What Do The Symbols Mean on Snapchat?

Snapchat has quickly grown into one of the most popular social media platforms. To help navigate the platform, Snapchat utilizes a unique set of symbols and icons that help to represent diverse functionalities or notifications within the application. However, for new users or even existing ones, these symbols can sometimes be a little confusing. Understanding the meaning behind these symbols can enhance your Snapchat experience.

Snapchat uses a variety of symbols such as emojis, arrows, and icons. We’ll start by breaking down the meaning of Snapchat emojis. These emojis, which appear next to your friends’ names, symbolize the level and type of interaction you have with them.

1. Super BFF: Appears next to the name of the person you chat with most for two weeks in a row. 2. BFF: If you see this emoji, it means this person is one of your best friends.
3. Besties: If you send the most messages to the same person that they do to you, you’ll see this.
4. BFs: This emoji appears next to one of your best friends in your best friend list.
5. Snapstreak: This denotes that you and your friend have Snapped (not chatted) each other within 24 hours for consecutive days.

Then, there are arrow symbols that show the status of the snap you have sent.

1. Red Arrow: Snap without audio was sent.
2. Purple Arrow: Snap with audio was sent.
3. Blue Arrow: Chat message was sent.
4. Red Square: You have received a snap without audio.
5. Purple Square: You have received a snap with audio.
6. Blue Square: You have received a chat message.

Snapchat also uses certain icons to represent different notifications or features, such as:

1. Unopened Snaps: These are symbolized by a red or purple square (depending on the presence of audio). 2. Screenshots: If someone took a screenshot of a Snap, a green arrow appears.
3. Replay: When a Snap or patch is played, it is symbolized by a circular-arrow icon.

Last but not least, one very special set of emojis is the verification emojis. These are unique emojis that celebrities or public figures get next to their Snapchat name as a verification, similar to the blue checkmark on other social media platforms.

In conclusion, these Snapchat symbols serve as a dynamic, engaging and informative aspect of the Snapchat user experience. Understanding what these symbols mean not only help you in better understanding the platform, but also in enhancing your overall Snapchat experience. Whether it’s maintaining a streak or becoming best friends, these symbols are at the heart of Snapchat’s interactive appeal.