While we’ve already covered the basics of Snapchat Best Friends in an earlier post, it’s imperative that we look deeper into the mechanics of how this feature works and subsequently work our way into the unending questions:
April 2016 UPDATE: Snapchat has released a new version of Best Friends. Read all about the new Snapchat Best Friends here.
How do I remove or hide Snapchat Best Friends?
How do I delete people from my Best Friends list?
First off, let’s clear a few doubts about Best Friends.
The Mechanics: Snapchat Best Friends Score
In Snapchat, a score is a measure of the total number of snaps sent and received. So the score displayed on your profile is the total number of activity you have had since you started using Snapchat.
That aside, an individual score is also measured for all conversations between you and each of your friends. This score is the determining factor for Best Friends.
In earlier versions of Snapchat, Best Friends score, that is the number of snaps exchanged between you and your best friends, is displayed alongside the names of your best friends. This score however is no longer visible in the newer updates.
Snapchat’s friendship algorithm then lists the scores in order and features the top 3 (5 or 7 depending on your settings) on your Best Friends list.
However, it is important to note here that Snapchat Best Friends are updated on a weekly basis, so the best friends score between you and your friends is also probably reset to zero every week after the list is updated.
This implies that the updates have a fixed time. Which means that if your Best Friends list was updated on Monday, it will be updated again the next Monday with a new list based on the scores measured during the duration of the week.
The Need To Remove Your Best Friends
Why you’d want to remove your best friends may differ from others. But there’s the underlying fact that you don’t want others to see who’s on your list, or maybe you don’t want others to see a particular someone on the list. And with good reason.
Your Best Friends are displayed publicly on your Snapchat profile. Every visitor to your profile can see who your best friends are. This is wrong on so many levels.
For one, why would you want anyone to know who you chat with most frequently? And secondly, this could be the end of many relationships.
Think about it, your girlfriend may not necessarily be the person you chat with most frequently, which would mean she’s not going to be on your Best Friends list.
And it’s possible that some other girl that you chat with more frequently than you do with your girlfriend will make it to the list.
Questions will be asked. And you’d want to get rid of that person from the list.
But that’s not all, maybe that girl on your Best Friends list is someone else’s girlfriend, or someone’s wife for that matter. Or maybe it’s a different reason.
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