Wondering what ‘Delivered,’ “Received” and “Opened” mean on Snapchat? At the same time, not able to figure out what other terms like “New Snap” and “Tap to Load” mean?

Trust me on this one – Snapchat is one of the fanciest social media platforms with unique and minimalist icons and terms that helps them smartly engage their users.   

And if you are a new Snapchat user or someone who doesn’t use Snapchat as much, then you may find yourself wondering what these terms actually mean.

Don’t worry – allow me to answer the question.

To help you understand the meaning of these terms, I’ve put together this blog post – where I’ll be covering:

Without further ado, let’s dive into it straight away.

What Does Delivered Mean on Snapchat?

Delivered on Snapchat means that you’ve sent a message to the recipient, and they have received the message on their phone. This message can be anything, including text message, audio message, snap, or video. When you send them a message and the Snapchat server sends your message to the recipient’s phone, you’ll see the “Delivered” term on Snapchat.

While you’ll see the same “Delivered” term – irrespective of the type of message, it’s important to note that Snapchat has different icons in place with different colors, including red, blue, and purple.

This means:

  • When you send a text, audio message, or a pre-clicked/recorded photo or video from your Camera Roll or Snapchat Memory section directly from within the Chat screen to the recipient and they receive it on their phone, you’ll see Delivered along with a blue arrow.
  • Upon sending a photo snap to the recipient clicked via Snapchat camera, you’ll see Delivered along with a red arrow when they receive it on their phone.
  • When you send a video snap clicked via Snapchat camera to the recipient and they receive it on their phone, you’ll see Delivered along with a purple arrow.

What Does Received Mean on Snapchat?

Received on Snapchat means that someone sent you a message on Snapchat and you’ve received it yet didn’t respond to it. This message can be anything, including text message, audio message, snap, or video. Only the icons next to Received will vary – depending on the type of message.

This means:

  • When you receive a text message, audio message, or a pre-clicked/recorded photo or video sent from the sender’s Camera Roll or Snapchat Memory section and you see it, you’ll see Received along with a blue arrow.
  • Upon receiving a photo snap clicked by the sender via their Snapchat camera, you’ll see Received along with a red arrow.
  • When you receive a video snap clicked via the sender’s Snapchat camera and you see it, you’ll see Delivered along with a purple arrow.

What Does Opened Mean on Snapchat?

Opened on Snapchat means that the recipient has seen your sent message on Snapchat yet didn’t respond to it. Whether you’ve sent someone a text message or snap, if they see it yet don’t respond, you’ll see Opened right in front of you.

While you’ll see Opened when someone sees your Snapchat message yet doesn’t respond, the icons may vary.

This means:

  • When you send a text, audio message, or a pre-clicked/recorded photo or video from your Camera Roll or Snapchat Memory section directly from within the Chat screen to the recipient and they see it yet don’t respond, you’ll see Opened along with a blue arrow.
  • Upon sending a photo snap to the recipient clicked via Snapchat camera, you’ll see Opened along with a red arrow when they see it.
  • When you send a video snap clicked via Snapchat camera to the recipient and they see it, you’ll see Opened along with a purple arrow.

What Does New Chat Mean on Snapchat?

New chat means that someone has sent you a message on Snapchat, yet you haven’t seen it. This is applicable for text messages, audio messages, or pictures/videos sent from the camera roll or Snapchat memory.

What Does New Snap Mean on Snapchat?

New chat means that someone has sent you a photo or video snap on Snapchat, yet you haven’t seen it. This is applicable only for photos or video snaps clicked/recorded via Snapchat’s camera.

Conclusion

Snapchat is an engaging platform and its users love every single second of it. From New Snap to Opened to Received and many more, Snapchat has put in place minimalist icons and terms that not only help them engage their users but also act as their unique points.

And that’s the beauty of it.

I hope I was able to address your query.

And if you think I missed out on any terms/icons, feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section.

Thanks for reading!

And as always, love you guys!

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