What Does ‘S’ Mean On Snapchat, Actually?

If you receive a snap that features the letter ‘S’ in it you may wonder what the ‘S’ actually means.

‘S’ simply means ‘Streak’. A streak on Snapchat is a run of consecutive days where two people send snaps to each other. Every additional day extends the streak.

People may send you a blank snap with an ‘S’ on it, the intention of the ‘S’ is to make it clear that the snap was sent purely to keep the streak going.

How To Respond When Someone Sends ‘S’ On Snapchat

There are two ways of responding to an ‘S’ snap.

1. Respond to keep the streak going

You can send a snap of yourself, a blank snap or anything you like, providing you respond within the same 24-hour period the streak will continue.

2. Tell them you don’t keep streaks

Keeping a streak going can become an irritating daily commitment, so if you don’t want to get into that then simply reply with a message saying something like “sorry I don’t do streaks”.

Benefits Of A Snapchat Streak

To be honest there aren’t any major benefits to having a Snapchat streak, beyond consistently adding 2 to your Snap score and the obvious benefit of maintaining regular contact with a friend.

You do see a few emojis and trophies when your streak reaches a certain number of days:

  • 100-day streak: the 💯 emoji.
  • 1000-day streak: you will unlock the 1000 days streak trophy and the 1000-day fire emoji.

Who Has The Longest Snapchat Streak

According to distractify.com, the world record holder for the longest Snapchat streak belongs to Ally Zaino and Kat Bruneau, they started their streak when the streak feature first came on on Snapchat on March 29th, 2016.

Assuming their streak is still going that would give them a streak of 2,487+ days (as of 19th January 2023).

There are also likely to be plenty more people who have streaks of the same length still going.