How to Create Fun Group Chats With Friends on Snapchat App

Snapchat is one of the most popular social media apps, especially among young people. With over 300 million daily active users, Snapchat offers a fun and engaging platform to connect with friends. One of my favorite features of Snapchat is the ability to create group chats. As a long-time Snapchat user, I’d like to share my tips for creating fun group chats that your friends will love.

Why Create a Snapchat Group Chat

Group chats on Snapchat have several advantages:

  • Easily communicate with multiple friends at once
  • Share silly photos and videos within the group
  • Play built-in Snapchat games together
  • Plan events and coordinate meetups
  • Bring together different friend groups into one conversation

I’ve created many Snapchat groups over the years for family, friends from various parts of my life, teammates, travel groups and more. It’s a great way to stay connected with the important people in your life.

How to Create a Group Chat

Creating a Snapchat group is easy and only takes a few taps.

On Android:

  1. Open the Snapchat app and tap on the chat icon
  2. Tap on the “New Group” icon in the top right
  3. Select the friends you want to add to the group
  4. Type a name for the group at the top (optional)
  5. Tap “Create Group”

On iPhone:

  1. Tap on the chat icon at the bottom of the camera screen
  2. Tap the icon to start a new chat
  3. Tap “New Group”
  4. Select friends to add
  5. Type a name if desired
  6. Tap “Create Group”

You can have up to 32 participants in a Snapchat group chat.

Fun Things to Do In Your Group Chat

Once you’ve created your Snapchat squad, here are some fun things you can do:

Send Silly Snaps

Take turns sending the silliest, goofiest snaps to get the laughs flowing! Use filters, stickers, Bitmoji and be as ridiculous as possible. React to each other’s snaps to keep the fun going.

Play Games

One of Snapchat’s best features is the ability to play fast, multiplayer games right in the chat. Classics like Bitmoji Party and Zombie Rescue Squad are perfect for groups.

Questions and Challenges

Pose funny “would you rather” questions or create scavenger hunt style challenges tailored to your group. See who responds first or gets the most creative with their challenge entry.

Plan Meetups

Use your group chat to choose a fun location for your next meetup, like a concert, movie night, game night or party. Your Snapchat friends will already feel included in the planning process.

Share Memes and GIFs

The group chat is the perfect place to share funny memes and GIFs you find across the internet. Browse group-specific subreddits for extra laughs.

Recap Inside Jokes

If your group has a bunch of inside jokes, use your Snapchat to keep the laughs going by referencing them and sending Snaps relating back to funny memories you’ve shared.

Birthday Celebrations

When it’s one of your friend’s birthdays, use the group Snapchat to send birthday wishes, shares memories and coordinate a group celebration.

Tips for Managing Group Chats

When creating Snapchat groups with your friends, keep these tips in mind:

  • Set Group Expectations: Ensure everyone knows the chat is for fun and positivity. Discourage bullying or ganging up.
  • Don’t Spread Rumors: Snapchat’s ephemeral nature means things disappear quickly. Avoid using groups to spread unverified gossip.
  • Respect Others’ Time: Not everyone wants constant notifications. Keep late night snaps to a minimum.
  • Add Relevant Friends: Only add friends who know each other for optimal comfort levels. Avoid adding romantic interests to group chats with exes present.
  • Give Warning Before Adding: Ask permission before adding someone new to an established group so friends aren’t surprised.
  • Keep Groups Reasonably Sized: Groups with 8-12 tend to work best in terms of engagement and managing conversations.
  • Make Leaving Easy: Don’t give friends a hard time if they need to mute or leave the group chat. Keep things drama-free.


Creating fun Snapchat group chats is easy and a great way to bring your favorite people together. Send silly Snaps, play games, plan meetups and more. Follow these tips to make sure your Snapchat squad enjoys positive conversations and endless laughs.

As a daily Snapchat user for over 7 years, I’ve seen firsthand how Snapchat group chats strengthen relationships and spark joy through shared connections. I hope these tips help you create an amazing group chat experience! Let me know in the comments if you have any other questions.