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/

‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’ Is Back

marcelisbackIt’s true. Our favorite little one-eyed shell is back after almost 2 years. If you don’t know who Marcel the Shell is you must learn now.

Marcel looks like this:

tumblr_nbe7asiWnb1rt4qmeo1_400And says adorable things in his raspy little voice, like this:

“I like myself and I have a lot of other great qualities” and “Guess what I do for adventure? I hang-glide on a Dorito.”

This is his first video:

Marcel was created by Jenny Slate, former “SNL” cast member and star of the new movie, “Obvious Child.” Marcel deals with serious problems like wanting a nickname but knowing that he can’t give himself one, turning pages and sleeping eight to the muffin.

This is his second video: 

In his new video, Marcel gets locked out of the house and has to wait it out in the rain.

And this is his brand new video:

Marcel also has put out a book for all of us to enjoy all of his lovely sayings like “Life’s a party, rock your body.”

For all of us at 4E, I want to thank Marcel for coming back, and not impaling us on a hairbrush and reminding us that we should smile just because it’s worth it.