Snapchat is a fairly easy app to use. But, if you are using Snapchat for the first time, you might get confused with, what I like to call, “Snapchat’s terminology.” For instance, what does Pending in Snapchat mean? This article will help you understand the meaning of ‘pending’ on Snapchat.
What Does Pending Mean on Snapchat?
When the word ‘pending’ appears next to a text message, it simply means that Snapchat is unable to send your message to your friend. A message can remain in the ‘pending’ status on Snapchat for a lot of reasons. So, let’s find out what does Pending mean on Snapchat.
If your friend has removed you from their list of friends, your message won’t go through and the word ‘pending’ will appear next to the text message, accompanied by a little grey arrow.
This is quite a convenient way of knowing who has unfriended you because Snapchat does not give you any notifications for such cases.
If someone has yet to accept your friend request and you send them a message, it will be shown as ‘pending’ till they add you as a friend.
In case your friend has deleted their Snapchat account, your messages won’t go through and you will see the ‘pending’ status.
Other reasons for the ‘pending’ status could be related to network or application issues. If your network strength is weak, your message won’t go through. If you are offline, naturally your message won’t be sent.
Sometimes it can be a glitch on the part of Snapchat or if the app is temporarily down then, too, your message won’t be received by the other person.
What to Do With a Snapchat Pending Message?
Don’t let the ‘pending’ status bring you down. If someone has unfriended you, simply approach them through other social media apps for clarification.
They might have accidentally removed you from their list and if not so, then the only option you have is to respect their decision. See if your phone is connected to your internet connection and check it for any issues.
You can also try to send snaps to other people to see if it is a tech-related problem or a “she doesn’t want to be my friend anymore” problem. If the issue persists, you can try uninstalling and reinstalling the app.