Why Do I Only Have Seven Best Friends On Snapchat?

Are you asking yourself, “Why do I only have seven best friends on Snapchat” when you should have more?

It’s a valid thought, considering many of us engage with quite a few people through snaps.

It can also be a bit confusing.

Especially when you know you’ve been chatting to a lot of people, but it doesn’t reflect on Snapchat.

So, what gives? Why aren’t more people on your best friends list?

It’s pretty simple, and I’m here to answer your questions about it.

Why Do I Only Have 7 Best Friends On Snapchat?

Short Answer: Snapchat only shows seven best friends on your list because one of them might have been removed, or your app is glitching out.

If you’re a Snapchat aficionado, you probably snap way more than seven people.

But, if your best friend list only shows seven, it means you’re missing one of them.

Many users have noted this issue and brought it up to Snapchat, but it seems it still affects some users.

So, if you’re stuck with seven people on your best friends list, here’s how you can solve it.

Method 1- Refresh The App

The first thing to try is refreshing the app.

On your chats screen, pull down from the top of the screen and let go to refresh the app.

Go to your friends list and see if your best friends have been updated.

If not, then try closing the app and reopening it.

Exit Snapchat and close it from the multitasking screen on your device.

Then open it again and see if your best friends list is proper.

Method 2- Clear Your App Cache

Excessive cache might be causing issues with your app displaying information properly.

On Android, go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Apps’ > ‘Manage Apps’ > ‘Snapchat’ > ‘Storage’.

Tap on ‘Clear Cache’ and you should be able to see your best friend list updated properly when you reopen the app.

For iOS devices, go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Snapchat’ > ‘Offload App’.

After this, go back to the App Store and download Snapchat again.

Method 3- Update The App

If your app isn’t updated, you might have random issues such as your best friend list not getting updated.

Go to the App Store or Play Store, depending on whether you use iOS and Android.

Search for Snapchat and download the latest update.

Once it’s done, your app should work without issues.

Method 4- Contact Snapchat Support

If none of the fix’s work, you might have to get in touch with Snapchat support.

In some cases, it might be a device specific issue.

So, sending a bug report might be helpful for Snapchat to fix your issue.

  • Step 1- Open Snapchat and tap on your profile in the top right corner.
  • Step 2- Tap ‘Settings’ in the top left and scroll down to the ‘Feedback’ section.
  • Step 3- Tap on ‘I Spotted a Bug’ and tap ‘Friends’.

Make sure you take a screenshot of the error and include a descriptive message on the issue.

You can also follow up with Snapchat support to speed up the process of fixing the issue.

How Many Friends Can You Have On Snapchat?

Similar to best friends, Snapchat also has a limit on how many friends you can have on Snapchat.

According to Snapchat, the limit for any Snapchat account is 6000 friends.

However, there’s no limit to how many people can add you as their friend.

This means once you’ve reached 6000 friends, you won’t be able to add anymore.

But other people can add you to their friends list as long as they’ve not hit the limit.

So, while you might not be able to see their stories, you can still send and receive snaps.

Hopefully, Snapchat increases the number even further since the previous limit used to be 2500.

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Wrapping Up

Snapchat’s way of categorizing your friends list, is a pretty unique feature.

While other apps do allow you to set close friends or best friends, it isn’t dynamic like Snapchat.

And if you want new features to be added in, you can always send a recommendation to Snapchat.

Go to ‘Snapchat’ > ‘Settings’ > ‘I Have a Suggestion’ and send in any ideas you might have to enhance the app’s experience.

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As a seasoned DIY tinkerer, Arvind found the simplest way to help anyone troubleshoot or set up tech without feeling overwhelmed by it. He’s an advocate for smart home technology and in his free time makes music. He’s also an avid gamer, mostly obsessed with single-player titles.