If you’re a teenager or a young adult, there’s a good chance one of the most important things in your life is your friendships and relationships with those around you. Your classmates and co-workers are most probably going to be a big part of your life for the next few years, maybe even longer. And if you somehow manage not to make any close friends during this time, it can get depressing. Especially if those around you have friends and partners to spend their free time with, right?
But the thing is, your life is full of opportunities. There are a million ways to meet new people, and it’s statistically impossible for you not to like any of them enough to hang out. In fact, it’s even easier to ask someone out because it’s a good chance you won’t ever see them again.
So, your reluctance and skepticism are the only things stopping you from having a flourishing social life. However, if you’re an introvert or just don’t feel like it’s productive to socialize, there’s also another medium you could turn to.
Yes, you guessed it right. We’re talking about online methods. There is a myriad of social media sites on the internet that can help you find any kind of person you’d like. Of course, it won’t be easy; practically, doing this offline will be much better.
But if that isn’t a possible alternative for you or if you’d just rather do this, the best places to start are Tinder, Grindr, and Bumble. You can also look for a niche website to find someone who has at least something in common with you already, like a language exchange.
If those seem too cliché or desperate to you, you could also try out social media platforms like Instagram or Snapchat. They are well-suited for networking, and there’s little to no margin for error in terms of identity if you’re upfront about it.
Snapchat is particularly good for this purpose because its Quick-Add section shows you all the Snapchat users close to your location, around your age, or are friends of your friends. So, you’ll have common grounds to approach them!
Today’s blog will discuss if swiping up on a Snapchat story says you’re typing.
If You Swipe Up on Snapchat Story Does it Say You’re Typing?
Let’s answer your initial question: if you swipe up on someone’s Snapchat story, will it appear as typing? No, there’s no reason why that will happen. The only instance where Snapchat will show you as typing is when you’ve gone to someone’s chat and tapped the dialog box.
There’s much debate around the “typing” notifications, mostly because of the Snapchat glitch, which left the users feeling confused and angry.
Let us explain if you don’t know what we’re talking about.
There was a time when people were noticing the “[username] is typing…” notification popping up all the time. It was annoying, especially when there was no actual message that everyone anticipated.
However, it later turned out that a glitch was causing this notification to appear each time the user opened a chat, regardless of whether or not they were typing. Snapchat claims this issue has been fixed, but users claim it hasn’t; they’ve just learned to live with it.
Anyhow, this issue only happened when users opened the chats, so you’re still pretty safe.
But if you’d still like to ensure that nothing like that happens, all you need to do is turn off your internet connection before viewing their story or opening their chats. Sounds pretty fool-proof, don’t you think?
As our blog has now reached its end, we hope we’ve been able to answer your initial question.
Just to recap, Snapchat won’t send a “typing” notification in your name to a user if you swipe up on their Snapchat story. That only happens if you go to their chat and tap their dialog box to type in something.
If you still don’t want to take your chances, we understand; in fact, we appreciate those who believe in taking precautions. So, all you need is to turn off your internet when you think there’s a possibility of a notification going off.
And seeing how problematic this app is, it won’t be completely out of line to send a strongly-worded email to Snapchat about this issue. After all, why should we be walking on eggshells on an app designed to entertain us, don’t you think?
If you’ve still got any doubts about today’s topic, we’d love to help you in the comments below!