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How to get a yellow heart on Snapchat – 3 ways to get it

Last Updated on April 30, 2024
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If you are wondering what a yellow heart on Snapchat means and how you can get it, then we have you covered right here.

Now, if you have been using Snapchat for a while, then you might have noticed different emojis getting assigned to your friends. Simply put, Snapchat uses these emojis to indicate the different levels of friendship you will have with people on your friend’s list. 

A smiling emoji means best friend, while a yellow heart means that this person is your number one BFF at the moment. Now, up to 8 people can get the smiling emoji (up to 16 if you are a Snapchat Plus user). However, only the closest friend gets the yellow heart emoji.

In this guide, we will share some tips on how you can get that yellow heart emoji next to your BFF’s name. 

Quick Answer

To get the yellow heart emoji next to your friend’s name, you will have to send snaps to this user consistently. If you send multiple snaps to a user everyday, you should be able to get the yellow heart next to your friend’s Bitmoji.

What does the yellow heart on Snapchat?

The yellow heart emoji tells you that you have a close friendship with another Snapchat user. To earn the yellow heart, you and your friend must exchange snaps with each other consistently. 

How can you get a yellow heart on Snapchat

Here’s how you can get a yellow heart next to your favorite person on Snapchat.



Maintain a Snapstreak

The most important step in getting a yellow heart for your best friend on Snapchat is to maintain a Snapstreak. When you and your friends exchange Snaps back and forth at least once a day, every day, you’re on a Snapstreak!

Once you’ve kept it up for a few days, you’ll see a fire 🔥 emoji on the Chat screen. And even if you lose your streak, there are a few ways to restore it – so don’t worry.

Screenshot of a Snapchat interface displaying a list of received snap messages with various emoji reactions, including the yellow heart symbol, sorted by different tabs like "all," "unread," "groups," and "best



Send more Snaps

To form a close friendship quickly, it is important to send as many Snaps as you can. For a streak, you just need one Snap a day. However, the more Snaps you exchange, the quicker you can get to the yellow heart. So try to send multiple Snaps in a day. You can add flair to your chat by interacting via Snaps instead of texts.

All you have to do is – click a Snap and send it to one or more friends.

A smartphone screen displaying a Snapchat interface with a graphic saying "tuesday" styled as a bicycle, highlighted by a red arrow pointing to 'send to' button.



Text the person

The whole point of Snapstreaks and the emojis on Snapchat is to encourage using Snapchat more.

Please note that it is usually said that Snapchat only takes into account the Snaps sent to a friend when assigning emojis. However, texting on Snapchat will get you and your friend into the habit of sending Snaps multiple times, which can get you and your friends heart emojis quicker.

Screenshot of a Snapchat messaging app with a text conversation showing a delivered message "hiii" and a typed response "how you doing?" aiming to get yellow heart status.

When does the yellow heart disappear?

When you start exchanging snaps with someone other than your best friend, and over time the number of exchanges exceeds what you do with your best friend, the yellow heart will simply shift to the new person with whom you are interacting on Snapchat the most.

Can a yellow heart be shared with multiple users?

The short answer is no – You cannot share the yellow heart with more than one friend, as the emoji is a form of exclusivity that you share with your best friend. According to Snapchat, your best friend is the one with whom you share the most snaps. There is no other workaround, as the emoji is designed to rank your virtual interactions with all your mutual friends.


To sum up, the yellow heart emoji signifies that you’re developing a strong friendship with a user. While there is no fixed time for when you can get a yellow heart emoji, if you continue snapping your friend, you should get it in no time. If you maintain the Streak and keep Snapping back and forth, you might also see a red heart or a pink heart emoji. 

Nitisha is a content writer and editor and she has over 3 years of experience in writing about video games and tech.