Snapchat Planets Order and Meaning Explained

The Snapchat Planets order feature that I am going to talk about in this post, is something very cool once you know how to use it. If you are confused about what is that and how it works, read this article till the end. I have covered everything related to it.

Snapchat has been one of the most innovative instant messaging and photo (snaps) sharing apps in my view and why I say this because I have seen them adding many exciting features frequently and Snapchat Planets order is one of those exciting features.

if you have studied or read about the Solar System somewhere, It will be easier to understand the Snapchat Planet system and its meaning.

This feature is similar to our solar system where each planet tells something about the top eight people you Snapchat with the most—wondering what? read on!

The feature is available for the Snapchat+ subscribers only.

Snapchat planets order

So in order to enjoy the Snapchat solar system feature along with several others like changing the Snapchat icon, view counts of your stories, etc., you must subscribe to Snapchat+.

What are Snapchat Planets

Just like eight planets in our universe, in the Snapchat+ solar system, they have categorized the top eight friends from being closest to least closest and depicted them as different planets with you being compared with the Sun.

The closest planet to the Sun in our universe is Mercury. Similarly in Snapchat’s Solar system, the closest friend to you (the Sun) is indicated by Mercury planet. Since this planet is closest to the Sun, this friend is closest to you.

The least close friend (among the top eight friends) is compared with Neptune since this planet is farthest from the Sun.

Here are the planets in the Snapchat solar system:

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

What is Snapchat Planets Order?

If you are wondering What is Snapchat Planets Order, stick around. I will explain this feature in detail with what each planet tells about each of these top eight friends who are included in the Snapchat planet system.

I have already said that this feature is completely similar to our Solar system in the Universe with eight planets being your top eight friends and the Sun being yourself.

All the planets are arranged at a different distance from the Sun with Mercury being the hottest planet and Neptune the least hot.

Same way, your closest friend is compared with Mercury, and the least close friend (among the top 8) with Neptune.

But how does the Snapchat system decide the order of the top eight friends?

It is quite simple, the friend whom you interact with the most, such as send a lot of snaps, and messages, they will be the most popular friend and will be closest to you since you exchange messages frequently.

Such friend will be depicted with the planet Mercury in your Snapchat solar system.

Similarly, the friend with whom you interact least (among the top eight friends) will be depicted with planet Neptune. Since Neptune is farthest from the Sun, this person will be your least close friend.

Here is the Snapchat Planets order with its meaning

Snapchat Planets order helps us understand how close a friend is among the top eight close friends.

These top eight friends are the people with whom you interact the most with the first one being the most popular and the last one being the least popular friend.

You are the SUN!

Here is the Snapchat planets order:

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


Mercury planet is the closest planet to the Sun. So the person who is indicated by planet mercury in your Snapchat solar system is the most popular person with whom you exchange messages and snap the most.

They are the closest friends to you.

It is indicated by a Sun (you) with a reddish planet and five red hearts. Here the Sun is very close to the planet, so as you with this person.


Just like Venus is the second closest planet to the Sun, the person who is compared with the planet Venus is the second least closest friend to you.

It means you interact with this friend second most after the one indicated by Mercury.

This is shown by the Sun and a light brown planet. This planet is little away from the Sun with 5 blue, pink, and yellow hearts.


The planet Earth is 3rd closest planet to the Sun so as the person who is indicated by planet Earth.

You interact with this friend a lot but not more than one indicated by Venus or Mercury.

The Sun is moving away from the planet slowly as we move from 1st to 8th.

This is shown by a Sun and blue colored plant with four red hearts and three golden stars.


The Mars planet in the Snapchat solar system is indicated by a red-colored planet. The sun has moved away further from the planet. You can find stars and hearts around the planet.

As the planet Mars is 4th closest planet to the Sun, the friend who is indicated by Mars is the 4th closest friend to you with whom you interact.


Jupiter is one of the largest planets in the Universe. Just sharing the knowledge. It has nothing to do with anything here.

Anyways, Jupiter is the 5th closest planet to the Sun. Same way, the person who is compared with a Jupiter planet in the Snapchat solar system means the person is your 5th closest friend.

