Snapchat quickly became one of the most popular instant messaging apps among young people because of its groundbreaking feature, Stories.
But, despite its stagnation in popularity over the last few years compared to TikTok and Instagram, there are still users who gladly use the app.
Furthermore, new users are also willing to try this app, considering its multiple features. That being said, some of Snapchat’s icons may be confusing to new users.
In this blog post, we will be talking about the meaning of the gray box in the Snapchat app.
According to the Snapchat screen Icon guide, a gray box appears when a message (Snap) you have sent is pending or may have expired.
In addition, a grey box on Snapchat can also indicate that you have never talked to a specific person, the person has blocked you, or they haven’t accepted your friend request.
Snapchat has multiple other icons that show up once a Snap has been sent, so let’s look at the meaning of the other icons.
The box icons in the Snapchat app are categorized into two groups: Received icons and Viewed Icons.
Filled boxes are under the group of received icons.
Depending on the type of the Snap, whether it is with the audio or not, differently filled boxes indicate different things.
Unfiled boxes are in the viewed icons category.
While other social networks offer a less complex way of telling users that their messages have been delivered and viewed, Snapchat has multiple icons that mean different things. However, it all boils down to whether or not your Snapchat messages are with or without audio and whether or not they have been delivered or viewed.
Among the multiple Snapchat icons that indicate whether or not users' Snaps have been viewed or delivered, there are also multiple emojis that appear next to the usernames in this app.
An example is the yellow heart emoji, which indicates that you and that person send the most snaps to each other.
Snapchat has been one of the most popular social media apps in the last decade.
The app has become popular due to the 24 hours stories users can send to each other.
In addition to the cool filters and effects, Snapchat also offers a variety of chat icons that inform users about different things.
Use this guide to understand what each of the icons means.
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