Snapchat Planets

The best feature of Snapchat is Snapchat Planets. It tells you who your best friend is on Snapchat, but to use this feature, you need to have a Snapchat plus subscription.

Snapchat Solar System

Planets Order List

See Best Friend Badge

Quick Answer
Snapchat planets feature has 8 planets which represent your 8 best friends on Snapchat, and in this feature, you are the sun. Each planet shows how close your best friend is to you on Snapchat. Mercury represents your #1 best friend, and this ranking goes up to the last planet, Neptune.

A while ago, Snapchat Inc. announced on their official site that they were introducing a feature called Snapchat Planets. Everyone started discussing what this feature would be and how it would work.

Snapchat introduced this feature in about 27 countries, including USA, UK, Canada, and India. However, the company also said that this feature is only for Snapchat Plus members.

Basically, you all must have read in your childhood science books about how the solar system works, and you must have read that planets revolve around the sun. Similarly, the Snap Planets feature works in the same way.

If you don’t know about this Snapchat feature, I will help you in this article by explaining how Snapchat Planets works, sharing the Snapchat plus Planet order list with you, and explaining their meanings.

At the end, I will share some FAQs with you. If you don’t have time to read the article, you can read the FAQs to get a basic guide about this feature. If you have time, I request you to read this article to increase your knowledge.

Snapchat Planets

What is the Snapchat Planets System and its Meanings?

As I have mentioned before, you must have learned about the solar system in your science classes during childhood. I want you to recall what your teacher taught you about how all the planets revolve around the sun.

You might know that in the real solar system, Mercury is the closest planet to the sun. Similarly, in the Snapchat planet, Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, followed by Venus, just like in the real solar system.

Imagine that in the Snapchat planets, you are the sun. Your closest planet would be Mercury, and Mercury would be your best friend with whom you chat the most and share the most snaps. The second closest would be Venus, with whom you have the second-highest number of streaks. And this pattern will continue accordingly.

Note:
Here, I want to let you know that this is not a mathematical ranking because Snapchat hasn’t provided any list showing who you or your friends have the most streaks or chats with. It only shows the position of your best friends, which only you can see, and no one in your friend list can see.

Our solar system has a total of 8 planets, and similarly, this feature in Snapchat also has 8 planets representing your top 8 best friends.

I want to tell you that in Snapchat’s solar system, the position of best friends can change from friend to friend.

For Example:
Emma is your #1 best friend in your friend’s solar system, but Emma has shared the most streaks with her friend Harry. So, in Emma’s solar system, you won’t be her best friend; her #1 best friend will be Harry.

In simple words, this feature shows, in the form of planets, who you have shared the most snaps with and who your BFF could be. And this feature is only for Snapchat Plus members. If you haven’t subscribed to Snapchat, unfortunately, you won’t be able to use this feature.

Snapchat Planets System and its Meanings

Snapchat Planets Order in Detail

As we know, there are a total of 8 planets in the Snapchat solar system. Here is the Snapchat planets order list and their meanings and details.

  1. Mercury
  2. Venus
  3. Earth
  4. Mars
  5. Jupiter
  6. Saturn
  7. Uranus
  8. Neptune
Snapchat Planets Order List

Mercury – Your 1st BFF

In the real solar system, Mercury is the first planet. Similarly, in the Snapchat solar system, Mercury is the first planet, representing your first closest best friend with whom you have shared the most snaps. Mercury is red in color with five red hearts around it and some little stars.

Mercury - 1st BFF
Venus - 2nd BFF

Venus – Your 2nd BFF

After Mercury, Venus is the second planet in the Snapchat solar system, representing your second closest BFF who has sent you the second most streaks. Venus is a light-brown colored planet with hearts of multiple colors like blue, pink, and yellow around it, and some little stars as well.

Earth – Your 3rd BFF

The next planet in the Snapchat solar system is Earth, which is in the third position. It represents your third closest friend with whom you have shared the third most snaps. I find this planet very beautiful because it appears blue and green, has a small moon behind it, red hearts around it, and some little stars.

