Snapchat is a fun and popular messaging app that lets you chat with friends, and discover and view stories from around the world. Snapchat allows users to share snaps (photos or videos) that disappear after viewing. You can also reload snaps every 24 hours.
Exchanging normal snaps with filters, lenses or other cool and fun effects with your friends creates a Snapchat streak. Snapchat streak is a daily commitment to sharing fun snaps between two Snapchat friends. If you lose your precious streak, here’s how to get it back on Snapchat.
How to start a Snapchat Streak
Your Snapchat streaks count how many days in a row you’ve snapped at someone and they’ve snapped back. You must both send and receive at least one Snap within 24 hours for it to count.
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You need to keep your streak going for at least three days before you notice anything happening. But once the three days are up, a flame emoji (🔥) will appear next to your friend’s name, along with a number representing how many days you’ve been on a streak together (your “streak score”).
How Does a Snapchat Streak Work?
Before we go through the recovery process, we first make sure you have a valid claim. Keeping a Snapchat streak going requires two people working together to send snaps every day. Here are the things you need to do to keep a Snap Streak going:
- Send a Snap to your friend at least once every 24 hours: A Memories message, picture, or video doesn’t count.
- Receive and open a Snap from the same friend within the same 24-hour period.
- Send and receive Snaps from the same person: A group message doesn’t count.
Assuming you followed the rules and still lost your Snapchat streak, you can get it back by following the steps above.
How to Restore Snapchat Streak
Sometimes the reason a Snapchat streak ends is beyond our control.
If you think you’ve followed the streak rules and your streak accidentally expired, follow these steps in your Snap account to start the recovery process:
Open Snapchat and sign in to your account
Scroll down and go to the Support section
Tap I Need Help, then Snapstreaks
From the What if my Snapstreak has gone? option, choose Let us know
Select My Snapstreaks disappeared.
Fill in the form; include as exact information as possible
Hit Send to submit your form
Be honest. Let Snapchat know if the app won’t load, a snap just won’t send, or your internet connection is down. Submit your request and wait for a response.
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Snapstreaks is just one of many ways Snapchat offers more than meets the eye. We’ve covered plenty of tips and tricks for Snapchat beginners if you want to learn more.
And remember, if you want to add more color and life to your Snapchat communications, be sure to use one of the many Snapchat filters available. It’s a great way to add some sparkle to your chats.
Why Won’t Snapchat Help Me Get My Snap Streak Back?
The social network will not reset your streak once it has faded naturally. It doesn’t matter if it’s been almost 1000 days: if someone forgot, it’s their own fault. Of course, you can lie and say that something is gone wrong with the app. But we don’t recommend it. The service may not believe the situation warrants correction. In this case, you have to start new streaks. Sometimes a fresh start is good.
Is there a Snapchat support number that I can call?
Unfortunately, Snapchat does not have a support phone number. For answers to questions and troubleshooting, you must contact them through their “Contact Us” webpage.