Why Does a Snapchat Say Pending?
Snapchat typically displays the “pending” status when you send a snap or a message to someone, but it has not yet been delivered to the recipient, or they haven’t opened it yet.
There are several reasons why your Snapchat may be showing as pending, including:
- Poor internet connection: If you have a weak or unstable internet connection, the snap or message may not be able to send correctly, causing it to get stuck in a pending state.
- The recipient has not yet opened the snap: If the person you sent the snap to hasn’t opened Snapchat, the snap will remain pending until they log in and open the app.
- The recipient has turned off their notifications: If the recipient has turned off their Snapchat notifications, they may not receive an alert that you sent them a snap, causing it to remain pending.
- The recipient has blocked you: If the person you sent the snap to has blocked you, the snap will remain pending, and you won’t be able to send them any further snaps or messages.
If your snap remains pending for an extended period, there may be a technical issue with the Snapchat servers. In that case, you can try logging out and back in again or uninstalling and reinstalling the app to see if that resolves the issue.
Here are a few more things to keep in mind regarding the “pending” status on Snapchat:
- Time limit: Snaps on Snapchat have a time limit, and if the recipient doesn’t open the snap before the time limit expires, the snap will disappear, and the pending status will remain.
- Group chats: In a group chat, a snap or message may show as “pending” if all group members haven’t received it. Once all members have received the snap, the “pending” status will change to “delivered.”
- Network issues: If your device has network issues, it may not be able to send the snap or message correctly, and it may show as “pending.” Try resetting your network settings or connecting to a different Wi-Fi network or cellular data to see if that resolves the issue.
- Account verification: If you’re a new Snapchat user or if Snapchat suspects suspicious activity on your account, they may hold your snaps and messages pending until they verify your account.
Overall, Snapchat’s “pending” status typically means that your snap or message hasn’t been delivered yet or the recipient hasn’t opened it yet. If the snap remains pending for an extended period, try troubleshooting the possible causes mentioned above or contact Snapchat’s support team for further assistance.