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What do the planets mean on Snapchat?

As a Snapchat Plus subscriber, you're at the center of the Solar System.
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Published onFebruary 14, 2024

Snapchat remains a great place to interact with friends online, and Snapchat Plus opens up a few more enhancements. One of these is an interesting way to rank and visualize friends’ interactions. But what do the planets mean on Snapchat? Here’s everything you need to know about your friendship solar system.

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Snapchat Plus subscribers gain a unique way of visualizing the ranking of their friends on the platform. Called Friend Solar Systems, each of your eight closest friends will be assigned a planet in your solar system, representing how close you are to them.


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What do the planets mean on Snapchat?

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Snapchat has many symbols that indicate specific things, but have you ever encountered Snapchat planets? If you head to someone’s Friendship Profile, you may see a “Best Friends” or “Friends” badge. This essentially means that person is one of your eight closest friends. This feature is known as Friend Solar Systems.

If you tap on the badge, you’ll get more information in astronomical form. With you as the Sun, each of your eight closest friends will represent one of the planets relative to how often you and they interact on Snapchat. Going by the distance from the Sun of the planets in our solar system, the friend who represents Mercury is your best friend, and the friend who represents Neptune is your eighth best friend.

For reference, here’s how to differentiate each of the Snapchat planets in your solar system:

Snapchat PlanetDescription
Snapchat planets mercury
Snapchat Planet
Mercury
Description
The closest planet to the Sun, Mercury represents your closest friend on Snapchat. The badge features five red hearts.
Snapchat planets venus
Snapchat Planet
Venus
Description
Venus represents your second closest friend. It also features five hearts, but in shades of pink, yellow, and blue.
Snapchat planets Earth
Snapchat Planet
Earth
Description
Earth represents your third closest friend. It's easily distinguishable from the other planets thanks to the moon in the background and the visible continents on the globe.
Snapchat planets mars
Snapchat Planet
Mars
Description
The deep red planet represents your fourth closest friend.
Snapchat planets jupiter
Snapchat Planet
Jupiter
Description
Jupiter represents your fifth closest friend. Its Great Red Spot and marbling is the easiest way to tell it apart.
Snapchat planets saturn
Snapchat Planet
Saturn
Description
The planet with the largest graphical ring system is Saturn, representing your sixth closest friend on Snapchat.
Snapchat planets uranus
Snapchat Planet
Uranus
Description
The seventh most distant planet from the sun represents your seventh closest friend. It's easily distinguishable by its green spirals.
Snapchat planets neptune
Snapchat Planet
Neptune
Description
The most distant planet from the Sun represents your eighth closest friend. It's one of the easiest planets to recognize thanks to its deep blue color.

There’s a slight difference between the Best Friends and Friends badges:

  • The Best Friends badge indicates that you feature in your friend’s solar system, and them in yours.
  • The Friends badge indicates that you feature on your friend’s solar system, but they do not in yours.

How to see your friends’ solar systems

You cannot view other users’ solar systems, as they’re private and particular to those people. However, you can determine if you’re one of the planets in your friends’ solar systems by checking for the Best Friends or Friends badge on your Friendship Profile page.


FAQs

To get a Snapchat Plus free trial, tap the Snapchat Plus banner, then select a subscription. This will begin a seven-day free trial.

You can cancel your Snapchat Plus free trial by heading over to your subscriptions list in Google Play and clicking Cancel subscription.

A Snapchat Plus subscription costs $3.99 per month or $29.99 annually.