I thought I was pretty clued up when it came to social media. I know my Instagram Stories hacks to moving emojis on Snapchat, but this week I was faced with a new social media term: the Snapchat Streak. Sorry WTF is the new term the yourh of today are speaking of. Let’s investigate shall we.
So, WTF is Snapchat Streak?
Snapstreaks came along with the Snapchat 2.0 update back in March, and it’s all about how long you can keep going…on Snapchat. The feature is build in within the app, and is essentially a challenge – it also has something to do with the little fire emoji you sometimes see creeping up next to your friends names within Snapchat.
But, how do you start a Streak in Snapchat?
To start a Streak you have to Snapchat a person in your contacts list twice in less than 24-hours. Then the little fire emoji will appear next to your name on their feed. So basically, the people you Snap the most via private messages with more than likely have fire next to their name.
What happens to your Streak number on Snapchat?
That has something to do with how many days you’ve been on this manic Snapchat streak with each other. For example, if you’ve been Snapchatting each other twice a day, or more, every single day for the past 55 days, the number 55 would appear next to the fire emoji. You with me? Cool.
Does messaging on Snapchat add to your Streak?
In short, no – so sorry if you’ve spent the past few days going message crazy only to find out it has no effect on your winning streak. You have to send an actual Snapchat, so a video or picture, preferably using a filter to see your number go up.
What is the longest ever Snapchat Streak?
The guys over at Tech Junkie did some digging and found out that the longest Streak is…dun dun dunnnnn Renee Landon, who chatted with a snapchat friend for 502 consecutive days. WOW. We gift you one pretend gold medal Renee.
How can you hide a Streak on Snapchat?
You can’t hide your Snapchat Streak, but if you and your Snapchat pal have fallen out and you don’t want to see the remains of your snapping, you can block them. Open your Snapchat and tap on the little ghost icon that appears at the top of your camera screen. There you need to slect ‘My Friends,’ this allows you to see your entire friend list as well as your current ‘BFF’s’ on Snapchat (aka the people you Snapchat daily) – tap on the user you want to remove, and pick ‘block.’ Then au revior, they are gone.
If I delete someone does the Snapchat Streak end?
Yes, yes it does. So don’t delete anyone you’re having a winning streak with.
What do all the other emojis on Snapchat mean?
There’s a lot…but let’s do this.
Yellow heart: This is your best friend, you’ve sent the most Snaps to this person
Pink heart: You’ve been BFF’s for two months – with both of you Snapping regularly
Face with the sunglasses on: One of your best friends, is also one of their best friends. Confusing…
Grimacing face: Your number 1 best friend, is also their number 1 best friend. Basically you both send the most Snaps to the same person
Smirking face: You are one of their best friends, but they are not yours. Awkward.
Smiling face: This person is like your number 2 BFF.
Fire: You know this one, you’re on a Snapchat streak.
What does the 100 streak on Snapchat mean?
The 110 Emoji will appear next to the fire emoji when you have Snapped back and forth with this person for one hundred days in a row. 100 DAYS GUYS.
Is there a 100 Streak Snapchat cheat?
I searched the big old wide web and found nothing on how to cheat this. But, why would you want to cheat? The whole point is to show how bloody dedicated you are so get out there and get Snapping.
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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.