Friendship is truly a companionship unlike any other. You can share your joys, sorrows, secrets, feelings, emotions, and experiences with each other without any reservations or second thoughts. What other relationship could offer you all that without taking anything in return? Until the introduction of social media platforms, the only way to make friends was by meeting people in real life. But fortunately, today, you can even make friends across the world without ever seeing them in reality. Such is the power of the digital world.
But while social media has simplified meeting people, there are some complications there as well. One such complication includes your request not being accepted, and we’re here to talk about this very problem on Snapchat.
If you’ve ever lost your sleep over whether or not someone declined your request on Snapchat, we’re here to help you out with it. Stick with us till the end to find the answers you seek!
Does Snapchat notify you when someone declines your request?
Before we answer the question for which you’re here, let’s ask you one: for any new activity that happens on your Snapchat account, who do you look forward to notifying you? Snapchat’s notification, isn’t it?
Be it a new snap, a new chat, or a new friend request; it is the app itself that notifies you about it. So, it is common to wonder whether it notifies you about your request being ignored or declined.
However, because the platform considers the action of declining the request private to the user who takes it, notifying you about it is seen as a breach of privacy by them. It is for this reason that you receive no notification from Snapchat when someone declines your request.
How to Know If Someone Declines Your Friend Request on Snapchat
Now that we’ve established Snapchat will not notify you about your friend request being declined let’s proceed to explore what other options you have to figure it out yourself. We have a foolproof method to do so. Keep reading to learn about it!
You know how, when you send someone a friend request on Snapchat, the Add button on their profile turns into Added? Well, this button can change in two ways, depending on whether they accept or decline it.
If they accept your request, the Added button will change into a blue Snap button with a camera icon next to it. On the other hand, if they decline your request, it will change back to the black Add button that was there in the beginning.
To check this, all you need to do is tap on the magnifying glass icon towards the top-left corner of your Camera tab. When you find a search bar next, enter this person’s username and see what button appears next to their profile; you’ll get your answer.
Other ways of figuring it out
Did you know that there is no specific button for declining someone’s friend request on Snapchat? Instead, there’s a tiny cross icon placed right next to the Accept button; tapping on it declines their friend request automatically.
Therefore, it is quite possible that this user might not have intended to decline your request, and it happened by mistake.
If that could be the case, don’t you think they deserve another chance? Well, we certainly hope you do. Given below are two ways in which you can resolve this conflict peacefully:
Asking them directly
Confrontation, though some might find it daunting, is always the best path, in our opinion. This is why we implore you to talk to this person directly about your declined friend request. You might never know what you find out!
Sending another request to confirm
If you don’t want to confront them directly, we understand that as well. Another way of giving them a second chance is by sending them another request on Snapchat. If they accept it this time, take it to mean that the last time would have been a mistake and move on from it.
However, if they end up declining it this time as well, that’s a sign that they probably don’t want to connect with you on the platform.
Under such circumstances, your best course of action would be to do the same. After all, running behind people who aren’t equally eager for you is nothing but a sheer waste of your own time.
The bottom line
With this, we’ve reached the bottom of our blog. Our topic of discussion today was the friend requests on Snapchat and how to tell if yours has been rejected by someone. We began by figuring out if the platform notifies you about it, only to find out that it doesn’t. Then, we moved ahead to explore other means of finding it out.
Above, we’ve mentioned the method you can use for it. Is there any other Snapchat-related query that you’d like us to resolve for you? Tell us in the comments section below.