How to Delete or Change Snapchat Best Friends

How Snapchat Determines Who Your Best Friends Are

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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. You can have a Super BFF, a BFF, Besties, BFs, Someone else's BF (but they're not yours), Mutual Besties and Mutual BFs.

That's a lot of best friends. If you want to know what all of these mean, check out Everything You Need to Know About Snapchat Emojis.

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 with in real life, but if you're snapping with them often and frequently, Snapchat will put those little emoji beside their names.

According to Snapchat, best friends are updated regularly so it's always easy to find the friends you want to interact with the most. You should notice your list of best friends will be listed at the top of the Send To tab before you send a snap, which makes it easier to find the friends you interact with the most and saves you time from having to scroll through your entire friend list.

Since Snapchat has its own way of tracking your best friends, you can't ultimately pick and choose contacts to build your own best friends list. There are, however, some things you can do to manipulate your list so that it shows up the way that you want, with the people you want on it.

How to Delete or Change the People Who Are on Your Best Friends List

Snapchat does not currently give users an option to delete contacts from their best friends list. The trick is to decrease your level of interaction with the people you want off your list—or simply increase the level of interaction with people you want to take their place.

 If you simply stop sending and receiving snaps from anyone currently a part of this list, they will be automatically deleted from it within as little as a day.

How to Select Specific People to Be on Your Best Friends List

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 increase your level of interaction with the people you want to be on that list. 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.

Only You Can See Who Your 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 emoji 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

Unlike best friends, you can see the Snapchat scores of your friends by tapping their username (or searching them in the search field) to open the chat tab, tapping the menu icon in the top right corner and looking for the score that appears beneath their snapcodeFind out more about what Snapchat scores are to see how Snapchat determines them and what else you can do with them.