days you’ve kept up the streak.
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