What Does the Yellow Dot Beside the Bitmoji Mean on Snapchat?

Over the last few weeks we have noticed more and more users have a yellow dot or two yellow dots beside their Bitmoji head on Snapchat. When looking at users that have added you as a friend or have viewed your story, you might notice they have one yellow dot or two yellow dots next to their Bitmoji. We first noticed this on the different colored heads that have added us as a friend in the past few days.

This yellow dot sometimes appears and sometimes it does not. We are not certain what it means. If you know what the yellow dot besides someone’s head on Snapchat means, please comment below so we can update this article and let everyone know.

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18 thoughts on “What Does the Yellow Dot Beside the Bitmoji Mean on Snapchat?

  1. Natalie

    The yellow dot appears when that person was recently added to your “Added Me” & “Quick Add” list on the Add Friends screen. It’s to let you know they’ve been updated on the list. Kind of like an unread notification.

    1. Charlie

      I’ve found it also appears when people readd someone or people readd each other. The yellow dot is an indication of the updating of the add list.

    1. Rachel Atkinson

      I also want to know this as the yellow dot has come up on my Bitmoji in the top left corner. Does anyone know?

  2. Craig

    My yellow dot disappeared when I edited my story settings to custom and then back to normal again. Hope this helps!

  3. Jori

    I had someone add me, then delete me when I asked who they were and now they added me again and the yellow dot is there but it wasn’t the first time ?

  4. Shmellie

    I thought it meant that the person with the yellow dot was active, as it kept switching from person to person as if each one was closing the app or reopening it, it gives this impression

  5. jessy_ferguson

    I first noticed it when going through the add friends section a minute ago, all of them had added me through my username but only some had a yellow dot and it was very randomly spread. I went online to check what it meant and thought well maybe it means they tried to send a message. When I went back on a couple seconds ago to test this theory, all of the dots were gone. So that theory goes down the drain.

  6. Kelly Parker

    It means you have a new notification. If you tap the yellow dot it will show you what the notification is and you can clear the notification from there and the yellow dot will go away. I just got one and it was a notification to register to vote

  7. Megan

    I think its when someone adds you who was once your friend. Happened to me. Someone deleted me and now added me and theres a yellow dot. I had 5 requests. Only theirs had the yellow dot.

  8. Lauren

    I sent someone a message then removed them off snapchat. When I then searched the username it came up a yellow dot next to where your “bitmoji” would be. I thought maybe the person had tried to reply to the message which Id sent. Went back n searched again and it just came up normal and the add button. Weird.

  9. Lauren

    I recently removed someone off snapchat after sending a message. Then when I searched the name it came up with a yellow dot beside it. (They hadn’t removed me as a friend also as it said “Ignore friend request” but they hadn’t sent a request I think that’s just when u remove them and they do not remove u. However this person yesterday re added me and when I accepted turns out they had actually sent a message the day I removed them so maybe the yellow dot was because there was a notification from them bcos they’d sent a message. (Could be totally off but this has occured a handful of times in difo situations when someonss added me n messaged me before I accepted & the yellow dot has appeared)

  10. Cassandra

    I just kind of experimented with this.
    I ‘deleted’ a friend. Then, I searched for them and they had a yellow dot beside their bitmoji in my Add Friends List.
    I think its just an indicator letting you know you are still part of the deleted persons friends list.


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