Snapchat is, without a doubt, the most popular social media app among Gen Z users. While the messaging app is already feature-packed, Snapchat Plus elevates the experience with cool new upgrades. Snapchat regularly adds new features to its paid subscription, allowing you to change the app’s icon, view who rewatched your story, and mark specific friends as BFFs. To help you understand the latter, Snapchat’s Plus subscription rolled out a new feature called Snapchat Friend Solar System, which assigns a planet to close friends of yours.
In this article, we will help you understand what are Snapchat Planets, their order and meanings, and more. Towards the end, we also tell how you can view the Snapchat solar system for your friends.
Snapchat Planets: What Is the Friend Solar System?
You must already be familiar with how a real solar system looks and works. In our solar system, every planet revolves around the Sun and is separated by a certain distance. If you are a Snapchat Plus user, you are the Sun of your Friend Solar System.
The first Snapchat Planet on the list is Mercury, and it represents the person you share the most streaks with, i.e. your best friend on Snapchat. This process works for your next eight best friends on Snapchat, meaning your top eight best friends are assigned a planet based on how close you are to them (how much you interact with them).
Snapchat Planets Order and Meaning (2024)
Every planet in the Snapchat friend solar system corresponds to a different position on your list of Best Friends, and the order of planets in the Solar System is identical to the order of planets in our existing solar system. Since you are the Sun of your Snapchat friend solar system, Mercury is assigned to the friend you share the most snaps and chats with, Venus to the second closest one, and it goes on till Neptune, who is your eighth best friend.
And to help you understand the meaning of Snapchat planets better, we have explained them in detail along with their corresponding emoji below:
Like a real solar system, Mercury is the first planet of the Snapchat solar system and represents the user’s first closest friend. Mercury is represented by a red planet with four 5 red hearts around it.
Venus is the second planet in the solar system and corresponds to the user’s second closest friend. The Venus planet is represented by a light brown-colored planet, with yellow, pink, and blue hearts revolving around it.
The third planet in the solar system is Earth, and it corresponds to a user’s third best friend. It is represented by the same color as the real Earth with a moon, stars, and red hearts around it.
Mars represents your fourth closest friend on Snapchat and is also the fourth planet in our solar system. It is symbolized by a red planet with stars and purple & blue hearts around their friendmoji.
As the Snapchat solar system is a replica of our solar system, Jupiter corresponds to a user’s fifth closest friend. The app uses a reddish-orange planet with dark orange strips and stars revolving around it.
Similar to our solar system, Saturn is sixth from the sun and represents the user’s sixth closest friend. It is denoted by an orange planet with a ring and stars.
The Uranus planet corresponds to a user’s seventh closest friend on Snapchat and is represented by a green planet with no hearts.
Last but not least, Neptune is the eighth planet in our solar system and denotes the eighth friend in your friend’s list in the app’s Solar System. Remember, there is no love or life on this desolate Blue Planet.
How Does Snapchat’s Friend Solar System Work
First and foremost, you need to subscribe to Snapchat Plus to view which planet you are on your friend’s universe. Once you are subscribed, you will see a “Best Friends” or “Friends” badge with a gold outline when you open a friend’s profile. The Best Friends badge means you both are in each other’s top eight best friends. Whereas the Friends badge means that you are in their top eight best friends list, but they are not in yours.
Now, tapping on either of the badges reveals the friendship position on the Friend Solar System. Furthermore, to make things interesting, the closeness is represented in the form of planets, each representing a different position in their best friend list. For example — if you are Jupiter in their Snapchat solar system, that means you’re their fifth closest friend. Here is how you can check which planet you are on your friend’s Snapchat solar system:
- Open your friend’s profile on Snapchat.
- Locate and tap the Best Friends badge to reveal which planet you represent.
And that’s it; this is how Snapchat’s friend solar system works. Do remember you need to be a Snapchat Plus subscriber to have access to Snapchat’s friend’s solar system.
The order of Snapchat’s best friends depends on the amount of interaction you have with them on Snapchat. So, the Snapchat user with whom you share the most snaps and chats for straight weeks becomes your best friend on Snapchat and is assigned the Mercury planet.
There are a total of eight best friend planets on Snapchat, and each planet is assigned to one of your best friends on Snapchat.
To make someone your number best friend on Snapchat, you both must share the most number and chats with each other for at least two weeks straight.