Wondered “what do the emojis mean on Snapchat?” Emojis appear next to Snapchat contact names and have the following meanings:

๐ŸŒŸ Gold Star — Someone has replayed this person's snaps in the past 24 hours. They must have something interesting to show.

๐Ÿ’› Yellow Heart — You are #1 best friends (#1 BFs) with each other. You send the most snaps to this person, and they send the most snaps to you.

โค๏ธ Red Heart — You have been #1 BFs with each other for two weeks straight.

๐Ÿ’• Pink Hearts — You have been #1 BFs with each other for two months straight. Dedication!

๐Ÿ‘ถ Baby — You just became friends with this person.

๐Ÿ˜Ž Face With Sunglasses — One of your best friends is one of their best friends. This means that you send a lot of snaps to someone that they also send a lot of snaps to.

๐Ÿ˜ฌ Grimacing Face — Your #1 best friend is their #1 best friend. You send the most snaps to the same person that they do. Awkward.

๐Ÿ˜ Smirking Face — You are one of their best friends…but they are not a best friend of yours. You don’t send them many snaps, but they send you a lot of snaps.

๐Ÿ˜Š Smiling Face — Another best friend of yours. You send this person a lot of snaps. Not your #1 best friend, but they are up there.

๐Ÿ”ฅ Fire — You are on a Snapstreak! You have snapped this person every day, and they have snapped you back. Increases with number of consecutive days.

๐Ÿ’ฏ Hundred — 100 Day Snapstreak. The 100 emoji appears next to the fire when you snap back and forth with someone for one hundred days in a row.

โŒ› Hourglass — Your Snapstreak is about to end. Quickly send another snap to keep it alive.

๐ŸŽ‚ Birthday Cake — This friend has a birthday today. Only displays if friend has the Birthday Party feature enabled in settings.

Purple Zodiac Emojis

Users who have their birthday saved in Snapchat get a small purple emoji next to their name, corresponding to the relevant zodiac symbol for their date of birth.

Each zodiac emoji next to a Snapchat friend name represents a birthday in the following date ranges:

Chat Status

A smiling face emoji or Bitmoji appears as a status in chat to indicate the recipient has returned to view the chat. This changes to a blue unread-style dot when the recipient remains currently active.


Emojis previously showed next to Snapchat stories, as a way to verify accounts. This has been replaced by a star.

Trophy Case

Tapping the ๐Ÿ† Trophy at the top of the ๐Ÿ‘ป Ghost screen in Snapchat brings up the Trophy Case. Trophies show a ๐Ÿ”’ Lock emoji until each achievement has been unlocked.

Achievements that are unlocked each have a different meaning. Here is a look at the Trophy Case with each achievement showing on a new row in a grid of emojis.

View the list of Snapchat Trophy Emojis here.

Snapchat Icon Meanings

Snapchat has other icons that appear in the interface. These are not emojis, but provide additional information about your snaps.

Sent Icons

Snap sent without sound
Snap sent with sound
Chat message sent

Opened Icons

Friend opened a Snap without sound
Friend opened a Snap with sound
Friend opened a Chat message
Friend viewed and received Cash

Received Icons

You received a Snap without sound
You received a Snap with sound
You received a Chat message

Viewed Icons

Your Snap sent without sound has been viewed
Your Snap sent with sound has been viewed
Your Chat message has been viewed

Screenshot Icons

Your Snap sent without sound has been viewed
Your Snap sent with sound has been viewed
Your Chat message has been viewed