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Snapchat Best Friends: Frequently Asked Questions

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Snapchat is fast becoming one of the hottest photo and video sharing apps today. According to a recent press release, over 400 million snaps are sent and received everyday. That’s quite a lot.

Of the many features of Snapchat, the Best Friends list is the most talked about. And there’s a good reason why.

April 2016 UPDATE: Snapchat has released a new version of Best Friends. Read all about the new Snapchat Best Friends here.


It is both loved and hated almost in the same measure; loved because it allows easy access to people you exchange snaps with regularly, and hated because this list is displayed on your profile and can be seen by anyone views your profile.

In this post, we’ll take a look at how Snapchat’s Best Friends works and discuss all the tips, tricks and hacks you can do with the Best Friends list.

1. What are Snapchat Best Friends?

snapchat best friendsSnapchat Best Friends, also commonly referred to as your top list, are 3 people from your contacts that you exchanged snaps with most frequently.

This list is updated every week and subsequently, if you snapchat with people more frequently over the week, they will be featured on your Best Friends list.

The Best Friends list can be seen when you’re about to send out a snap. It is displayed on top of the contacts list for easy access so you don’t have to scroll down your entire contacts list to select the people you want to send out the snap to.

It is also displayed on your profile, below your username and score. This can be viewed by anyone who has you in their contacts list.

2. How Does Snapchat Best Friends Work?

According to Snapchat’s support page, Best Friends represent the friends you chat with most frequently and are selected automatically by a magical Snapchat friendship algorithm.

From our observations, we have found out that this magical algorithm is nothing but a score that measures the number of snaps exchanged between two people. Snapchat simply displays a list of the people that has the highest scores in order. This list is your Best Friends list.

What this all means is that if someone sends you snaps frequently and you only reply a couple of times, it’s possible that he/she will end up on your Best Friends list because the score between the two of you will be high.

Similarly, if you send out snaps to someone more frequently than others, they will also end up on your list.

Unless you do a hack or a work-around on the system, it is impossible to pick and choose your best friends. But it is possible to alter the results using a simple hack that we’ll discuss later.

3. Where Can I Find My Snapchat Best Friends?

Snapchat Best Friends are displayed on top of your contacts list. It is a list with 3 friends in a separate section on top of your contacts lit.

The purpose of the list, as can easily be understood, is for easy access to friends that you frequently chat with when you’re sending out a snap. This does away with having to scroll all over your contacts list looking for the friends that you want to send the snap to.

It is also displayed on your profile. The Best Friends list can be seen below your username and score. It is displayed as a list with yellow stars beside the usernames. Anyone who views your profile can see your best friends.

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  1. K12
    June 11, 2014 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    Interesting to know that you could theoritically receive 100s of snapchats from a single person, and you send them just a couple in return and they’ll be in your top friends. Even if you have 3 other friends you sent 100 to but got 0 replies from.

  2. shauna
    June 13, 2014 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    I have contacts pop up as my best friends but I do not communicate back n fourth with them on a daily level. We just view each others stories, that’s it. So how do they still become my best friends???

    • nuan
      August 14, 2014 at 4:03 am | Permalink

      My girlfriend has another guy as her best friend, when i asked her about them she said she doesn’t snapchat him, it’s just him looking at her photos? Is she lying?

      • your wingman
        September 9, 2014 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

        Yeah, she is blowing that dude day and night bro, time to find some new pussy!

        • Jade
          January 5, 2015 at 5:27 am | Permalink

          You my dear random person on the Internet sound like an asshole. Those were some pretty rude comments ‘your wingman’

          • lol
            January 14, 2015 at 7:41 am | Permalink

            rofl. It’s the truth. Women are like that. Get over it kid.

      • November 5, 2014 at 6:34 am | Permalink

        Bro the best friend list doesn’t come from whether they look at the story but whether they PERSONALLY snapchat each other. In order to be somebody’s best friend on snapchat you have to PERSONALLY snapchat them, not just look at their story. Bruh you good doe. Find someone else or make her admit whats going on. Theres always a girl stepping up to the plate ready ro run the bases for a walk off home run.

      • Shahd
        November 20, 2014 at 8:40 am | Permalink

        No, I came across the same problem. Someone can appear on your best friends list just by them viewing your story a lot it doesn’t have to be personally sent and she may even just be recieving stuff without sending it regardless he can appear on her best friends list this way. Doesnt have to be a two way thing and doesnt even have to be personal snaps.

      • December 22, 2014 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

        Yes,yes she is because she had to have added him and frequently send snapchats to him.

