Kat de Naoum | Contributing Writer | Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Snapchat Emojis: What are they all about?

Snapchat Emojis: What Do The Emojis On Snapchat Mean

The Debrief: Not sure how Snapchat Emojis actually work? We did our research (spoke to a couple of 13-year-olds who totally filled us in) here's your need to know

You may have noticed a few updates and changes to Snapchat recently. If you're anything like us (aka feeling older every day) then you're probably sat there wondering WTF all this means. Well, we've done our research - aka talking to hip 13-year-olds- and have finally figured it all out. 

Here's your low-down: 

Why Are There Snapchat Emojis In Your Contacts List?

Snapchat Emojis: What are they all about?
Snapchat Emojis: What are they all about?

Wondering why your BFF has a creepy little man with a creepy little grin next to her name? And why this sometimes changes to a bright red heart? Here's what that all means:

The Complete List Of Snapchat Emojis And Their Meanings

 

Snapchat Emojis: What Do The Emojis On Snapchat Mean



1. Snapchat Yellow Heart Emoji 

This is your Snapchat BFF; the friend that you Snapchat back and forth with the most.

2. Snapchat Red Heart Emoji

When you’ve had the yellow heart for two weeks, it turns red, further cementing your Snapchat BFF-dom.


3. Snapchat Pink Heart Emoji

This means you have been Snapchat BFFs for two months. That’s true friendship right there.


4. Snapchat Face with Sunnies 

Emoji – You and this friend both share a BF.


5. Snapchat Grimmace Emoji

You and this friend share the same BFF. Awks.


6. Snapchat Smirky Emoji

This friend sends you a lot of Snaps but you don’t send a lot to them. They have you as a BF, but you don’t have them as a BF, geddit? Harsh.


7. Snapchat Smiley Emoji

This person is a plain BF. You send a lot of Snaps to this friend, but they are not your BFF.


8. Snapchat Fire Emoji

You have Snapchatted back and forth with this person consecutively for the amount of days stated next to the fire Emoji. Apparently, the correct term is “Snapstreak”. Whatevs.

9. Snapchat 100 Emoji

You have Snapchatted back and forth with this friend for 100 days straight. Don’t you have anything else to do?

10. Snapchat Gold Star Emoji 

Someone has replayed your snap in the past 24 hours.

11. Snapchat Baby Emoji

You just became friends with this person.

Snapchat Icons Next To Snaps: What Do They Mean?

The array of coloured triangle, square and circle icons next to Snaps confuse us even worse than the unnecessary friend Emojis above, but at least these provide some sort of information you may want to know about the status of your Snaps.

Triangles

Triangles denote Snaps that you have sent.

  • Red – Snapchat send without audio.
  • Purple – Snapchat sent with audio.

  • Blue – Sent chat message.

  • Red outline – Your friend opened your Snap without audio.

  • Purple outline – Your friend opened your Snap with audio.

  • Blue outline – Your friend read your chat message.

  • Green outline – Your friend opened and received cash you sent via a Snap.

Double Triangle

The double triangle denotes Snaps which have been screenshotted by your Snapchat friend - always useful... 

  • Red – Your friend took a screenshot of the Snap you sent them without audio.
  • Purple – Your friend took a screenshot of the Snap you sent them with audio.

  • Blue – Your friend took a screenshot of the chat message you sent them.

Square

The square depicts Snapchats you have received.

  • Red – Snap received without audio.
  • Purple – Snap received with audio.

  • Blue Chat Box – Chat message received.

  • Red outline – You have viewed a Snap without audio.

  • Purple outline – You have viewed a Snap with audio.
  • Blue chatbox outline – You have viewed a chat message.

Replay Circle

The circle arrow thingy shows when a Snap you have sent has been replayed (you are allowed to replay one Snap per day).

  • Red – Your friend replayed the Snap you sent without audio.
  • Purple – Your friend replayed the Snap you sent with audio.

Snapchat Emojis: Trophy Case

Snapchat Emojis: What Do The Emojis On Snapchat Mean

For those of you who have too much time on your hands, Snapchat have introduced a Trophy case with an even more confusing array of Emojis for us. These will reward us when we do Snaptastic things, such as take 10 consecutive front facing photographs with the flash on. 

Snapchat Trophy #1: One Finger Pointed Up

You sent a Snap with one Filter applied.

Snapchat Trophy #2: Two Fingers Point Up or Peace Sign

You have sent a Snap with Two Filters applied.

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Snapchat Trophy #3: Baby Face

Your Snapchat score hit 10

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Snapchat Trophy #4: Sun Face

Sent a Snap with the temperature filter above 100° F

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Snapchat Trophy #5: Half Moon 

Sent 50 Snaps in a Night mode

Snapchat Trophy #6: Panda Bear

Sent 50 Snaps using Black and White filter.

Snapchat Trophy #7: Monkey Holding Ears

Sent a Snap without a sound.

Snapchat Trophy #8: Devil Face or Ogre

You have 1000 Snaps using the front-facing camera.

Snapchat Trophy #9: Ghost

Your Snapchat score hit 500,000

Snapchat Trophy #10: Rainbow

You have sent 10 Snaps using 5 or more pen colors.

Snapchat Trophy #11: Lollipop

You have sent 10 Snaps using 5 or more pen colors.

Snapchat Trophy #12: Artist Palette

You have sent 50 Snaps using 5 or more pen colors.

Snapchat Trophy #13: Gold Star

Your Snapchat score hit 100.

Snapchat Trophy #14: Sparkles or Three Stars

Your Snapchat score hit 1,000.

Snapchat Trophy #15: Shooting Star

Your Snapchat score hit 10,000.

Snapchat Trophy #16: Red and Yellow/Fireworks

It means that have a Snapchat score of 50,000 but less than 100,000.

Snapchat Trophy #17: Rocket Ship

Rocket is a milestone achievement, which means that you have 100,000 Snapchat scores.

Snapchat Trophy #18. Snowflake

Sent a Snap with the temperature filter below freezing

Snapchat Trophy #19. Video Tape/VCR

You sent a video Snap.

Snapchat Trophy #20: Old School Video Camera

You have sent 50 video snaps.

Snapchat Trophy #21: Video Camera

You have sent 500 video Snaps.

Snapchat Trophy #22: Egg in Frying Pan

You sent Snap between 4:00 AM and 5:00 AM

Snapchat Trophy #23: ABCD

You have sent 100 Snaps with enlarged text.

Snapchat Trophy #24: Microscope

You have sent 10 video Snaps that have zoomed in.

Snapchat Trophy #25: Magnifying Glass

You have sent 10 Snaps which zoomed all the way in.

Snapchat Trophy #26: Flashlight/Torchlight  

You have sent 10 Snaps using the front facing flash.

Snapchat Trophy #27: Loop One /Rewind

Sent front-facing to rear-facing video snap.



Snapchat Trophy #28: Loop

Flipping the camera 5 times in one video Snap.

Snapchat Trophy #29: Flip /Rotate - This means that you have flipped camera 10 in one Snapchat video.

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