(Yet Another) Snapchat Update

On-Blog-Snapchat-1-700x300Remember when Snapchat let you see your friends’ best friends? Remember how many relationships were ruined and crushes were exposed? Well, Snapchat has officially turned over a new leaf: it now shows special emojis when you’ve been best friends with someone for a while. The app is essentially supporting long term, monogamous snapping relationships.

By now we all know the emoji categories – the happy smiley, the grimacing smiley…But if you need a refresher, see our article here.

As always, when you are your #1 best friend’s best friend, you get a gold heart next to his or her name.

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But now, if you’ve been best friends for two weeks, you get a red heart.images

And then, when you’ve been best friends for two months, you get the two small pink hearts. It’s lovely.

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Bonus info: if you reach a 100 day snap streak, the fire emoji becomes the 100 emoji. Keep snapping and stay loyal!

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Special thanks to emojipedia.org for the deets.

Photos: animalnewyork.org, dopepicz.com, plus.google.com

Snapchat Updates Again: Emojis

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If you are an avid snapchatter (like myself), you may have realized that a new Snapchat update is upon us! Oh the joys of ever changing technology!

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Snapchat is now using our favorite texting aid *emojis* to rank your best friends. While this is personal (i.e. only you can see the emojis), this change has still gotten 4E beyond excited!

Here is what the emojis mean:

Gold Heart- This emoji means that you and the other person are #1 besties. You send this person the most snaps and they send the most snaps to you, too. Basically you guys are either lovers or inseparable best friends.

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Grimace/Grit Teeth- This emoji means that the two of you have one mutual #1 best friend. In this case, the person you send snaps to the most is also the person that this user sends snaps to the most. #twins

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Smile- This emoji signifies one of your best friends. You send this person a ton of snaps, from Oscar-worthy videos to that photo you took because you were bored. Sorry not sorry that my best friends have to deal with all my incessant snappin’.

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Sunglasses- This emoji means that you guys have one mutual best friend. One of the people that snaps you the most is also one of the people this user sends snaps to the most. #confused

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Smirk- This emoji signifies the ultimate diss. It means that you are their best friend, but they are not yours. Thank god they can’t see this, but it most likely will make you feel guilty and force you to send them a ton of sympathy snaps.

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Fire- This emoji is the compliment to end all compliments. You guys are on a snapchat streak! Either you are besties missing each other or you are both too obnoxious on social media. Nonetheless, you have been snappin’ back and forth for the number of consecutive days indicated. Congrats!

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But wait, there is more! Snapchat has also installed a low-light camera. This feature is found in the “Moon” icon at the top of the camera and lets you turn on/off a low-light mode for those hard to see snaps.

Snapchat’s final new feature is the “Needs Love” feature, which lists people who you haven’t snapped recently and need some attention from you. Good for Snapchat, trying to spread the love!

Where do you fall on the Snapchat Best Friend scale?!

Thanks TechCrunch for this important news about our favorite app!

Photos/Gifs: ct101.us; iemoji.com; http://emojipedia.org/; http://techcrunch.com/

Emoji Dictionary

Guide to EmojisBy now it should be obvious that we love emojis. As we wait anxiously for the emoji update that promises hundreds of new emojiis, let’s make sure we’re taking advantage of the emojiis currently at our disposal. But first we have one question: tumblr_n6z1izqDbX1qk08n1o1_500 1. Flag This emoji seemed particularly necessary recently with the World Cup and summer traveling. Since communication apparently doesn’t slow down no matter what continent you’re on, these emojis can be used as a constant reminder that as you suffer through your unpaid internship or commuting from suburbia, your friends are having fun on vespas in Italy or bar hopping in Germany. Basically they are Lizzie McGuire in The Lizzie McGuire Movie and you are Gordo. emoji12. Flag + Soccer Ball A fun little twist on the Flag (see #1). For all you World Cup watchers, combine a flag with a soccer ball and you can pretend that you know something about soccer (football?) despite having no idea who Cristiano Ronaldo was three weeks ago (myself included). emoji2 3. The little chick with her hand up This is your basic bitch. It is probably the most fun emoji to send and the most annoying to receive. It’s like this little tiny lady is telling you that she is better than you. She holds more power in her left hand than you do in your whole body.emoji3 4. The single tear drop  This emoji is used when your friend has told you bad news and you want to express sympathy. Warning: this is only for when your friend has missed the bus or she has to spend the night in Lau. It would be an extremely inappropriate response to actual bad news. If your friend tells you horrible news, pick up the phone and call her instead of sending a little crying man.emoji4 5. Serious face + Gun  This combination is the best of way of saying “I hate everything and everyone, you may kill me now.”emoji5 6. Food  I always wonder about the taste of whoever created the food emojis because while it seems like there are many options to choose from, there are only a few that represent foods I eat often. I personally don’t ever crave flan enough to text about it, but to each their own.emoji6