Snapchat unique representative of the messaging apps world and it is becoming increasingly popular with the versions for both iOS and Android available. The half of its success is its signature feature of sending messages, i.e. snaps, which are visible only for a limited amount of time and disappear later along with the standard messaging functions with social network elements. And the other half is its emojis and symbols, which are used here in some non-typical and really interesting ways. So, let’s take a look at some of them and what they mean.
Snapchat Icon Meanings
First of all, Snapchat features different categories of icons, which mark some of the ways of interacting with the app. The first is, for example, right arrows, filled with color. They mark snaps, sent by you to others – purple and red for a snap with and without audio respectively and blue ones – for the chat messages.
|Blue Right Arrow – Chat message sent|
|Purple Right Arrow – Snap sent with sound|
|Red Right Arrow – Snap sent without sound|
|When these arrows lose their filling and become just outlined – it means they have been read by the recipient|
|Friend viewed snap and recieved cash|
|The story with the snaps, received by you from the others, is essentially the same with the only difference – the icons are of the square shape. And as for received chats, the icon in this case is of the characteristic square Q-shape, like in the comics|
|Screenshot Icons: The most interesting and meaningful icons, performing the function you will find almost nowhere else, are those, which indicate that the recipient has taken the screenshot of your snap or chat – then the single outlined right arrow icon is replaced with two of the same color – the left and the right, located one on another|
|Replay Icon: And the last icons type means replay – it lets the recipient know that his message was replayed|
The Snapchat Trophy Case contains all the trophy emojis, achieved by the user by doing certain actions – from sending a snap on the certain time of the day to becoming the Snapchat superstar! Here are just a few examples:
|You win the Ogre emoji, when you send more than 1,000 snaps with selfies|
|You win the Panda emoji for sending more than 50 snaps in black and white|
|You win the smiling Devil emoji for screenshotting someone’s snap|
All the people in your friend list receive their own emojis with certain meanings basing on your interactions with them within the app – they appear near their name in the list. Here are just a few of examples of what and what for:
|The baby face emoji is given to a person, just recently added to your friend-list;|
|The yellow heart emoji means the person is your BF on Snapchat, i.e. you send them more snaps than to anyone else you know there and vice versa;|
|The red heart emoji means you have been this person’s BF on Snapchat for more than two weeks.|
There are also some other ways Snapchat app makes use of emoji. Here they are:
• The app has its own way to mark the real celebrities who verify themselves on it – with unique emoji at the verified celebrity’s choice. For example, Jared Leto chose cactus emoji and Demi Lovato chose cherry emoji to represent them on the app.
• The smiling face with open mouth emoji appears in the chat with someone, who recently became active again – this is the so-called chat status emoji.
• Apart from the classic emojis, Snapchat also boasts Stickers – they are something like traditional emoji but far more different and larger in size to use on snaps and in chats.
• And the users, who celebrate their Birthdays this day, are marked with birthday cake emojis.
• And at last, those, who specified their dates of birth, are honored with the one of 12 Zodiac signs emoji looking like a Zodiac symbol on a purple square.