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What does ‘Other Snapchatters’ mean on Snapchat?

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It can be difficult for Snapchat users to understand what “Other Snapchatters” means on Snapchat. It becomes even more difficult since Snap Inc. doesn’t mention it anywhere on its site.

The term, which could sometimes pop up on your Snapchat story views, can be confusing.

Fortunately, we’ve done a little digging, and in this article, you’ll learn what the term “other snapchatters” means.

Read: Our article on How to secretly take a screenshot on Snapchat

What does the term “Other Snapchatters” mean on Snapchat?

The “Other Snapchatters” category consists of users you haven’t added or who don’t follow you on the app but have viewed your story.

It could also mean a friend has removed or blocked you.

To know why you see the “Other Snapchatters” category, let’s check out the following reasons.

The user has removed you as a friend on Snapchat

If you’re familiar with the “Remove friend” option on Snapchat, then you probably know what it means.

Mutual friends will appear under the normal story viewers list when they view your story. However, a friend that has been removed will end up under “Other Snapchatters.”

So, if someone you think is a mutual friend on your profile shows up under “Other Snapchatters,” there’s a likelihood you’re no longer friends.

Snapchat doesn’t send notifications to users when they’ve been unfollowed.

Nevertheless, you can follow either of these two methods to find out if you’ve been unfollowed or removed as a friend on Snapchat.

  • Open the Snapchat app, and select the chat icon at the bottom of the screen.
Snapchat chat icon
  • Among the displayed list, look for your friend’s name.
Displayed list that might include "Other Snapchatters"
  • A grey arrow next to the name and their snap status reading Status is Pending indicates that you’ve probably been unfollowed or removed.

Or

  • Open Snapchat and look for the user you think has removed or unfollowed you.
Search for user to know why they appear as Other Snapchatters
  • Tap the person’s username to open their profile.
  • If you can’t see their Snapchat score, they no longer follow you on Snapchat.

Although you might have been removed as a friend by a Snapchat user, it’s still possible for you to send them messages.

The user has blocked you on Snapchat

Another reason a user shows up under your story’s “Other Snapchatters” category could be the user blocking you after viewing your story.

You can try out these three methods to know if a user blocked you on Snapchat.

Search list

  • Launch the Snapchat app and tap the magnifying glass/search icon at the top left corner of your screen.
Snapchat Magnifying glass/search icon
  • Search for the username of the person you think has blocked you.
Search for username on Snapchat
  • If the username doesn’t appear on the search list, the user might have blocked you.

Chat history list

  • Launch Snapchat and select the chat icon at the bottom of your screen.
Chat icon
  • Search for your conversations with the user you think has blocked you.
Search for conversations to know of "Other Snapchatters" blocked you
  • If the user doesn’t appear on your chat list, then there’s a possibility they have blocked you.
Chat list

Send a message

Another method you can try is by sending the user a message. If there’s a response saying the message could not be transmitted, it’s confirmation that a user has blocked you.

However, if the message’s status says Pending, it’s more likely that you were removed, not blocked.

Note: A user who has blocked you on Snapchat will no longer have access or be able to view your stories anymore.

You haven’t added the user as a friend on Snapchat

When someone sends you a friend request on Snapchat, you’ll receive a notification and the option to add them as your friend.

However, if you decide not to add the user to your friend list and they eventually view your story, they will end up in the “Other Snapchatters” category.

You can find out who these “Other Snapchatters” are and decide on whether to accept their friend request or not. Just follow these steps below:

  • Open the Snapchat app, and tap the profile icon in the top left corner.
Profile icon
  • From the drop-down menu, select My Story and scroll through the list of story viewers.
My story
  • Then, check for the names under the “Other Snapchatters” category to see who you haven’t added as your friend.
Other snapchatters category
  • You can tap on their names to view their profile and decide on what to do with their friend request.

How do you stop “Other Snapchatters” from viewing your story?

Some people might not feel at ease knowing that strangers they haven’t added to their friends list can view their stories.

Some might even want to limit their story views to only their friends.

Thankfully, you can do this by changing your Snapchat story settings.

To change your privacy settings;

  • Open Snapchat on your mobile device, and tap the profile icon in the top left corner.
Snapchat Profile icon
  • Select the settings icon on your profile page.
Settings icon
  • Under the Who Can section, choose View My Story.
View my story
  • To stop random people from viewing your Snapchat story, select the Friends Only option.
Friends only to prevent "Other Snapchatters" and "+1 More"

Once you do this, only people on your friends list will see your Snap Stories.

What is the difference between “Other Snapchatters” and “+1 More”?

If you’ve noticed the “Other Snapchatters” category in your story viewers list, you’ve likely noticed the “+1 More” category as well.

If you were wondering, there is a difference between these two terms.

The main difference between these two groups is that the usernames of the “Other Snapchatters” are displayed for you to see in the list of users who viewed your story.

While the usernames of people in “+1 More” are not identifiable.

Another difference is that while “Other Snapchatters” have an established link to you on Snapchat through friend requests, there is no connection between you and those in the “+1 More group”.

Since those in the “+1 More” category are not on your friends’ list, and neither are you on theirs, the category only shows up in Snapchat’s story viewer list when your account is public.

So, if you want to prevent this from happening, you can turn your privacy settings to Friends Only.

Not many know the reason behind Snapchat’s introduction of “other snapchatters” on the platform or their reluctance to explain its meaning.

Either way, we are happy to have explained what it means and clarified the users’ confusion.

With the steps provided, You can find out if you’ve been removed or blocked by a user or haven’t addressed a friend request.

You can also choose to make your account Private. Doing this will prevent “+1 More” and “Other Snapchatters” from showing up in your story viewer list.

FAQs

What does the term “Other Snapchatters” mean on Snapchat?

The “Other Snapchatters” are users who are not on your friends’ list. This could either be because they’ve blocked or removed you as a friend, or you haven’t accepted their friend’s request.

If you want to stop “Other Snapchatters” from viewing your story, you can change the privacy settings of your Snapchat account to Friends Only.

How to see “Other Snapchatters” who viewed your story

Proceed to My Story and go through the list of users who have viewed your story. “Other Snapchatters” who have viewed your story will have their usernames displayed under that category once you click it.

How to find out who blocked you on Snapchat

Out of the many ways you can find out who blocked or removed you on Snapchat is by checking the “other snapchatters” list for their usernames.

You can also chat them up, and if the message fails to deliver, you will know for sure that they’ve blocked you.

Can you text someone who blocked you on Snapchat?

No, you can’t. If you try to send a message to someone who has blocked you on Snapchat, you will get an error notification.

Does “Other Snapchatters” mean they blocked you?

If a user blocks you after viewing your status, they could appear in the “Other Snapchatters” category.

The “Other Snapchatters” could also refer to those that have removed you as a friend or those you haven’t accepted their friend request.

Why does my Snapchat say “Other Snapchatters” but still friends?

This means that your Snapchat account is public, which makes it possible for “Other Snapchatters” to view your story. If you want to limit the number of people viewing your stories, change your account’s privacy settings.

How can you tell when people are on private stories?

You’ll see a purple lock icon beside the story. This means it is only visible to you and anyone else on the list.

How can you discover who “Other Snapchatters” are?

Go to your story and click on Views. The “other snapchatters” have their usernames listed under the category.

Toby Grey contributes as a How To expert for BGR. Typing away like a keyboard super hero, he covers just about anything you can think of. If Toby isn't writing, he's probably reading a book or playing video games.