What does pending mean on Snapchat?

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If you just started using Snapchat, we are pretty sure you are having a lot of fun with the videos and photos you exchange with your friends. Exploring the app's features takes some time, but you can figure them all out quickly.

You're probably wondering what it means to see a pending notification when using the app. This type of notification has a few purposes, and we will list them below. The pending notification is not about one thing; it can mean several different things. Sometimes it is just a glitch within the app, so keep that in mind.

The internet connection is slow or keeps dropping – this could be why you see a pending notification when sending someone a snap. If you snap with that particular friend often and you are pretty sure you are not blocked, the reason why you see the notification could be because either you or your friend have a poor internet connection at the moment.

You can do a few things on your side. Close the app and relaunch it. Turn the Wi-Fi off, then back on. Restart your smartphone and your router.

You are not a friend of a person you are sending a snap to, or the user blocked you – perhaps the other person didn't accept your Snapchat friend request just yet, and that's why you get the pending notification. The notification should be gone as soon as the other person accepts the request.

Another reason could be the fact the other person blocked you. If you can't see the person's profile, it means you are blocked. Or perhaps that person removed you from their friend list. If you visit their profile and can't see their Snapchat score, you have been removed from their friends, which is why you are getting a pending notification.

The notification can also show if your friend has deleted or disabled their account.

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