Earth - 3rd BFF
Mars - 4th BFF

Mars – Your 4th BFF

Just like in the real solar system, Mars is the fourth planet, and it is the same in the Snapchat solar system. Mars represents your fourth closest friend. This planet is red in color with purple and blue hearts around it, along with golden stars.

Jupiter – Your 5th BFF

Jupiter, just like in the real solar system, is the 5th planet in the Snapchat solar system, representing your 5th best friend. This position isn’t the best, but it’s not bad either. Its color is orange with stripes and it is surrounded by multiple colored stars.

Jupiter - 5ht BFF
Saturn  - 6ht BFF

Saturn – Your 6th BFF

Saturn is the 6th planet in the Snapchat best friend list, representing your 6th best friend. The planet is simple in orange color with one brown ring around it and multiple stars surrounding it.

Uranus – Your 7th BFF

Uranus is the 7th planet in the Snapchat solar system, representing your 7th closest best friend. The best thing about this planet is its greenish color, which looks really cool, and it is surrounded by multiple stars.

Uranus - 7th BFF
Neptune  - 8th BFF

Neptune – Your 8th BFF

Neptune is the 8th and last planet in the Snapchat solar system, and it is also the last planet in the real solar system. This planet represents your 8th closest best friend. The planet’s bitmoji is blue in color and is accompanied by three sky-colored stars.

Sun

Additionally, I am adding the sun here, which is not a planet but plays a very important role among the planets.

Basically, in the real solar system, the sun is called an orbit, but in Snapchat planets, the sun is considered as a profile. Yes, in Snapchat planets, you will be the sun and your 8 best friends will be the planets.

How does Snapchat Planets system work?

To see which planets are on your friend’s profile in Snapchat Planets, you need to subscribe to Snapchat Plus. After subscribing, when you open your friend’s profile, you will see the “Friend” or “Best Friend” badge with a golden outline.

If you see the “Best Friend” badge on your friend’s profile, it means you both are in each other’s top 8 closest best friend lists. If you see the “Friend” badge, it means you are in your friend’s top 8 best friends list, but they are not in your top 8 best friends list.

When you click on the “Best Friend” badge on your friend’s profile, a pop-up will show your friendship position according to their solar system. The Snapchat Planets feature shows how close your friendship is with 8 planets, each representing different positions in your friend’s best friend list.

For Example:
If you are on your friend’s best friend list as Earth, then you are their 3rd closest friend.

Example Explanation:
Let’s say your name is Peter. And on Snapchat, you have four friends named Smith, Wilson, Martin, and Jason. You have shared 2260 snaps with Smith, 2130 snaps with Wilson, 2010 snaps with Martin, and 1900 snaps with Jason. According to this data, in your Snapchat solar system, the stats would be:

  • Smith is your first closest best friend, which is Mercury.
  • Wilson is your second closest best friend, which is Venus.
  • Martin is your third closest best friend, which is Earth.
  • Jason is your fourth closest best friend, which is Mars.

How to Check Your Planet on Your Friend’s Solar System?

I believe you must have understood the Snapchat Solar System. However, if you now want to see your position on your friend’s best friend list, I have given some points below that you can follow to check your position.

  1. Firstly, open the Snapchat app on your mobile.
  2. Now go to your friend list.
  3. Now open the profile of the friend whose Solar System best friend position you want to see.
  4. If you see a best friend badge on your friend’s profile, congratulations, you are in their top 8 best friend list. If there is only a friend badge in a golden ring, then you are in their top 8 best friend list, but they are not in your top 8 best friend list.
  5. Now click on the best friend badge.
  6. A pop-up will open in front of you, showing your position with a Bitmoji.
  7. If you are Venus in their best friend list, a Bitmoji of the Venus planet will appear.
Check Your Planet on Your Friend’s Solar System step 1
Check Your Planet on Your Friend’s Solar System step 2

Q: Can I See Snapchat Planets for Free?

Ans: If you want to see which planet you are on in your friend’s best friend list, you will need to subscribe to Snapchat Plus. Otherwise, you won’t be able to see the positions of the planets.

