Hopefully after reading this, you will know not only what those overlapping, white, and green arrows are communicating to you as a user but also get to know other more about Snapchat and the different Snapchat icons and symbols and what they are trying to convey.
What Does Two Overlapping Arrows Mean on Snapchat?
Snapchat uses different colored chat screen icons including arrows, circular arrows, overlapping arrows, squares, folder, chat, and replay icons. The different colors used include to represent these icons include red, blue, purple, green, and white. Red icons represent no audio, purple icons represent lack of audio, blue icons represent video, grey icons represent lack of activity.
Filled in or shaded icons represent unopened communications.
A filled in or shaded in red arrow icon means that you sent a Snap without audio.
A filled in or shaded in purple arrow icon connotes that you sent a Snap with audio
A filled in or shaded in blue arrow icon means that you sent a Chat
Clear arrow icons represent opened audio and chats
A clear red arrow icon denotes that a friend opened a Snap without audio
A clear purple arrow icon signifies that a friend opened a Snap with audio
A clear blue arrow icon represents the message that a friend opened a Chat
A filled in or shaded in red square icon implies that you have an unopened Snap (or group of Snaps) without audio
A filled in or shaded in purple square icon suggests you have an unopened Snap (or group of Snaps) that includes audio
A filled in or shaded in blue folder icon with means you have an unread Chat
Clear squared icons indicate that snaps and chats have not only been opened but have also been viewed.
A clear red square indicates your Snap sent (without audio) has been viewed
A clear purple square means that your Snap sent (with audio) has been viewed
A clear blue chat icon shows that your chat has been viewed
A clear grey chat icon indicates that a Snap or Chat is pending and may have expired
Two overlapping arrows shows that someone has made a screenshot of your Snapchat story. Snapchat alerts the person whose story was screenshotted.
Two clear overlapping red arrows means that a screenshot has been taken of your Snap without audio
Two clear overlapping purple arrows show that a screenshot has been taken of your Snap with audio
Two clear overlapping blue arrows communicate that a screenshot has been taken of your Chat
Two filled in or shaded in overlapping green arrow appear next to the username who has screen shot or screen recorded your story.
It is not possible to stop other users from making screen shots of your story unless you block them. Snapchat pushes a notification to you when they detect someone taking a screenshot of your story. Photo or video screenshots will present as an alert, while screenshots of chat conversations will show you a screenshot icon.
Replay icons look like the anticlockwise rewind button
A red replay icon showing an anticlockwise arrow signifies that your Snap sent without audio has been replayed
A purple replay icon showing an anticlockwise arrow represents the message that your Snap sent with audio has been replayed
The no longer available green arrow Snapchat meant that you had received cash from the now defunct Snapcash.
This was a Snapchat feature available to users who wanted to send a receive cash via debit card or bank account in the app. Snapcash was scrapped in August 2018 after being in operation for only four years because users were using it for illegal activities.
You can view your friends’ Stories as many times you wish for 24 hours ⏰..To see how your friend’s day is going, you go look in on their Story on top of the Stories Screen!
You have to be subscribed to follow an account’s Stories using this process.
- Long press on the Story
- Click ‘Add (account name)’ to start following the account
- You will view the Story in the Discover section, and even see you have an opportunity of choosing other Stories like it!
To unsubscribe and stop following an account’s Stories:
- Long Press on their Story
- Click ‘Remove (account name)’ to unfollow the account
You can manage accounts you follow and notifications by tapping … three dots(meaning additional features) on the top right of the Stories screen:
- click ‘Manage Accounts I Follow’
- select the bell icon to turn notifications on or off for each account
- tap on ‘Edit’ in the top right corner to remove accounts
To watch your friend’s Story, tap the tile with their name at the top of the Stories screen. If there is no Story beside their name, then you are fully updated and you will see a yellow thumbs up sign 👍
While watching a Story click the screen on the two forward facing white arrows with blue black ground ⏩to move forward and watch the next Snap in a Story. To go back to the last Snap use two backward facing white arrows in a blue background⏪.
After reading this article you are now in a position to understand and use snapchat icons in a better way.