How to Remove a Friend on Snapchat: 7 Simple Steps (2024)

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Last Updated: June 9, 2023Fact Checked

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Is there a Snapchat user you want to unfriend? Don't worry—the user won't be notified if you decide to delete them from your friend list. You can easily remove a friend by long-pressing their username to access the "Manage Friendship" menu. While there's no way to mass delete multiple friends, it will only take a few steps to remove them one by one. This wikiHow will show you how to unfriend someone on Snapchat using your iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

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  • Tap your profile icon and then tap "My Friends" to see your full friend list.
  • Long-press on the user you want to delete. Tap "Manage Friendship" → "Remove Friend" → "Remove".
  • Users won't be notified that they are deleted or blocked, though they may be able to check.


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    Open Snapchat. This looks like white ghost on a yellow background. If you aren't already logged in, tap Log in to do so now.[1]

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    Tap your profile icon. This will be at the top-left corner, regardless of which tab you're in.

    • A new page will open.


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    Scroll down and tap My Friends. This will be underneath the Friends header.

    • You'll see a list of your added friends in alphabetical order.
  4. 4

    Long-press on the friend you want to delete. You can use the search bar to quickly find a user or use the letters on the right side of the screen to quickly jump to a section. To find recently added friends, tap the three dots icon in the top-right corner and tap Recently Added by Me.

    • After long-pressing, a pop-up menu will open.
  5. 5

    Tap Manage Friendship. This will be underneath Pin as your #1 BFF.

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    Tap Remove Friend. You can also block the user by tapping Block. Users won't be notified they have been blocked, but there are ways to check.

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    Tap Remove. This will confirm your decision. The user will be removed from your friend list.

    • The chat with this user should disappear automatically. If it doesn't, you can delete the conversation. Long-press the chat, tap Chat Settings, and then tap Clear from Chat Feed.
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      1. Find the name of a friend you want to delete.
      2. Long-press the friend's name.
      3. Tap Remove Friend in the resulting menu.
      4. Tap Remove or Yes when prompted.

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      How to Remove a Friend on Snapchat: 7 Simple Steps (2024)


      How do I unfriend someone? ›

      To unfriend someone's profile:
      1. Tap at the top of Facebook.
      2. Go to that profile by typing their profile name into the search bar at the top.
      3. Tap below the cover photo.
      4. Tap Unfriend, then tap OK.

      Can someone see you unfriend them on Snapchat? ›

      ' Snapchat doesn't notify users if they've been removed as a friend, but there are a few ways to find out. The easiest way to check if someone has unfriended you on Snapchat is by checking the Friends list. To do this, open Snapchat and tap the profile icon on the camera screen.

      Why do I only have 7 best friends on Snapchat? ›

      Understand Snapchat's algorithm.

      Eventually, Snapchat's algorithm will replace the Best Friend with another user as long as you send and receive enough Snaps to put someone else in the lead. If you don't have eight existing Best Friends, this may take some time for the algorithm to recognize the status changes.

      What does 😊 mean on Snapchat? ›

      Smiling face 😊: The smiley emoji beside a user's name means they're on your Best Friend list. Face with sunglasses 😎: You'll see the sunglasses emoji when a user shares a mutual Best Friend with you. Grimacing face 😬: This face means you and another user share the same #1 Best Friend.

      What does 😎 mean on Snapchat? ›

      😎 Face With Sunglasses — One of your best friends is one of their best friends. This means that you send a lot of snaps to someone that they also send a lot of snaps to. 😬 Grimacing Face — Your #1 best friend is their #1 best friend. You send the most snaps to the same person that they do. Awkward.

      What is the fastest way to remove friends on Snapchat? ›

      Tap profile image > My Friends > tap and hold a friend > Manage Friendship > Remove Friend > Remove.

      How to get someone off your Snapchat best friends list immediately? ›

      Another way to clear someone from the best friends list is to block them on Snapchat and then unblock them. Doing this resets the score that determined them to be a best friend.


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