Today, Snapchat is one of the most popular social media platforms, especially for people between the ages of 14-26. Launched in 2011, this platform’s modern interface and attractive features are its highest selling points. Over time, Snapchat has released many different options and features that further ensured its success.
Snapchat is similar to WhatsApp since you can chat with your friends, create a group, and voice call or video call your friends. However, that’s where the similarities end. WhatsApp is a private messaging platform for close friends and family only; you need the phone number of a person to connect with them on WhatsApp.
However, Snapchat is a social media platform where you can search for anyone worldwide, as long as you know their name. It’s similar to Instagram in this aspect, just without a picture. Instead of a profile picture, almost all users on Snapchat prefer to use bitmojis, which are the animated versions of us. You can choose everything about your bitmojis, from their skin tone to their earrings and, of course, their clothes.
The most exciting feature on this platform is snapstreaks. A snapstreak is created when you and a friend on Snapchat send each other snaps every 24 hours without fail. If either one of you accidentally forgets to send a snap, your streak will return to zero, no matter how long it was.
Today’s blog discusses how you can make someone your #1 best friend on Snapchat.
How to Make Someone Your #1 Best Friend on Snapchat
Although we’d love to say that there is a setting you can change to make someone your best friend on Snapchat, we can’t. There’s no way to change anything in your friend list on Snapchat except to do it the way the platform intended us to: by increasing or decreasing communication between the two of you.
Here’s how the feature works: Snapchat has a friend list, much like most other social media platforms. All your friends on Snapchat are listed there according to the amount of communication between you and them. The more you snap and chat with them, the higher they’ll be on the list. Your closest friends also have an emoji next to their names, which further determines the extent of your friendship.
Following are the default emojis used on the platform and their uses:
Golden/Yellow heart emoji: Besties
You and this person are mutual #1 best friends; you send the most snaps and chats to them, and they do the same to you, too.
Pink hearts emoji: Super BFFs
You’ve been mutual #1 best friends for two months in a row.
Red heart emoji: BFFs
You’ve been mutual best friends for two weeks in a row.
Smiling emoji: BFs
You’re best friends. Even though you often snap and chat with each other, they’re not your #1 best friend.