Grey Arrow Check

Meaning

What does Grey Arrow Check mean?

Grey arrow check is a practice on Snapchat, users use to find out which friend of theirs unadded them on the app.

If you send a message to someone who is not your friend on the app, the app signals this as a grey arrow next to the username.

Origin

What's the origin of Grey Arrow Check?

Snapchat launched on June 8th, 2011 and is a well-liked photo messaging app, used by many to share and save their memories in the form of pictures.

One feature of the app is the system of symbols that all represent different types of messages and interactions with them, such as screenshots.

A popular symbol is the grey arrow, which shows up when you send a message to someone who isn’t your friend on the app.

Spread & Usage

How did Grey Arrow Check spread?

“Grey arrow check” was first defined by Urban Dictionary in 2020.

The topic turned into a frequently asked question on Google, as more and more people got “grey arrow checks” in their messages.

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