This is a simple guide on how to tell if somebody has deleted you as a friend from Snapchat.
A while back, I fell out with somebody for reasons that I’d rather not go into (it happens). Anyway, after a couple of months, it slowly began to dawn on me that they hadn’t viewed my Snapchat story in a while. Inevitably, I became intrigued. Had they removed me from Snapchat or were they simply ignoring my stories? Or had they stopped using the app altogether?
Snapchat’s friend system doesn’t work like Facebook’s friend system.
It is worth noting that Snapchat handles friend lists differently than Facebook. If you add somebody on Facebook, they have to accept your request before they show up on your friend list. However, if you add somebody on Snapchat, they will be immediately listed under your “My Friends” section, regardless of whether they have added you back or not. If somebody deletes you as a friend on Facebook, they will immediately disappear from your friend list. However, on Snapchat, if somebody removes you, their profile will still appear under your “My Friends” section. You just won’t be able to send them snaps or view their story.
Snapchat score not showing.
The answer to figuring this out lies in the Snapchat score, which is typically displayed under the person’s name on their profile – to the right of their username. Take a look at the examples below (note that I have blurred out certain details for the sake of privacy).
Below is a screenshot of a friend’s Snapchat profile overview. Note the score, which I have highlighted in red:
In this particular case, I know that the person above is my friend, as I can still see their Snapchat score (the score is situated to the right of their Snapchat username). However, if they were to remove me, then I would no longer be able to see this score.
It is also worth nothing that I can share my location with this friend and that I can request their location.
Here is an example of a Snapchat profile that has either removed you as a friend or hasn’t added you back:
In this case, the username is centered and you can not view their score. i.e. They’re not following you. It is also worth noting the following:
- There is no option for me to share my location.
- I cannot request their location.
- The blue “friends” tick in the top-right hand corner is still there, despite the fact that this person has removed me. Essentially: The “blue friends tick” does not tell you if a person is following you back on Snapchat. It just means that they are currently on your friend’s list.
NOTE: In some cases, this can be because they have deactivated their Snapchat account.
Appearing under your Story Subscriptions.
If a person suddenly starts to appear under Subscriptions instead of Friends in your Stories section, then they have probably removed you as a friend. The “Subscriptions” section shows stories belonging to Snapchatters who are not following you back.
What does the grey arrow mean?
Usually, this is a good indication that they have deleted you. When you send a snap to someone, it typically appears as a red arrow. However, if this arrow turns light grey and it says “pending“, then there is a good possibility that they have removed you from their friend list.
That or you were never friends in the first place and they’ve just changed their privacy settings to prevent non-friends from sending them snaps.
I have heard stories of people returning from dates only to discover that the arrow on Snapchat has turned grey. Unfortunately, this means that they haven chosen to remove you and “ghost you” instead of being an adult about it.
Chin up and walk it off, champ. If this is their personality, then you probably don’t want them in your life.
Note that this does not mean they have blocked you. If a person blocks you, their profile usually disappears altogether.
Hopefully, this guide helped to clear a few things up for you!