What Happens When you Remove Someone on Snapchat?

Are you curious about what happens when you remove someone on Snapchat?

When you remove someone on Snapchat, a lot of things happen. If you thought that all that happened was that they were removed from your friends list, think again.

In this article, I’ll go through the step-by-step process of removing someone on Snapchat, but most importantly, talk about what happens when you remove someone.

How to remove someone on Snapchat

  1. Go to your friends list.
  2. Tap the username of the account you wish to remove on Snapchat
  3. Tap the gear icon to the right of their name
  4. Select ”Delete” to remove them from your contacts

How to block someone on Snapchat

The process of blocking someone on Snapchat is very similar to removing someone on Snapchat:

  1. Go to your friends list.
  2. Tap the username of the account you wish to block on Snapchat
  3. Tap the gear icon to the right of their name
  4. Select ”block” to block their account and prevent them from sending snaps to you.

What happens when you delete someone on Snapchat?

When you delete someone on Snapchat, a number of things happen. It’s not just that they disappear from your friends list and that’s it.

Here’s what happens when you delete someone on Snapchat:

  • They won’t be able to send you Snaps anymore (it will just say pending). If you re-add them again, you will get their snaps.
  • They won’t be able to see your Story unless you’ve set it to ”public”
  • When they click your name, they won’t be able to see your Snapchat points (snap score).
  • The conversations you’ve had with them previously will still be inside the chat if you or the other person saved the messages.
  • Their account will disappear from your friends list.
  • They won’t be able to see any of their snaps
  • They won’t receive a notification when you delete them.
  • You can re-add them again on your snapchat contacts.
  • Common questions about removing someone on Snapchat

Can I see the snaps someone sent me during the time we weren’t friends if I deleted them but re-added them?

Yes, actually you can! When you re-add a user you have deleted, you will be able to see the snaps they sent you during the time that they were deleted.

Will they be able to see my Snapchat Story when I delete them?

It depends! On Snapchat, there’s a feature which allows you to decide who gets to see your Stories and who doesn’t.

To access your Stories settings, go to the Stories page and select who can see your Story.

When choosing who gets to see your Story, you can choose between the following 3 Story settings:

What happens when you remove someone on Snapchat

If you have set your story settings to ”My friends” then obviously if you delete your Snapchat friend, they won’t be able to view your story. If you, on the other hand, select ”Everyone”, they will still be able to view your story, despite the fact that you deleted them.

If you want to have your Story settings to ”Everyone” but doesn’t want the person you remove to be able to see your Stories, you have to block them.

Will they receive a notification when I remove them on Snapchat?

When you remove a friend on Snapchat, they won’t be notified about it.

If I delete someone on snapchat am I still on their list?

Yes. If you delete someone from your friends list, you will still be on theirs unless they remove you as well.

If you delete someone on Snapchat can you add them back?


Will they know if I delete them as a friend on Snapchat?

Yes, they will know if you have deleted them, and removed them from your friend’s list on Snapchat. In every Snapchat user’s profile, there is a list of “Snapchatters who have added you back”. If they check the list the list and you are not in there, they’ll be able to understand that they’ve been removed as a friend. Also, using the other methods to know if someone deleted them on Snapchat, they will be able to understand that they have been removed.

If I re-add someone on Snapchat will they know?

If you delete someone on Snapchat, they won’t get a notification. The catch is that when you re-add them, they will get a notification, just they do when anyone adds them on the app. And if they can remember that you previously became friends, but now, they get the notification again, they might be able to understand that you deleted them.

If someone deleted me from Snapchat, why is are they in my contacts?

If someone has deleted you on Snapchat from their friends list, you will be removed from their list, but you will still see them in your list until you remove them from yours.

If I delete someone on Snapchat will they be notified?

No, people only get a notification when you add them, not when you delete them.

If I delete someone on Snapchat and then re-add them, will they be notified?

Yes, when you add someone, they get a notification that you have added them.

If you remove someone on Snapchat, will they still see the messages sent before you deleted them?

Yes, if you remove someone, they’ll still have access to the messages and images inside your chat.

If you remove someone on Snapchat, will you be able to see saved messages if you add them again?

No, if you delete someone on Snapchat and then add them again, you won’t get access to saved images or messages. The person who you deleted will still have access to the messages and images though.

What happens when I delete someone who is in the same group as me?

If you delete someone on Snapchat who is in the same Snapchat group as you, not much will happen. You will be able to see their snaps and they will be able to see your snaps in that group. However, when you send private snaps to only them, you will have to become friends first in order for the snap to reach them (or vice versa).