Tips for Quickly Become # 1 Best Friends with Someone on Snapchat

If you want to make someone your #1 best friend on Snapchat in Snapchat Planets, both you and the other person need to share more snaps with each other than with anyone else daily. This will increase your Snap Score, and you will become each other’s #1 best friend, represented by Mercury. Additionally, you should chat daily and send each other stickers and other messages.

Things to Remember While Using Snapchat’s Friends Solar System

If you are a Snapchat Planets user, read the given some key points here that are very important for you as a Snapchat Solar System user, and if you are a user, keep these points in mind.

  • It’s not necessary that your best friend on Snapchat Planets is also your best friend in real life.
  • Best friends on Snapchat are limited to Snapchat only, but best friends on Snapchat can also be those you meet daily and chat with.
  • If you visit your friend’s profile and don’t see the Snapchat Solar System badge, it could be that they haven’t subscribed to Snapchat+ or they have disabled this feature.
  • If your real-life friendship is being disturbed because of the Snapchat Planets BFs list, you can disable this feature.

Why Snapchat Planets feature not working?

Often people have the issue that Snapchat Planets isn’t working. My close friend messaged me asking why Snapchat Planets isn’t working. There are some major issues that prevent Snap Planet from working. For example, you might not be able to see the best friend badge on your friend’s profile. So, I am sharing some solutions with you, and if you apply them, I am sure your Snapchat Planets will start working.

Why Snapchat Planets feature not working?
  • First, check your subscription to ensure it hasn’t been unsubscribed.
  • Secondly, check your email box to see if you received any email from Snapchat about subscription or server down issues.
  • One major issue is that a Snapchat update might have been released, and you haven’t updated it yet. So, kindly update Snapchat.
  • Delete Snapchat’s cache. Go to settings > Apps > Snapchat > Clear cache
  • Restart your mobile device.
  • If you can’t see the badge on your friend’s profile on Snapchat, it might be that their Snapchat subscription has ended or they have turned off the solar system feature.

These are some solutions I have shared with you. If you apply them, your Snapchat Solar System should start working properly.

Difference Between Snapchat and Snapchat Plus?

The simple difference between Snapchat and Snapchat Plus is that Snapchat is free, while Snapchat+ requires a subscription.

Snapchat

On Snapchat, you can chat with your friends, capture photos and videos, and share snaps to build streaks. These streaks will be displayed on your profile. If you don’t share a snap on a particular day, the streak will break and reset to zero.

Snapchat Plus

Snapchat Plus was launched in July 2022 and has gradually become very popular. The company has set the subscription fee for Snapchat Plus at $3.99 per month. Snapchat Plus offers many features, which I have explained below:

  • You can change the Snapchat app icon, and Snapchat regularly updates with new icons.
  • You can set custom backgrounds for your friend’s chat.
  • You can choose any notification ringtone you like.
  • You can change the background of your Bitmoji with cool backgrounds.
  • You can see your ranking in your friend’s solar system.
  • You can see if someone repeatedly views your story.
  • You get new lenses and filters that are not available to regular Snapchat users.
  • You can pin your best friend as a BFF.
  • Snapchat has recently released a new feature where you can edit the messages you send to your friends multiple times, but you can only make edits within the next 5 minutes.

How can I subscribe to Snapchat++?

If you want to enhance your profile on Snapchat or get access to the Snapchat solar system, I’ve already told you that this feature isn’t free. You’ll need to subscribe to Snapchat Plus. Now, I’ll tell you how you can buy its subscription. Follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Snapchat app.
  2. Click on the profile icon in the left corner.
  3. Now, click on the settings icon in the right corner.
  4. Look for the Snapchat+ banner here and click on it.
  5. Here, you’ll see 2 options:
    • Subscribe
    • Snapchat+ Gifts
  6. Click on “Subscribe.”
  7. You’ll see all the Snapchat+ features here. Read them and click on “next.”
  8. Now, you’ll see 3 plans: 1 month, 6 months, and 1 year.
  9. Click on the plan you want and then click on “Start a free trial.”
  10. Fill in your payment details.
  11. After activating the free trial, you can restart the Snapchat app.

