Snapchat is one of the most popular apps on social media with more than 229 million users all over the world. This photo and video sharing app has plenty of icons in different colors and variations that convey different meanings, which can be confusing at times.In this article, we are going to explain what these frequently appearing icons mean on Snapchat and how you can avoid misinterpreting them.

 Snapchat icons might look similar to each other with the same shapes and different colors or sometimes different shapes and the same colors. Snapchat itself has provided its users with a guide of these symbols, but we have got these easier for you to make you understand your chats and Snap-streaks better. 

Chat Icons

 First of all, there are chat icons on Snapchat which look almost the same but follow a certain color coding so that a user can differentiate between them. If you are a new user on Snapchat or a confused old one, to understand your chats in a better way, you can understand the pattern below:

1.     The purple icon in your inbox notifies you about Snaps containing audio.

2.     The red icon in your inbox notifies about Snaps without audio. 

3.     If the icon is light bluish hue, it means there is a chat message instead of a Snap. 

4.     Grey icon tells you about the Snaps which are pending or have already expired. This applies to Snaps or Chat sent to those users who have not yet accepted your friend request. ( Read more )