        ~ Hope your relationship works out

      • Wayman Bivins
        January 19, 2015 at 6:58 am | Permalink

        Yeah she lying. But it doesn’t mean she’s cheating. They’re snapping each other

      • sam
        January 20, 2015 at 3:11 am | Permalink

        My boyfriend told me pretty much the exact same thing. That he had “no idea who it was” and such. Turns out it was his ex girlfriend who he promised not to talk to anymore.

      • hahah player
        September 4, 2015 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

        Hahahahahaha u got played son. Better find you a new girl, she moved on bruhhhhhhhhhhh

    • Blah
      December 31, 2014 at 10:10 am | Permalink

      That’s bullshit. I’ve studied snapchat best friends list carefully and you will only appear on their list if you send each other snaps personally. I spent 1 week opening snaps from everyone and only replying to 1 person with 1 snap and they got into my bf list and I only had 1 best friend for that period.

      Your girlfriend is lying, call her out on it.

  3. S sultan
    June 16, 2014 at 4:28 am | Permalink

    My boyfriend says he’s not using snapchat anymore but his score keeps going up! Is he lying ??

    • Will Griffin
      July 24, 2014 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

      He may not be lying, as people sending him snaps will increase his score too

      • Derek
        August 7, 2014 at 9:28 am | Permalink

        That’s simply not true. You have to open the snap for it to count against your score. Otherwise the score stays the same. I used to snap with a friend quiet frequently and she all of a sudden stopped opening and responding. Her score has been at 3,151 for months and I’ve sent tons of snaps over that same time span.

    • Kyle
      August 3, 2014 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

      Yes

    • Fefe
      August 20, 2014 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

      Yes he’s lying he’s snapping me all day 😉

    • December 22, 2014 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

      YES HE IS YOUR SCORE IS THE MORE YOU USE SNAPCHAT THE HIGHER YOUR SCORE GETS!!!

  4. qw
    July 5, 2014 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    If you do not communicate with a person at all on snapchat. and he/she keeps sending you snaps, Can she still be on your snapchat best friend list?

    • Dona
      August 6, 2014 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

      yes

    • August 8, 2014 at 8:11 pm | Permalink

      yes. just because they are sending you snaps they can remain on our best friends list. you do not have to ever reply, and they will stay on the top of the list regardless because they send you so many snaps.

  5. Bob
    July 9, 2014 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    Can someone who is not your friend see your friends list?

    • chick
      August 13, 2014 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

      I wanna know that too! And is it possible for u to view snappers profile that aren’t your friends??? It was before in 2013 i think, on snapchats official webpage. But now it doesn’t work :/

      • Jaz
        September 13, 2014 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

        How can someone I don’t even have as a friend or contact see my snapchat story?

        • Lili Wheeler
          September 29, 2014 at 3:54 am | Permalink

          Yes! Can anyone answer this?
          My ex’s new girlfriend watches my snapchat stories and we aren’t even friends on snap chat or have each other as contacts wtf! it’s creeping me out how do I stop this? and how is she doing it?

        • Shahd
          November 20, 2014 at 8:42 am | Permalink

          Change your privacy settings so only your friends can see it

          • February 3, 2015 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

            Can people still send snapchat but their score stays the same

  6. Rolando
    July 25, 2014 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    If some one snaps chat you every day and you never reply back ever can he or she still be on your top list of friends

    • Dona
      August 6, 2014 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

      yes he/she can

    • August 8, 2014 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

      yes. you do not have to reply at all for someone to stay on your top list of friends. when someone snaps you everyday, whether you reply back or not they will be on the top of your list of best friends.

  7. Joni
    July 27, 2014 at 2:59 am | Permalink

    I have always been able to see best friends for all of my Snapchat friends until I accidentally blocked one friend. When I unblocked him, I could no longer see who his bf’s were. Is there anything I can do to see his bfs again? He did not block or delete me so that is not the reason I can’t see his.

  8. Amanda
    August 3, 2014 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Is it possible that one of my best friends is someone I’ve never sent snapchats to?

    • Shahd
      November 20, 2014 at 8:42 am | Permalink

      Yeah they may be viewing your story a lot

  9. Dona
    August 6, 2014 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    On the options I have selected that I can receive snapchats from everyone and I’m exchanging texts with a user that isn’t on my contacts or my friend list cause i never accepted their friend request…can this user appear on my best friend list??

    • anum
      October 31, 2014 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

      Yes can someone reply to this. Can they appear on my list even if I don’t reply to them?

  10. Michael
    August 9, 2014 at 11:08 pm | Permalink

    I keep getting snaps from an ex that I don’t want to look at yet I want to still be friends with him. Will the notification go away if I don’t look at it?

  11. Kyleigh
    August 16, 2014 at 6:20 am | Permalink

    Why cant I see who is on someones top friends when i go to look under there name but they can see whos on mine

    • Gassy cow
      October 7, 2014 at 11:19 am | Permalink

      They need to go to add users and add you back!

