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Snapchat Planets

You must have heard about Snapchat Planets if you are a Snapchat Plus user. It is not available for normal users. You must have a Plus subscription if you want to use this feature.



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Over the past few months, I have noticed everyone talking about Snapchat Planets. However, most of them do not know what it is, its usage, or the information you can obtain from it. If you also don’t know about it, don’t worry – I am here to help you. In this article, I have tried my best to explain everything in the best possible and easiest manner. At the end of this article, there is a section on FAQs. If you don’t have much time to read the whole article, just go through it, and you will get the basic information. If you have plenty of time, keep reading!

What is the Meaning of Snapchat Planets?

Before understanding it, I want you to recall your science class, in which your teacher taught you about our Solar System, and recall an image of it in your mind. I hope you have successfully recalled it. To understand Snapchat Planets Solar System deeply, imagine yourself as the Sun and your friends as Planets.

As you already know, Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun in the real solar system. In the same way, on Snapchat+, if you are represented as Mercury in your friend’s profile, it means that your friend chats with you the most. In other words, it means your friend interacts with you the most and has the longest streak with you. Each planet in our Solar System is positioned at a different distance from the sun; similarly, your Bitmoji will be assigned a planet based on how frequently you both interact with each other.

It must be noted that the position differs from friend to friend. For example, in one’s friend profile, you may be the Mercury, and in another’s, you are the Earth.

So, in a nutshell, Snapchat Planets is a system that represents which friend is very close to you based on streaks and interaction. There are a total of 8 planets in our solar system, same as in it, there are 8 planets that represent your top 8 best friends. If you and your friend are in each other’s Snapchat solar system, you will see a best friend badge on your friend’s profile.

As per Snapchat Newsroom – It is not a numerical ranking. It just shows your position and no one other than you can see that position of yours.

Snapchat Planets Order in Detail

The order of the Snapchat Planets is as follows –

  • Mercury
  • Venus
  • Earth
  • Mars
  • Jupiter
  • Saturn
  • Uranus
  • Neptune

Now, let’s learn about each planet in detail.




Mercury is the first planet in the solar system, the same as in Snapchat+; it represents your closest friend with whom you chat the most. It is shown as a faded red colour with 5 hearts and two little stars around it, as shown in the image.



Venus represents your 2nd best friend on the list. With this person, you have interacted the 2nd most. As you can see in the image above, Venus is represented in yellow-white colour with different colours of hearts; it looks really good.



The third one is our Earth; it represents the 3rd best friend. I do not know why I love this position. The main reason behind it that I can think of is that the bitmoji of Earth is very beautiful; with the blue and green colours, it looks fabulous. It also has a moon in the background.



Mars represents your 4th best friend. With the fired red colour and purple hearts, it also looks very nice. If you are Mars to someone, do not be sad because at least you have a nice bitmoji to represent yourself.



Jupiter represents your 5th best friend. It does not look good so much, but we can say it is decent in appearance. But if you are Jupiter to someone in their Snapchat Planets Solar system, do not worry; you are the biggest one.



On the number 6th, there is Saturn, which shows your 6th best friend on the list. With a ring around it, Saturn looks fabulous. I don’t know why there is no heart around it, as it is one of the most beautiful planets in our solar system.



Uranus represents your 7th best friend on the list. One thing that I like about it is its colour. Uranus’s colour is the most charming and unique among all the Snapchat Planets. I just love it.



Neptune is the 8th planet in the Snapchat Planets system, and it is also the last planet in our solar system. It is blue in colour and has 3 stars around it. If you are Neptune to someone, do not worry. You are the 8th most important person in your friend’s Snapchat friends.

How Does Snapchat Planets System Work?


The Snapchat Planets system is based on the user’s interaction with their friends. However, you must subscribe to the Snapchat+ subscription to enjoy this feature. Let me help you understand it more deeply with an example.

For instance, consider yourself as A with friends X, L, and G. You have shared 7800 snaps with X, 6500 snaps with L, and 5500 snaps with G. So, based on the above data, in your Snapchat Friends’ Solar System, ‘X’ will be Mercury, ‘L’ will be Venus, and ‘G’ will be Earth.

Watch this video for more information –

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How to Find Your Position in a Friend’s Profile?

One thing that I like the most about this feature is that you can check your friend’s profile to see whether he is your best friend or not. To check your position in your friend’s Snapchat Planets systems, follow the following steps –

  • Firstly, open the Snaphat App on your mobile.
  • Now, go to the friends list.
  • Tap on your friend’s profile.
  • If you see a best friend badge with a golden ring around it, congratulations. You are in the top eight planets of each other.
  • If you see only a Friend badge with a golding ring around it, then you are in his top eight planets, but he is not in yours.
  • Click on the badge, and a pop-up will appear that discloses your position as a Planet.
  • If you are Earth, then you are the 3rd best friend of your friend.

