How to Tell If Someone Unadded You on Snapchat

In Short
  • To know if someone has unfriended you on Snapchat, search for their name on your My Friends list and see if it's visible.
  • You can also check if the other person's profile details are missing or if an "x" icon appears next to their name on the Chat Feed.
  • Another sign to tell if someone unadded you is if your delivered Snaps and texts have not been opened in a while.

It can be a tad bit tricky to figure out when someone has removed you as a friend on Snapchat since the platform does not send you any alerts or show notifications that you have been unfriended by a particular user for the sake of other users’ privacy. But there are other ways to learn whether you have been unadded by someone on Snapchat and that is what we’ll explain here.

Note Before trying any of these methods, we recommend you log out of Snapchat and log in again as certain changes only become visible when you re-login on the app.

Method 1: Check Your My Friends List

The My Friends section on Snapchat shows you a list of people you are friends with. If you have been removed by someone, their name won’t show up on this list anymore. This is a major indicator that you have been unfriended by the user. Here’s how you can check this.

  1. On Snapchat, tap on your profile icon at the top right corner.
  2. Scroll down and tap on My Friends under “Friends”.
Visit My Friends section from your Snapchat profile page
  1. Here, search for the name of the user whom you suspect may have removed you.
  2. If their name does not appear, it means you have been unfriended by them.
Search for the friend in My Friends list and look if their name shows up

Method 2: Camera Replaced by “x” Icon

When you are friends with someone on Snapchat, a camera icon will appear next to their name on the Chat screen. This is a shortcut that lets you quickly capture and send Snaps to your friends.

X icon appearing next to someone's name on Snapchat chat feed

However, if you see an “x” icon, just like the screenshot above, it means either you did not accept their friend request or they’ve removed you as their friend. If you can recall seeing the camera icon previously, then the answer is obviously the latter. Learn all about the x icon in Snapchat and how you can remove it in our dedicated guide.

Method 3: No Information on the Profile Page

Visiting other’s profile pages on Snapchat is a good way to learn about your friendship with them on the app. The profile page shows someone’s Avatar, Snapscore, the Snapstreak between you and this person, their birthday, saved Snaps, horoscope, and charms.

But if the only thing visible to you on their profile is their Snapchat avatar, it is likely that they’re no longer friends with you. Here is how you can check someone’s profile page on Snapchat.

  1. Navigate to the Chat screen by tapping on the Chat tab from the bottom.
  2. Here, choose the conversation you want to open.
  3. Next, tap on the profile icon or name of the user.
Visiting a Friends profile in Snapchat
  1. This opens their profile page, where you can check whether their profile details are still visible or not. As an example, we’ve included two screenshots of the same profile; one when you are friends with them and one when you’re not to show the difference.
Difference between a Friends profile and profile of a friend who has removed you
Friends Profile (Left) /Unfriended Profile (Right)

Method 4: Calling Options are Missing

Snapchat lets you make calls and video calls on the platform similar to WhatsApp. The shortcuts for the two are available on the top right side of every chat window as you can see from this screenshot.

Calling shortcuts available with friends on Snapchat

When someone has unadded you on Snapchat, these options also go away. Use the steps below to check this.

  1. Go to the Chat screen using the Chat tab from the bottom toolbar on Snapchat.
  2. Open a chat with the individual and look for the phone and camera icons at the top right corner.
  3. If you cannot see them, it means you have been unfriended by them.
Check for calling and video calling shortcuts in the chat window

Method 5: Story is No Longer Visible

Stories shared by your friends are visible in the Stories section under the Friends label. But when they remove you as a friend, their stories also stop showing up for you. This is because Snapchat only allows users to share stories with people they are friends with. You can check this by following these steps:

  1. Open Snapchat and tap on the Story tab from the bottom toolbar.
  2. Here, look for your friend’s stories and check if they’re visible to you.
Check friends Snapchat Stories

If their stories don’t show up for a while on Snapchat but they are active on other apps, they may have removed you from the app.

Method 6: Delivered Snaps are Not Opened

You may think that if someone unfriends you, you won’t be able to send them new Snaps or texts anymore, but that’s not the case in Snapchat. Your Snaps still go through and show as “Delivered“. However, the other person will not receive them if they have removed you. This means, your sent messages won’t appear as “Opened” until they add you back.

It’s reasonable to assume the other person is busy, but if they don’t watch your Snaps for a while, it’s likely that are not friends with you on Snapchat.

Aside from all of the methods discussed above, I believe the best thing to do is if you suspect that someone has removed you as a friend then you should give them a call at least, if possible. If that option is not available for you, these methods should suffice.

However, if you feel that the other person has blocked you on Snapchat, here is a guide to help you figure that out. Let us know if you found any of the above options helpful in the comments below.

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