If you haven’t noticed yet, Snapchat does not have a feature to indicate if a user is online or not. However, there are a few ways you can deduce this for your self. Read on to find out how to see if someone is active on Snapchat.
How to tell if someone is online on Snapchat
There are a few ways to tell if your friend is online but not replying to you on Snapchat. Make sure you try all these methods if one of them doesn’t show results.
Snapmaps is a feature that shows a user’s location on the map. To access Snapmaps, launch the Snapchat app, and swipe down from the camera screen. Now locate the user on the map, and tap on their Bitmoji avatar.
Under their name, it will mention the last time they were online. If it reads ‘Just now’, that means the user is currently using the app.
Alternatively, you could go to the person’s profile to view their Snapmap. Simply tap on their avatar to bring up their Snapchat profile.
However, users can also hide their location using ‘Ghost mode’. If the user has enabled Ghost mode, you will not be able to locate them on the map.
Check your conversations
If you have a conversation with the person on Snapchat, you can tell when they come online. However, this indication only works when the user specifically opens your chat message.
Launch the Snapchat app and swipe right to reach the chat page. Scroll to the person’s chat and open it.
If the person is online and has your chat conversation opened, you will see a small Bitmoji avatar of the person in the bottom left corner. When the person leaves your chat, the avatar will disappear.
Check their Snapscore
A person’s Snapscore relates to the number of snaps that they have sent. This includes both, stories, as well as private snaps. So if a person’s Snapscore increases, that means they have just sent a snap!
To check a person’s Snapscore, launch the Snapchat app, and go to your profile by tapping your avatar in the top left corner. Now go to ‘My Friends’ and tap on the Bitmoji avatar of the person whose Snapscore you would like to check. The Snapscore will be mentioned under the person’s name.
Note: Snapscores takes a few minutes to update. So it’s best to check again after five to ten minutes.
Check ‘Opened’ timestamps
If you sent the person a snap or message, Snapchat lets you know how long ago they viewed it. This will indicate if the user is online or not. The timestamp is accurate up to one day. After a day, it will simply display how many days ago the snap was viewed. Note: The person must have viewed the snap/message.
To check a timestamp, launch the Snapchat app, and swipe right to get to the chats page. Now locate their chat. If the person has viewed the message or snap, you will see an empty square/arrow (depending on the type of media you sent), under their name. Next to this, it will read ‘Opened’ and how long ago it was viewed. If the timestamp is just a few seconds/minutes, you know the person might be online.
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