What does gray mean in Snapchat? Snapchat is one of the more transparent social media platforms in that you can understand almost everything that is going on as long as you understand the different colored icons.Each icon on Snapchat has a specific meaning based on color, filled status, and any overlays or underlays. When you learn what they are, you can better understand what is happening with your account.
What Does the Grey Arrow on Snapchat Mean?
The grey arrow on Snapchat has three different meanings. If the grey arrow is full, it means you were not friends with that person and the friend request is still pending. If you were friends with that person, you have been blocked from their Snapchat account.
If the grey arrow is empty (or outlined,) it means your friend request has expired, or it was declined by the person.
What Do the Icons on Snapchat Mean?
You may notice that specific friends have icons next to their names. Each of these icons has a different meaning as well. If you get a grey arrow on Snapchat and your friend has deleted you, the icon will pop over to another friend in your list. Here is what each icon means:
Gold or yellow heart: The gold heart means you’re #1 best friends with each other. This means you’ve send them the most snaps and they’ve sent the most snaps to you. You can have other best friends (see below), but this is for the person you send the most messages to on a daily basis.
Red heart: You’ve been #1 best friends with each other for two weeks.
Pink hearts: You’ve been #1 best friends with each other for two months.
Grimacing face: You share a #1 best friend that you both send the most messages to. However, it isn’t possible to figure out who that person is.Smiling face: You’re best friends, but not #1 best friends on Snapchat. You send a lot of messages to this person. You can have as many as eight best friends on this platform. There seems to be a time limit to get this icon, but no one can measure it.
Sunglasses face: You share a best friend on Snapchat, so you have a close friend in common.
Fire: You’re on a Snapstreak with this person! The fire emoji will show up next to the number of consecutive days you’ve sent Snaps to this friend. If you don’t send a message within a day, you will lose your Snapstreak. The fire emoji will not show up until you’ve had three days of consecutive messages.
Hourglass: If you see this, your Snapstreak is about to end. If you want to keep your fire emoji going, you need to send a Snap. If you send one and it doesn’t go away, the other person is the one who is at risk of ending the streak.
What Do the Arrows Mean on Snapchat?
We’ve already covered what the grey arrow means on Snapchat, but what about the other arrows? First, you need to know the different colors. They mean:
- Red is a Snap without audio
- Purple is a Snap with audio
- Blue is a Chat
When the arrow icon is full, it means your message has been delivered successfully, but your friend has not opened it yet. When the arrow is outlined, it means your friend has opened your message.
If you see a square or a chat bubble that is full, it means your message has been delivered successfully, but your friend has not opened it yet. When the square is outlined, it means your friend has read your message.If you see an icon that looks like two arrows overlapping, it means your friend has taken a screenshot of the message.
If you see a counterclockwise arrow, it means your friend has replayed the message.
These icons can turn grey as well.
By understanding the different icons on Snapchat, you will be able to quickly glance at your list of friends and understand what is going on without having to bug your friends or send the same thing twice. Be sure to pay attention to the timestamps so you can see when your friends sent a message, opened your message, or replayed something.