Snapchat Planets

Friends Solar System

Order & Meanings

Best Friend Badge

Snapchat recently introduced a new feature called the Snapchat Planets, which is available to Snapchat Plus members. This feature has already been introduced in 25 countries such as America, France, Canada and India etc.

As you may have learned about the solar system in your childhood science books, how all the planets revolve around the Sun. Similarly, this Snapchat’s feature works.

In this article, we will see what are Snapchat Planets, their meanings, order, and at the end of this article, I have provided a section of FAQs. If you don’t have time to read the entire article, you can gain basic information by reading those FAQs. If you have the time, I encourage you to continue reading the article to fully understand this great feature on Snapchat Plus.

snapchat planets order

What is the Snapchat Planets System?

It is also called Friend Solar System. Basically, this System tells you who your closest friend is based on your friendship level.

If you’re a Snapchat Plus user, you’ll be the Sun in the solar system, and your top 8 closest friends will be the planets revolving around you. The person with whom you have the most streaks will be your closest friend.

Likewise, the person with whom you have the fewest streaks will be your 8th closest friend. This same process applies to your other friends, and they will be assigned as your top 8 friends in the form of planets. This way, you’ll know who is close to you and who your closest friends are.

What is meaning of Snapchat Planets?

As I mentioned earlier, in the Snapchat planet system, each planet will be assigned to a different place, and these will be your top 8 best friends. Just like the real-world solar system, Snapchat’s solar system follows a similar order.

If you’re the Sun in the Snapchat planet system, the closest planet to you will be Mercury. Mercury represents the friend with whom you’ve shared the most snaps and chats. Similarly, Venus will be your 2nd closest friend, and this pattern continues for the other planets.

It must be noted that the position from friend to friend changes. For example, if you are Mercury in one friend’s profile, you can be Venus or Earth in another friend’s profile.


This is not a mathematical ranking because there is no list provided where you can see who has chatted or shared snaps with whom the most among your friends. It only shows your position, which only you can see, and none of your friends can see it.

Snapchat Planets Order in Detail

Here is the Snapchat Planet list.

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

Now we’ll explore each planet in detail.

1. Mercury

Just as in the real solar system, Mercury comes first among the planets in the Snapchat solar system. Similarly, Mercury represents your 1st closest best friend. Mercury’s Bitmoji will be a red-colored planet with red hearts all around it. There will also be small stars around it.

Snapchat Planet - Venus

2. Venus

Now, the second planet in your Snapchat solar system will be Venus. It represents your second best friend. This planet’s Bitmoji will be light brown, and there will be multiple colored hearts around it, such as pink, blue, and yellow.

3. Earth

Next in the Snapchat solar system, we have Earth as the third planet, representing your third best friend. Its Bitmoji will resemble the beautiful Earth, with green and blue colors. The hearts around it will be red, and there will be small yellow stars as well. There will also be one moon.

Snapchat Planet - Earth
Snapchat Planet - Mars

4. Mars

Mars will represent your fourth best friend and is also the fourth planet in the solar system, just as it is in reality. Its Bitmoji will appear red with blue and pink hearts around it, along with small yellow stars.

5. Jupiter

Just like in the real solar system where Jupiter is the fifth planet, it will be the fifth in your Snapchat friend list. The Bitmoji for this planet will be orange, surrounded by multiple colored stars.

Snapchat Planet - Jupiter
Snapchat Planet - Saturn

6. Saturn

Saturn is the sixth planet in the Snapchat solar system and represents your sixth best friend. Its Bitmoji will be yellow with a beautiful ring. There will be pink, blue, and yellow stars all around it.

7. Uranus

Uranus is the seventh planet in the Snapchat solar system and represents your seventh best friend. The Bitmoji for this planet will be green, surrounded by yellow stars.

Snapchat Planet - Uranus
Snapchat Planet - Neptune

8. Neptune

Neptune is the last and eighth planet in the Snapchat solar system. It represents your eighth best friend. This planet will be blue in color, and it will have a blue star.

How does Snapchat Planets system work?

Snapchat friends solar system

First, you must subscribe to Snapchat Plus because only then can you see which planet is closest to you. These planets will represent your friendships and indicate who your best friend is. When you subscribe, you’ll be able to see the Best Friend or Friend badge with a golden ring on your friend’s profile.

Now, if you have a Best Friend badge, it means that both of you are in each other’s top eight closest best friends list. If you only see a Friend badge, it means you’re in their friend’s solar system, but they’re not in yours.

When you click on a badge, it will reveal your friendship position in their solar system. One fantastic feature is that these planets represent the closeness of your friendship. You can also make good friend badges into Custom Pins, just like your good friends are also by your side.

For example, if you are Venus in the Snapchat planet system, you are their second closest friend on Snapchat.

Example Explanation :

Now let’s assume that your name is Robert and your friend’s names are Michele, Lisa, and Henry. You have shared 3000 snaps with your friend Michele, 2500 snaps with your friend Lisa, and 1800 snaps with your friend Henry. Based on this data, in your friend’s solar system, Michele is your first closest friend which is Mercury, Lisa is your second closest friend which is Venus and Henry is your third closest friend which is Earth.

