Besides all the fun stuff that is out there on the Snapchat app, there are some people getting across something saying 'Pending'. Ever since it became apparent on this social platform, people seem to get confused about what it actually means.
This is where we come in, to explain how this Pending grey icon can mean a couple of things on your Snapchat profile and why this happens. Therefore, if this is something you find worth checking out, keep on reading.
Quick Note: This info regarding the Snapchat app that is given in this blog posts applies to both iOS and Android mobile devices.
Basically, when Snapchat gives you the notification “Pending”, it means that it has not been able to send it and this is unlike some generic error message. Also, a Snapchat pending is a warning notification with the meaning that the app will proceed to send the message till it is received or perhaps till you choose to cancel the sending manually.
You should also know that it usually appears under a friend’s name in the chat tab, under a friend’s name on their profile or within a DM or a conversation.
To get to the core of the meaning of what this actually is, we tackled several things that might be the reasons for this error to appear as such. Keep on reading to find out what may be the reason for that.
This means that you might get a “pending” message if you have sent someone a friend request on Snapchat and they still did not approve it. Users cannot send messages to other users before they get friend request approval.
This happens all the time. You’ve been friends with someone on Snapchat but they cut you off their friends list so you are not there anymore. This is another reason why the pending message appears.
Now, this is tricky, because Snapchat will not inform you that someone has blocked you and this may also be the reason for you to receive the pending message. Also, if you want to learn how to see who blocked you on Snapchat, check out this blog post.
This is very logical when you think of it. Obviously, Snapchat will not work when you are offline and therefore, it will display the Waiting to send message, which stands as a pending message till you are reconnected to Wi-Fi again.
This is yet another reason why you might be getting the “pending” message. So, you must be familiar with Snapchat's policy with regards to its violations and what you can and can’t do. You might have violated some of those policies and your app functions have been restricted due to that.
It is totally normal that the app has some bug or some kind of technical matters that need to be handled. This has nothing to do with your profile and it is up to the Snapchat team to fix it.
This is also completely expected to happen and the app could be temporarily down.
In case you see a Snapchat pending error message, there are some things you can try out.