- The red heart emoji on Snapchat indicates that someone is your #1 Best Friend and you are theirs for two consecutive weeks. It symbolizes a strong connection.
- The yellow heart emoji also represents being someone’s #1 Best Friend, but it doesn’t require two weeks in a row. It can turn into a red heart if the friendship remains consistent.
- To become someone’s Best Friend on Snapchat, communicate regularly by sending Snaps and messages. There’s also an option to pin someone as your Best Friend with Snapchat+ subscription.
Do you see a red heart or a yellow heart next to a friend’s name on Snapchat? These emoji aren’t there without a reason. Each of these emoji has a meaning, and they tell you something about your connection with that person. Let’s find out what these two hearts mean in the Snapchat app.
What Does the Red Heart (❤️) Mean on Snapchat?
If you see a red heart (❤️) next to a person’s name on your Snapchat Chat screen, that heart indicates that person is your #1 Best Friend and you are their #1 Best Friend—for two weeks in a row.
Your Best Friend will also see the red heart emoji next to your name on their Snapchat Chat screen.
In case you aren’t aware, a Best Friend on Snapchat is someone who you share a lot of Snaps and messages with. You’ve consistently messaged and sent Snaps to that user, making them your #1 Best Friend for two weeks in a row.
Note that you can have multiple Best Friends on Snapchat, but the red heart will only appear next to the person who is your number 1 Best Friend. Snapchat regularly updates your Best Friend list, so you always see the latest information in the app.
What Does the Yellow Heart (💛) Mean on Snapchat?
Another common emoji you may see on Snapchat’s Chat screen is a yellow heart (💛). Similar to a red heart, the yellow heart next to a friend’s name indicates that that person is your #1 Best Friend and you are also their #1 Best Friend.
Unlike the red heart emoji, however, to gain the yellow heart emoji, you don’t have to be someone’s #1 Best Friend for two weeks in a row. This is the difference between the red heart and the yellow heart emoji.
If you remain that specific person’s number 1 Best Friend for two weeks in a row, your yellow heart emoji will turn into a red heart emoji, indicating your strong friendship with that person.
How to Be Someone’s Best Friend on Snapchat
Being someone’s Best Friend on Snapchat is as easy as sending Snaps and messages. The more you communicate with a person on this platform, the more chances you have to become their Best Friend and them becoming your Best Friend.
For example, if you want to make someone your Best Friend, keep sending them your Snaps and messages, possibly avoiding sending any messages to other people. This indicates to Snapchat that you’re talking to someone exclusively on this platform, enabling the platform to show an appropriate emoji for your friendship.
Another way to get a red heart emoji next to someone’s name is to pin them as your #1 Best Friend. While this isn’t an organic way to make someone your Best Friend, it’s an option to use with Snapchat’s Plus subscription. When you subscribe to Snapchat+ (which costs $3.99/month), you get the ability to pin someone as your Best Friend and have Snapchat display a red heart emoji next to their name in the app.
And that’s what those two heart emojis mean on Snapchat. Happy talking to your favorite people!