  12. SnapUser
    August 20, 2014 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    My girlfriend thinks I’m cheating on her because another girl is at the top of my friends list. She doesn’t believe me that I haven’t. Now I know how this works and if I send 1 or 2 snapchats to someone who is constantly sending them to everyone on their list they can end up as my top friend.

  13. Ryan
    August 26, 2014 at 10:04 pm | Permalink

    Well, wouldn’t it be pretty easy to pick a best friend if you only snap to one person most of the time? That’s what I do!

  14. August 26, 2014 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    What a load of bullshit .. “Block and unblock 1 of 3 of your bestfriends so your jealousGIRLFRIEND doesn’t see” how about this. Just don’t be in a relationship if you want to flirt with other people or if she’s that jealous clearly she doesn’t trust you or is feeling you don’t give them attention clearly you shouldn’t be in a relationship.

    • OleE
      November 30, 2014 at 1:20 am | Permalink

      how about having some trust? Jesus if my gf freaked over a freaking snap chat id dump her. If she can’t trust me to talk to another girl then fk her. I wouldn’t care if she talked to a guy. I trust my girl. If she wants to cheat, I’ll eventually find out and that’s her problem not mine

  15. Emily
    August 28, 2014 at 1:55 am | Permalink

    What does it mean when u have no best friends but your score keeps going up?

  16. Mike
    September 2, 2014 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    My friend has snapchat but I can’t see her best friends and she’s on mine. We can also send and receive snaps but her best friends still isn’t showing and I should be on it?! Anyone know why?

    • Shahd
      November 20, 2014 at 8:43 am | Permalink

      She needs to add you back

  17. Nadia
    September 2, 2014 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    My boyfrienf has a girl as his best friend and she has him also. I know her she always sends pics to many People and he Said he dont replay all the Time is he lying?

  18. Hannah
    September 3, 2014 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    My boyfriend of four years has a girl we both just met on his top friends on snap chat. I tried to explain to him he had to either have her number or know her snap chat name to add her. He says she added him but I don’t believe that at all.

  19. Katie
    September 4, 2014 at 3:25 am | Permalink

    I was snapchatting a friend the other day and now he’s on my best friends list but his list still says “No best friends”. Why is that?

    • Zoe
      December 11, 2014 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

      He has to add you back in order for you to see his best friends

  20. Erick
    September 5, 2014 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    Hi guys so i’m confused, on snapchat a friend of mine had 3 best friends, I kept snapping him and eventually today it says that he doesn’t have any best friends. I know you guys will say he deleted me, but i added a pic to my story, and it said he viewed it, so technically i’m still in his friends list, why is this?

    • Zaid
      October 8, 2014 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

      I want to know the answer too!! Because my friend is viewing my stories and still i cant see his/her best friends! Need an answer guys help…

    • Hi
      November 5, 2014 at 4:13 am | Permalink

      Change the “Who Can See My Story” setting from everyone to friends.

  21. william
    September 8, 2014 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    hi my g/f had a guy I don’t like on her top 3 the other day but she says he added her but there not friends lol how exactly is he on her top 3?

  22. Sambo
    September 9, 2014 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Does chatting make u become bestfriends? Or does it have to be pics sent/received

    • Jwondering
      October 25, 2014 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

      I really wanna know this to cause im always chatting my boyfriend and hes going up on mine but im not going up on his its 3 girls i hate on his and his top is a stripper that i cant stand! Why aint i on his?

    • Shahd
      November 20, 2014 at 8:46 am | Permalink

      Someone can move up on your best friends list just by viewing your story a lot it doesnt even have to be personally sent items and you dont even have to be viewing theres

  23. Joe budden
    September 9, 2014 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    Right if someone snapchats you but you dont reply at all can they still be on your bestfriends?

  24. django unchained
    September 14, 2014 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    My friend has a a bestfriend on her list and she says she hasn’t snapchatted them in over 3 months. Is this possible? How &/Or Why? Any response would be appreciated! :)

  25. modernfamily1
    September 23, 2014 at 6:49 am | Permalink

    What happens when u click on someones profile, and no best friends come up?

  26. Blah blah
    September 28, 2014 at 4:47 am | Permalink

    Okay so i was looking at one of my friends bestfriends on snapchat & then all of a sudden it wouldn’t let me see their bestfriends anymore…. What does that mean? Does that mean that he deleted me off his snapchat?

  27. Lili Wheeler
    September 29, 2014 at 4:03 am | Permalink

    My ex’s new girlfriend viewed my snap chat story but I don’t have her as a contact or as a friend on snapchat, how is this possible? She’s not on my list at all, so how do I block her?

