When Snapchat took away the Best Friends feature in their last update, teens everywhere were literally shrieking with “I can’t even.” How would you be able to analyze your competition with your crush or find out if your boyfriend was cheating because his ex is his number one best friend? Well, fortunately (and unfortunately) Snapchat has brought back the best friend list in a new way with a set of emojis that rates your relationship with the people you Snapchat the most.
A different emoji appears next to your contact’s name and symbolizes what your relationship means. Unlike the Best Friends feature, the emoji is only visible to you.
Here’s a breakdown of the different emojis:
Snapchat just made the ?? emoji shady as hell pic.twitter.com/zbvmt8IBqe— Kartik Dhinakaran (@KDhinakaran) April 6, 2015
I have yet to update my Snapchat (since I’ve forgotten my iTunes account password for the billionth time again) so the friendship revelation still remains a mystery to me, but I can already predict the cringe-worthy “yikes” and downward spiraling self-esteem when I discover my best friend doesn’t consider me her top bestie and that I’ve been on a stream of rapid fire with my ex.
The Snapchat community seems to agree with me that this new update could effectively cause a slew of real-life drama.
Snapchat Emoji update - ruining friendships and relationships since 2015.— Chloe. (@Chloeeehhh13) April 6, 2015
snapchat is literally trying to destroy what semblance of friendships I have left— madeleine (@madeleinedoux) April 7, 2015
I feel rly uncomfortable with the new snapchat update there is a "??" emoji next to a conversation with my mum wtf ????— noel gallagher (@emilypugh_) April 6, 2015
We all probably need to just calm down and realize that Snapchat’s interpretation of our friendships could be an honestly painful reminder that some of our contacts just don’t feel the same way or really that your co-worker just sends funnier videos of her cat than your actual best friend does.