Snapchat Streaks are a key feature of Snapchat and keep users addicted to the ephemeral messaging app. Snapchat Streaks has helped to build a loyal user base by gamifying the process of sending and receiving Snaps. If you are a new Snapchat user and want to learn more about Snapchat Streaks, you can read the following.
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What is a Snapchat Streak and how does it work?
Snapstreaks or Snapchat Streaks are a way to measure your interaction with Snapchat users. A Snapstreak is when you send and receive Snaps from someone at least once per day for three consecutive days. An active Snapstreak can be identified by looking for the fire Emoji () near the contact’s name in the Chat screen.
To indicate the number of active Snapstreak days, the number next to the fire emoticon keeps increasing. The Snapstreak app requires that you send and receive video Snaps and photos to your friends at a minimum once per 24-hour period. The Snapstreak will be deleted if you do not comply with this requirement.
What Counts towards Snapstreaks
You might now be curious about what counts towards a Snapstreak. Snapchat made it clear that only two activities can count towards Snapstreaks. These are the two activities:
- Sending and receiving photo snaps
- Video Snaps can be sent and received
It’s that simple. It doesn’t matter if you send a Snapstreak to someone, text them, or post Stories ( ), nor for Snaps sent in group conversations. You should also note that the Snap must be sent directly from Snapchat’s camera interface. Your Snapstreak will not be counted if you send the Snap from your Memories tab or camera roll.
What Does Snapchat Streak Emojis Signify?
Snapchat makes it easy for users to see if they have an active Snapstreak. For new users, however, it can be confusing to understand the meaning of the emojis that appear next to Snapstreaks. There are three emojis that Snapstreaks use:
- Fire (), emoji: When the fire emoji appears beside a Snapchat user’s username, it means that the Snapstreak is in progress. To get the Snapstreak started, you must send and receive Snaps for three consecutive calendar days.
- 100 (), emoji – After you’ve been maintaining your Snapstreak for at least 100 days, the 100 emoji will appear next to the name of your friend. On day 101, the app will return to the fire emoticon.
- Hourglass (), emoji The hourglass emoji can help you identify a Snapstreak about to expire. It disappears quickly after you send a Snap to keep your Snapstreak active. You have approximately 4 hours to send or receive Snaps (pictures or videos) that are related to the name of someone in Snapchat.
Snapchat Streak: Share Snapchat in Story
Snapchat had a special filter that showed the Snapstreak count per day. Although this is no longer possible, Charms can still be used to share your Snapstreak with a friend. Here’s how it works:
- Go to the profile page for the Snapstreak partner. To access the profile page, tap on the display name of the user in the conversation window.
- Scroll down to the “Charms” section, and then look for the Snapstreak Charm. Tap to Expand the Snapstreak charm and take a screenshot. Snapshot will notify your friend if you take a screenshot from the friendship profile.
- Now, simply upload the screenshot to Snapchat Story. Select the screenshot from your camera roll to open the Snapchat Story creation interface. You have the option to mention the person in your Story. After you’re done, click “My Story” to send your Snapstreaks to your Snapchat story.
Five Simple Tips to Increase Snapstreak
- Send photo snaps
Sending photo Snaps to other people is the best way to increase your Snapstreak. To keep the streak going, you can send a blank Snap if you run out of ideas. If both parties are outgoing and socially active, most long-term Snapstreaks end up being empty.
- Send Video Snaps
You can also send video Snaps if you don’t like the idea of sending static images. Send a video to your friend every day by recording a short video. Video Snaps feel more personal and strengthen your friendship.
- Be Consistent
The streaks are only good for 24 hours so it is important to send Snaps regularly. As an extreme measure, schedule reminders if you find yourself frequently forgetting to send Snaps. You can use multiple reminder applications for iPhone or Android so you don’t miss another Snapstreak.
- Troubleshoot Snapchat when the app doesn’t work
Your Snapchat app may not be working correctly, so you will not be able to send your daily Snaps to keep your Snapstreak. You will need to quickly fix Snapchat’s problems. There are many ways to fix the Snapchat not working issue. You can refer to our detailed guide linked here to learn more.
- Restore lost Snapstreak
If your Snapstreak is lost due to technical issues such as a server failure, you can contact Snapchat’s support team to request that they restore it. You can find a guide on getting your Snapstreak back.
Most Frequently Asked Questions
- Can one person keep the Streak alive?
Snapchat does not require that Snapchat participants send Snaps at least once per 24 hours in order to keep the Snapstreak alive.
- What can I do for Snapstreak to grow?
To increase your Snapstreak, you should send a photo/video Snaps. Snapchat messages are not counted towards your Snapstreak.
- Can I send a Streak using my camera roll?
Snapchat Streak is not for you. You should send a Snapchat image or video to keep it active. Snapstreak will not be active if you send screenshots or photos from your Gallery.
- How do I recover a lost Snapstreak?
Snapstreak can be lost due to technical issues. You can contact Snapchat to get Snapstreak back. For steps to recover lost Snapstreaks on Snapchat, take a look at this dedicated guide.
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Snapchat’s young users consider long-term Snapstreaks a badge of honor. We hope this guide helps you if that is you. If you have any Snapstreak questions, please let us know by commenting. You might also be interested to learn to create Snapchat polls, calculate your Snapchat score, and save Snapchat videos. You can check out the linked guides, and we’d love to hear from you if you have any questions about Snapchat.