On Snapchat, various emojis can appear next to a friend’s name. One such emoji is the “yellow heart” or “gold heart” emoji (?):
Snapchat will use different emojis to describe your relationship with a person. Typically, the emoji that they use will be based on how frequently you interact with one another on the app.
So what does the yellow heart mean?
If a yellow heart appears next to a contact’s name, it means that you are currently best friends with that person. Essentially: You send the most snaps to this person and they send the most snaps to you. You interact with each other more than you interact with other people.
Note that I put the word “currently” in bold because these emojis are frequently updated based on your latest activity. i.e. A yellow heart will eventually disappear if you don’t keep snapping each other.
However, if you both remain as “best friends” for over two weeks, this yellow heart will turn into a red heart emoji.
Why did the yellow heart disappear?
The yellow heart emoji will disappear if you no longer send each other the most snaps. Remember that this emoji is based on the both of you.
If they are no longer your number one best friend on Snapchat, then it means that you have been sending more snaps to somebody else. However, if they are still your number one best friend, then it means that they have been sending more snaps to somebody else than you.
Take the following example:
- Currently, Person A and Person B share a yellow heart emoji.
- Person A sends 100 snaps to Person B.
- Person B sends 101 snaps to Person A.
- However, Person B has sent 102 snaps to Person C.
In this case, the emoji will probably disappear after a while because Person B is now sending more snaps to Person C than Person A.
Note that if the heart turns red, then it means that you guys have been “best friends” for two weeks or more.
Can I remove the yellow heart?
To remove the yellow heart without blocking the person or removing them as a friend, then you will simply have to stop sending them snaps. Essentially, you will need to stop interacting with them on the app until it disappears. Another alternative is to make sure that you’re more active with another person on the app.
So there you go! Hopefully, this guide helped to clear a few things up for you!
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