How to Change or Delete Snapchat Best Friends

A look at how Snapchat best friends are determined

When you send and receive snaps back and forth from friends on Snapchat, you may notice some emojis appear beside their names after you spend some time interacting. These are considered your best friends.

How to Change Your Snapchat Best Friends List

Snapchat does not currently give users an option to delete contacts from their best friends list. If you want them to disappear from your best friends, one method is to decrease your level of interaction with them. Alternatively, you can keep your level of interaction the same as your current best friends, but increase the level of interaction with other people you want to take their place.

If you stop sending and receiving snaps from anyone currently a part of this list, or if you start interacting more with others than you do with them, then your current best friends will disappear (and possibly be replaced) within as little as a day.

Another way to clear someone from the Best Friends list is to block them on Snapchat and then unblock them. Doing this resets the score that determined them to be a best friend.

What Are Snapchat Best Friends, Anyway?

In general, your best friends are the friends you interact with the most. You may not consider those people to be the people you're closest to in real life, but if you're snapping with them often and frequently, Snapchat will place a little emoji beside their names to represent your friendship.

How to Make Someone Your Best Friend on Snapchat

Although you can't pick and choose exactly who you want to be on this list since Snapchat does it for you, you can certainly influence who you want to be on that list by sending those specific people more snaps and encouraging them to send more back to you. Try doing that for at least a few days to trigger Snapchat to recalculate your interaction habits.

For some of the more serious best friend statuses (like Super BFF), you'll have to spend months interacting with the same friend every day. As a bonus, you'll get a snap streak emoji next to that friend's name, which remains there as long as you keep snapping each other every day.

There are different types of friend emojis you can have on Snapchat. You can have a best friend, a best friend for two weeks, a best friend for two months, a shared best friend, someone who's almost your best friend and a close friend.

How Many Best Friends Can You Have?

According to Snapchat's Help page, you can have up to eight best friends at a time—including those you interact with most through group chats. Best friends are updated regularly, so it's always easy to find the friends you want to interact with the most.

You should be able to see your list of best friends at the top of the Send To tab before you send a snap, making it easier to find the friends you interact with the most and saving you time from having to scroll through your entire friends' list.

Only You Can See Who Your Snapchat Best Friends Are

In previous versions of the Snapchat app, you could actually see the best friends of other users. In more recently updated versions of the app, however, this is no longer possible. 

Your best friends cannot be seen by anybody else. This may be good or bad. On one hand, nobody will know who you interact with the most, but on the other hand, the friend emojis that reveal you're not another friend's best friend can leave you wondering who's taking your place in their friend list.

About Snapchat Scores

Snapchat Friend icon, Snap Score

Unlike Snapchat best friends, you can see the Snapchat scores of your friends by opening their profile. Do this by tapping their profile picture. The score appears next to their username.

  • How do I delete my Snapchat account?

    To delete your account, log into the Snapchat accounts website and select Delete my Account. Enter your username and password and select Continue. The account will be deactivated for 30 days and after an additional 30 days, it will be permanently deleted.

  • How do I get dark mode on Snapchat?

    For Android users, there isn't a dark mode option. For iOS users, go to Settings > App Appearance > Always Dark.

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