What does the grey circle on Snapchat mean?

Answered by Jeremy Urbaniak

On Snapchat, the gray circle icon typically indicates that someone has not yet accepted your friend request. This means that the person you sent the request to has not added you as a friend on the platform. It could be due to various reasons such as they haven’t seen your request yet, they are not active on the app, or they simply choose not to accept your request.

It is important to note that Snapchat has privacy settings that allow users to control who can send them friend requests and view their content. If someone has strict privacy settings, it is possible that they may not receive your friend request until they change their settings or manually add you as a friend.

When you send a friend request to someone on Snapchat, the gray pending icon will appear next to their username in your friend list or chat list. This serves as a visual indication that your request is still pending and has not been accepted yet. It is worth mentioning that this icon may differ slightly based on the version of the Snapchat app you are using.

To check the status of your friend request, you can navigate to your friend list or chat list and look for the person’s username. If the gray circle is still present, it means that the person has not accepted your request. On the other hand, if the gray circle is replaced by a colorful icon or a user bitmoji, it indicates that your friend request has been accepted and you are now connected on Snapchat.

It’s important to respect the privacy and choices of others on social media platforms. If someone has not accepted your friend request on Snapchat, it is best to give them the space to decide whether or not they want to connect with you. They may have their own reasons for not accepting the request, and it is essential to respect their boundaries.

The gray circle on Snapchat typically represents a pending friend request that has not been accepted yet. It is a visual indicator that the person you sent the request to has not added you as a friend on the platform. Respect others’ privacy and choices, and remember that everyone has the right to decide who they connect with on social media.