Snapchat Yellow Star Best Friend Emoji – What Does It Mean?

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UPDATE: Snapchat officially announces what the Yellow Star means:

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This means “This person has replayed one of their own snaps.” How does one replay their own snaps? This is a bit confusing but here it is:

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While messing around with a friend on Snapchat today I received the yellow star emoji beside her name. I have never seen this before. Does anyone know what it means? It looks like this:

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We sent a few private snaps to each other using the speed filter. I sent her one using the new Snapchat selfie filters. Maybe this has something to do with the yellow or gold heart? Please feel free to make your predictions below. The Snapchat support tab on the app does not say anything about the Yellow Star best friend emoji.


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Dan
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Dan

I got this today as well i have no idea what it means

sam
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sam

It’s when you send a snap to yourself and replay your own snap, then you will have a star next to your name and everyone who is your friend can see the star even if you have never snapped them b4.

janine
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janine

when does the gold star go away? it’s embarrassing

Kane
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Kane

I was in the same boat this morning! Like whyy does this person have a star and I also lost my Heart haha! But I figured out how to get the star.

Just send a Snap to yourself, and then hit replay!
Simple you will now have a star to everyone!

Taylah
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Taylah

I think it means when they have sent the same snapchat to you and one or more other people.

Anon
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Anon

Search Jamesgonewild on Youtube, his videos explains it 🙂

Carl Jefferson
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Carl Jefferson

the yellow heart means you are each orher #1 snap best friends, the red heart mean you have been each others #1 snapchat best friends for 2 weeks, the pink heart means you have been snap beat friends for 2 months.

A
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A

All of your theories are incorrect. I’ve tested it out and found out the meaning, the gold star appears when someone has replayed that users snapchat. For example if Mary sends Bob a snapchat. Then Bob replays that snapchat. Mary now has the gold star beside her name, which is now visible to everyone that has her added as a friend. Try it out and let me know!

Corinna Wade
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Corinna Wade

That doesn’t explain why I have the star with people i haven’t snpachatted in over a year and people i have never snap chatted sooo

peyton
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peyton

“which is now visible to everyone that has her added as a friend”
It does explain it…?

Teagan
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Teagan

It means that they’ve either replayed one of your snaps, or they’ve replayed your story.

Mariam
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Mariam

Um.. yes it does. User A said that once Bob replayed Mary’s snapchat, Mary’s name had a gold star next to it, visible to all her friends, regardless of how long it had been since she last snapchatted them.

If you have a star with people you’re out of touch with, all that means is that someone on your friends list replayed a snap you sent, and everyone on your list can see that.

wassupjuanis
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wassupjuanis

i still dnt understand

Johnny Appleseed
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Johnny Appleseed

retweet

Zero
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Zero

Soo… what your saying if any person replays that persons snap… a snap… (could it be their story?) they recieve the gold star. So in a way we can see who sends nudes to people (joke). Well that sounds like invasion of privacy (serious now). Isn’t this almost kinda just like how we use to be able to see other’s top 3. Like what happens if this person doesnt want people knowing that someone is replaying the snaps they send to people. Idk but at least that’s good to know. Really seems like a weird thing to add. I’d think… Read more »

Sam
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Sam

That isn’t it because the gold star is popping up with people that Ive either barely snapped or never snapped.
But it is also popping up with people that I am best friends with.

George
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George

I think the star means they related your snap story. If they view your snap story more than once they get a star next to their name

Louis
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Louis

It’s when u send yourself a snap and replay it and then everyone that has u on snapchat will then have a star next to ur name!

Makc
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Makc

Someone who has not yet even seen my snapchat story or replayed any of our personal snaps has a gold star…

Shana
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Shana

Just to through something in the works here, it’s not replay… Someone whom I haven’t snapped in over a week has a star next to their name suddenly, as well as someone who has been snapchatting me today (i haven’t replied to them) has just collected a gold star next to their name.
Another friend has replayed a snapchat from me today, and that is showing up the same as it did previously to notify me (circle with arrow going backwards)

Shana
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Shana

Just had a friend replay a snap she sent to me, and it doesn’t show a star next to her name…

Mira
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Mira

Well the story thing above is not true, because I have a star on two of my friends and I haven’t had a story for weeks!

Snap
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Snap

I tried it now With my friends. And I sent a snap to myself and then replayed it and now there’s a star by my name on my friends snapchats. Don’t know if that’s What it means but you can try it and tell if it worked.

Lauren
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Lauren

Y’all r wrong.

Alice
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Alice

I think that it could mean that you have sent a surrender amount of smapchats to each other, this is because if you look at the trophie case their could be one that said how many snaps you have sent and that start is one of them.

Pat
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Pat

carl Jefferson is completely incorrect, I didn’t get a red heart with my best friend until we hit 120 day snap streak and didn’t even see a pink and we made it to 148 days…

Rebecca
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Rebecca

It means that the person your texting replayed your snap before

Rebecca
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Rebecca

It means that the person your snapping has replayed your snap before

JessicA
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JessicA

I’m pretty sure none of us really know so why not stop guessing?

