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How to remove someone from your Best Friends list on Snapchat – 3 ways to do it

Try these methods to remove someone as your Best Friend on Snapchat
Last Updated on April 22, 2024
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If you are figuring out how to remove someone from your Best Friends list on Snapchat, then we have you covered right here.

If you have been a Snapchat user for a while, then you might have noticed that the people you interact with the most get an emoji besides their profile picture. These people get marked as your ‘best friends’ by the algorithm. These emojis are only visible to you.

Interestingly, how to remove someone from your best friends list on Snapchat is one of the most commonly -asked questions. There are many reasons a person may want to do this: perhaps they no longer want to associate with this particular person either online or in real life, or perhaps things have just gotten complicated.

Whatever the personal reason, there are several ways to get someone off your best friends list on Snapchat, keeping the top of your main friends list good vibes only. In this guide, we will show you how to get someone off your BSF list in a few ways.

Quick Answer

To remove friend, all you have to do is –

Open chat > Tap and hold on the profile to view it > Tap on ‘Manage Friendship’ > Remove Friend

How to get someone off your best friends list

You can remove a best friend from your Snapchat account without blocking them. Here are three options available to you.

Method

1

Remove the user as a Friend

Your first option is simple: delete the friend, and the Best Friend status will leave with them. To remove friend, all you have to do is –

Open chat > Tap and hold on the profile to view it > Tap on ‘Manage Friendship’ > Remove Friend

Once the user is no longer your friend, the best friend emoji next to their name will be removed. However, note that you will have to send a friend request again to add that person as a friend.

screenshots from snapchat showing how to remove a friend

Method

2

Change Snapchat ‘Friend’ Emojis

Technically, this isn’t a way to remove a best friend, but it is a way to hide it on the chat screen.

It’s relatively easy to customize the friend emojis. Go to the Chat section and click on the three dots at the top-right corner. In the menu that appears, select ‘Customise Best Friend Emojis,’ and then customize the emojis.

Screenshots from snapchat showing how to customize best friend emojis

Method

3

Wait for the emoji to go away

The final option is probably the most natural solution, and it’s to simply allow the emoji to disappear automatically after a certain amount of time.

All you need to do is contact this person less, or completely ignore their messages altogether. During this time, spend time sending snaps to another person.

After a while, Snapchat’s algorithm will take notice, and the original person will be removed from your ‘Best Friends’ list, and the new person will replace them without removing the original ‘Best Friend’ from your list of friends entirely.

Can others see your ‘best friends’ on Snapchat?

When Snapchat was initially released, others had the ability to view your best friend list. However, in recent years, this feature has been removed – just like how you cannot see the mutual friends on Snapchat (you can just see the number). This means that only you can see who is currently on your best friends list. 

How long do best friends last on Snapchat?

Snapchat has not officially stated how long best friends will stay on your list. But, from using the app, it seems that a couple of days of not chatting with your friend could be enough to remove their status.

However, it is worth noting that if you are a frequent Snapchat user with many of your best friends, it may take longer. Those who hardly use the app may notice that sending a few snaps back and forth could suddenly result in a new best friend. The answer is really down to how often you use the app.

Conclusion

To sum up, the quickest way to remove a user from your ‘best friends’ is by removing the profile from your friends. Or you can limit your interaction with the person and let the best friend emoji go away on its own.

Kevin is the Editor of PC Guide. He has a broad interest and enthusiasm for consumer electronics, PCs and all things consumer tech - and more than 15 years experience in tech journalism.

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