While using Snapchat, you might see a little red heart emoji next to your friend’s name – but what does it mean? Here’s everything to know.
The ‘Friend Emoji’ system is one of Snapchat’s most unique features, as it assigns different emojis next to your friends’ names based on your level of interaction with them.
These emojis serve as a fun, non-verbal way to represent the nature of your relationship with someone on the app, giving you a quick look at your social dynamics without going anywhere. Delve into chat history or shared snapshots.
Snapchat updates this information daily based on the frequency and type of interactions you have with each friend. Whether you’re best friends, close friends, or just becoming friends, there’s an emoji for it.
The heart emoji on the platform symbolizes various levels of friendship, and the red heart is one of the most coveted. So what exactly does it mean? Here’s what to know.
What does a red heart mean on Snapchat?
If you see the little red heart emoji next to someone’s name, it means you and that user have been each other’s #1 best friend for two weeks in a row.
Snapchat defines ‘Best Friends’ as the friends you interact with most often in a week, and being each other’s #1 best friend means you both send the most snaps to each other .
It’s a step above the yellow heart emoji, which appears next to your #1 best friend’s name when you’ve just become best friends but haven’t maintained that status for two weeks in a row.
Gaining a red heart with someone is often considered a milestone in a Snapchat friendship because it requires consistent interaction over a long period of time. So if you see it next to a friend’s name, know that your relationship on the app has reached a new level of interaction.
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