What Does the Yellow Heart Emoji Mean on Snapchat?

BY Sourav



Snapchat has tons of exciting features, and one of them is the heart emoji. These emojis depict your relationship and interaction level with friends.

If you use this app frequently, you may have seen a yellow heart appearing next to a friend’s name. It indicates you both are best friends with each other on Snapchat.

Keep reading this article to get into details about the yellow heart emoji and what it means.

What Does Yellow Heart Mean on Snapchat?

If there’s a yellow heart beside a person’s username on Snapchat, it means you are #1 best friends with each other.

It appears when you send the most snaps to that friend and they also send the most snaps to you. In short, you both communicate with each other more than other friends.

In order to maintain a yellow heart for your best friend, you both need to continue sharing snaps. Otherwise, this emoji will disappear.

If you both stay as best friends for two consecutive weeks, you’ll receive a red heart emoji that stands for BFF (best friends forever).

Why did Yellow Heart Emoji Disappear on Snapchat?

The yellow heart emoji on Snapchat can disappear if you and your friend no longer send the most snaps to each other. This heart emoji only appears based on the highest level of interaction.

They’ll be no more your number one best friend if you send the most snaps to another user.

But if they’re still your number one best friend and the yellow heart disappears, it implies that they’re now sending the most snaps to someone else.

How to Change Snapchat Yellow Heart Emoji?

If you don’t like Snapchat’s default yellow heart emoji for “best friend”, you can change it to something else anytime.

Here’re the steps to do it:

1. Open the Snapchat app and log into your account.

2. Tap your profile icon and select the Settings icon at the top right corner.

3. From the menu, tap Customize Emojis under Privacy Control.

4. Select the Besties option.

5. Now, you’ll see the list of different emojis. Simply select one emoji of your choice and it’s set.

Can You Get Yellow Heart with Multiple Snapchat Friends?

No, you can’t get a yellow heart with multiple friends on Snapchat.

You can only have one yellow heart with one user, and that’s also if you’re number one best friends to each other.

How to Get Rid of Yellow Heart on Snapchat?

There’s no official way to get rid of the yellow heart on Snapchat. However, you can still remove the emoji for your best friend in different ways.

  • You can block and unblock the person and reset your conversation score with them.
  • You need to stop sharing snaps with that person.
  • You can start sending the most snaps to another friend until you lose the yellow heart with the previous best friend.

That’s everything about the yellow heart on Snapchat. If you also want to have it, keep sending snaps to one friend and make sure they also do the same.

If you have any more queries regarding Snapchat, please feel free to ask us in the comment box. We’ll reply to you back as early as possible.

About The Author


Sourav’s been working as a freelance writer and blogger for over five years. She is a firm believer in big dreams and realizing them. Her work has been published in Women On Writing, Be a Freelance Blogger, Make a Living Writing and Brazen Careerist among others