Use this emoji hack to simplify one of Snapchat's most confusing features

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Snapchat is one of the most valuable startups in the world - it's been valued at $16 billion.

If you're not a teen or a 20-something, though, you probably aren't familiar with the intricacies of the app. Snapchat's user interface is sleek and minimalist, but it's filled with nuances and hidden features that aren't immediately apparent to amateur users.

When Snapchat got rid of its "best friends" feature last year, it replaced it with a list of emoji that are used to depict your relationship with other users. At the time, some users were unhappy with the switch.

We've written about tons of Snapchat hacks before - from Snapchat's hidden FaceTime-like feature to the hack for making super-long Snapchat captions.

We've found one more to add to the list, and it lets you change up that controversial emoji feature. Here's how it works.

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When you open the main Snapchat app, swipe down on the main screen, or tap the ghost icon at the top. Then tap on the little gear icon in the upper right hand corner.

When you open the main Snapchat app, swipe down on the main screen, or tap the ghost icon at the top. Then tap on the little gear icon in the upper right hand corner.

Here's your settings page. Tap on "Manage" under "Additional Services."

Here's your settings page. Tap on "Manage" under "Additional Services."

Here's where your friend emoji are. Tap on that.

Here's where your friend emoji are. Tap on that.

Here's the whole list. Each emoji means something different based on your relationship with your Snapchat friends. But this is more than just a glossary to decipher the emoji that appear next to your Snapchat friends' names — you can tap on any of them to change them.

Here's the whole list. Each emoji means something different based on your relationship with your Snapchat friends. But this is more than just a glossary to decipher the emoji that appear next to your Snapchat friends' names — you can tap on any of them to change them.

Pick any emoji.

Pick any emoji.

Voila! You've customized your friend emoji.

Voila! You've customized your friend emoji.
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