If you’ve ever awoken in the middle of the night asking for someone to tell you what the Snapchat emoji mean, this article is for you. Trust me, I’ve had my share of confusion! To me Snapchat is just an app made to post embarrassing photos of yourself. But I don’t want that for you. I want you to Snap your best life.
The world of Snapchat can be very tricky. You never want to be that person who posts useless things for everyone to see. You want to be entertaining and thought-provoking (with just one picture and 10 seconds of time to make a difference). You used to only send photos to close friends and those pictures would keep you from becoming President. Then you realized the "stories" function would eliminate the need to address anyone in particular. You started sending pictures for all your friends to see. You've graduated into Snapchat Casual User. You are not an expert yet, so the intricate political games people play fly over your head.
So just imagine receiving a funny Snap from a crush. Wow, they look so adorable. But wait. What is that in the middle of the picture? An emoji of a lady wearing a red dress and dancing? What could that possibly mean? It’s time to investigate. Before you jump to any conclusions though, I would suggest reading through this list and seeing if anything sparks your fancy.
The Smirking Face Emoji
Also Known As: Netflix and Chill, Cocky and Proud
Best Ways To Use It: When you are not quite there in your flirting game and can't just be direct about your intentions. This playful little man can give the viewer a small glimpse into your deviant brain but not allow the full picture to scare anyone off. Subtle, yet still sexy. Use this with an accommodating picture of your bed.
Do Not: Send this over with a snap of your shirtless bod in a mirror. This is meant to be flirty, not brag-y.
The Fire Emoji
Also Known As: Extreme Dragonball-Z, The Good The Bad and The Ugly
Best Ways To Use It: To denote that you have done something great and that something is worthy of other peoples praise. Your sh*t is on fire. The world needs to know. It can also mean your life is in shambles and everything around you is in an emotional blaze.
Do Not: Put it in place of an actual fire. That is not very tasteful and people will start to block you.
The Grimacing Face Emoji
Also Known As: Awkward, I Just Got My Braces Off, Nothing Happened
Best Ways To Use It: Right after you accidentally send your BFF a nude picture intended for someone else. Remedy the situation by quickly sending them this over a picture of you shrugging.
Do Not: Replace the heads of everyone in a group shot with this. Only because the picture will be too cool and the internet will break.
The Yellow Heart Emoji
Also Known As: The Middle Child, The Truth
Best Ways To Use It: When you need to express your love but its not the kind that would require a red heart. Those are reserved for people that can make you orgasm.
Do Not: Use this to faze out your significant other because you are too scared to break up with them!
The Smiling Face With Sunglasses Emoji
Also Known As: The Fonz, Nicolas Cage In Ghost Rider
Best Ways To Use It: When you do something really silly, capture it in a snap and use this emoji ironically.
Do Not: Use it when sending a picture of a failed exam or test.
The Smiling Face With Smiling Eyes Emoji
Also Known As: AWW SHUCKS, Thank You, This Is Too Much
Best Ways To Use It: When someone just sent you something so nice and sweet that you feel your face blushing. You want to make sure the other person understands how much you appreciate the gesture. But you don't want to be the person who send a Smiling Face With Sunglasses back.
Do Not: Overuse this. Confidence is sexy, so don't overuse this emoji.
The One Hundred Percent Emoji
Also Known As: The Clutch, The Everything
Best Ways To Use It: Whenever possible with your closest friends. This emoji is versatile and can denote anything from excitement to agreement. Your friends deserve a great response so send them one of these bad boys and watch your Snapchat game solidify.
Do Not: I don't have anything to say for this one. I truly think this is the Adele of Snapchat emoji.
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