How to Change Snapchat Emojis

Customize the friend emojis for your conversations

What to Know

  • Tap your Bitmoji or profile picture in the top left > gear icon in the top right > Manage > Friend Emojis.
  • Tap any emoji to change it, then tap the new emoji you want to replace.
  • Tap the back button (<) and navigate back to your Chat tab (speech bubble icon) to see your new emojis applied.

When you send and receive snaps from friends on Snapchat, you may notice an emoji applied to your chat listing, representing the type of relationship you have based on your snap activity. You can easily customize these emojis using the following steps.

How to Change Snapchat Friend Emojis for Conversations

The steps for customizing your Friend Emojis are almost the same on the Snapchat iOS app as the Snapchat Android app, with a couple of minor differences mentioned below. The screenshots below are for the iOS version.

  1. Tap your Bitmoji or profile picture in the top left corner of any tab in the Snapchat app.

  2. Tap the gear icon in the top right corner to access your settings.

  3. On the iOS app, scroll down and tap Manage under Additional Services.

    On the Android app, scroll down and tap Customize Emojis.

    Steps to change emoji in conversation on Snapchat.
  4. On the iOS app, tap Friend Emojis.

  5. You'll see a list of emojis and a description of the relationship they represent for your Snapchat chats. Tap any emoji to change it.


    Custom emojis can be different depending on the device you're using, and not all emojis may be available to use.

  6. Tap the new emoji you want to represent the relationship.

    Steps to change emoji in a conversation on Snapchat.
  7. Tap the back button (<) in the top left to go back to your Friend Emojis list.

  8. Optionally repeat steps 5 through 7 for as many Friend Emojis you want to change.


    If you want to go back to the original emojis after changing them, tap Reset to default at the bottom of the Friend Emojis tab. You may also be able to customize your emojis' skin tone by selecting Emoji Skin Tone on the Friend Emojis/Customize Emojis tab.

  9. Navigate back to the Chat tab (marked by the speech bubble icon in the bottom menu) to see your new custom emoji(s) applied to your chat listing(s).

Change Your Bitmoji Too

Your Bitmoji is an avatar you can customize to look just like you, which replaces your profile picture on Snapchat. It appears beside your username in search and chats and your profile settings and stickers in snaps.

You can customize your Bitmoji any time by tapping Bitmoji in your profile settings. If you don't have a Bitmoji yet, tap Create Bitmoji to set one up—otherwise, tap Change My Outfit, Edit My Bitmoji or Choose a Selfie to customize the look of your existing Bitmoji.

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