Snapchat, unlike other social media apps, is quite different. Not only, that they won’t show you or other how many followers you have. But they also have other features that other social media apps are missing, and they are constantly adding new features, which can be frustrating and also confusing for users who are not using Snap daily. One of these are icons that they have recently added. Especially the gray arrow, many people have emailed us if we could explain this.
What does gray arrow mean on Snapchat?
Don’t worry, your Snapchat app is not broken and you do not have to download it again.
If the empty gray arrows show up on Snapchat, it means that the friend request you have sent is not yet accepted. This is the most common reason. It can also mean that your friend request has been pending for quite some time, and it got deleted. Alternatively, it can mean that you have been blocked by that account.
The last option is that if you were friends on Snapchat before, that person has removed you from their friend list.
How to check if you have been blocked?
A simple test of this is that if you tap on that person’s username and hold for a while. If their snap score shows, you have not been blocked if it does not. Unfortunately, you have been blocked by that profile.
Grey arrow on Snapchat but says opened. What does it mean?
If your Snap says that it has been delivered, but also it shows the gray arrow, it means that the user that has received your Snap has deleted you afterward. That is why your Snap has been marked as received but also shows you the gray arrow.
If this happens, there is truly nothing you can do about this.
Alternatively, it can mean that the user to which you have sent your Snap has changed his/her settings to receiving snaps only from added friends. Until her/his settings are changed back, there is nothing you can do about this.
How to fix the grey arrow?
Unfortunately, there is not much that you can do about this matter. Only if you know these users from real life or maybe from some other social media app can you contact them in real life or on other social media to add you as a friend to fix this. If you do not have this possibility, there is literally nothing that you can do. Well, maybe you can wait if it changes… But that is about it.
Hopefully, this article was informative for you, and now you understand why Snapchat is showing you grey arrows on snaps. If you need help with anything else, you can contact us at any time.
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