[7 Easy Steps] How To Fix The Snapchat Grey Pending Bug?

Snapchat is a fairly straightforward app. It notifies you when someone reads your messages, takes screenshots, replays them, and does other things. Most of these notifications are straightforward, but what does “pending” mean?

If your message is pending, it will be marked with a dull gray arrow in your feed. And whoever you sent the Snap to is unlikely to see it.

Here’s what that enigmatic “pending” message means and how to resolve it.

What Does Pending On Snapchat Mean?

  • At its most basic, “pending” indicates that Snapchat is aware that you are attempting to send a message but are unable to complete the request.
  • The most common reason for this is that the person to whom you are attempting to send a Snap has not added you as a friend. Snapchat will automatically block any messages sent to you by a non-friend and notify the sender of the pending message.
  • Even if you’ve sent a friend request to the person you’re attempting to contact, the pending message will remain until they add you.
  • If you’re certain you’re Snapchat friends with someone, but you’re still seeing the pending message, it’s possible they’ve unfriended you.
  • Check their profile to see if there are Saved in Chat and Chat Attachments menus — if you don’t see these, it means you’re not friends.
  • However, being marked as “pending” does not always imply the end of a friendship. In some cases, it could simply be a Snapchat bug.

How To Fix This Bug?

Snapchat Grey Pending
  • Before you do anything else, make sure you’re friends with the person you’re attempting to contact. Check their profile once more to ensure that you’re truly connected.
  • Check your internet connection if you’re certain. A bad signal can mess up your Snaps, tricking the app into thinking your messages can’t be delivered. Move closer to your Wi-Fi router, reset it, and connect to a different signal — whatever it takes to get the best connection.
  • Also, you should restart Snapchat. Swipe up from the bottom of your phone’s screen to see what apps are open, then swipe Snapchat off the screen to close it completely.
  • If that doesn’t work, try restarting your phone.
  • If that fails, uninstall the Snapchat app and reinstall it from your device’s app store. You may need to log in again, but doing so will undoubtedly refresh all of your pending messages.
  • Finally, you can see if Snapchat is unavailable or experiencing outages.
  • When there is an issue with Snapchat’s servers, the Snapchat Support Twitter page is updated. Take a look at it.

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There isn’t much else that can be done if none of these fixes work. Message your friend later or use another app.

I know this may sound disappointing but that’s just how it is. Still, you should at least try the fixes provided above.

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