A strange bug is beginning to confuse frequent Snapchat users. After sending a message, the app will say it has been delivered, as usual. However, regardless of when the message was received, Snapchat will say it was opened just now. As a result, users don’t know when messages were actually received. What causes Snapchat to say opened just now? Read on to learn more.
Why does Snapchat say Snaps were opened just now?
It’s not entirely clear why Snapchat says messages were opened just now. However, this does seem to be a new phenomenon, appearing sometime in the last few months. No matter when the Snap photo, video, or chat message was sent, Snapchat will say it was opened just now.
While some cases of this happening may just be coincidence, it seems to be happening to more and more users. In nearly all cases, Snapchat says messages were opened just now whenever the app itself is opened. After that — once you see that it was opened — it will remain in the opened state afterward. And while you’ll be able to check when the snap was sent, you won’t be able to tell when it was actually viewed.
That’s the main problem: There’s no way of telling when Snaps were actually opened. It gives users the sense that recipients aren’t responding to messages, having viewed them only as soon as they check to see if the message had been opened at all. For people who communicate frequently, or those who insist upon timely conversations, this bug can be very frustrating. It could potentially even cause an argument.
Either way, try to remember that Snapchat saying messages were opened just now is nothing more than a bug or glitch. In basically every instance, the time when Snapchat says the message was opened corresponds directly to the time when you check on its status. Hopefully the team at Snap Inc. will be able to fix this problem soon and end everyone’s confusion. Otherwise, users may consider deleting their Snapchat account entirely.