What Does “Other Snapchatters” Mean on Snapchat

Snapchat users often have noticed the term “Other Snapchatters” in their Snapchat story views. Since Snapchat’s official support page hasn’t provided information regarding the term, it confuses the users about its meaning.

Other Snapchatters means either you haven’t added the user as your followers, they’ve removed you from their friend list or you’re blocked on Snapchat.

Here’s the article explaining all the details about “Other Snapchatters” on your favorite snaps.

What does it mean on snap when it says “Other Snapchatters”?

When it says Other Snapchatters on a snap, it means you’re not friends with that user on Snapchat. It’s possible that you didn’t add them, they have removed you as a friend or blocked you.

Let’s get into the details.

1. You haven’t added back on Snapchat

If you haven’t added back someone on Snapchat who viewed your public story, they’ll appear in the “Other Snapchatters” category. Whereas friends you’ve added and those who have added you back will be shown as the regular story viewers.

Though Snapchat never mentioned anything, in 2017, they replied to a user’s tweet about “What does “other snap chatters” mean on Snapchat story views?”. They clearly stated that these are the Snapchatters who you haven’t added.

To confirm this theory, create another Snapchat account and check your primary account’s story from the secondary one. When you check the story viewers of the main account, you can find the secondary account is showing as “Other Snapchatters”.

2. Snapchatters who have removed you

If you’re seeing a user under “Other Snapchatters” on Snapchat story views, they might have removed you as a friend. 

It’s possible that you both were friends before, but now they have deleted you from their followers’ list. So, when someone unfriended you on Snapchat, they will no longer be the regular story viewers. Instead, you can see them under the “Other Snapchatters” list.

In that case, you can send them a message and check if it says “Pending” on Snapchat. If yes, it indicates that they have unfriended you and hence, they appear as other snap chatters.

3. Other Snapchatters have blocked you

If a friend blocks you on Snapchat after viewing the story, he/she will be listed as Other Snapchatters.

To test your theory, you can use your two Snapchat accounts. Add these accounts as each other friends and post a story on the primary account.

Next, view the story from the secondary account and check the story count on the primary one. You can find the secondary account id in the regular story viewers list.

Now, go back to the secondary account and block the primary one. When you open the story views at the primary account, you can see the secondary account is showing as “Other Snapchatters”.

Why does it say “Other Snapchatters” but you’re still friends on Snapchat?

If it says “Other Snapchatters”, but you’re still friends on Snapchat, it indicates that the user has blocked you. 

It’s also possible that they have removed you from their friend list, but you don’t know it yet.

There are three ways to make sure of it:

First, the user will be shown as Other Snapchatters in your story views. But, when you post a new story in the future, the people who blocked you will no longer be seen in the story count. It’s because once someone blocks you, they can’t access your Snapchat profile.

Second, a grey arrow will be visible beside the user’s name in the chat list, which means the person may have removed you.

Finally, you’ll notice a grey pending status if you send a new snap or message to that friend who has removed or blocked you.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do Other Snapchatters mean on your private story?

If “Other Snapchatters” appears on your Snapchat private story, it means someone from your friend list has watched the story and then removed or blocked you. 

When you post a story on Snapchat as “private”, only your friends can view it. So, if other Snapchatters are seeing it, that means you were their Snapchat friends before, now you’ve been unfriended.

How to get rid of Other Snapchatters?

If you don’t want to see “Other Snapchatters” in your story, you can block them to get rid of them.

Otherwise, you can change your story privacy settings to remove “Other Snapchatters”. For that, open Snapchat, tap the Settings icon at the upper right and under Who Can, select View My Story. Now, set the privacy to Friends Only instead of Everyone.

How to see who Other Snapchatters are?

To see who Other Snapchatters are, open Snapchat, tap the profile icon at the top right, select My Story and swipe up to check the viewers. Then, go to the Other Snapchatters section and find the usernames who’re not friends with you.

How can I see the Other Snapchatters who viewed my story 2021?

To see the Other Snapchatters who viewed your story, go to My Story, swipe up and tap the eyeball icon below. It’ll open the list of viewers along with the Other Snapchatters usernames.

Does Other Snapchatters mean blocked?

Yes, sometimes Other Snapchatters means blocked. However, it could also mean that the other user may have only unfriended you or you didn’t add them as a friend.

Does Other Snapchatters mean deleted?

Yes, Other Snapchatters on a Snapchat story can indicate that users have deleted or removed you from their friend list. Even if you have them on your list, they also need to add you back as friends to be your regular story viewers.

Difference between friends and Other Snapchatters on Snapchat

Friends on Snapchat means you and the other person are both added to each others’ friend list. On the other hand, Other Snapchatters indicates that you are not or no longer friends with that person. Either you haven’t added him/her back, he/she unfriended you or blocked you permanently.


Snapchat has different features, symbols, terms and emojis. All carry individual meanings, which may confuse you sometimes. 

Similarly, if you’re new to this app, “Other Snapchatters” on the story views may wonder you. Hopefully, this article has been able to answer all of your queries. If you’ve any further questions, do let us know in the comment section.

About Ady Wilson

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