    • Hi
      November 5, 2014 at 4:19 am | Permalink

      You probably have the “who can view my story” setting to everyone. The girl probably found out your snapchat name and searches for you to watch your stories (yikes). Just change the setting to “friends” and she won be able to stalk you.

  28. lee
    September 29, 2014 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    My snap chat does not show best friends of any of my contacts nor my own ? It shows there score but no friends … what is my problem here? How would i fix this and be able to see everyone else’s best friends to ? :)

    • Tyler
      September 29, 2014 at 10:15 am | Permalink

      All your friends or just some ?

      • lee
        September 29, 2014 at 10:15 am | Permalink

        Just some :(

  29. jade
    September 29, 2014 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    Only some of my contacts have a best friends list ! A hand full of them dont show best friends there ia juat score does thjs mean they haven’t been using snap chat or have they delete me? Please help :(

    • Hi
      November 5, 2014 at 4:16 am | Permalink

      Basically it can be both. I have had the “no best friend thing” on snapchat by simply opening snaps and not responding. My number would go up, but I wouldnt have and bffs. Or they could have deleted you. If they deleted you just send them a snap. If it says pending, they deleted you.

  30. Goose
    October 2, 2014 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    I understand that the top best friends list can be where someone is sending chats and if you don’t reply to them that person can end up on your top best friends list. What I need to know is if you don’t even open the chats they send at all, can they still end up on your to best friends list?

    • sierra
      October 3, 2014 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

      I honestly don’t think they can. I am pretty sure you must open them because you must open them to receive the points from the snap in general. For it to register that you actually received something from the particular person, you would need to open the snap.

  31. Intents
    October 2, 2014 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    That’s what I want to know

  32. sierra
    October 3, 2014 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Is there somewhere online that I can go to see all messages ever sent…I noticed that snapchat online only shows some of the messages

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  34. October 5, 2014 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    How do you know if someone is online on snapchat

    • Jojo
      October 15, 2014 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

      It means they are still opening snapchats they receive, but are not sending them in return.

  35. Peter
    October 6, 2014 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    I don’t think you can see if someone is online. Does anyone know if it is possible to see how often someone views your profile on snapchat?

    • Jojo
      October 15, 2014 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

      If you are friends with

      • Jojo
        October 15, 2014 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

        If you are friends with them you can swipe right, the little

        • Jojo
          October 15, 2014 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

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  37. christinath
    October 7, 2014 at 5:31 am | Permalink

    Why does the bestfriend-list only show two people on obe of my friends? I don’t think my friend has deleted someone..

  38. simon smithers
    October 7, 2014 at 10:23 am | Permalink

    When viewing a friends ‘best friends’ on their profile, will I see their username or actual name if I am also friends with them?

  39. coin
    October 9, 2014 at 1:43 am | Permalink

    I need help.
    I blocked my friend for like 2 hours who was top on my friends list and later I unblocked her, only her score is coming not her top friends. What does that mean? will she still be able to see my story? Are we still added as friends? Does my username still appear her list?

    • Jojo
      October 15, 2014 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

      She will have to re-add you as a friend

  40. Chessy
    October 10, 2014 at 5:16 am | Permalink

    Only people who add you as well and you exchange photos with can appear on your best friend list.

    I have lots of snapchats sent to me and I only exchange snaps with one and they are the only ones to appear into best friends list.

    I have sent one or two back. Still not on best friends list.

    I think it is a stupid feature that breeds insecurity in users. As it is not explained properly by snapchat. After all it could be a relative or close friend they talk to on snapchat. They may also think it is irrelevant information to the relationship or they may not know about the best friends list.

    :))

  41. Chessy
    October 10, 2014 at 5:26 am | Permalink

    If it were true that those who added me and send me snaps, that I open and look at, counted towards my best friend list it would be a full 7 strong.

    But it ain’t there’s only one bf.

    Only one I reply to all the time.

    Only one best friend.

  42. mike
    October 10, 2014 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    If you block or delete someone can they still send you pictures?

  43. October 18, 2014 at 11:20 am | Permalink

    Someone named Kelly is on my husbands snapchat. How do I find out who this person is he’s following? I need to know if he’s cheating on me. :(

  44. Curious
    October 20, 2014 at 1:30 am | Permalink

    My friend has only ONE best friend on snapchat (myself) – but her score goes up even when she isn’t sending snaps to me – how is this possible?

  45. TotallyNotAWalrus
    October 23, 2014 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    I have two friends on my snapchat list, one of them I snapchat a lot, the other I barely know.

