The Snapstreak has become popular on Snapchat, but what exactly is it? It is when you and one other friends have snapped each other at least once within a 24 hour period, for three consecutive days. After the three-day mark, you and your friend will receive a fire emoji next to your name.
After 10 days of going on a streak, the fire emoji will have a number 10 next to it, and this number signifies how long your Snapstreak is. This concept relies on interactivity, and can encourage you to keep in touch with friends you might otherwise lose contact with. This is an interesting concept which gets us wondering what the longest snapchat streak is.
If within 24 hours your friend doesn’t reply, the streak is over, and Snapchat even signals when your streak is about to end by putting an hourglass emoji next to your friend’s name. This indicates they have four hours left to send or receive a snap before the streak is over. This new idea is a great way to encourage users to keep snapping, and can function to consolidate your friendship with others.
To help your streak live on, here are three top tips to ensure you never lose your Snapstreak again.
Edit Your Friend’s Names
It’s important to differentiate between your ‘Best Friends’ and your ‘Streak’ friends. Otherwise, you might be searching your ‘Best Friends’ to find all your streaks, a list which often fluctuates. A great way to stay on top of your streaks is to ensure they’re at the top of your ‘Friends’ list. You can achieve this by editing your friends’ names. Search for those you want to stay on a Snapstreak with, tap on their icon, and press ‘Edit Name.’ Since your friends are listed alphabetically, you should type ‘Aaa’ at the start of their name, which will move them to the top of the list. This will ensure you never miss a Snapstreak with someone again.
Set a Reminder & Wake Up Snap
If you set an alarm on your phone, this will remind you to send a ‘good morning’ snap first thing. This is especially applicable for people you are close too, and by sending a wakeup snap in the morning, you won’t have to remember to keep up your streak later in the day. You can customize your greeting with a motivational quote, something funny, or a personalized message. If you send something exciting or memorable, this will encourage the recipient to snap you back straight away.
Report Your Streak as Missing
You can report missing Snapstreaks to Snapchat Support, and they’ll kindly rekindle your fire emoji. You can do so by tapping ‘My Snapchat isn’t working’ in Snapchat Support, before tapping on the bubble for ‘Snapstreaks’ from the list provided. Next you should press ‘Yes’ by ‘Still need help?’ before filling out a form to provide relevant details. You’ll receive a response within 24 hours, and if you have a legitimate claim your streak will be restored.