Watch this video for more information.

What is Snapchat and Snapchat Plus?

Snapchat is a software application through which you can share videos and images with your friends, family, and followers. This app can be used on Android devices, iOS devices, and tablets.

Its most significant feature is that when you upload a video or image or share it with a friend, it will disappear after a short while. Videos and images shared in this way are called ‘snaps.’

If you and your friend share snaps with each other daily, you will build a streak, which is displayed in your profile. If one day you or your friend doesn’t send a snap, the streak will break.


When Snapchat Plus was launched with new features, within the first six weeks, it gained over 1 million users.

How to buy a subscription to Snapchat Plus?

If you want to buy a subscription to Snapchat Plus, follow the easy steps below:

  1. First, download and install the Snapchat app on your mobile.
  2. Sign up for Snapchat.
  3. Once you’ve signed up, go to your profile.
  4. Click on the settings icon at the top right.
  5. Click on Snapchat+.
  6. You will see two options:
    • Subscribe
    • Snapchat+ Gifts
  7. Click on Subscribe.
  8. After reading all the features, click on Next.
  9. Now you will see three plans available – 1 Month, 6 Months, and 1 year.
  10. Choose a plan and click on Start a 1 week free trial.
  11. Add your payment method.
  12. Once you’ve activated your subscription, restart the application.

After following these steps, you’ll be able to get Snapchat+ easily. One thing I really like is the free trial option because it allows us to explore all of Snapchat Plus features for free for a week. This way, we can decide whether we want to subscribe or not. If you find the features of Snapchat+ appealing, you can pay for it after 7 days. Otherwise, you have the option to cancel the subscription.

If you want to know about Snapchat Plus subscription packages. I’ve provided the table below:

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

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

If you want to see where you stand or how close you are to a friend in their list, follow these steps:

  1. Open Snapchat.
  2. Go to your friend list.
  3. Click on the friend whose planet you want to see.
  4. Their profile will open.
  5. Now, click on the Best Friend badge.
  6. It will show you which planet you are and what number you are in their friend list.
Check Your Planet on Your Friend’s Solar System

How To See Snapchat Plus Planets For Free?

If you want to see which planet you are in your friend’s friends list, you must subscribe to Snapchat Plus, otherwise, you cannot access it. This feature has been introduced by Snapchat specifically for premium users.

Is Snapchat good for Younger Users?

According to research by the Wall Street Journal, this feature is not beneficial for young users because it is having a bad impact on their minds. This is because some users feel more attached to their friends, but when they see their position in the solar system, which does not show their closest friend, it becomes a cause of concern for them.

After the research conducted by the Wall Street Journal, Snapchat has disabled the solar system feature by default. Now, Snapchat+ subscribers will need to go to settings to enable this feature.

  • The Snapchat solar system is an optional feature. According to Snapchat Newsroom, this feature is used by less than 0.25% of the community.

How to Enable Snapchat Friend Solar System?

For a long time, there was criticism of Snapchat’s solar system feature and was saying that the solar system isn’t suitable for young people. Due to excessive criticism, Snapchat company has decided to keep this feature disabled by default. Now, whoever subscribes to Snapchat+ will have to manually enable this feature. But you don’t need to worry because Now, let’s see how to enable the Snapchat solar system feature. Follow the steps below:

  • Open the Snapchat app.
  • Click on the profile icon in the top left corner
  • Below where your profile name is written, there is a Snapchat+ option. Click on it.
  • A new screen will open, and there you will find many features to explore.
  • Scroll down a bit, and you’ll find the solar system feature.
  • Click on the toggle button to turn on this option.
  • A pop-up will appear, click on ‘Okay’.
Enable Snapchat Solar System
Enable Snapchat Solar System - step 2

How to Disable Friend Solar System on Snapchat?

If you have enabled the Snapchat solar system feature and feel that it is affecting your friendship with your friend, you can disable this feature. Please follow the steps below.

  • Open the Snapchat app.
  • Click on the profile icon in the top left corner
  • Below your name, click on Snapchat+.
  • Scroll down a bit, and you’ll see the solar system feature.
  • Click on the toggle button.
  • The Snapchat solar system feature will be turned off.
Disable Snapchat Solar System
Disable Snapchat Solar System - step 2

Final Words

I have explained about Snapchat Planet and their order and how to subscribe to Snapchat Plus. I have provided detailed information about the main features of Snapchat Plus, how the solar system works and its arrangement.

I have also explained all the planets, their characteristics, and how they function. Additionally, I have shared information about their bitmojis and star colors.


There are 8 planets in the Snapchat Solar System.

Just like in the real solar system, the first planet in the Snapchat solar system is also Mercury.

The red planet in the Snapchat solar system is named Mars, and around it, there are pink and blue hearts and small stars.

No, you will need to obtain a Snapchat subscription to view Snapchat’s planets.

The cost of Snapchat Plus is $3.99 per month in the USA and in India, it is Rs.49 per month.

Yes, its arrangement is exactly the same.