How to Know if Someone Deleted You on Snapchat

If you suspect that someone has deleted you on Snapchat, you might be curious to find out.

There are a number of methods you can go about checking if someone deleted you on Snapchat, and if several of them give indications that they have deleted you, you can be quite sure.

1.Sending a Test Snap

If the snap you sent them just say ”pending” or doesn’t reach them, or if the arrow next to their username appears gray, it’s an indication that they may have deleted you. The status of your snap appears below the person’s username on the Chat screen.

2. Check Their Snapchat Score

Tap and hold their username. Doing this will reveal their profile information, and if you are friend son Snapchat, you will be able to see that person’s ”Snapchat score,” or the total number of sent and received snaps. If you can’t see their Snapchat score, it can be an indication that they have removed you from their friend list.


  • Sylanne

    I deleted someone and added them back & we’ve been talking but they can’t see my story & I set it to “everyone” what do i do to fix this?

        • Jens Wirdenius

          Do you want to remove someone on Snapchat or do you want to readd them?

          If you want to remove someone, simply scroll through your friends list until you find them.
          If you mean re-add them, if you don’t have their username, the other alternative you have is to add them using their snapcode.

          Hope that answers your question,

  • Sophi

    If the person who I had a red heart with in sc removes me as a friend and doesn’t add me back till two weeks later will we still have the red heart when he adds me back

  • Zhana

    If you remove someone from snapchat and re add them will the previous chat conversations uve had that have been saved be permanently gone when u re add the person again?

  • Blake

    I have my settings set to “public.” I removed a friend and realized they were still viewing my stories. I blocked them and unblock them. Can they still view my story?

    • Jens Wirdenius

      Hi Blake!
      What mainly affects whether or not people are able to see your story is your settings for your story. If you block someone and have your story set to public, they won’t be able to view your story, however, if you’ve blocked and then unblocked them and still have your story setting to public, they will able to view your story.
      so yes, they will be able to view your story.
      Either you can block them permanently or limit the number of people who can view your story.
      Hope it helps!

  • Bells

    If someone is in my snap chat contacts and I go to add them, but it won’t allow me, instead it just brings up the add icon straight away again. Does this mean they have blocked me or delated me?

  • Cheryl

    If I accidentally added someone but meant to block and then blocked them right after would they still get the notification that I added them? Before I blocked? We used to snap chat -his account was set to public for everything. I’m not sure if I was followed back as I could never see his snap score

    • Jens Wirdenius

      Hi Cheryl,
      No, they wouldn’t receive the notification if you instantly blocked them.
      Hope it helps!

    • Jens Wirdenius

      Hi Shay!
      If you remove someone as a friend or block them from your Snapchat account, they will still be able to see any messages you’ve sent them before you blocked or unfriended them.


      • Sydney

        The other person will have access to the messages, but when you re-add them back will YOU be able to see all the old messages too??? Or were they deleted when you removed/blocked them?

        • Jens Wirdenius

          Yes, they will have access to the messages but if you re-add them, you won’t get access to the messages again.

  • Leah

    I searched for someone I deleted on snapchat and when their profile popped up it has options like +accept and ignore friend request. But that person is not under the added me list. If I click accept, will they get norified?

    • Jens Wirdenius

      Hi Leah,
      No, they won’t get a notification, however, if they go to their “friends list”, they’ll be able to see that you have accepted them


  • Katie

    Why am I only getting notified when certain friends add me? I removed someone a while ago from my Snapchat, and never got the notification that they added me/sent a request again. I recently looked through my “add by contacts” and saw where it has their name with “accept” next to it.

    This also happened with someone I had never been “friends” with on Snapchat… I never got notified that they added me… I just see where it says “accept”.

    Why is this happening?

    • Jens Wirdenius

      Hi Katie,
      Are you getting notifications when some people add you?
      It is common that you don’t get notifications if someone adds you on Snapchat, and therefore, the best way is to just check your friends request list often:)

      Hope it helps!

  • Aless

    If someone set the snap map settings so I can only see their location. How do I stop from seeing their location anymore on my snap map? If I delete them and add them again will I still be able to see their location if they still have that set it up?

    • Jens Wirdenius

      Hi Aless,
      If you don’t want to see their location on your Snapmap, the only way to do so is to block or delete them. If you remove them and then re-add them, you will still be able to see their location once you add them again.
      Hope it helps!

  • Holly

    I removed someone from my friends list on snapchat. How do I know if that person has now removed me from their list as well? When I click and hold down their username it gives me the option to ignore friend request or block them, so does that mean I’m still on their list?

