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 ensure 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.
In this guide, you’ll learn how you can make someone your #1 best friend on Snapchat quickly.
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.
Grimacing emoji: Mutual Besties
Your #1 best friend is also their #1 best friend. Um, that’s a bit awkward.
Sunglasses with smile emoji: Mutual BFs
One of your best friends is also one of their best friends.
Fire emoji: Snapstreak
You’re on a snapstreak. The number next to it signifies the number of days that you’ve been continually snapping and chatting with each other.
Hourglass emoji: Snapstreak is ending
Your snapstreak is going to end soon. Both of you need to send a snap to each other soon, or your streak will end.
Birthday cake emoji: Birthday
It’s their birthday. Send them a snap wishing them a happy birthday.
So, if you want to make someone your #1 best friend, the only way to do so is to start talking to them a little bit more on the platform. It would also help if you stopped talking to your current #1 best friend. The Snapchat algorithm will quickly pick up on your hints and make the necessary changes to your friend list.
However, that’s not all. #1 best friends are mutual only, which means that the other person also has to make the same efforts to make it work. For example, if you sent this friend of yours snaps and chats all day long, but they aren’t responding in kind, it would all go to waste. If you’re trying to get someone’s name to the top of your best friend’s list on Snapchat, it’d be best to tell them about it beforehand.
There’s no fixed amount of time for this change to happen. It might only take you one day, or it could take you a week. This process depends on your activity on Snapchat; if you’re very active, it might take longer than if you weren’t quite that active.