What does the peace sign emoji mean on Snapchat?

Snapchat peace sign emoji - A Snapchat screenshot of a chat feed

Recently, many Snapchatters found themselves puzzled when a peace sign emoji started appearing in their chat feed. This unexpected change sparked a common question among the community: What does the peace sign emoji on Snapchat mean?

Snapchat uses a myriad of emojis and visual indicators (green dot and red dot) to convey various messages. These visual indicators and Snapchat emojis often leave users guessing about their actual meanings.

Among these is the peace sign emoji, a recent addition that has caught the attention of many Snapchatters, leaving them wondering about its significance. In this guide, we will unravel the mystery behind the peace sign emoji on Snapchat.

What does the peace sign emoji mean on Snapchat?

On Snapchat, the peace sign emoji functions as the default post view emoji. Its appearance next to your friend's name means that you have viewed the Snap sent by that person.

A screenshot from Snapchat that explains the meaning of the peace sign emoji
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Let's clarify this with a first-person perspective. Suppose you have enabled the post view emoji feature and sent a Snap to a friend. Once your friend views this Snap, the peace sign emoji will appear beside the "Received" label under your name in their Snapchat chat feed.

The post view emoji is a feature exclusive to Snapchat Plus subscribers, and the purpose of the emoji is to distinguish these subscribers in their friends' chat lists by replacing the default red square "Received" icon with a unique emoji.

The post view emoji is customisable

It is worth mentioning that Snapchat Plus subscribers have the flexibility to customise their post view emoji. This means that instead of being limited to just the peace sign emoji, they can choose any emoji to represent a viewed Snap.

So, when you see a different emoji beside the "Received" label under a Snapchat Plus subscriber's name in your chat feed, don't be confused. As highlighted earlier, this simply indicates that you have viewed the Snap sent by that person.

And that covers everything about the peace sign emoji on Snapchat. Now you have learned a way to tell if someone has Snapchat Plus. We recommend you don't half swipe on these people as they can see it using the new exclusive Peek a Peek feature.

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