Why does it say pending on Snapchat even though were friends?

Answered by Frank Schwing

When it comes to Snapchat, the term “pending” usually refers to a friend request that has been sent but not yet accepted. However, there are instances where you may see the pending message even if you are already friends with someone. There could be a few reasons for this:

1. Unfriending: If you are still seeing the pending message even though you believe you are already friends, it is possible that the person has unfriended you. This means they have removed you from their friend list, and although you may still have them as a friend on your end, they no longer have you as a friend on their end. In this case, the pending message will persist until they add you back.

2. Technical Glitch: Occasionally, Snapchat may have technical glitches or bugs that can result in the pending message appearing even if you are already friends with someone. These issues could be temporary and usually get resolved on their own. If you suspect it’s a technical glitch, you can try logging out and back into your Snapchat account or restarting your device to see if that resolves the issue.

3. Privacy Settings: Another possibility is that the person has adjusted their privacy settings to restrict who can see their content or send them messages. If they have set their privacy settings to only receive messages from friends, you may still see the pending message even though you are already friends. In this case, you may need to contact the person through another platform or ask them directly to adjust their privacy settings to allow you to communicate with them on Snapchat.

4. Snapchat Update: Snapchat frequently updates its app with new features and changes. Sometimes, these updates can cause temporary glitches or inconsistencies in the app’s functionality. If you are experiencing the pending message issue after a recent Snapchat update, it may be a bug that the Snapchat team needs to address. In such cases, it’s best to reach out to Snapchat support or keep an eye on their official social media channels for any updates on the issue.

To summarize, if you are seeing the pending message on Snapchat even though you believe you are already friends with someone, it could be due to them unfriending you, a technical glitch, privacy settings, or a Snapchat update. Checking with the person directly or reaching out to Snapchat support can help clarify the situation and resolve any issues you may be facing.