How to remove someone from your best friends list on Snapchat – 3 methods

There are several ways to get someone off your Snapchat best friends list.

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One of the most commonly asked questions from Snapchat users is how they can remove best friends from Snapchat. There are many reasons a person may want to do this: perhaps they no longer want to associate with this person, or maybe things have got complicated.

Whatever the personal reason, there are several ways to get someone off your best friends list on Snapchat.

In this article, we will show you how. So, let’s get into it.

Remove someone from best friends list without blocking them

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



Remove Friend

Your first option is simple: delete the friend, and the Best Friend status will leave with them.

Remove Best Friends On Snapchat - delete the friend

If you want to delete a specific friend from your best friends list, simply swipe right to go on the chat screen, tap on the profile of the friend you wish to remove.

Select the three dots to get to the menu and select ‘manage friendship’ and then ‘remove friend’. If you click yes, then the friend will be deleted from your list. You can also take the route of tapping a friend’s profile icon and adjusting settings. It’s useful to note that using the remove friend approach is a relatively temporary option – since they can still  message you. Blocking is a more permanent option.



Hide Your Friend By Changing 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.

Android users can do this with the customize emojis option. Head into your Settings, clicking on the ‘Manage’ option under ‘Additional Services’, and then selecting the ‘Friend Emojis’ option. You will then be given the option to customize what each emoji represents.

 Hide Your Friend By Changing Snapchat 'Friend' Emojis

For example, you can change the Super BFF emoji or Best Friend emoji from the smiley face to the sunglasses emoji, which will convince others that the ‘best friend’ is actually a ‘mutual best friend’.

Of course you can do the same for Besties, BFs,  or Mutual BFs too!

If you are an iOS user and using the Snapchat iOS app, you can find this at ‘Manage > Friend emojis’.



Let The Emoji Remove Itself Over Time

The final option is to 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.

What is a ‘best friend’ on Snapchat?

On Snapchat, you will notice that emojis may appear next to some of your friends’ names. Each of these emojis holds a different meaning: if the smiley face appears next to a friend, that means that they are now one of your ‘best friends’.

A ‘best friend’ on Snapchat is anyone who you send snaps and messages to regularly. You can have up to 8 best friends, and they will appear at the top of your screen when you send a snap.

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. This means that only you can see who is currently on your best friends list. In other words, you don’t need to worry about others viewing who your best friends are: the only way they can see this list is by logging into your account and viewing it for themselves.

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 snap-chatter with many 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.

Final thoughts

Whether you have fallen out with someone, or you simply want to cut them out of your life, there is nothing more frustrating than seeing their name in your contacts with a big emoji next to them that may not reflect your feelings.

Hopefully, this guide has helped you learn how to remove best friends on Snapchat and give you the resolution you need. We hope it helps you keep track of who is on your list too.