Snapchat Streaks are precious, especially for users who have maintained them for over years. But, what if they just disappear one day? It’ll be the worst possible scenario. However, it is possible to get a Snapchat streak back. If this gives you a ray of hope, this post is specially written for you.
Here, I will guide you on how to get a Snapchat Streak back. If you’ve recently lost your priceless Snapstreak with your best friend, we can understand your pain. And, we’ll help you to get it back.
What is a Snapchat Streak?
Snapchat is a massively popular multimedia messaging app. The unique and amazing features of the app help it to stay a hit among the competition. The Snapchat Streak is one of the unique and most liked features of Snapchat. A Snapchat Streak signifies the number of days you and your Snapchat friend have continuously sent a snap back-and-forth to each other. It is officially known as a Snapstreak.
The Snapstreak begins when you and your friend send ‘snaps’ to each other every 24 hours for 3 consecutive days. It can be due to spoken commitment or just by chance. When it happens, a fire emblem emoji (🔥) will appear next to your friend’s name in the chat list. A number will also be present with the emoji that signifies how many days old the streak is.
How to Maintain a Snapchat Streak?
Having and maintaining a Snapchat streak is pretty simple. The majority of the Snapchatters already know it. To maintain a Snapstreak, you have to send a Snap to your friend every day (every 24 hours), and your friend too has to respond with a Snap in the same timeframe. Chats don’t count for maintaining a Snapstreak and Snaps sent from Memories or Snapchat Spectacles also don’t work. You have to send ‘Snaps’ which can either be picture snaps or video snaps.
Also, keep in mind that Snapstreaks are for individuals. Hence, sending a Snap to a group or adding it to ‘My Story’ will not work for maintaining a Streak. So, make sure you regularly send snaps and ask your friends to do it as well.
What does Snapstreaks give you?
If you ask a regular Snapchatter the price of a lengthy Snapstreak, he’d say it is priceless. Snapstreaks surely don’t get you money or any other real-life rewards. But, they do earn you ‘trophies’ on Snapchat. They also help you get your Snapchat score to impressively high values. Snapstreaks also define your friendship on Snapchat. They signify for how long you both have been thinking about each other every single day.
One more thing that Snapstreaks give is satisfaction. Seeing the fire emblem emoji (🔥) along with a ‘100+ number’ and a smiling or red heart emoji feels satisfying.
Fun Fact: The longest Snapchat Streak is between two Snapchatters named Tormod and Mathilde which was over 1,759 days old as of February 4, 2020. [Source: TechJunkie]
How do you lose a Snapchat Streak?
You will lose a Snapchat streak when either you or your friend don’t send a snap in 24 hours. It takes two Snapchatters to build a Snapstreak, but only one can break it. However, this isn’t the only reason why you lose a Snapchat streak. Sometimes, you can lose a streak due to server related issues, bugs, or software errors. Or, you can even lose them because of hardware issues.
Key Tip: Remind your friends when you see this ⌛️ emoji next to your Snapstreak.
When you fail to send a Snap due to network issues, Snapchat will remind you that the Snap has failed. When you lose a Snapstreak due to server issues or a bug in the app, Snapchat will help you to get it back. However, if you or your friend forgot to send a snap and this is the reason for the streaking vanishing, then there are the least chances to get it back.
How to Get a Snapchat Streak Back?
Snapchat knows why you have lost your Snapstreak. They know when you lose a streak even after sending and receiving a snap in the past 24 hours. So, when you lose a streak due to app glitches, it’ll help you to get it back. You just have to ask the Snapchat Support and they’ll not let your dedication go in vain. If you have lost a Snapchat streak due to unknown reasons, follow these simple instructions to get it back
Step-1: Open a web browser on your PC or mobile and visit Snapchat Support from here.
Step-2: Now select “My Snapstreaks disappeared” as the topic for help under the ‘Contact Us’ section.
Step-3: Next, scroll down and fill the form that is available on the screen. Make sure you fill the spellings of your username, email, and your friend’s username properly. Spelling mistakes will lead to the rejection of your request. If you don’t know how long your streak was, you can ask your friend. Be honest while filling this form.
Step-4: After filling the form properly and checking it at least twice, scroll down, and click on Send. It’ll ask you to verify a captcha, do that and proceed to send the request.
Step-5: Wait until responds to your request. You’ll receive their reply in your mailbox. They’ll explain the reason why your Snapstreak lost and if you’ll get it back. If it’ll, then you’ll be able to see it in the app.
That’s it. This is how you get a Snapchat streak back.
What if I don’t get a Snapchat Streak back?
If you have lost a Snapchat streak because you or your friend forgot to send a snap in the given time frame, then there are good chances you won’t get it back. You can still try to trick Snapchat support in getting you the streak back. But, that won’t for a lot of users. The only thing you can do if you don’t get your streak back is to start it again. After all, whatever is broken can be rebuilt.
If you both can do it once, you can do it again, this time with even more dedication. Just send a snap and ask your friend to reply with a snap as well. Keep doing it and also keep reminding each other every day. That’s all.
Snapchat Streaks don’t come with a price tag but they are cherished. Losing it can be really painful. This is how you get a Snapchat streak back. Remember that you can’t get them back regularly. So, don’t try appealing to Snapchat support frequently. Or else, they’ll ignore your requests. They’ll only help you once or at most, twice, and only for a single or couple streaks, not more than that. It is better that you protect your streaks yourself by reminding your friends.
That’s all for this post. I hope you find it helpful. Feel free to share your opinions about it in the comments.