Snapchat has become a popular messaging platform, especially among the Millennial and the Gen-Z population. People following the trend and getting started with Snapchat might get confused.
Especially, Snapchat Status is among the popular things people get confused with. Most people do not know the meaning of each Snapchat status and the icons when they get started.
The meaning behind “Received” is one of the common message statuses people are getting confused about. In brief, “Received” means that the person has received your message but hasn’t opened it yet.
Continue reading to know further about different Snapchat message statuses and their meaning.
Different Message Statuses in Snapchat
Snaps or Snapchat Messages can be sent in different forms, like images, videos, and text messages. Snapchat has different message statuses for different messages.
The four message statuses are “Sent”, “Delivered”, “Received”, and “Opened”. Different statuses have their own meaning behind them.
Meaning of “Received” in Snapchat
“Received” in Snapchat means that you have received the message someone sent you on Snapchat, but you are yet to open or respond to it. Any message, including text, audio, or snap, can be included.
Now that we have figured out what the “received” means on Snapchat, let us also know about different types of received icons on Snapchat.
Whenever you receive a snap on Snapchat, you will see a solid square appear, denoted by different colors.
- Solid Red Square: You have received a photo Snap.
- Solid Purple Square: You have received a video Snap.
- Solid Blue Square: It means that you have received a text message.
Difference Between “Sent”, “Delivered”, “Received”, and “Opened” in Snapchat
So, you might already know there are four different message icons on Snapchat, “Sent”, “Delivered”, “Received,” and “Opened.”
Starting with “Sent”. It means that your message has been sent to another Snapchat user, and the person has not yet opened your snap. “Sent” in Snapchat is denoted by three different colored solid arrows:
- Solid Red Arrow: It means that you have sent a photo Snap.
- Solid Purple Arrow: It means that you have sent a video Snap.
- Solid Blue Arrow: It means that you have sent a text message.
Moving on to “Delivered”, which means that your message has been sent to another Snapchat user, and the person has opened your snap. “Delivered” in Snapchat is denoted by three different colored hollow arrows:
- Hollow Red Arrow: Your photo Snap was opened by the receiver.
- Hollow Purple Arrow: It means your video Snap was opened by the receiver.
- Hollow Blue Arrow: Your text message was opened by the receiver.
“Opened” pretty much explains itself. It indicates that someone has sent you a message, and you have opened it. “Opened” in Snapchat is denoted by three different colored hollow squares:
- Hollow Red Square: It means that you have opened a photo Snap.
- Hollow Purple Square: It means that you have opened a video Snap.
- Hollow Blue Square: It means that you have opened a text message.
The main differentiator among the icons for the meaning behind those terms is the icons indicated by them. Arrow icons are shown in the sender’s Snapchat, whereas square icons are shown in the receiver’s Snapchat. The hollow icon means that the receiver has opened the snap. In contrast, the solid icon indicates that the receiver hasn’t yet opened the snap or message.
Screenshot and replayed are other message status icons on Snapchat. They are pretty self-explanatory with the terms.
The screenshot icon means that the receiver has screenshotted your snap or text message.
- Pair of Hollow Red Arrow: The receiver has screenshotted your photo Snap.
- Pair of Hollow Purple Arrow: The receiver has screenshotted your video Snap.
- Pair of Hollow Blue Arrow: The receiver has screenshotted your text message.
Likewise, replayed icon means that the receiver has replayed your snap.
- Red Replay Icon: The receiver has replayed your photo Snap.
- Purple Replay Icon: The receiver has replayed your video Snap.
Snapchat has been one very engaging social media or messaging platform, and more people are getting into it. Many people are getting started on Snapchat and getting confused about different things about the platform. Message status is one of them.
Hopefully, this article has cleared your confusion about Snapchat status, mainly the “Received” message status. If you have any more queries, do let us know in the common section below.