Snapchat is an interesting social media app. However, it can be confusing at times. If you are new to Snapchat, you must be wondering what the square icon indicates. The square icon can be seen when you open a chat on Snapchat. If you are confused about the square icon you see every time when you open Snapchat then don’t be confused. The square icon indicates that you have received a snap from your friend. However, if you are still muddled about Received on Snapchat, then keep reading, as we will help you clear all your doubts about Received on Snapchat. In this section, we will try to make you understand what the Received means on Snapchat.
- Whenever you receive a snap from your friend on Snapchat, it is indicated by a square icon.
- There are many other icons i.e. delivered, screenshot, opened, and replayed.
- These icons have different colours associated with them which are blue, purple, and red.
What does Received mean on Snapchat? (2023)
The Received option is associated with the Snaps on Snapchat.
Whenever you send a Snap to your friends on Snapchat, they will be able to see a square icon that will appear on their screen. The square icon will be related to the picture, video, or text that you have sent to them. Square icon means that they have received your Snap.
The square icon can be of different colors i.e. red, blue, and purple in color. But the colors here have their own significance on Snapchat. Below we have mentioned what these coloured square icons mean.
Red Square Icon
Whenever you receive a snap or a set of snaps, that do not contain audio, you will receive the Snap as a square that is red in color. Therefore whenever you see a red square icon in the chat, you will quickly get to know that you have received a snap that is without the audio.
Purple Square Icon.
If you see a purple square icon in the Chat section of Snapchat, you need to know that you have received a Snap, but this time, with audio. Such Snaps may include a video or a picture that has audio added to it. Therefore, the purple square icon is related to the snaps with audio.
Blue Square Icon
If you see a blue square icon in the chat section of Snapchat, you must know that you have received a message from someone. The message could be anything from a text, or sticker to a gif.
What does Delivered mean on Snapchat?
Whenever you see an arrow option in the chat section of Snapchat, don’t get confused.
If you see a solid arrow in your chat, this means that the snap or snaps you sent to your friends have been delivered to them.
If the solid arrow turns into a hollow arrow, then understand that the snap that you sent to your friends has been opened by them. These arrows again have some colors associated with them. The significance of each arrow has been mentioned below.
The red arrow denotes that the snap you sent without any audio in it, has been delivered to them.
The hollow red arrow denotes that the snap without audio has been opened by them.
The solid purple arrow indicates that your snap with audio has been delivered to your friend. These snaps may include videos or pictures with audio.
The hollow arrow purple color denotes that the snap with audio has been opened by the friend whom you sent it.
The solid blue arrow means that the message or messages you sent to your friend have been delivered to them. These may include texts, stickers, and gifs also
The hollow blue tick means that the message that you sent to your friend has been opened by them i.e. they have read your message
The solid green arrow means that the cash gift you sent to your friend on Snapchat has been delivered to them.
A hollow green tick indicates that the cash gift has been opened by your friend that you sent them.
What does the Opened Icon mean on Snapchat?
Every time you send Snaps to your friends on Snapchat, you will see specific icons in your chat section. This also works when you receive particular snaps.
As you know when you receive snaps on Snapchat, you can see Square icons of different colours. As soon as you open those snaps, they will become hollow from solid.
Red hollow square
The red hollow square means that your friend sent you a snap without audio and you have opened the snap. Before you open the snap, the square will be solid and as soon as you open the snap, you will se the solid square turning into a hollow one.
Blue hollow square
When you receive a message on Snapchat, you will see a solid blue square icon. But as soon as you open the message, the solid icon will turn into a hollow blue icon. Holow blue icon means that you have read the message your friend sent to you on Snapchat.
Purple hollow square
This indicates that the snap your friend sent you, having audio in it, has been opened by you. If you do not open the audio snap, then the purple square icon will remain solid
What does a screenshot icon mean on Snapchat?
Unlike other social media apps, Snapchat has a special feature that allows its users to know when a screenshot has been taken by the other person in the chat or snap. If you share something with your friend that you don’t want to stay longer than 24 hours, and if they take a screenshot of the same, then you will get to know about that. But if you don’t have any objection to your friend taking a screenshot of the snap or chat, then you don’t need to be on any guard.
The screenshot icon will be like two hollow arrows placed upon each other in opposite directions. Again, these arrows have colours associated with them. Let us make you understand this in brief.
Red Screenshot Arrow
As you know the red arrow is associated with the snap that you sent to your friend without an audio. The Red Screenshot Arrow indicates that the snap you sent to your friend has been screenshotted by them.
Purple Screenshot Arrow
The purple screenshot arrow means that the snap you sent to your friend, which also has audio, has been screenshotted by your friend.
Blue Screenshot Arrow
The blue screenshot arrow is an indication that the message, sticker or gif you sent to your friend has been screenshotted by them. You will also be able to see a notification in your Chat that the person took a screenshot of the chat.
What is the meaning of Replay in Snapchat?
If you don’t know what the replay icon means on Snapchat, then keep reading. The replay icon is usually an indication that the snaps you sent to your friend or friends have been replayed by them. This does not imply the messages in Snapchat as they cannot be replayed , but just re-read. The replay icon goes with both the snaps with audio and without audio. The replay icon would be a circle with an arrow in the anticlockwise direction
Purple Replay Icon
The purple replay arrow means that the friend to whom you sent a snap with audio has replayed your Snap.
Red Replay Icon
The red replay icon means that the person to whom you sent the snap without audio has replayed your Snap.
Snapchat has many features and icons that are very confusing at times. If you are new to Snapchat, you must have also been confused regarding all the icons that you see on your screen while using the app. If you open your Snapchat you must have seen various icons when you send or receive snaps. These icons are related to the snaps you send and receive which are with or without audio. These icons also have some colours which are blue, purple, and red in color. If you receive a snap that is without audio, you will see a red square icon in the chat.
If the snap which you have received has audio, then you will see a purple square. A blue square indicates that you have received a message from your friend. While the delivered icon is different. Delivered snaps and messages are denoted by an arrow in the chat section. The purple arrow means that the snap you sent which also has audio is delivered to the other person. The blue arrow means that the message you sent to your friend has been delivered. And the red arrow means that your snap without audio has been delivered to the other person. If these arrows turn hollow then it indicates that the message, the snap with and without audio has been opened by your friend. Now comes the screenshot icon. When you send someone a message on Snapchat and they screenshot it, you will see a blue cross tick in the chat.
The screenshot arrow will be two arrows that are placed upon each other in opposite directions. If someone screenshots snap without audio, the icon will become red and purple if the screenshotted snap has audio. There is also a replay icon which is a circle with a small arrow at its end. The replay icon means that your snap has been reviewed by your friend. If you see a purple replay icon that indicates that the person has replayed your audio snap whereas the red replay icon means that the person has relayed the snap you sent them which does not have any audio. While the replay icon does not imply in the chat section. Therefore if a person re-reads your message on Snapchat, you will not see a blue anticlockwise arrow in the chat section
Received is denoted by a square icon and delivered is denoted by an arrow.
A blue square indicates that you have received a message from your Snapchat friend.
This can be seen by your Snap score. You can view your Snapchat score by visiting your Snapchat profile.