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How to Tell if Someone Is Ignoring You on Snapchat

Let’s face it; a one-sided friendship is painful. It’s using up your energy in a relationship when the person on the receiving end doesn’t even care. One of the signs of a one-sided friendship is ghosting. No, this has nothing to do with scary ghosts. Instead, it’s the act of deliberately avoiding people on an online platform like Snapchat.

If you think your friend is fed up with the relationship between you two, checking if that friend is ghosting you is an excellent first step to confirm your suspicions.

While we don’t want to break your friendship, we want to show you how to tell if someone is ignoring you on Snapchat to avoid wasting your time on a dying friendship.

How To Tell If Someone Is Ignoring You On Snapchat

Snapchat claims to protect its users’ privacy, just like every other social media platform does. However, it’s difficult to introduce innovative features without compromising on privacy.

Since Snapchat has many innovative features that are potential privacy wreckers, there’s always an opening to discover information that should be private.

Snap Map is one of these privacy wreckers. While it looks like an innocent, cute little feature that connects you to your friends, it harbors much information. Of course, you can always turn on Ghost Mode, but who wants to miss out on the features of Snapchat.

Throughout this article, I’ll show you how to use Snapchat’s numerous features to discover if someone is deliberately avoiding you on the platform or if you’re just too suspicious.

Also, we’ll teach you how to avoid someone stealthily on Snapchat, with them never finding out that you were deliberately ‘ghosting’ them.

Firstly, let’s look at how to tell if someone is ignoring you.

  • Declining your friend request

This is quite simple. You ask to be someone’s friend, and they say ‘no’ without thinking twice. This act doesn’t even qualify as ghosting, as they weren’t interested in befriending you in the first place.

If you aren’t very experienced with Snapchat, you may find it hard to notice when someone declines your friend request on the platform.

For reference, Snapchat doesn’t send you any notifications when someone declines your request. The only way to find out is by manual digging, and that’s what we’ll show you here.

To know if someone has declined your request, you need to check through your Snapchat friends’ list. If the user isn’t listed, they may have rejected your friendship gesture. Here is how to check your Snapchat friends’ list.

  • Launch the Snapchat app on your smartphone and tap on your avatar at the top left to get to your profile page. Scroll down here to the Friends sections and tap on ‘My Friends’ to see a list of all your Snapchat friends.
  • Using the search box at the top, search for the name of the user in question. If their profile comes up, they are still friends with you.

Note that the user’s profile not in your friend’s list doesn’t always signify a friend request decline. If someone hasn’t accepted your friend request yet, their profile won’t be on the list too.

So, you should try checking out their profile manually to see if your friend request is still pending. If you see an option to add them as a friend, don’t bother doing that because they declined your request already.

If you’re already friends with the user, there are other ways to check if they’re ignoring you.

  • Using Snap Maps

You can already guess that I’ll add this to the list as I already called out Snap Maps for potential privacy wrecks.

Yes, if the user in question hasn’t unfriended you, you can check if they’re ignoring you through the Snap Maps feature.

Before I detail how this feature works to protect your privacy, I should point out that you should only use it sparingly.

While this feature can be revealing, it isn’t 100% accurate. Before concluding, try checking multiple times to confirm that you aren’t calling out a false positive.

Snap Maps works simply. It shows you the real-time location of your Snapchat friends to help you connect faster and more intimately with your friends.

To help you connect ‘more intimately,’ you need to know when they were last in a given location, and that’s where this feature wrecks privacy.

In a bid to show when a user was last in a location, Snapchat logs your location and adds a timestamp every time you open the app. What’s more, all of your friends can see these pieces of information if you haven’t turned on ‘Ghost Mode.’

At this point, you already know what to do. You can enter Snap Maps by tapping on the maps icon at the bottom left corner of the interface.

How to ignore someone on Snapchat without them knowing

It’s hard to ‘ghost’ someone on Snapchat stealthily, but not impossible, especially if they aren’t an avid user of the platform.

Firstly, you should either exclude them from seeing you on Snap Maps or enable Ghost Mode. While excluding them is best if you have a large circle of friends, enabling Ghost Mode is better for privacy.

In addition, don’t unfriend them unless you want to be so obvious about it. Unfriending usually sends a sure signal, and you don’t want to be in people’s bad books.


And that’s how to tell if someone is ignoring you on Snapchat. However, diving into such conclusions may not be the healthiest option. Before deciding if they were ghosting you, why not try contacting them through another platform to confirm?

If they avoid you on other social media platforms, it’s time to reciprocate the gesture. This article also shows how to ignore someone without letting them know, although we don’t recommend that.

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