    I got confused because on friend “Y” her best friends are me and this other friend, however my other friend “Z” has no best friends even though she is on Y’s best friend list?? How does this work? Friend “Z” has a snap score of like 20 thousand

    • Anon
      November 2, 2014 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

      That one is actually rather confusing ay. Like I understand the sentence
      . but it doesn’t make sense how Snapchat does that.. I have had that issue before though.

  46. Allissia
    October 24, 2014 at 12:55 am | Permalink

    What does it mean when it’s don’t show his best friends but it shows his score going up??

  47. anum
    October 31, 2014 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    Can someone appear on your best friends list if you haven’t added them but receive snaps from them?

  48. Anon
    November 2, 2014 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    My snapchat has been in my boyfriends best friends list, (that’s the list that pops up when you tap their name right????) for so long. Suddenly, some guy showed up in the list with me. My question is, does this mean, my boyfriend doesn’t use snapchat very much? (I mean, every now and then he sends a story, or a random snap to me). ALSO! another issue?.. When I open a few of my friends’ snapstorys.. Apparently I’ve screenshot their pics (but I never do) .. But they send me proof photos of my name screen shoting them?.. That has me more concerned tbh. It gives quite a few people the wrong idea..

  49. matt
    November 2, 2014 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    I’d you want to hide some one click on there username and change their username

  50. Jeff
    November 10, 2014 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    Can someone who isn’t my friend become in my top?? Because I can still snap people who aren’t my friends be on my top?

  51. Mountie
    November 12, 2014 at 2:35 am | Permalink

    Right firstly. Someone can show up on your friends list if they have currently snapped you and you have returned a snap, even if it’s just one.. They just automatically re-add. Secondly, people who AREN’T on your friendship list can view your story if your profile isn’t in private which you can change by going on to the settings > who can > view my story > friends only. Problems resolved.
    Oh and also, each friend has a number score with each snapchap friend. If the score reaches a higher number than a current bestfriend then they will replace that friend. The score is unknown to us.
    Also a score can rise if someone has previously send snaps to people, and the people have opened it.

    If they’re are woman/girl/men/boys on your partners snapchat, they have snapped them, if they denie the matter, THEY ARE LYING.
    You’re welcome.

  52. Clenso
    November 12, 2014 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    If someone snaps you, then you reply once, and they don’t reply back, what’s the odds of them being your Bestfriend after 1 reply?

  53. Clenso
    November 12, 2014 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    If someone snaps you, then you reply once, and they don’t reply back, what’s the odds of them being your Bestfriend after 1 reply? I feel like my girl is lying to me here

  54. Peter
    November 24, 2014 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    If I interact with someone on snapchat more than other people but its mostly text (not pics), will I still appear on the best friends list?

    Or does it only include people who send heaps of pics

  55. djhdhdh
    November 30, 2014 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    My boyfriend was caught cheating on me with his bestfriend on snapachat and He’s telling me that she sent him nude pics but I could see in her phone that he screenshoted it help me with my relationship. Ill reply. -anonymous

  56. dndnf
    December 2, 2014 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    If you delete someone from your friends list, would that person still show up under your best friends when other people look or would it not show up anymore

  57. Lisa Long
    December 4, 2014 at 5:48 am | Permalink

    What does it mean if you still appear in their best friend list, but they no longer appear in yours

  58. Robert
    December 4, 2014 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    When you block someone on Snapchat and then unblock them, will the other person be notified that you re-added them?

  59. Anna
    December 8, 2014 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    And how much is exactly the #9 “minimum score set by Snapchat’s friendship algorithm”?

  60. Sheikhah
    December 10, 2014 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    My fiance says he doesnt even talk to/ send snaps to a girl thats on his bestfriend’s list, could it be that she justs frequently sends him snaps & he just views them? Is that how she ended up there?

  61. Stuart
    December 10, 2014 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    The top 3 best friends on snapchat are the 3 people who send you the most snapchats or messages. It doesn’t reflect on how many you send them. But it will do the same and show up on their friends list if you send that person several snaps/messages

  62. Stuart
    December 10, 2014 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

    A lot of people tag everyone on their friends list with the snap they put on their story so that over time they will end up on the best friends list. There should be a remove best friends on the app

  63. Tina
    December 12, 2014 at 3:58 am | Permalink

    So, what I don’t understand is that if one person is someone’s best friend, but on that person’s snapchat the other person is not displayed, what does that mean?

    E.g.
    Amanda’s BFFs:
    Joe
    Lily
    Rick

    Rick’s BFFs:
    Jemma
    Ashley
    Steve

    Notice Amanda’s name isn’t on Rick’s list? Why does that happen?

    • Ashley
      December 15, 2014 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

      This happens because despite Rick being Amanda’s top three to communicate, Rick talks to three other girls (at least) more than he talks to Amanda.

