How To Know if Someone Deleted You on Snapchat

Posted by Sydney on December 4, 2018

Snapchat’s reputation is built on an unspoken presumption of privacy. That’s why a standard snap lasts only 10 seconds before disappearing into the ether, and why you are notified if someone takes a screenshot of your snap.

So it is only natural that Snapchat would not make it easy to tell if someone has blocked or unfollowed you – and they definitely do not. However, for those with a little time and ingenuity, there are strategies for finding out who is still following you and who has completely blocked you on Snapchat.

Snapping 101

Before we cover those strategies, though, you need to understand precisely how Snapchat functions. You have three options for snapping:

  • Snap a select group of followers (or all of your followers). These snaps last for 10 seconds before vanishing. This is the standard way to snap.
  • Add a snap to your story. Your story can be made accessible to all of your followers, just your friends, or a select group of people. These snaps last for 24 hours.
  • Snap someone in a private message. This snap is only available to you and the recipient. It can last forever if either you or the recipient chooses to save it within the private message thread.

Why are we stating the obvious? Simple. Snapchat calls people both “friends” and “followers,” and their label can affect what they are able to see. When you sign up with Snapchat, you can opt to follow other people. This means you will see any snapped content they make available to all of their followers. The same is true of anyone who follows you.

A friend is someone you follow. Once you follow them, they are added to your friends list and you can see any snapped content they make available to their followers. Note that they do not have to follow you back to be on your friends list.

Now let’s talk about what it means to “delete” someone. In most cases, this means deleting someone from your list of followed accounts. In other words, you unfollow them. This does not stop them from following you or affect their ability to see your snaps.

If you want to distance yourself even further from someone, you can block them. If you block someone, then from their perspective, you have disappeared from Snapchat altogether. They will not be able to follow you or message you, even if they know your Snapchat username or access to your snapcode.

How to Tell If Someone Unfollowed You

Like all social media networks, Snapchat does not send out any notifications when people unfollow other people. The only way you will be able to tell if someone has unfollowed you is by looking closely. To begin, let’s assume that you know this person was following you at some point. If you are following them too, they should be on your friends list.

  1. Swipe right from the camera screen to the friends screen.
  2. Tap in the Search bar, and type in the name of the user you are looking for.
  3. Wait until their name pops up.

When it does, you will see their name, their Snapchat username, and their snap score. You can only see the snap scores of people you follow who follow you back. If the score is there, then the person has not unfollowed you. If it isn’t… then it looks like they have hit the fatal “Remove Friend” button.

What If I Don’t Follow Them?

But wait! We just assumed that you follow them. If you don’t follow them, then you wouldn’t see their snap score anyway, so that little trick won’t work. Unfortunately, there isn’t really a good way to tell if someone is or isn’t following you aside from that.

At best, you could stalk your own story, spying on who is viewing your snaps and who is not. Of course, this method comes with no guarantees because someone could be following you and just not that active on the app. But if you’re interested in trying, here’s how.

  1. Add a photo to your story.
  2. Click the Bitmoji, which will now be a preview of your story.
  3. Tap the image in the list to view it.
  4. Tap the eye icon in the lower left hand corner.

Now can see the names of everyone who viewed that snap. It could be that your friend unfollowed you just because they needed to create a new Snapchat account, and you’ll see them showing up on your story viewer feed in no time.

How to Tell if Someone Blocked You

Figuring out if someone blocked you on Snapchat is actually a tad easier to confirm. But you still have to do a little digging to find out.

If they were friends of yours on Snapchat at one point, then check “My Friends.” If they are still there but you cannot see their snapscore anymore (see above), then you have been unfollowed. If they are not there at all, then you have been blocked.

If they were never your Snapchat friend, you can check by searching for them. If you have been blocked, you should not be able to find them or add them, even if you know their username. You also will not be able to send them a private message.

If that is the case, don’t jump to conclusions. Maybe it was an accident. Maybe they were tired of being jealous of your sick snaps. Or perhaps they wanted to keep you from seeing theirs and could not do that by just unfollowing you. Whatever the reason, don’t worry – you’ve got plenty of Snapchat followers just waiting for you to keep the streak alive.

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