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What Does The Green Arrow Mean on Snapchat?

Did you come across a green arrow on your Snapchat story recently?

If you did, you might be wondering what the green arrow means, and why you got it.

Maybe you’ve posted a story on Snapchat and there wasn’t a green arrow on your viewer’s list before.

However, a green arrow has suddenly appeared beside a viewer’s username some time after.

But why does the green arrow appear on one person but not the others?

In this article, you’ll learn the meaning of the green arrows on Snapchat and why you got them.

Table of Contents

  1. What does the green arrow mean on Snapchat?
  2. How do I know if someone screenshots My Snapchat story?
  3. What does the green arrow mean on your Snapchat story?
  4. What does the green arrow on Snapchat mean on your chat?
  5. Conclusion

What does the green arrow mean on Snapchat?

There are 2 different types of green arrows on Snapchat.

Green double arrow on your story: Someone has taken a screenshot/screen recording of your story.

Green arrow in chat (no longer available): The person has viewed and received cash from you via Snapcash.

The most common type of green arrow is a double green arrow beside a person’s username in your story viewers’ list.

This indicates that the person has either taken a screenshot or a screen recording of your story.

The second type of green arrow is Snapcash, but it’s no longer available in the present.

When you see a green arrow beside someone’s username on your Snapchat story, it means that the person has either taken a screenshot or a screen recording of it.

The green arrow on Snapchat is also commonly known as the two green arrows, double green arrow, or two overlapping arrows.

It means that Snapchat has detected that the user has taken a screenshot of your story.

The green arrow also appears when someone took a screen recording of your story.

Unfortunately, there isn’t another arrow that differentiates a screen recording against a screenshot—it’s both indicated by a green arrow.

So, if you want to know whether the person screenshotted or screen recorded your story, you have to ask them yourself.

But in most cases, the person must have taken a screenshot instead of a screen recording as it is the most common way of saving someone’s story (unless it’s a video).

The green arrow will then appear beside the person’s username on your story views.

Hence, the next time you see a green arrow beside someone’s username on your story views, it means that they’ve either taken a screenshot or a screen recording of it.

How do I know if someone screenshots My Snapchat story?

Green arrow Snapchat

If someone screenshots your Snapchat story, there will be a green arrow beside their username on your story views.

You’ll know when someone screenshots your Snapchat story if there’s a green double arrow beside their username on your viewers’ list.

If there isn’t a green arrow beside someone’s username, that means that they didn’t screenshot or screen record your story.

That’s when you’ll know that the person has saved your story via a screenshot.

To know whether an individual person has taken a screenshot of your story, check your story viewers.

Then, scroll down the list and find whether the person has viewed your story.

If they did, check if there’s a green arrow beside their username.

If there’s a green arrow beside the person’s username, that means that they’ve taken a screenshot of your story.

On the other hand, if there isn’t a green arrow beside the person’s username, that means that they didn’t take a screenshot of your story.

Do note that some people might screenshot your story without you knowing.

They accomplish this by turning on airplane mode before taking a screenshot of your story.

When they enable airplane mode on their device, Snapchat will not be able to detect if they took a screenshot.

What does the green arrow mean on your Snapchat story?

Double green arrow Snapchat story

As mentioned in the previous sections, the green arrow on your story indicates that the person has either taken a screenshot or a screen recording of your story.

The green arrow on your Snapchat story means that the person has taken a screenshot/screen recording of your story.

Snapchat is able to detect a screenshot as well as a screen recording of a story.

That being said, if someone were to take a screenshot of your story, you will be notified of it via a double green arrow.

The green arrow will be displayed beside the person’s username when you check your viewers’ list.

That’s when you’ll know that the person has saved your story via a screenshot/screen recording.

Unfortunately, there is no way to stop someone from screenshotting or screen recording your story unless you blocked them.

So you have to be wary of what you post on Snapchat as others will be able to save them without your consent.

What does the green arrow on Snapchat mean on your chat?

Snapcash green arrow

The green arrow on your chat on Snapchat means that the user has viewed and received cash from your via Snapcash.

The green arrow on your chat means that the user has viewed and received cash from you via Snapcash.

However, Snapcash is no longer available as of 30 August 2018, so you won’t be able to see that green arrow anymore.

However, the arrow no longer exists in the present as Snapcash has been removed from the app.

Snapchat has partnered with Square to launch Snapcash back in 2014.

The feature allowed users to send quick payments to one another in a fun way.

However, Snapcash was shut down on 30 August 2018, nearly 4 years after its launch.

Snapchat didn’t state a reason for their decision to shut down Snapcash, but it’s most likely due to the rapid growth of the peer-to-peer payment platform, Venmo.

Here’s how Snapcash used to work:

  1. Enter your payment information into Square.
  2. Specify the amount of money that you’d like to send to someone via chat.
  3. Tap the button to complete the payment.
  4. A green arrow will be shown to indicate that the payment was sent successfully.

Users who’ve received cash via Snapcash before it was shut down will still be deposited in their accounts.

If you’ve used Snapcash back in 2014, you will no longer see the green Snapcash arrow after 30 August 2018.

Conclusion

The symbols on Snapchat can be quite confusing because of the sheer number of it.

If you’re new to Snapchat, symbols like the gray, blue, and green arrows might overwhelm you.

As for the green arrows, only the only one that you’ll need to look out for is the one in your stories.

In a nutshell, if you happen to see a double green arrow beside someone’s username in your story viewers’ list, that means they’ve either screenshotted/screen recorded your story.

Further Reading

How to Increase Your Snapchat Score: New Step-by-Step Guide

Does Snapchat Notify When You Look at Someone’s Location?

How to Fix “Comment failed to post” on YouTube

Author: Lim How Wei is the founder of Followchain. Feel free to follow him on Instagram.

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Lim How Wei is the founder of followchain.org, with over 7+ years of experience in Social Media and 3+ years of experience in investing in stocks and cryptocurrencies. He has researched, tested, and written hundreds of articles ranging from social media platforms to messaging apps.