  64. Ashley
    December 15, 2014 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    If someone is showing up on a recent’s list, does that mean they are responding to snapchats that person on the list is sending, or can someone be put on a recent’s list just based off them opening snapchats being sent?

    • Tommecka
      October 25, 2015 at 8:12 am | Permalink

      I need the answer to this as well because I have someone showing in my recents that Ive never( NOT EVEN ONCE ) had conversations with and my boyfriend wants answers that i cant provide him because I dont even know the boy myself, I even messaged the boy myself & asked him to clear the air amoungst this situation…How is this possible?

  65. Emi
    December 15, 2014 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    Hiya, i was snap chatting one of my friends last night, and he appeared on my best friend list, at the top, but i didnt appear on his, why is this?

  66. Stevo
    December 16, 2014 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    I need to know. #1 Is it possible to receive pics from someone who had been deleted from my contacts?
    #2 what are the names that show up on my list? One is in bold and the other is the snapchat user handle. And can I change either one of them?

  67. Sarah
    December 22, 2014 at 5:16 am | Permalink

    Why is the person that I snapchat the most not my best friend?

  68. Jennybae
    December 25, 2014 at 2:24 am | Permalink

    Snapchat ruining relationships since 2014

  69. Anonymous
    December 25, 2014 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    Okay so I have a question my bf and I snapchat and have been for about a year I’ve been on the best friends list at the top for most of the year aside from a couple times someones beat me but I’ve never not been on it and the other day I checked and I’m not on his list at all and he’s the only one I snap and my sister and he’s always on top and he’s not on my list anymore either what is going on? I’m pissed that it did this!

    • Anonymous
      December 26, 2014 at 4:54 am | Permalink

      Ugg I’ve literally sent over 100 snaps and he doesn’t show up on my best friend what is going on

  70. Adam
    January 1, 2015 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    1 ov my friends replied to something i sent them but it wont let me open it its a circle with an arrow on it can any help me

  71. Gobucks095
    January 1, 2015 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    Ok, so snapchat keeps telling me that a friend added me that never did….has anyone had thay happen to them?

    • Gobucks095
      January 1, 2015 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

      Also says he never unblocked me yet I was able to snap him and add him….is that even possible or he is just lying to cover his butt?

  72. john
    January 4, 2015 at 3:48 am | Permalink

    Hi everyone please can you help me here… If somebody on snapchat has added me, but I DO NOT accept them, can they still view my best friends?
    I know they can still see my score updating which is cool, but can they see my best friends if i havn’t accepted their friend request?? please help..

    • January 5, 2015 at 12:57 am | Permalink

      No they can’t be on your best friends list

  73. January 5, 2015 at 12:53 am | Permalink

    If i never use my snap chat but it’s still active can people still send me snaps? And if so, will they become my best friends because of how many snaps they send me?? Answer fast please!

  74. Jewels
    January 7, 2015 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    I keep deleting someone on the snapchatters who added me bit but not blocking him coz I don’t need to do that. But although his name disappears from the list it keeps coming back. Does that mean he keeps adding me or no??

  75. jesse
    January 14, 2015 at 3:55 am | Permalink

    I snapchatted someone a few times one day because i went somewhere but after he viewed them he was off of my best friends list

  76. Lee
    January 14, 2015 at 5:50 am | Permalink

    Celebrities give out their snapchat name so fans can follow them for daily stories. Wondering, do they want you to send them stuff back? Haha.

  77. Mia
    January 14, 2015 at 11:20 pm | Permalink

    Ok so i just added my bf on snapchat i juat started using it a few months ago. Apprently hes been using for quite some time. When i first added him (yesterday) he had a score of 2924 with no best friends. I asked him, do u still use it, he said nah. This morning he had a score of 2963 still no best friends. And i just checked it right now and its up to 2984. No best friends. How is it going up so quickly and there are no best friends on his list??

  78. Arielanah
    January 15, 2015 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    If I were to make a snapchat story, would my bestfriend also automatically receive that snap privately aswell???

  79. Fuschia
    January 24, 2015 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    Basically I sent my friend old photos from my gallery via snapchat.. The photos have not disappeared since a week now and also part of our text convo is still there.. We also haven’t been in touch in over a week… My question is when I go to the list of who I’ve snapped with usually when u gently tap their name it says the status of a snap if it was delivered and when it was opened.. What does it mean when on my friends name when it’s tapped it says 5mins ago even though we haven’t sent each other anything in a week? Does it mean that they went back to look at the photos that r still there? Or what?? Thank u

  80. Pedro
    January 26, 2015 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    If i send messages to someone that hasn’t accepted me, can he/she read it?

