Snapchat Symbols & Their Meanings

Snapchat, the ephemeral messaging app, has outgrown Instagram as one of the most widely used social networks today. But it's difficult to use for first time users because of the many Snapchat symbols that are a part of the app.

For a detailed post on the subject, read Snapchat Symbols and Their Meanings.

Snapchat symbols usually come in the form of Icons and emojis that all have different meanings. Emojis were introduced in January 2015 and have replaced the infamous best friends feature.

There are currently 11 emojis on Snapchat. And there are more than 20 icons with different meanings. Understanding these symbols will make a good use of Snapchat. If you know what these emojis and icons mean, you will definitely find using Snapchat a whole lot easier.

Take the time to read the article that has been posted on SnappTips, the tech blog.

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Snapchat is a photo, video and text messaging application popular for its disappearing messages. Everytime someone sends you a photo, video or text message, called snaps, its gets automatically self-deleted once you have viewed it. You'll however be allowed a replay of one snap in 24 hours.

With over 700 million snaps exchanged everyday, Snapchat is definitely among the biggest players of instant messaging apps today. It's no wonder Evan Spiegel, founder of Snapchat, recently rejected an acquisition deal from Facebook.

There is definitely something right about Snapchat. Something addictive. #Selfies anyone?

The app sees most downloads from teenagers, which comes as no surprise. And if you're just getting into the Snapchat game, you might find it a little complicated at first, a little too geeky, to navigate between the settings.

Not to worry, using Snapchat is as easy as they come. Here are the steps needed to help you get started.