One of the unique features of Snapchat is the “streak,” which is a way to measure how long you have been consistently sending Snaps to a friend.
A Snapchat streak is created when you and a friend have sent each other Snaps on consecutive days.
To start a streak on Snapchat simply follow these steps:
- Open Snapchat and swipe right to access your chats.
- Choose a friend to start a Streak with.
- Send them a Snap. This can be a photo or video Snap. Text chats don’t count.
- Your friend must send a Snap back within 24 hours for the Streak to begin.
- Once both of you have exchanged Snaps for a full day, a fire emoji will appear next to their name, signifying the start of your Streak.
Each day that you send a Snap to each other, your streak count will increase. The longer your streak, the higher the number next to the fire emoji (🔥) next to your friend’s name.
It’s important to note that Snaps sent through the Snapchat chat feature do not count towards a streak. To keep a streak going, you must send Snaps back and forth using the camera feature.
Starting a streak can be a fun and engaging way to stay connected with your friends on Snapchat.
To start a streak on Snapchat, you need to send snaps (photos or videos) back and forth to a friend every day for consecutive days.
Both you and your friend need to send a snap within 24 hours of each other to maintain a streak. The more days you maintain the streak, the higher the number next to the fire emoji (🔥) becomes.
Choosing a Friend to Start a Streak With
The first step to starting a streak on Snapchat is choosing a friend to start it with.
You can choose any friend on Snapchat, but it’s important to choose someone who is active on the platform and will be able to send Snaps consistently.
To choose a friend, open Snapchat and swipe right to access the “Chat” section.
From there, select the friend you want to start a streak with and tap on their name to open a chat with them.
Sending Your First Snap
Once you have chosen a friend to start a streak with, it’s time to send your first Snap.
To do this, open the camera feature in Snapchat by tapping on the circle in the middle of the screen. Take a photo or video and then tap on the blue arrow to send it to your friend.
If your friend sends a Snap back to you, your streak will officially begin.
The number next to the fire emoji next to your friend’s name will show “1,” indicating that you have started a one-day streak.
Maintaining Your Streak
To keep your streak going, you and your friend must send Snaps back and forth every day.
It’s important to note that the Snap must be sent and opened within a 24-hour period to count towards the streak.
You can send any type of Snap to your friend; photos or videos.
Just be sure to send something every day to keep the streak going.
Tips for Keeping Your Streak Going
Maintaining a streak can be challenging, especially if you have a busy schedule or your friend is in a different time zone.
If your streak is close to ending you will see an hourglass emoji (⏳) next to your friend’s name, make sure to send them a snap ASAP to prevent your streak from ending.
Here are some additional tips to help make sure your streak continues long into the future:
- Set a reminder on your phone to send a Snap to your friend every day.
- Plan ahead and take Snaps in advance (here are some streak ideas you can use) so you can send them even if you’re busy.
- Communicate with your friend and let them know if you will be unavailable for a day.
How to End a Streak
If you want to end a streak on Snapchat, you can do so by simply not sending a Snap to your friend for 24 hours.
Once the 24-hour period has passed, the streak will end, and the fire emoji next to your friend’s name will disappear.
Unadding someone on Snapchat will also end your streak with them.