What Does Pending Mean on Snapchat but Still Friends

Pending is a term used to portray unsent messages and Snaps on Snapchat. There could be some reasons why your message on Snapchat is pending. However, it is mostly due to a factor on the other user’s end. In most cases, you cannot fix the problem by yourself. You will need to wait for the other person to fix the pending problem on their end.

Still Friends, What Does Pending Mean On Snapchat?

If you are getting pending on Snapchat but you are friends, then it can be a network problem or network not available. Your message could be pending on Snapchat if there is no internet connection which available on your device. In this case, Snapchat is going to save your message in the device’s cache and send it when the device has access to the web.


If you are having mobile data or wifi problem, so this is likely the reason why your message is pending on Snapchat. If you have network connectivity but you are still feel that the Snapchat app is unable to receive network connection, here are some methods that you can try to fix it:

  • Restart Snapchat
  • Check if Snapchat’s use of mobile data has not been restricted
  • Please turn Airplane mode on and off
  • You have to clear cache and data of the Snapchat app
  • Simply, restart your device

What Happens When It Says Pending On Snapchat?

Pending On Snapchat

Once a message is pending on Snapchat, the things will happen like below:

  • The receiver will be able to get a notification about the pending message.
  • The receiver will be able to see the sent message without accepting your message or friend request.
  • The receiver will need to select if they want to receive messages from you or add you as a friend.
  • You will not be able to know if the person has read your message or not.
  • You will not be able to know if the other person has ignored your message or blocked you in case your message remains pending for a long time.

Why Message To Someone Is Pending On Snapchat?

Besides network not available, there are other reasons why your message to someone is Pending on Snapchat. Here are those reasons:

You have not been added as friend

The biggest reason why message is pending on Snapchat is due to the fact that you have not been added as a friend yet by the receiver. If you are trying to message a new contact, so this could be the case. Probably, they still be busy and you have to wait until your request is accepted so that the message reaches the concerned contact.

You Were Blocked By The Receiver

Snapchat gives control completely to its users over their account to maintain privacy and make sure that their data is protected completely. This is why Snapchat is going to block access from unknown accounts until it has been approved by the receiver. Messages from unknown accounts can be classified as pending and they will not be able to view your stories or your location. If the receiver’s Snapchat account is public, you might be able to view their location and stories depending on their privacy settings. However, your messages and Snaps will remain pending until the person decides to accept them.

Snapchat Friend’s Account Removed

Snapchat does not inform you when and if a friend’s account is removed from Snapchat. The concerned account is going to still show up in your friend list. Also, any chats between you will be available under the ‘Chats’ section on Snapchat. But, all your messages and snaps to the person is going to be saved as pending until further notice.

When Your Pending Message Has Been Delivered? How To Know it?

When a pending Snapchat message is delivered, the status is going to be changed to ‘Delivered’ automatically. You are able to keep a track of the status in your ‘Chats’ section. But, Snapchat will not send you a notification for the status change and you will need to keep checking it manually every chance you get. This is the only method to know if your pending messages have been delivered to the concerned person.

How To See Snapchat History?

While pending is a great method to keep the conversation going without losing messages, Snapchat also offers you to see your entire Snapchat history. Snapchat is able to help you find the exact date and time you Snapped someone. To get all your Snapchat history, you are able to follow the steps guide below.

For note: You will be able to follow the steps below on a PC or even a mobile device. So, if you have an Android or iPhone or phone in hand, it will be able to work too. Also, you do not need PC to access these settings, but these are not available in the app.

  • Firstly, you have to open the browser on your PC and then visit accounts.snapchat.com. Please log in with your Snapchat user ID and password.
  • After that, you are able to click on ‘My data‘.
  • Now, Snapchat will populate all the data stored by the service for your account. Please scroll down and click on ‘Submit Request‘.
  • You will need a verified email ID associated with your Snapchat account in order to be able to regain your Snapchat data.

Now, an email will be sent by Snapchat to your registered email address on your Snapchat account. Please login to your email account and then click on the link sent by Snapchat to you. After clicked, the download for your Snapchat data should be initiated automatically.

Snapchat is doing everything which it can to serve to its new userbase. They have added new body lenses which let you to compete in dance challenges and also have introduced the ability to post short-form content to your account as well.