Are you somewhere between the ages of 13 to 27? If so, there’s a good chance you have the Snapchat app installed on your smartphone. Most people between these ages with access to technology use the platform to connect with their friends and family. Snapchat knows exactly how to entice its target audience- mainly Gen Z users. The platform is created to make it seem like it’s all a very fun and light prospect; it’s not something harmful or time-taking.
And speaking in a strictly practical way, that is correct. If used exactly in the way it was intended to be, Snapchat can remain a small presence in your life without any consequence. Unfortunately, just like we don’t pay any attention to the serving size on a Pringles box, people don’t care for how something is made to be used.
Let us show you how the seemingly innocent features and small details on Snapchat can often lead unassuming users to overindulge on the platform.
Let’s talk about the small things: the color yellow is one of the themes of Snapchat, right? But did you know psychologically, our brains release endorphins when faced with the color yellow? We literally feel happier and lighter when we’re using Snapchat.
Streaks are a well-known primary feature on Snapchat. It’s a pretty way to keep users hooked on the platform daily, and it has been done so cleverly that most people don’t even notice it. Think about it; there are actual adults sending emails to Snapchat Inc. to revive their streaks.
Users celebrate their long streaks with cakes and fight over broken streaks. And the weirdest thing is, they’re doing this all on their own, without any external motivation except the occasional bout of peer pressure. There’s no risk, no reward in maintaining a streak, nor does keeping one have any value whatsoever. All it takes is time to create one; no part of your brain is stimulated, nor can you learn anything from it.
One of the better features that make users like Snapchat is the Bitmoji feature. It helps the users express themselves with fashion, and they do a pretty good job, too. All in all, while using Snapchat excessively is not a good idea, we applaud the Snapchat developers’ team for doing such a stealthy job of enticing users.
In today’s blog, we’ll discuss why your pink heart changed to a smile emoji on Snapchat. Stay with us until this blog’s end to learn all there is to know about it!
Why Did My Pink Heart Change to Smile Emoji on Snapchat?
If you’re a new user of Snapchat, there’s a good chance you need to learn about the best friend emojis. They’re a cool way of determining the users you’re closest with and those you don’t interact with much.
Here are how those emojis are categorized:
Yellow heart emoji (Besties): You’re each other’s #1 best friend, meaning you snap and chat with each other the most! It looks like someone’s getting close to the friend they just met!
Red heart emoji (BFFs): You guys have been #1 best friends for two weeks straight. This is getting serious!
Pink heart emoji (Super BFFs): You have been #1 best friends for two months straight. You’ve reached the final level of friendship but be warned; getting there is much easier than maintaining it. The game never ends!
These three are the top levels of friendship on Snapchat; if your real-life bestie isn’t on any of these on your Snapchat, you must reconsider your relationship with them. It’s good to sit down and clear the air with them instead of overthinking a situation that could very well be nothing.
Baby emoji (acquaintances): You’ve just become friends with this person. They’re yet to make the cut for best friends. If you want them to move through the ranks quicker, there is only a little you can do except snap and chat with them consistently.
Smiling face emoji (BFs): They’re one of your best friends; the both of you interact a lot but aren’t each other’s #1 best friends. They aren’t at the top, but they’ll get there. Or they could if you wanted them to.
Smiling with sunglasses emoji (Mutual BFs): One of their best friends is also one of your best friends. Is this a sign that you should be best friends, too? Only time will tell!
Smirking face emoji (One-sided friendship): You are one of their best friends, but they aren’t yours. They send you many snaps, but you aren’t reciprocating. Umm.
Grimacing face emoji (Mutual besties): Your #1 best friend is also their #1 best friend. You both send the most snaps to the same person—awkward alert.
These emojis can be classified as a secondary level of friendship on Snapchat or the minor league of friendship levels. They describe some relationships but aren’t as close as the heart emojis, but they play an important role in getting those friends up there.
So, now that you know exactly what emojis mean, let’s talk about the initial query: Why did your pink heart emoji change to a smiling emoji on Snapchat? It means that someone you were snapping with a lot has either stopped giving you that priority or someone else has taken up your place.
While this might sound upsetting and disappointing, it’s not the end of the world. They can still get on top of that list again if they continue their actions without straying from the path.
However, instead of just trying to get them back up by hook or crook, it’s best to sit down and discuss the root of the problem. Or else, you’ll be stuck in a vicious cycle of going through it all again and again.
In the end
As we end this blog, let’s recap all we’ve discussed today.
Snapchat is a large social media platform, and the developers’ team works particularly hard to ensure users have a fun and enjoyable experience. Features like streaks, best friends emojis, and bitmojis are great examples of how fun Snapchat is!
If the pink heart emoji on Snapchat changed to a smile, it means that the #1 person on your Snapchat friends list is not there anymore. Either you don’t talk as much as you used to, or they’ve started talking to someone else more than they do with you.
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