By Helen Regan
April 7, 2015

Snapchat has launched a major update that allows users to recognize their closest friends, but it’s based on a fairly complicated tier system of emojis.

A series of Friend Emojis will now appear on incoming snaps from people you connect with the most, reports Tech Crunch.

The new feature replaces the public ‘Best Friends’ list, which was ditched last year after privacy concerns. Previously, anyone in a user’s contact list could see who they sent the most snaps to. But Friends Emojis are totally private and only the user can see them.

To break it down, there are six possible emojis that will appear next to the six people you snap with the most, including a gold heart next to your absolute BF. You’ll see a smirk if you are their BF but they are not yours. Here are others explained:

There’s also a ‘Needs Love’ section that reminds you to connect with old friends you haven’t snapped with in a while. And as part of the same update, Snapchat has introduced a new camera mode that can be used in low-light.

[Tech Crunch]

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