In class 6th, I got acquainted with Facebook. I used to spend hours chatting with my friends and scrolling through my feed. Then in class 8th, WhatsApp became the talk of the town.
I became quite good at using both which pushed my studies to the background. It was in class 12th that I first came to know about Snapchat.
Everyone around me was sharing snaps, and pictures with interesting and weird filters and it became quite popular among teenagers and young adults.
So not wanting to be left behind, I also jumped into the world of Snapchat.
Snapchat is a fairly easy app to use. It gives you notifications for almost everything, such as when someone sees your messages, takes a screenshot of them, replies to them, and more.
Whatever happens in your feed, Snapchat will notify you without fail. But while it is easy and fun to use, Snapchat has its dictionary of words and functions.
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 the word ‘pending’ in Snapchat mean? This article will help you in understanding 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 for a lot of reasons.
If your friend has removed you from their list of friends, your message won’t go through and the word ‘pending’ would 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?
Don’t let the ‘pending’ status bring you down. If someone has unfriended you, simply approach them through other 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.