S
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I think it’s when you’ve watched someone’s snapchat story more then once.

S
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I think it’s when you’ve viewed their snapchat story more then once

Lydia
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Lydia

The gold star has shown beside 3 names on my recents. And one of them is Team Snapchat. This is so confusing…

Paisley
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If you watch your own Snap Chat Story you get the gold heart.

Brian
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Brian

I have the star next to people I don’t snapxhat and haven’t snapchat at all before tho lol

kiara
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kiara

im sure its not true that theyve replayed your story/snap…. i have a shooting star next to celebrities and its pretty unlikely that they would even add me back

Corinna Wade
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Corinna Wade

ok well i have stars with people i haven´t snap chatted in up to a year so i don’t think it means you have recently replayed a snapchat with them

Anna
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Anna

this showed up beside one of my friends names that I had never snapchatted before and we were only sending messages not snaps

Bbb
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No it’s becaue they replayed someone’s snapchat even if it wasn’t you for example marry sent bob a snapchat bob replayed it therefore he had use his 1 time replay this day so the star shows by his name

Mobrockers
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Mobrockers

Me and my girlfriend just tested this out. When I replayed a snapchat she sent me, she got a gold star next to her name in MY list, when she then replayed a snap I sent her I got a gold star in HER list. So I guess all it tells you is that you replayed one of their snaps that day? Unless it does something else as well.

Me
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My friend has blocked my sister from seeing her story, but still has a star next to my sisters name? So it can’t be because they replayed a snapchat? And they don’t talk much so wouldn’t of been able to replay a snap?

dana v
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dana v

I know it doesn’t mean you haven’t snapchatted them recently because I have one next to someone with a streak.

Nina
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Nina

Whatever it is , it’s useless

lisa
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lisa

i went through my friend list and there are stars next to people’s name i don’t even know. even team snapchat. does this mean that they rewatched my snaps.

Dakota
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Dakota

The gold star means that someone watched your story more than once

Dani
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Dani

The gold star next to someone’s snapchat does not mean they replayed anything. This means that they sent you a snap that they also sent other friends of theirs. It’s to let you know that you aren’t the only one to receive the snap. You guys think it’s because you replayed a snap because you’re sending that snap to more than just one person. Come on. Why would you get a star for replaying your snap? That’s completely bonkers people.

rachel
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rachel

it has to do with how many snaps a person has sent! different emojis mean different amounts of total snaps sent!!! if you’ve sent a specific amount, you’ll have a star by your name to everyone in your friends

Intelligent human
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Intelligent human

replay your own story easy

Jessica
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Jessica

You’re all wrong! Its to let you know that the person with the star next to their name saves their chats

geraldine
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geraldine

wot does it mean if i send a nude and get a gold star lol? im so embarassed

Naz
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Lol i just think that the gold stars indicates “needs love” cause most of the snapchatters in my list that have a gold star beside their name are those whom ive never rly sent a snap to

Savana
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Savana

I have a friend on Snapchat who has a star, but we haven’t snapped in months.

Khadija
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Khadija

The gold star actually has nothing to do with you, it just means that the person with the star near their name has had their snap replayed by someone in the past 24 hours. For example if person A replays person B’s snap, person B will have a gold star near their name for 24hrs.. I think it’s meant to be an indication that person B is interesting or something

j
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j

i replayed my sisters snapchat and got the star but she hasnt used her replay today and already has the star next to a lot of her friends names

BadWolf
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BadWolf

The star appeared straight after i replayed a snap from my boyfriend so I’m guessing user ‘A’ is correct in saying it appears next to your name when someone replays your snap… my friend also has a star who has sent a lot of snaps today so I’m assuming someone has replayed one of his snaps too… also the red heart is each others #1bf as you will know, yellow heart means you’ve been each others #1bf for over two weeks then you get double pink hearts for #1bfs for over two month ☺

Emily
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Emily

I’m sorry but I do not know anyone who would send their own self the snapchat they are sending out…and then replay it?? haha

c r
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c r

i’ve tested this. the star means that you have sent the same snap to multiple people. for example. if i sent you a snapchat that i had sent to multiple other people, then there will be a star by my name.
it cannot be a “replayed” thing. why would it be by team snapchats name? and people say they saw it by my name when i’ve NEVER replayed a snap.

sam
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sam

I just tried it, you have a star next to your name when you replay a snap that you sent to yourself, idk why people do that, but thats where the star is from. Then anyone who is your friend on snapchat can see the star even if you have never snapped them b4.

dia
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dia

I just wanted to say that u are all wrong and I’m getting really pissed reading all these replies especially people that don’t know AT ALL what they are talking about. who has time to write about this??? not me that’s for sure. time for you all to get a life. why are you all using snapchat anyways? why is the d star a big deal? I tested all these theories because I’m still so hung up on this whole gold star so please comment below ideas of what the gold star means! thanks for all ur help cuties ❤️… Read more »

Ily
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Ily

Yeah I heard its when someone has replayed your story over and over

Lauren
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Lauren

you’re all wrong. The star means that that person has watched your story over and over again.