How many best friends can you have on Snapchat?

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How many best friends can you have on Snapchat?

Many Snapchat users are left wondering: how many best friends can you have on Snapchat?

Snapchat is one of the most popular social media platforms, known for its unique features such as disappearing messages and filters. One of the defining features is its best friends list, which shows users their closest friends on the app.


In this article, we will provide an answer to the commonly asked question about the number of best friends you can have on Snapchat.

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How many best friends can you have on Snapchat?

You can have up to 8 best friends on Snapchat. These are the people you interact with the most frequently on the platform, and they are featured front and centre on the Send To screen and the Chat section of your profile.

Snapchat's algorithm automatically updates the best friends list based on your recent interactions. So if you want to remove someone from your best friends list or add a new person to it, you can easily achieve it by interacting more or less frequently with them.


It is worth noting that Snapchat offers a feature called "friend emojis," which are symbols that appear next to your friends' names based on your interaction with them. This feature can help you identify your best friends on Snapchat.

Fun fact: Coincidentally, the number of best friends you can have on Snapchat is the same as the number of planets in our solar system. This unique connection inspired the company to launch the exclusive feature called Snapchat Plus planets.

Why do I only have 7 best friends on Snapchat?

There are two possible explanations for only having 7 best friends or fewer on Snapchat.


The first is that you only interact with 7 people, so no one else qualifies to be an 8th best friend. In that case, try interacting with another person frequently to potentially add them to your best friends list.

The second possibility is that one of your best friends recently blocked or unfriended you (or vice versa). If that's the case, you can fill the void left by that person by chatting frequently with another person to make them your 8th best friend.

In case you didn't know, there are ways to tell if someone unfriended or blocked you on Snapchat. You can use these tricks to find out the person who blocked or unfriended you on the app.