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What Does Status Mean On Snapchat

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You can always set your status on Snapchat by which you can enable your friends to know your location and status. The Snapchat application has always been different from other social media networking apps.

To set the status on Snapchat, you just need to do that using the Snap map of Snapchat.

You need to choose a bitmoji to show the Status you’re engaged with. After you set your status in the Snap map, it would be seen by your friends as your current status. 

What Does Status Mean On Snapchat:

When you open the Snapchat app, you’ll see different icons next to your friends’ names, this means their current status or activity on the app.

This means you need to pay attention to these icons to understand what your friends are up to. For example, a yellow heart indicates that you and your friend are each other’s best friends on Snapchat.

If you notice a gray arrow next to someone’s name, it means they have sent you a Snap, but you haven’t opened it yet. Simply tap on their name to view the Snap and keep the conversation going.

Also, the status on Snapchat can change frequently based on your friends’ activity. So, don’t worry if you see different icons popping up from time to time.

How To Update Status On Snapchat:

Setting or updating a status on Snapchat is an easy peasy method and you can do it if you’re familiar with its feature and the way to update your status.

To set the status on the Snap map,

Step 1: First, you need to open the Snapchat application on your device.

Step 2: Now after opening you’ll find the camera screen, from now swipe down from your iPhone to go to Snap Map.

Step 3: You’ll find your two options, one is Status and another one is Explore.

one is Status and other one is Explore

Step 4: On the snap map, just tap on the Status>Choose a Bitmoji option.

Choose a Bitmoji option

Step 5: Next after Choosing a Bitmoji from the list and tap ‘Set Status‘.

Next after Choosing a Bitmoji

As the page flashes you with different kinds of activity, choose the one you’re engaged in. You can tap on status to see who viewed it and then also delete the status from the delete icon on the viewer’s list page.

Now you’ll see that your current status has got updated on the snap map and would be visible to all your Snapchat friends.

How To Change Status On Snapchat:

You can use the following steps to change your status on Snapchat:

Step 1: First of all, open the Snapchat app on your device.

Step 2: Then, just navigate to the Snap Map page by pinching your fingers together on the camera screen.

Step 3: After that, tap on the Status button located at the bottom left corner of the screen.

Step 4: Finally, select a custom Bitmoji to represent your status, set your desired location, and your new status will be updated on Snapchat.

Where is the Status button on Snapchat:

When updating your status on Snapchat you’ll be able to find the status button straight at the lower left side of your screen. That’s the status switch that you need to tap on to select the activity you’re doing to put that on your status update. 

Its status button works differently to let the user choose the activity he or she’s engaged in and then allow people to know about it from his or her status. 

Now if you’re unable to find the status button, you must look for it by following the guide.

◘ After you open the Snapchat application, on the camera screen you’ll find the snap map button at the extreme lower-left corner of the screen. Tap on the option.

◘ Now that you’re in your snap map, you’ll be able to see your location on it. 

Note: To let snap maps update your location, you need to keep your mobile GPS on this whole time. 

◘ In the lower-left corner, you’ll find the status button named My Bitmoji. Click on it to update your activity on the snap map. 

Hence, after choosing the activity you’ll be able to let people know about your new status.

Why Can’t You See the Status on Snapchat:

Now with the recent update, seeing someone’s status on Snapchat is a little bit different than it used to be pre-update. Now viewing someone’s status is possible but you need to do that on the snap map page. So it falls under the snap map opinion which lets the user know about their friend’s status.  When you’re on the snap map page, you’ll be able to see an option for Friends at the lower right corner of the screen. You need to tap on that to see your friend’s status.

Under the  Friends option, you’ll see the present status of your friends. You can even see the time ago the status has been updated. It would help you to be updated with their location. 

You’ll be able to see your friend’s current location and status. But that’s not all, after the recent update, the snap map shows the current location along with the recently visited location. So you’ll be able to see where your friend was before and from where she traveled to the present location.

If she has posted about her recent activity in the status her bitmoji will show you the activity in the status.

So all the statuses are shown in the Snap map section and you won’t be able to see it anywhere else but directly visit the Snap map to view someone’s status.

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Pranab Sen is founder and author of Techniquehow.com. He is a full-time blogger, everything that gets published is from Pranab's hand. He likes to be a 'social media geek' since 2011 to understand the problems of readers more deeply and giving the solution through his writing.

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