    • Pedro
      January 26, 2015 at 7:20 am | Permalink

      Or someone that blocked me or deleted me

  81. susan
    January 27, 2015 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    Question… Can you become someone’s bestfriend just by sending messages back and forth or does it have to be pictures to be best friend??..appreciate quick response.

    • Lauren
      January 27, 2015 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

      Im pretty sure messages count as well!

  82. Lauren
    January 27, 2015 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    On the new update of snap chat how do you view other people’s snap chat best friends?

  83. taylor
    January 27, 2015 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    why can I not check peoples best friends on the new snapchat update? its very important

  84. Adriana
    January 31, 2015 at 2:27 am | Permalink

    I just recently (on snapchat) got friend requests from 2 different people and I accepted them. But for some reason they’re not showing up on my friend list!! Why is that?

    • Sammeer
      January 31, 2015 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

      They might have unfriend you. it happens, I used to Snap with my ex-girlfriend a lot. I unfriend her after a month or so and then she complained about about it saying she no longer see me on her friend list.

  85. john
    February 15, 2015 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    My gf told me they deleted their snapchat. I tried sending them stuff and it always said pending. Her score was always 3562 for months. (I dont go on there much anymore) BUT, She just lost her phone, so now she really doesn’t have it on that phone fo sho. I looked today and her score was 3595. Now i cant send her anything. Did she just never add me and still have the account and NOW its gone? Shes still in my friends list. Im confused i dont get it.

    • Yerp
      April 20, 2015 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

      If your snaps say pending that means she unadded you, and if her score keeps going up shes using snapchat but not necessarily sending snaps she might just be opening them

  86. Tutu
    March 22, 2015 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    my snap settings are “sends me snap everyone” and someone who doesnt on my list , and i snap with him, will be he on my best friend list? Sorry for bad accent

  87. April 6, 2015 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    i have 7 snapchat bestfriends but want to change the settings to 3 how do i do that

    • Anna
      May 5, 2015 at 12:23 am | Permalink

      have you figured this out yet? I want to do the same thing

      • E
        June 5, 2015 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

        Same here! did you figure it out yet? Thanks!

        • capobvious
          June 7, 2015 at 10:15 pm | Permalink

          Just go to the settings

  88. STEVIE
    April 8, 2015 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    ALL GIRLS ADD ME ON SNAPCHAT RIGHT NOW AND YOUNGBOSS_843

  89. Grace
    April 12, 2015 at 12:34 am | Permalink

    They should have a new update by now

  90. she185
    April 15, 2015 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    If I have a person on my best friend list that has a yellow heart on it, does that mean that I have a yellow heart on their snapchat too?

    • Yerp
      April 20, 2015 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

      No it doesnt, that person has a yellow heart cause he or she is ur number on on ur bf list

      • capobvious
        June 7, 2015 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

        Actually it means your his/her best friend and vice versa

  91. lana
    April 19, 2015 at 4:29 am | Permalink

    Basically a friend added me on snapchat and I added them back, then in the same day I look at their name in my friends list and next to their username it says PENDING. does this mean they deleted me????? Because after the new updates I can’t see all users that added me, it suck btw! PLEASEEEEEE HELP.

    • Yerp
      April 20, 2015 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

      It may be that she accidentally unadded you or maybe she forgot to add u back just ask her about it and see

  92. Yerp
    April 20, 2015 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    I senta bunch of snaps to my long distant fiance around three days ago and he hasnt opend them yet, when he did try to open them so much of them were gone..why and is there a way he can get them back? Like some snap save app or idk

  93. Sonja
    May 14, 2015 at 6:46 am | Permalink

    I received a friend request from my boyfriends crazy obsessed ex almost a month ago. I denied the request right away and I immediately blocked her. We have never previously been friends on Snapchat before and I have never snapped her or vice versa. The problem is, when I take a photo and I choose who I’m sending it to, she shows up in my recents and like I mentioned above, never communicated on there before and I blocked her straight away. I checked my blocked list and she is still there but it’s really getting on my nerves how she shows up in my recents and after a month, her name still has not gone away. I only snap my boyfriend so there’s no way to clear out my recents by snapping other people. What I’m wondering is why the heck is her name there, why hasn’t it gone away after a month and is there any way to get rid of it? Thanks so much in advance.

  94. Jack
    May 23, 2015 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Hey for some reason I try to text someone on snapchat and it doesn’t work, it says it failed to send. But i can still send pictures to them. Does that mean the blocked me?

  95. May 28, 2015 at 12:24 am | Permalink

    I blocked someone and I can’t figure out how to unblock them. I’ve went to the bottom of my friends list and a bunch of other and still nothing. Where did their name go? It won’t let me add them back.