It is a reddish-orange colored planet and the distance from the Sun is a little longer than what we have seen with Mars. It also has blue, pink, yellow-colored stars around it.


Saturn is the 6th planet from the Sun and in Snapchat’s solar system, the person who is indicated by Saturn is your 6th closest friend.

The Sun is moved away from the planet which is shown by smaller sun size.

It means you communicate with this person regularly but not as much as Jupiter and other people indicated by previously discussed planets.

Its an orange-colored planet with a yellowish ring around it and different colored stars.


Uranus is the 7th planet from the Sun and the person who is indicated by Uranus in Snapchat Solar system means they are your 7th closest friend.

You communicate with this friend often but not as much as friends indicated by the previously discussed planet.

It is shown as a green-colored planet. The size of the Sun is reduced further which means the planet is moving away from the sun. It has light blue & yellow colored stars around it.


Neptune is the last and 8th planet in our solar system. Similarly, the person who is compared with Neptune in the Snapchat solar system means it’s the 8th closest friend to you.

You communicate with this person the least (among the top 8 friends). Here the Sun size is very small and the distance between the sun and the planet is very large.

It is shown by a blue-colored planet with light blue-colored stars around it.

What is Snapchat Plus and how to get it?

Snapchat + allows you to get your hands on pre-released features early and exclusive, experimental features on priority. Snapchat Pin is yet another interesting feature that entices users.

One can easily Pin and Unpin people on Snapchat easily to manage which one should appear at the top of your friend list.

Speaking of Snapchat Planets order, this is also a Snapchat+ exclusive feature.

To become a Snapchat+ subscriber, you need to pay a monthly fee that varies from one country to another.

If you are from the US, Snapchat+ has $3.99 per month, $21.99 per six months, and $39.99 per year plans however it has a 7-day free trial.

How to upgrade to Snapchat+

If you watch a lot of views on YouTube, you must be knowing that YouTube has a premium version as well where you can avoid ads.

Similarly, Snapchat has a premium version as well which is called Snapchat+ that allows you to enjoy additional features.

The price may vary depending on the country you live in. For the US people, it is $3.99 for one month which can be different if you are from the UK, Canada, Australia, or any other country.

The correct price that you will be charged needs to be known before upgrading to Snapchat+.

To check the price you will be charged for Snapchat+, go to Snapchat Settings > tap Snapchat+ and you will get to know the exact price.

Once you agree with the price, go ahead and subscribe to Snapchat+

Features you can enjoy as a Snapchat+ subscriber

There are many interesting features that you can enjoy being a Snapchat+ subscriber.

Apart from the basic Snapchat features, you can enjoy experimental, pre-released features on priority if you are a Snapchat+ subscriber.

However, you have to pay $3.99 per month to be a Snapchat+ subscriber in the United States.

The other countries may have different pricing.

Here are features you can enjoy as a Snapchat+ subscriber:

  • Pin #1 friend as your Best Friend.
  • Longer best friends list.
  • Bitmoji background.
  • Snapchat story rewatch indicator.
  • Emojis for post view.
  • Chat Wallpaper
  • Snapchat story boost.
  • Friend solar system
  • Custom app icon.
  • Snapchat+ badge etc.

How does the Snapchat planet system work?

The mechanism is very simple. First, the Snapchat solar system identifies the top eight friends from your contact with whom you interact the most.

The interaction could be in any form. Either chat messages or sharing snaps, videos, etc.

After identifying the top eight friends, it will further arrange them from highest to lowest based on the basis of the degree of interaction.

The person with whom you interact the most will be placed at the top and indicated by planet Mercury and with whom you interact least (among the top eight) will be at the bottom and indicated by planet Neptune.

How does Friend’s Solar system work?

If you are a Snapchat+ subscriber you will see “Friends” and “Best Friends” on your contacts friendship profile page with a golden ring around them.

Friends means you are one of their top 8 friends but they are not yours.

It means you are a part of their Snapchat solar system but they are not a part of your Snapchat solar system (They are not among your top eight friends).

However, Best Friends mean you are each other’s closest friends. Both of you are among each other’s top eight friends. It means you are part of each other’s solar system.