What does 😬 mean on Snapchat?

If the 😬 emoji appears beside a friend on Snapchat, then it means that your top friend is also their top friend.

What does the grimace emoji mean in Snapchat?

The grimace emoji is a wide-eyed face with clenched teeth. It may look slightly different, depending on which phone you are using.

In the world of Snapchat, that means that you both interact with the same person the most. In other words, you both send a lot of snaps to this person.

Take the following example.

  • Sara’s top friend is Lisa. This is because she sends more snaps to Lisa than any other person on Snapchat.
  • Similarly, Lisa is also Maria’s top friend. In other words, Maria sends more snaps to Lisa than anyone else on her friend list.
  • This means that when Sara looks at Maria’s profile, she will probably see a grimace emoji (and possibly a smiley emoji).  Why? Because Lisa is Sara’s top friend. However, she is also Maria’s top friend. i.e. They both share the same top 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, Sara and Maria will both be able to see a grimace emoji beside each other’s names. As you can imagine, this emoji is particularly common in groups of friends.

Why did the grimace emoji disappear?

It is important to note that this emoji is based on recent activity. If either Sara or Maria were to start sending more snaps to another person other than Lisa, then the grimace emoji would eventually disappear.

Consequently, you may find that this emoji will “hop” from one person to the next in your friend group. It may reappear and then disappear again. It may also bounce back and forth like a pinball.

For example, if Sara were to start sending a lot of snaps to her sister, then her sister could replace Lisa as her “top friend”. As a result, the grimace emoji will disappear. Why? Because Sara and Maria no longer share the same top friend anymore.

Hopefully, this guide helped to clear a few things up for you! If you have any questions or remarks to add, feel free to post a comment below.

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