    • Jens Wirdenius

      Hi Holly,
      If you get the option to ignore or block, it means that they have sent a friends request to you. This also means that they haven’t removed you, but rather tried to befriend you. It’s likely that they did this when they saw that they had removed them – but that doesn’t have to be the case.
      Hope it helps!

  • Candice

    I removed a friend from my snap chat, but they are in my contacts still and I noticed doing this three times instantly after deleting them it says beside their name to accept or ignore their request. Would our phones be adding me since it’s synced to our contacts ?

  • Dan Gavigan

    I deleted someone on snapchat.
    When I looked in the add by Contacts section it had ‘+add’ next to there name.
    Now though it says ‘+accept’ does that mean they re tried to add me.
    I never received a notification for this.

    • Jens Wirdenius

      Hi Dan,
      Yes, it means that they tried to add you. When you get a friends request, it’s not sure that you will get a notification, so it may very well be a possibility.
      Let me know if there’s anything else,

  • Rebecca

    If I deleted someone off my friends list and changed my profile to every one can see it, do they have to search my name to view my story? Because they’re still viewing my story even though I deleted them and when I deleted them my story was private for friends only, but a few days after deleting them I made it public because I wanted to see if they could still see my story. I want to know if this person is just coming across my story on their friends list or they’re specifically searching my name to view my story.

    • Jens Wirdenius

      Hi Rebecca!
      If you block the account, they won’t be able to view your story nor search for your account. In your settings, you can set your stories to “friends only” or “public” so if you remove them from your friends’ list and set your stories to friends only, they won’t be able to view them!

      – Jens

  • Matt

    Hi I sent a picture message with some profanity on it to a young family member by mistake. I had read that holding on my the unopened message brings up a menu the with the option to delete the unopened snap. Thus didn’t happen. And have now resorted To deleting the account entirely. Will they still see the Snapchat? Thank

  • adrienne

    If someone removed me as a friend, and i accidentally call them, will it go through? I was checking to see if they removed me and accidentally called! It’s a private account.

  • rebecca

    If I have removed someone from the snapchat and I tried to add them back. But there is ‘+accept’ next to his/ her name. Will they get a notification if I click +Accept? Also, what is the difference between ‘+add’ and ‘+accept’?

    • Jens Wirdenius

      Hi Rebecca,

      If you see “Accept”, it means that they have sent a friend request to you. If it says add, you will be the person sending the friend request. Either way, they will get a notification that you’ve either accepted their friend request or that you’ve added them as a friend.

      Hope it helps!

    • Jens Wirdenius

      Absolutely! Just go to the photo screen, tap in the top left corner (your bitmoji), then click “Add friends”, then choose “username” and search for the person you want to add.

      Hope it helps!

  • Claira

    If I blocked someone and then unblocked them can I still see their stories and if I try to re-add them do they get a notification that I added them again?

    • Jens Wirdenius

      Yes! You can see their Instagram story (even if they haven’t added you) if they have their Stories settings set to Public. If you re-add them and they accept you, you will be able to watch their stories either way.



  • Sarah

    I deleted someone on snapchat a few weeks ago, however they still appear on my friends list but I can’t see their snap score, and it says “+Accept” instead of “add” when I hold on their name. Does this mean that they requested to add me again, or would it just be from when they originally added me?

    • Jens Wirdenius

      Hi Sarah!
      It would be because they have requested to add you, but not necessarily that they’ve done so recently. For example, if they were the person who added you first originally, if you remove them, it will still say accept since they requested to add you first.

      Hope it helps!

  • Ashley

    I recently noticed that an old friend deleted me on Snapchat, but he still watches my stories, his name just comes up under the “other Snapchatters” title now. My settings are sent for “everyone” to see my story. I am just curious if my story is popping up in his “subscriptions” now that he deleted me? Or will it still automatically show up when he’s clicking through his friends stories?

    • Jens Wirdenius

      If he has deleted you on Snapchat, your Stories won’t show up automatically. This means that he is “actively” taking action to watch them – for example search for your profile.

      Hope it helps!

  • Sydney

    If someone deletes me and they are still on my friends list and i can still see their score but our conversations are either expired or it keeps disappearing. How do I know if they did delete me? Is it possible that they didnt? Thank you

  • Shari

    If you delete someone- how do you know if they deleted you back? I do not see their snap score but their name shows in my add contacts +add- their snap conversation is also off of my friends list, did they delete me too?