  96. Eric
    May 28, 2015 at 3:51 am | Permalink

    I deleted my ex on snapchat and I don’t know if she did but I go to added me and next to her name it says “added you back.” Does anyone know what that means?

    • sahar
      July 10, 2015 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

      so did you figure it out yet? cuz i am wondering the same thing about my ex

  97. debs
    May 28, 2015 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    If I send a snapchat to a friend, and also post it on my story, will it appear in my story that my friend viewed it, or he has to see it from my story so it can appear to me that he saw it?

  98. haley
    May 29, 2015 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    okay so i added my ex back on snapchat but how do i know if he added me back? i can see his score but i don’t know if that necessarily means he added me back.

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  101. MrCitrus
    June 26, 2015 at 1:14 am | Permalink

    I was wondering if only people who saved my new phone number can reply to my or send snaps?Help:(

  102. Hayley
    June 29, 2015 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Can anyone help me please, When my other half snapchats me videos its completely blank however the sound and any words/icons still come up.. its just the actual viseo thats black. When he sends pictures thats absolutely fine and when i recieved pictures/videos from other people they are fine as well.

    I’ve got him to check with his other friends to see if its a fault on his phone but they are recieving the videos fine??? We have also tried deleting and re adding each other.

    I’m confused xx

  103. Lindsay04
    July 26, 2015 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Yesterday i was at a party with my boyfriend and saw,after his EX girlfriend sent him a snapchat that she was his 2nd bff. He told me & his friends around that she kept snaping him butnhe doesnt reply… Is it possible that she’s in his bff’s even if he “doesnt” reply?

  104. Lee
    August 11, 2015 at 3:37 am | Permalink

    My #1 best friend is also one of my friends best friends i can tell because the griming face appears next to my friends name on my friend list. My top friend said they have deleted or blocked this person but the emoji is still showing against the name in my friend list. Can someone explain ?

    • Trish
      October 29, 2015 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

      Did u figure this out?? Really need to know…my bf deleted this girl but the sunglasses face is still beside both their snapchat names does this mean he added her back…its been a week since he deleted her infront of me

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  107. Katie
    September 5, 2015 at 3:00 am | Permalink

    I can’t see my friends score, his name is kinda long, and I can’t see the score because of that, I assume

  108. Deezo
    November 2, 2015 at 10:11 am | Permalink

    Damn it’s like dr.Phil on here lmao

  109. Brad
    November 21, 2015 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    Hi
    Can any one else other than list of friends see my wife’s pictures

  110. Brad
    November 21, 2015 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    Can I see who my wife’s BBF is

  111. jenero
    December 12, 2015 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    is it possible if snapchat become a lil bit lag? i’ve got a bf emoji issue. i’ve snap with my friend all day all night since last 2 weeks. in my opinion we must’ve become #1 bf right? but only smile emoji appears next to her name. and recently her logo turns to gold love, but it only lasts for some minutes, then it turn back to smile again. it already happened twice this week.

  112. January 3, 2016 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    Im trying to add my nephew and putting in his snapchat name and he is not coming up

  113. February 14, 2016 at 2:31 am | Permalink

    As all things about reaitionshlps and emotions, yours is a difficult question and a painful situation.Obviously you still love her and value the relationship. But consider that she may feel different. There is no need of infidelity or abuse to break a relationship. Anyone can feel at one time that is tired, that is not loving the other person anymore or that she/he changed in a different way and the relationship does not fit in that new scheme.You sound a bit anxious. Five sessions of MC is too small time to expect big changes.You may consider wait and give her space and time to think and feel about what she really wants.Maybe she was too young or too inmature when you went together, or she just wanted other things in life.Try to think about what changes have happened since then: she started to study, or finished studies, or started in a new job, or with new friends? That could have produced changes in her feelings towards you and the relationship.Another factor is that you mentioned that you lived together for 7 years and then married and after 1 year she wants divorce. Well, that is VERY common. When you are living with someone but you are not married, you always feel that there is a door: you can use it to feel free and even get free anytime you need. But when you marry, some people begin to think that now the knot is too tight. They can feel fed up and even scared.What changed when you two got married? Did you begin suddenly to meet parents and relatives, or do your relationship change in another way?Give her space, give her time, assure her that you’ll be there for her and that you’ll accept and respect whatever she decides some people need to feel free in order to commit themselves. Don’t push too much, or you’ll loose her

  114. Andy
    March 12, 2016 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    Hey. Maybe 4 or 5 months ago I snapped someone a couple times and vise versa. I hadn’t talked to them since. But a little smirk emoji is still beside their name. What does that mean? Does it ever go away? Because now my significant other thinks they’re sending snaps to me like crazy when they aren’t. And I haven’t had any contact with them in a while. Help would be greatly appreciated

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