Officially called Snapstreaks (or Snapchat streaks), these are a lot like Reddit Karma. They’re utterly ineffective in real life, but can be a source for pride for those who have amassed huge sums.
You’ve come to the right spot, whether you’re new to Snapchat or an old user who has been jealously watching your friends’ Snapstreaks grow.
This article will explain all you need to know regarding Snapchat streaks and offer practical tips to maximize your score.
What are Snapchat’s Streaks?
Snapchat introduced Snapstreaks primarily to keep users on the app and in its ecosystem. Snapchat has been under increasing pressure as Instagram continues its Snapchat-inspired Stories feature to grow its user base.
We’ll get into more detail later, but at its core, a Snapstreak simply means that you have exchanged snaps at least once per 24 hours over several consecutive days.
Check the conversation tab to see live Snap Streaks.
Snapstreaks are a popular app that has been around since its inception. Snapstreaks now include gamification. Groups of friends can compete to see who can accumulate the longest streak. It’s not a way to win anything, but it’s still a fun challenge.
Snapstreaks can also be a great way to increase your Snapchat score. Your score will rise quickly if you run many concurrent Snap Streaks.
What do the Snap Streak Emojis mean?
Snapchat is filled with emojis. You’ll often see them popping up to alert you about relationships, events, and celebrities.
There are however a few Snapchat emojis that relate to Snapstreaks. These are:
- Fire When you’ve been on a Snapstreak together for three consecutive days, the fire emoji will be next to the person’s name.
- 100 The 100 sign is displayed when you have been on a Snapchat streak of at least 100 consecutive days.
- Hourglass: When you are on a Snapstreak that is about to end, the hourglass emoji along with someone’s name will be displayed.
- Mountain This emoji represents a unicorn. Snapchat users have claimed to have seen it during an extremely long Snapstreak. Snapchat doesn’t mention the mountain in its official documentation. Is it possible? We can’t confirm or deny it.
Each Snapstreak Emoji is accompanied by a number. It is the number of consecutive days your Snapstreak has been in operation. If you miss a day, it will reset to zero.
What are the Snapchat Streaks Rules Rules?
These rules are simple. To keep the Snapchat streak going, you and your friend must each send at least one snap every 24 hours. There are many caveats that you should be aware of.
Five types of interactions are not eligible for your Snapstreak.
- Chatting on Snapchat doesn’t only allows you to send photos and videos but also allows for a regular text-based chat. Your Snapstreak will not include text conversations between you and your friend.
- Stories Snapchat’s most loved feature is the ability to record your daily stories. This allows your friends to check in and see the fun adventures you have been having every day. Even if they watch the story, they don’t count towards your streak.
- Memories: Snapchat’s memories vault allows you to rekindle past events and share them again. All memories shared with your friend will not count as an interaction.
- Snapchat Spectacles Snapchat Spectacles Snapchat Spectacles still exist. Unfortunately, they won’t increase your Snapstreak if you send content to friends.
- Group chats Anyone who wants to start many Snapstreaks has the same idea: get everyone together in a large group and bulk-Snap them all at once. Snapchat is one step ahead of Snapchat. Snaps sent to group chats will not be taken into consideration. You must snap each person individually.
You can only send two types of content to increase your Snapchat count: sending an individual photo to a friend and sending a video to a friend.
Snapchat Streaks: Tips
Snapchat doesn’t require you to do anything extra to start a streak; all you need is to send a snap of yourself to your friend and have your friend send you a snap at least once per 24 hours.
If you want to build a long streak of success, the first step is getting started with your Snapstreak. These are three tips to get your new streak off on the right foot.
1. Find willing participants
Snapstreaks are not for everyone. Even the most passionate users of Snapstreak might not want to send a single snap every day to the same person.
It is important to find willing participants.
Snapchat features can be used to determine who is ready for the challenge. Take a photo of yourself with the caption “Snapstreak” and add it to a blank picture. Send it to anyone who might be interested. It will not be known to whom it was sent.
2. It is the first day that counts
It is also a good idea if you start a streak on a holiday (such as Christmas or your birthday). This will make it easier to get the other person’s attention and to get a response.
3. Concentrate on people with whom you frequently interact
It’s not worth trying to create a Snapstreak for someone you don’t communicate with often. It is possible, however, there’s a high chance that they will lose interest.
The first few weeks can be the most difficult. When you reach a reasonable number of consecutive days, both parties are more invested in the game. It becomes much easier. It is easiest to overcome the initial hurdle by starting Snapstreaks together with people you have sent lots of snaps.
Tips to Maintain Your Snapchat Streak
Here are some ideas to help you keep your Snapstreaks running after you have created a Snapstreak.
1. Use Blank Photos
To keep the streak going, you don’t have to send quality photos — anyone is judging. Instead, you can simply take a blank picture and add a caption saying “Streak”. The same photo can be used every day, and your score will continue to increase. This is one of the easiest Snapchat streak ideas.
2. You should stick to a particular time of day
It’s generally better to start Snapstreaks later in the day, especially if your goal is to send one snap per day.
This will allow you to see the hourglass emoticon for several hours before your time runs out. The emoji won’t be visible if you send a snap early in the morning.
This argument has a flip side. You can send snaps when you wake up, and you can even add a reminder to your alarm.
Use the approach that works best for you.
3. Reorganize your Friends List
Snapstreaks may include Snaps with friends you don’t consider your best friends. They won’t be listed in Snapchat’s Best Friends List.
Renaming your contacts is the solution. Snapchat allows you to rename anyone in your friend list. This will help you remember who they really are.
To change the name of a friend, open a chat with them by tapping on the Menu icon at the top left-hand side and selecting Edit Name.
Add the prefix Aaaa to the name you choose. This will make it mandatory that the name is pinned at the top of your list.
Note: You need to take a completely different approach if you want to modify your Snapchat username.
4. Make sure you have checked your filters
It is possible to forget with whom you are in Snapstreaks, especially when you have multiple Snapstreaks.
There is a way to view your streaks without having to go to your friend list. A special Snapchat streak filter will appear whenever you are about to send a snap or swipe through filters. This will display the number of consecutive days that you have accrued in large white numbers along with the flame emoji.
Snapchat: Take it to the Next Level
Snapchat Snapstreaks is just one example of all the ways Snapchat has to offer more than meets your eye. If you’re interested in learning more, we have many tips for Snapchat beginners.
Remember to use Snapchat filters if you want to give your Snapchat communication more life and color.