Snapchat Emoji meanings 2018~ Snapchat Updates

Snapchat today in its latest updates replaces its most popular feature Best Friends with Friend Emojis. This emoji update is the company’s attempt to replace the “Best Friends” feature, which previously let snapchatters see their best friends simply by checking out friend’s profile. When Snapchat removed this Best Friends with Discovery update most snapchatters were super upset about this and they have not been quiet about the issue, flooding Twitter and Facebook with commentary about the removal. Snapchat says today’s update is a huge update that it says will “Change Your Life” Read on to see Snapchat Emoji meanings.

With this latest update Snapchatters have been scrambling to figure out what the different icons and emojis mean. Social media and mobile news websites have been doing their best to quickly learn what all the icons mean. It is interesting to see how the different demographics of Snapchat value these “best friends. The new set of emojis include a gold heart, a grimace face or gritting teeth, a smiley face, a sunglasses emoji, a smirking face and a firey flame. Snapchat has yet to release an official blog post explaining about these icons mean.

Starting from today most snapchat users will notice a bunch of emojis will be popping up in your Snapchat friends list. Now, instead of seeing your "Best Friends" list like they used to be, you'll now get to follow an emoji to see who your most snapped buddies really are.

Snapchat's latest update has some people confused. The app now displays different emoji next to people you snap with on a regular basis. These emojis will signify different levels of snapping relationships and they will only visible to you.

This latest emoji update is a clever way of annotating your Snapchat friendships in a private way to better gauge how you're connected. It may also ensure that you keep snapping your friends daily so your snapstreak fire doesn't burn out.

What do Snapchat’s Friend Emojis mean

Now lets have a look what these Snapcat emojis 2018 mean.
Snapchat cheekily used a bunch of of pictures of Beyonce with her various crew members to mark what each of the different levels mean.

An emoji heart next to a contact’s name means you're both best friends. 

The grimace emoji means you share the same top best friends, which could definitely lead to some awkward conversations.

A smiling face shows that you're best friends, but not, like, number one best friends.

The sunglasses emoji signifies that you share a best friend. 

And the smirk emoji means that you're someone's best friend but they're not yours. 

Fire next to your contact’s name means that you've been on a “snapstreak,” sending each other disappearing messages for multiple days in a row.

Snapchat’s Low-Light Camera And “Needs Love”

There are also two more new features. A “Moon” icon at the top of the camera lets you turn on and off a low-light mode for the camera. Previously, Snapchat’s camera was terrible in low light compared to most phones’ default cameras. Now when you’re in the dark, the moon icon will appear, and you can tap it to instantly brighten what you’re looking at, making Snapchat better at night, parties, and concerts.

Snapchat also wants to remind you to send snaps to people you haven’t in a while. When you go to pick friends to send a Snap to, under your list of “Recents” who you’ve snapped with a lot recently, you’ll see a section of “Needs Love”, who are people you used to snap with a lot but haven’t sent one to in a while.

Friend Emojis and “Needs Love” both turn Snapchat into more of a game. These features could make people want to snap more so they get a Snapstreak or become someone’s best friend, and guilt them about not snapping with certain people anymore.

If these, or other Snapchat features seem confusing, that’s sort of the point. The company hopes it users will teach each other how the features work, and that questions about them on social media will make the app more viral.

More Snapchat Emojis Meaning 2018

 Below are some of the new emojis which were added.

100: The two of you exchange snaps for a consecutive 100 days. It means a 100 Day Snapstreak.
Hourglass: This indicates that your Snapstreak you are having is about to end. To keep the streak alive, just continue to send a snaps.
Birthday Cake: This emoji shows that your friend has a birthday today. This emoji displays Only if your friend has the Birthday feature enabled in Snapchat settings.
Baby: It means that you just became friends.
Pink Hearts: This Pink Heart emoji indicates that you have been #1 BFs with each other for two consecutive months. Dedication!
Red Heart: It means that you have been #1 BFs with each other for two weeks straight.
Gold Star: This shows that someone has replayed this person's snaps in the past 24 hours.

Those are the new Snapchat best friend emojs. Below are some of the features of  the old Snapchat Best Friend features. If you want, you can still continue to read them.

Snapchat Zodiac Emojis

Apart from the emojis, there are Zodiac Sign emojis, which are display below the Snapchat username. Lets the date ranges of these emojis.

♈ 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

Apart from the above mentioned Emojis, there are also Snapchat Icons and Snapchat Trophies. We have written about these in a separate post. You can check out here: What are Snapchat Trophies? What do Snaptchat Trophies mean? and Snapchat Icons Meaning, what does these icons mean?

Updated on Novemer 12, 2018.

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2 April 2016 at 11:28 delete

Thank this the complete list of snapchat emoji?

17 April 2016 at 02:02 delete

Snapchat emojis are great

17 April 2016 at 23:05 delete

Sad part is the removal of best friends