A Snapchat “pending” label typically displays next to a friend’s name on the Chat tab, profile, and within a DM or conversation.
Unsent Snapchat messages and Snaps are referred to as “pending” or pending status. There could be numerous reasons why your Snapchat message is pending, but the most common explanation is a factor on the other user’s end.
Most of the time, you won’t be able to handle the problem on your own and will have to wait for the other person to settle the problem on their end.
So, why does Snapchat state “pending”? The label “pending” means that Snapchat was unable to send it.
A Snapchat pending caution, unlike a generic problem notification, also signifies that the app will keep trying to send the pending notification until it’s either received or you explicitly cancel the entire process. (Read Snapchat Stuck On Sending)
One of the following is generally invariably the cause of this error:
- The person has not accepted your friend request. Before Snapchat may send them a message, they must confirm a friend request. It might be that the person does not accept your friend request, or you have not accepted the other person’s request.
- You’ve been removed from your friends list by someone. While you and the user may have been Snapchat friends, the user may have elected to reduce their friend list.
- A friend blocked you. Because Snapchat doesn’t tell you whether someone has blocked you, this may cause a pending message. Someone who blocks you on Snapchat, on the other hand, is usually completely hidden from you. If you can view the snap score of the person, that means the person is still following you.
- Your smartphone or tablet might not be connected to the internet. When you’re offline, Snapchat won’t work and will display a “Waiting to send” pending message until you can connect to a cellular or Wi-Fi network.
- Your Snapchat account has been deactivated. Your app’s functionality may be restricted if you’ve harassed other users or broken Snapchat’s policies.
- A problem in the Snapchat app. There could be a bug or a technical issue with the app. It’s possible that Snapchat is down. It’s possible that the full Snapchat service will be unavailable for a short period of time.
What to Should you do with a Snapchat Pending Message?
There are a couple of things you can do if you get a Snapchat pending message problem.
- Make sure your cellular and internet connections are working. If you’re using a tablet, make sure your iPhone or Android smartphone has a strong mobile signal and that the linked Wi-Fi is up and running. Turn off Wi-Fi and utilize your cellular network if available if you feel Wi-Fi isn’t working properly or you have network issues.
- Send a Snapchat message to a different friend. It’s the quickest approach to see if the issue is tech-related or if it has something to do with a Snapchat friend who has unfriended or blocked you.
- Use a different messaging app to contact your friend. If you’re bored of waiting for your Snapchat friend request to be approved, you can send them a direct message through Twitter, WhatsApp, Discord, Telegram, Vero, or another messaging service. However, it would help if you waited at least 24 hours before doing so.
- Move on gracefully. If someone has unfriended or blocked you, the best thing to do is move on, as additional communication attempts may be interpreted as harassment or bullying by Snapchat.
- Restart your computer or device. The Snapchat app may be malfunctioning if all of your messages show a pending error. A simple way is to restart your iPhone or Android smartphone to resolve issues like these.
When you haven’t sent anything, why does it show a pending Snapchat message?
If you send a message to a friend who hasn’t added you back, your communications will be marked as pending. It can also happen if they block you or remove you from their friend list. All of the other explanations were mentioned in the “Snapchat says pending?” thread. See the “here’s why” section above for more information. (Learn How Do You Know If Someone Unfriended You On Snapchat)
How to view my entire Snapchat history?
While pending messages are a terrific method to keep the discussion without losing messages, Snapchat also lets you view Snapchat history. Snapchat can assist you in determining the precise day and time that you Snapped someone. Follow the steps below to retrieve all of your Snapchat history.
It’s not a problem to follow the instructions below on a PC or even a mobile device. Therefore, if you have either an iPhone or Android phone, it will function as well – you don’t need a computer to view these settings, but they aren’t accessible through the app. (Learn How To Change Snapchat Notification Sound)
- Open the browser software (for example, Chrome) on your PC and visit accounts.snapchat.com. Log in with your Snapchat user ID and password.
- Select ‘My data’ from the drop-down menu.
- Snapchat will now populate your account with all of the data it has stored. Scroll down to ‘Submit Request’ and click it.
- To get your Snapchat data, you’ll need to have a validated email ID connected with your Snapchat account.
- Snapchat will now send an email to your Snapchat account’s registered email address. Log into your email account and click the Snapchat link that was emailed to you. The download for your Snapchat data should begin instantly as you click.