Where does streaks come from?
After its release in 2011, Snapchat quickly grew in popularity. As the number of users climbed, Snapchat offered more and more features. One of these features was streaks, officially called Snapstreaks, in 2015.
After two people message each other every day for three straight days, the Fire emoji 🔥 displays next to their names alongside a number indicating how long they’ve been on fire, i.e., on a messaging streak (uninterrupted run). This is a Snapstreak.
If a streak is about to end, the Hourglass emoji ⌛ displays near a friend’s name. The Fire emoji 🔥 returns when a message is sent. If you and a friend have a streak that hits 100 days, the Hundred Points emoji 💯 displays.
Upon its release, streaks were a hot topic, if you will, with popular websites discussing everything from how they work to how to maintain them to how your friendship isn’t over with someone just because a streak ends.
Examples of streaks
Who uses streaks?
Whether you call them streaks, Snapstreaks, or Snapchat streaks, streaks simply indicate how continuously and regularly two people have messaged each other on Snapchat.
For some users, streaks are a barometer of the health of a friendship, with the end of a streak taken very personally. For others, it’s a game, with two friends simply seeing how long they can maintain the streak, even if it means just typing streak to one another once a day.
worst people in order
3.people who lose snapchat streaks
— i hate it here (@jadithink) September 20, 2018
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