What does the grimace emoji mean on Snapchat?

This is a guide on what the grimace emoji means when it is displayed next to one of your Snapchat friends. The grimace emoji is one of several emojis that can appear beside a friend’s name on Snapchat:

What does the grimace emoji mean in Snapchat?

The grimace emoji is a wide-eyed face with clenched teeth.

If this emoji (😬) appears beside one of your friend’s names, then it means that you both share a best friend. In the world of Snapchat, that means that you both have a smiley face next to the same person. i.e. You both interact with the same person a lot.

An example:

  • Lisa is best friends with Sara and Maria and she has a smiley face beside each of their names on Snapchat. This is because she sends a lot of snaps to both of them.
  • However, Sara and Maria are also best friends because they regularly send Snapchat messages to one another.
  • This means that when Lisa looks at Maria’s profile, she will probably see both a smiley and a grimace emoji. Why? Because Maria is also best friends with Sara. i.e. They share a best friend.

Essentially, the grimace face is an indication that you’re in some sort of “friendship triangle” on Snapchat:

Snapchat - Grimace connection.

In the case above, Lisa, Maria and Sara will have the emojis beside their names because they all interact with each other a lot. As you can imagine, this emoji is particularly common in groups of people who hang around with each other in real life.

Related: What does the yellow heart emoji mean on Snapchat?

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