What does the smirking emoji mean on Snapchat? 😏

The smirking face emoji is one of several emojis that Snapchat can display beside a friend’s name. If the smirking emoji appears beside one of your friend’s usernames, then it means that you are in their “Best Friends” list. However, they are not in yours.

smirking emoji snapchat

An emoji showing a side smirk.

The “Best Friends” list is comprised of people that you have recently sent the most snaps to. These are the people that you have interacted with the most. However, this list is unique to you. It is your list. Nobody else’s. This is because it is based on your recent activity.

Take the following example.

Your friend Dave rarely uses Snapchat. However, when he does, he mostly sends snaps to you and a couple of his other friends. On the other hand, you are pretty active on the app. You tend to Snapchat multiple people and your “Best Friends” list is full most of the time. As a result, Dave doesn’t really have a chance of getting into your “Best Friends” list. However, you can easily get into his list because he isn’t very active on the app.

In this case, a grinning emoji will appear beside Dave’s name.

Note that this can also happen if the person in question recently sent you a lot of snaps that you didn’t reply to.

Can they also see the grinning emoji?

No, they cannot see the grinning face emoji. On their Snapchat, a smiley face emoji is appearing beside your name. This is because you are one of their best friends. The grinning emoji will only appear if you are in their list but they are not in yours. It represents an imbalance. A mismatched Snapchat relationship.

What does it mean when the grinning face disappears?

This will typically mean one of two things:

  1. They have recently sent a lot of snaps to other people, thereby pushing you out of their Best Friends list.
  2. They haven’t sent any snaps to you in a while and Snapchat has automatically removed you from their list.

As stated above, all of these emojis are time sensitive. They are always based on your most recent activity.

Other Snapchat emojis.

Guides to some of the other emojis that you might see on Snapchat:

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