      • Ashley Davis

        I think she was asking, When someone you deleted watches your story, do they have to search for your name to view it or does it just show in their friends stories like normal?

        Also, how do you know whether someone deleted you as well, after you deleted them?

        • Jens Wirdenius

          Hi Ashley!
          In order for them to see your Story, they will have to search your account (if you have deleted them). This is only true, however, if you have your Stories settings set to public, because otherwise, they won’t be able to view your Story at all unless you’re friends with them.

          As for the second question, they way you tell someone has deleted you as well after you’ve deleted them is that their account won’t be in the “friends requests” at the “add friend” section anymore.

  • Maz

    Someone has deleted me but I haven’t deleted them. I can still view our conversation and snaps. I screen shot a photo we shared and in the conversation it said I took a screen shot. Will they get a notification of this ?

  • Jenna

    So I recently removed someone from Snapchat, but we still share a mutual snap group. Now if I look at the snap group’s details, I see “+accept” next to their name. But they are not in my “added me” list, and if I search their username under “add friends” or my contact list, it comes up with “+add.” Has this person deleted me as well?

  • Sara

    I deleted someone on snap. They asked me to add them back, however, they only show up under my contacts and it says “invite” instead of “add”. They can’t figure out how to add me either.

    • Jens Wirdenius

      It sounds like you may have already added them.
      They also need to add you as well. To do so, go to “add friends”Make sure that you both add each other!

  • Clayton

    I deleted someone, then another account added me and knew I had deleted them. I’m kinda confused, as I dont think it was the same person. It was almost immediate

    • Jens Wirdenius

      Not sure about your question, however, if you add someone, they’ll get a notification and will be able to add you instantly. The way they may know that you have deleted them is that they remember the last time you added them.

      Hope it helps!

  • Chris

    In add contacts, when I click on a certain person and go to their settings it gives me 3 options: ignore, block, report. This is the only contact where the ignore option shows up. What does this mean? Why is it not showing on anyone else’s settings? We used to be friends and i think I might’ve deleted them but Im not 100% sure, he could’ve been the one to delete me.

  • Elle

    I removed one of my friends and want to add them back but their username doesn’t show up when I search for it. Is there anyway I could add them if I do t have their phone number or snapcode.

  • I was arguing with someone on Snapchat and after I sent a message to the person I removed her as a friend automatically to my Snapchat. Would that person see my last message I sent her just before removing her as a friend?

  • I was arguing with someone on Snapchat and after I sent her a message through Snapchat I removed her as a friend automatically. Would that person see my last message I sent her just before removing her as a friend?

  • Rachel

    Hi! I accidentally re-added a friend that I have previously deleted from my friends list. I immediately blocked them after that. Will they get a notification on their phone or in any way know that I added them?

    • Jens Wirdenius

      Hi Rachel,
      It depends on two things:
      How quick you were to block them
      If they had requested to become a friend with you or if you had requested to befriend them.

      If they had requested to befriend you, they will get a notification that you have accepted their friend request, but if you quickly blocked them, they wouldn’t get that notification.

      Hope that answers your question!

  • Hey I wanna ask if the person who’s add with me and recently I unadded him and after unadding him I saved some pictures from chat will he get notified that pictures has been saved from chat??!?even he is not in my friends list anymore?!?

  • Yasemin

    Hey, I deleted a person of my snapchat yesterday but how can I see if he deleted me too or still has me added? When I search up his name it only comes up +add and then in the other option report/block, Did he delete me too?

    • Jens Wirdenius

      If it says +add, it means that they have NOT deleted you. You have only deleted them. If you press +add, you’ll become friends again.

      Hope it helps!

  • Noor

    I was friends with someone on Snapchat and we both added each other but one day I couldn’t find his username at all and I asked my friend who’s also friends with him on Snapchat to see if she can still see his username and she said yes so I thought he blocked me and I couldn’t find his username for 4 days straight and then I could see it again so I thought he unblocked me but it said ( added ) but usually the person that they blocked will have to add them again and he’ll have to add me again too but it said (added) and he was on my friends list again. So does that mean that he blocked me ? Or he did something else?

    • Jens Wirdenius

      It’s a bit tricky to know, but it sounds like he may have blocked you and then unblocked you and then added you again.

      Hope it helps!

  • Rachel

    If someone un added me and my Snapchat story settings is on “everyone” can the person who un added me still see it?

    • Jens Wirdenius

      Hi Rachel,
      Yes. As long as a user it not blocked and the story settings is set to “everyone”, anyone will be able to see the stories.

      Hope it helps!

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