In February of 2018 an update for Snapchat came out called the “New Snapchat” update. Since that day users of the app have been going crazy about the new features Snapchat developers added to the app. The update did multiple things to the app, but one of these things was how the layout of your Friends on Snapchat are listed.
Snapchat decided that they would go with an entirely new algorithm that will determine your best friends for you. A lot of people have not been happy about this and there are quite a few really negative reviews on this actually. Apparently, the update changed a number of things about the app and is designed to make you interact with friends more than before.
Who Are Your Best Friends on Snapchat?
With this new algorithm, Snapchat keeps an eye on all of the interactions you have while using the app. The interactions you have with other users will have a huge roll in deciding who your best friends are. Basically, the people you snap the most will become your best friends even if they aren’t actually your best friends in real life.
The way to tell if someone is your best friend on Snapchat or not is whether or not they have an emoticon next to their username in your friends list. Snapchat regularly updates this list of your best friends, so you will be able to tell who you want to interact with or who you have been talking to the most on the app.
Your best friends will show up at the top of the Send To list of friends which will make it easier to talk to the people you talk to most as well. This way you wont have to scroll through the entire list of your friends to find your best friends that you are trying to snap.
To control your best friends on Snapchat, you can just interact with certain people more often than others and they will end up on your best friends list. If you don’t want someone to show up on your best friends list there is a trick to remove them from the list as well.
Changing Your Best Friends on Snapchat
Sadly, Snapchat does not allow you to remove anyone from your best friends list. You can play around with the Snapchat algorithm and squeeze someone out of the list though. The trick is just interacting with other people on the app more and stop interacting with the person you want to be removed from your best friends list.
If you stop interacting with someone and start interacting with other people in place of them, they should be removed from the list of best friends within 24 to 48 hours and replaced with someone that you started interacting with more. You might think that this is having to do too much just to remove someone from your best friends list, but the feature is supposed to promote real interactions. If you interact with a person more than others on the app, than it only makes sense that they would be on your best friends list.
How to Make Someone Your Best Friend on Snapchat
On Snapchat you can not just make someone your best friend by going to their profile and clicking a button like on other social networking apps and websites. On the Snapchat app it will take time and effort to make someone your best friend. You have to consistently and constantly interact with them and they with you.
After you interact with this user for 2 or 3 days Snapchat should have enough interactions to say that they are now a best friend and should add an emoticon next to their name. Snapchat even has different levels you can reach with a best friend. If you snap a person every single day for months straight there is a level called Super BFF. As long as you continue to interact with this person, they will continue to stay your best friend. They will have a snap streak emoticon next to their name as long as you continue to interact as well.
Who Can See Your Best Friends?
Before the update that included this new algorithm took effect, you could see other users’ best friends. That is not the case anymore since the “New Snapchat” update. The list of your best friends on Snapchat is now private and that is good to some users and bad to others. This is more good in most peoples opinion though because people feel that other people shouldn’t be able to tell who they are talking to most often anyway or even at all.