After following above steps, you’ll have Snapchat+! Let me tell you one thing I really liked: you can explore all Snapchat+ features for free during the 1-week trial. After that, you can decide whether you want to subscribe to Snapchat+ or not. If you like the features, you can pay for it, otherwise, you have the option to cancel them.

If you want to know about the packages of Snapchat Plus subscriptions, I’m sharing a table with you that explains the packages country-wise.

CountryOne MonthSix MonthsOne Year
United States$3.99$21.99$39.99
United Kingdom£3.99£21.99£39.99
IndiaRs. 49Rs. 499

Is Snapchat Good for Younger Users?

Here it can be said that many users like this feature of Snapchat, but after a long time of its launch, criticism started to arise on this feature that it is not right for young people because it is having a negative impact on their minds.

Recently, the Wall Street Journal conducted research and said that this feature is not beneficial for young people because the Snapchat solar system’s best friends positions have a negative impact on their minds, making them sad if they are not labelled as best friends.

After this research by the Wall Street Journal and considerable criticism, Snapchat decided to make this feature optional. After subscribing, this feature is turned off by default, and now users will have to manually turn it on.

Snapchat Newsroom says: Less than 0.25% of the community uses this feature.

How to Enable and Disable Snapchat Friend Solar System?

This discussion has been going on for a while that Snapchat’s planets solar system isn’t very good for young users. When the company noticed a lot of criticism about this feature, they decided to turn it off by default. Now, whenever someone subscribes to Snapchat+, they’ll have to manually turn on this feature. You don’t need to worry about how to turn on snapchat solar system because I’ll guide you step by step with images on how to turn it on or off. Just follow the steps below.

  • First, open the Snapchat app and click on the Bitmoji in the top left corner.
  • Below your profile, there will be an option for Snapchat+ in black colour with a golden ring around it, click on it.
  • A new screen will open, scroll down a bit.
How to Enable and Disable Snapchat Friend Solar System?
  • Here, there’s a toggle button for “Solar System” which you can click to turn on the Snapchat friend solar system.
  • If you want to turn it off, you can click on this button again to turn it off. It’s totally up to you.
How to Enable and Disable Snapchat Friend Solar System?

Final Words

Basically, Snapchat Solar System is an amazing feature of Snapchat that was launched in 2022. It’s like the real solar system because the positions of its planets are also based on real planets. Through these planets, you can see how close you are to your friends and who your best friend is. As I mentioned, there are a total of eight planets, so you’ll have eight best friends.

Additionally, in this article, I’ve shared the Snapchat solar system order list, explaining how these planets appear and what they mean. I’ve also described how the Snapchat planets system works.

In this article, I’ve also explained what Snapchat Plus is and how to turn on the default feature of Snapchat Planet by purchasing its subscription, which is initially off.

I hope you’ve found all the information about Snapchat Planets in this article helpful. However, if you think there’s something else I should add, feel free to contact me, and I’ll update the article accordingly.

FAQs

Basically, the Snapchat friend solar system tells you how close you are to your friends based on the planets. There are eight planets. Mercury represents your #1 best friend, and the last planet, Neptune, represents your 8th best friend.

Like the real solar system, there are 8 planets.

Yes, you can see them, but you need a Snapchat subscription for that.

No, if you want to see the planets, you will need to get the Snapchat+ package.

Snapchat Plus is a subscription service from Snapchat that gives you extra features, one of which is the Snapchat Solar System.

In the USA, Snapchat costs $3.99 USD per month, in the UK it is £3.99 per month, and in India, it is RS 49 per month.

According to the WSJ, Snapchat Planets is not good for young people because it has a negative impact on their minds. This is because they get more attached to certain people, and when they see their position in the Snapchat Solar System, they feel very disheartened.

  1. Click on the Bitmoji in the top left corner.
  2. Now click on Snapchat++.
  3. Scroll down a little and click on the Solar System toggle button to enable it.