That is how you can find your place in your friend’s Snapchat Planets System.

Why is Snapchat Planets System A Controversial Feature?

It’s been more than a year since the launch of the Friends solar system on Snapchat, and there is no doubt that it is loved by most users. But it is also criticized on the basis of having a bad impact on young users, who only purchase the Plus subscription to know about their position in their friends’ best friend list.

Well, as per the research done by WSJ – it has been found that many users feel sad after knowing that they are not on their friend’s best friend list. So a lot of articles have been published criticizing this feature, but recently, as per the article of Newsroom, some changes have been made, and I think it should put an end to these controversies.

Knowing about your position in your friend’s BSF list is a good thing because you get to know about your position in someone’s social life; well, we all know it is not a numerical ranking. It is often seen that many people’s social media friends and real-life friends are different. So there is no need to be sad over a thing that I am not in the first position; maybe your friend already shared with you that incident that he shared on Snapchat with the other friend. That is why he is the mercury, and you are the Venus.

So, there are endless possibilities. Always think clearly, and don’t let yourself be misled by any social media news. Snapchat Planets is a good feature, 99.99% users like it.

To know more about why the friend’s solar system was demoted, read this article.

How to Enable Snapchat Solar System?

Due to a lot of criticism, Snapchat disabled the friend solar system by default. So, after purchasing the Plus subscription, you have another task of manually turning on this feature. But you do not have to worry; it is very easy to do; follow the below steps –

  • Open the App.
  • Tap on your profile icon located in the upper left corner.
  • Below your profile name, there is a Snapchat+ section; tap on that.
  • Now you will get a lot of options that are only available for plus users; scroll a little bit till “Solar System” is shown.
  • Below the “Solar System” option, there is a toggle button; tap on that to turn it on.
  • A pop will appear as shown in the image below; select “okay”.

In the same way, you can also disable the Snapchat Planets system.

What is Snapchat+?


Snapchat+ was introduced in July 2022; the company suffered from great losses at that time, so to get more out of it, it introduced a Snapchat Plus subscription. It costs you $3.99 per month. There are many benefits of it, some of them are as follows –

  • You can pin your Best Friend as the #1 BFF
  • If someone has rewatched your stories, you can find that also.
  • You can set custom app icons (The store is updated from time to time, and it has really cool icons)
  • You can set custom chat backgrounds.
  • A Snapchat+ badge will also appear on your profile when someone opens your profile.
  • You can also set custom Notification sounds.
  • You can use the app in Dark Mode on Android devices.
  • You can use AI Tools like – AI Captions and AI Snaps.
  • There are also many other features, so read this article to learn more about them.

How to Get a Snapchat+ Subscription?

As I told you earlier, this feature is not available for free. You must have a Snapchat Plus subscription. If you do not know how to get the subscription, do not worry; I am here to help you. Just follow the following steps –

  • Open the Snapchat app.
  • Tap on your profile icon in the top-left corner.
  • There, you will find a Snapchat+ banner card; tap on it.
  • There are three plans available – One Month, 6 Months, and 1 year.
  • Select your plan and tap on Start Free Trial.
  • Now, enter your payment details and submit.
  • Now close the app and restart it; you should be able to use all the plus benefits.

In this way, you can get a Snapchat+ subscription. One thing that I like the most is its free trial option because it gives us an idea of whether we should subscribe to it or not. If you like all the features, then you can pay the amount after 7 days; if not, you have the option to cancel the subscription.

Snapchat Planets system is no longer a default feature that automatically turns on when you purchase a Plus subscription. Now, it is only an opt-in feature, and after purchasing the subscription, you have to manually turn on the Snapchat Planets system. Please read this article to learn why the company made it an opt-in feature.

If you want to know the pricing of the Plus subscription, refer to the table below –

CountryMonthly6 MonthsYearly
United States3.99$21.99$39.99$
IndiaRs. 49
United Kingdom3.99£21.99£39.99£

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Final Notes

So overall, it is not wrong to say that Snapchat Planets helps us to find out with whom we interact the most and share our memories most. I tried my best to explain everything in detail, and I hope you have got all the necessary information that you need.

But there is always room for improvement, and if you think I should add more information, you can contact me.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do the planets mean on Snapchat?

The planets on Snapchat represent your best friends, and they are ranked in the same manner as the real solar system. The person with whom you interacted most will be in the first position, and so on.

How to see the planets on Snapchat?

You must have a Snapchat Plus subscription to see the planets on it.

What is the cost of a Snapchat+ Subscription?

In the USA, it costs you $3.99 per month. In India, it is Rs.49 per month.

Can you see Snapchat Planets for free?

No, it is not possible. You must have an active plan.

What do the different planets mean on Snapchat Plus?

These planets represent your best friends with whom you interact the most.

How many planets are there in Snapchat’s planets system?

There are 8 planets in the friend solar system of Snapchat.