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How to Get Snapchat Streak Back After Losing It

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Snapchat is one of the most popular social media apps in the market. Teenagers widely use it and young adults to chat, share photos, videos, put up stories, scroll through content, and much more. The unique feature of Snapchat is its short-term content accessibility. This means that the messages, photos, and videos that are you are sending disappear in a short while or after opening them a couple of times. It is based on the concept of ‘lost’, memories, and content that disappear and can never be got back again. The app promotes the idea of spontaneity and encourages you to share any moment before it is gone forever instantly.

The app is designed in a special way that allows you to live record any moment or take a quick picture and share it with your friends at the very same moment. The recipient of this message can only view this message for a limited period of time after which it automatically gets deleted. This is a whole new different excitement and joy, and this is what makes Snapchat so popular. Just like any other social media platform, Snapchat too rewards you for being more socially active. It does that by awarding you points called ‘Snapscore’. The higher your score, the more reason, and the chance for you to flex.

How to Get Snapchat Streak Back After Losing It

How to Get Snapchat Streak Back After Losing It

One of the most popular ways of earning Snapscore is by maintaining Snap Streak or Snapchat Streak. If you are not familiar with the concept, continue reading ahead.

What is Snapchat Streak?

A Snapchat Streak is a fun way for demonstrating how popular you are. A streak starts when you and your friend continuously send each other snaps for 3 consecutive days. You will notice that a flame sign will appear next to the contact’s name along with a number indicating the number of days that this streak has been going on for. This number keeps increasing by one every day if you continue to maintain the streak. The rules for maintaining a Snapchat Streak is pretty simple; all that you need to do is send at least one snap a day to the other person. It is also required for your friend to reply with a snap on the very same day. Thus, if both parties send each other a snap anytime before 24 hours run out the streak continues, and the number goes up by one. Take note that chatting does not count as the snap. Nor can you send something from the memories or Snapchat Spectacles. Group messages, video calls, putting up a story are some of the other things that are not permissible to maintain your streak. It would help if you used the snap button to either send a photo or a video.

You can used the snap button to either send a photo or a video

Snapchat streak requires effort from both parties involved. It won’t work if either of you forgets to send a snap. Snap streaks earn you a lot of points. The longer the streak, the more points you earn. This gives you the right to brag and flex about your popularity. While some people do it for the score, others to prove the strength of their friendship. Whatever may be the reason or motivation, Snap streaks are fun, and it hurts when you lose them for any unfortunate reason. Sometimes it because of your own negligence and sometimes it is because of some glitch or bug in the app itself. Due to this reason, we are going to tell you how to get back your Snap streak in case you ever lose it. Before that, let’s understand the meaning of various emojis associated with Snap streak and how it would help you not to miss your streak in the first place.

What is the meaning of the emojis next to Snap streak?

The first emoji that’s associated with Snap streak is the flame emoji. It appears after three consecutive days of exchanging snaps, and it also marks the beginning of a snap streak. Next to it is the number that indicates the duration of the streak in days. If you maintain a regular conversation with someone or share snaps regularly, you will also see a smiley face next to the contact. On completion of 100 days of the snap streak, Snapchat will put the 100 emoji next to the flame to congratulate you on your achievement.

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Snapchat also has a very useful reminder system in place to help you maintain your snap streak. If it has been almost 24 hours since you last sent a snap, then an hourglass emoji will appear next to the contact name. When this sign shows up, make sure that you immediately send a snap. If the other person has also not sent a snap, make sure that you contact him/her and tell him/her to do the same.

How can you lose your Snapchat Streak?

The most common reason is that you or your friend forgot to send a snap-on time. After all, we are humans and tend to make mistakes sometimes. We get caught up in work or have some other urgent business to attend to and forget to send a snap before the day ends. However, there is also a good chance that the fault wasn’t yours or your friend’s. Network connectivity problems, server unresponsive, message failing to deliver are some of the other reasons that can cause you to lose your snap streak. Snapchat isn’t a flawless app, and it is most certainly not free from bugs. It is possible that both the parties had sent a snap, but it got lost somewhere in transition due to some kind of fault in the servers of Snapchat. As a result, you lose your precious streak. Well, there is no need to panic as you can get back your snap streak in case of an error on the part of Snapchat itself.

How can you get back your Snap Streak?

If you lose your Snap streak for any reason, then don’t get disappointed just yet. There is a way to get back your streak. All that you need to do is contact team Snapchat and ask them for support. You need to request them to restore your Snap Streak. Follow these steps to get back your Snap Streak.

1. Go to Snapchat Support.

2. You will see a list of problems that appear before you. Click on the “My Snapstreaks disappeared” option.

Click on the My Snapstreaks disappeared option

3. This will open a form that you need to fill with information relevant to your account and to the lost snap streak.

Fill with information relevant to your account and to the lost snap streak

4. Fill in the form with your account details (username, email, mobile number, device) and also details of your friend with whom you lost the streak.

5. The form will also ask you how you lost your streak and whether or not the hourglass emoji was displayed. If it did and you still forgot then the fault is yours and Snapchat would most likely not help you.

6. Finally, you can make your plea and request in the “What information should we know section”. If Snapchat is convinced by your explanation, then they would restore your Snapstreak.

However, this method works most a couple of times so please don’t make it a habit to forget sending snaps, losing your streak, and then contacting Snapchat for support. The best thing to do is not forget to send snaps in the first place.

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We hope this information was helpful and you were able to get your lost Snapchat Streak back. If you still have any questions then feel free to ask them in the comment section.

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Elon Decker

Elon is a tech writer at TechCult. He's been writing how-to guides for about 6 years now and has covered many topics. He loves to cover topics related to Windows, Android, and the latest tricks and tips.

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