Snapchat offers its users a unique social experience that takes the idea of permanence that often accompanies social media and tears it to shreds. The app is based on the idea of erasing memories, photos, and videos that don't last forever and are meant to be temporary glimpses into your and your friends' lives.
When crafted under time constraints, Snapchats can often become an art form in themselves. Embarrassing selfies and videos of you and your friends are shared instantly, instead of being thrown away for fear of repercussions. Capturing the moment around you becomes instinctive, rather than feeling forced or fabricated, and given the fleeting nature of it all, Snapchat feels effortless in everyday use.
This feeling of relaxation, however, does not necessarily carry over to all aspects of the application. While photo and video Snaps only last for a moment and Stories last twenty-four hours before disappearing for good, Snapchat Streaks are designed to be continuous, based on the effort of two parties placed in the l social app. These streaks are turning Snapchat into something of a game, encouraging engagement with the app every day and driving more and more people to open Snapchat multiple times a day.
Many users have fallen in love with the idea of streaks, encouraging communication on the platform, with each user sending a photo or video each day to the other person. While Snapchat has other signifiers noting the level of friendship between app users — heart emojis, smiley faces with sunglasses, and more — it's no secret that there are a sense of pride as you watch your best friend's streak grow higher and higher.
If you're new to the app, streaks might seem like a weird concept, and you might not even know what the number next to your friends means. Let's take an in-depth look at the concepts behind Snapchat streaks, how you can make sure you're always on your streak game, and what's the longest Snap streak to date. Wondering how you can compete with others in the world today? Just looking for some friendly competition online? We've got everything you could want to know about Snapchat's longest streaks below, so check it out!
What exactly is a sequence? If you're new to Snapchat, you might find it hard to understand what exactly users mean when they talk about their Snapchat streaks with their friends, but rest assured that this is one of the easiest things. of the app. The idea behind a Snapchat streak is simple: you and a friend each reply once a day over a twenty-four hour period (although there is some controversy over this, as you'll see below). below). After three days of back and forth, you will finally receive a small flame icon, along with a new number: 3, to represent three days of back and forth between users. It's your Snapchat streak, and it will grow every day you and the other person cling to each other.
As you can imagine, there are two types of people when it comes to Snap streaks. The former may think they're cute, but don't care to make sure to take a picture of you or another user every day. If the streak is there, they may consider picking someone up, but for the most part, users in this group won't prioritize the streak, even if your streak might die.
The second group, of course, fall in love with the idea of Snap Sequences. Snapchat is no longer just a social app, or even a game, but it's part of life. It's something you check for every morning when you wake up and every night before you go to bed. Whether you have a streak or a hundred, it's easy to bet that since you ended up here, you belong to this second group.
How to Maintain a Sequence
Maintaining a streak can be harder than you think. Of course, it starts out pretty easy, as you and your friends send photos, videos, selfies, and more to each other. But you might be surprised to learn how easy it is to slip up, to forget to send a photo back to the person when you're sure you've checked your Snaps that morning. Sure, it's easy to get rid of a six-day Snap streak, but once you've passed 100 days of Snaps, it's pretty hard to start all over again. That said, here are some basic ways to continue your streak:
- Start each day by sending Snaps to the person(s) you have continuous streaks with. Make it a routine; you'd be surprised how easy it is to focus and remember to after a few weeks.
- Always stay with the other person if they haven't returned your Snap at their usual time. Send them a reminder message to let them know you're expecting a response.
- Snapchat doesn't hide when your streak with someone is dying. If you're running out of time to save the clip, you'll see a little hourglass icon appear next to your contact. It means time is running out for both of you. Snapchat hasn't officially released how long it lasts, but if we had to guess, you've probably got about four hours left before the streak ends, which means the hourglass appears about twenty hours after your last Snap exchange.
- Both users must exchange Snaps every day. It's not enough for just one.
- Finally, although photo and video Snaps count towards your streak, a chat message is not enough. If all you've done is text your best friend in Snapchat, you'll want to send them a photo or video with it.
Here's the good news: To qualify for a streak, the quality of the Snap doesn't matter. You just need to send something to your friend, be it a photo of your face, a photo of your garden, or even a photo in the middle of the night in your darkroom. Any photo or video counts as a sequence, making it easy, fast and simple to send something first thing in the morning. If you're struggling to think of what to put in your Snap to your friends, using your Bitmoji avatar is one of the best ways to fill in the frame without sending a blank image. Snapchat even offers a few streak-based stickers and Bitmoji options to use in your picture. Another idea: just type "streak" using your device's text tool to send it to your friends. They will understand the meaning of the image and you will have successfully sent your photo for the day.
It's worth noting that in addition to your Snap streak count and base set of emojis, you'll likely see plenty of other emojis alongside them. They all have their own meanings, which you can explore in more detail here, but the most important when watching your streaks are the best friend emojis. While you can hold up to eight best friends on Snapchat, only one person can hold the top spot. Different heart emojis detail your friendship levels with other Snapchat users, so you'll want to head over to our Snapchat emojis guide to understand what each icon means.
For the most part, the real reward of tracking your Snapchat streaks comes from the accomplished feeling that you've maintained the count. Snapchat doesn't offer any serious rewards or prizes for having a high Snapchat streak, although something small but special does happen when you reach 100 days with a contact (no spoilers!). Sending Snaps in general helps boost your Snapchat score, which helps prove that you use the service more than your friends. In general, sending more Snaps also means you're more likely to unlock trophies stored in Snapchat, although none of the trophies (as far as we know) are tied to your Snap streak. Still, even if the reward is mostly seeing your Snap streak count increase, it's probably enough for anyone reading this article to learn about the longest Snap streaks.
Keep the score of the best sequences
So here's the problem with Snapchat streak tracking: the lack of any sort of official Snapchat dashboard means there's no way to know who really has the highest Snap streak in the world. Until Snapchat creates an auto-populated table in the app – and there's no confirmation or indication that this will ever happen – all we can do is what's listed on the web by users of Snapchat who voluntarily post their Snap footage using screenshot software on their iPhone or Android device.
Thanks to our community members in the comments below, however, we have an idea of the numbers you should be aiming for with your streaks. Our community is incredibly active when it comes to Snapchat, constantly pushing their numbers higher than ever. Using our recent comments, we've put together a list of the top twenty-five current record holders, along with the published dates, which you can check out in the comments below.
Since users are constantly submitting their scores at different times, we only list the scores set on the day posted in our comments, as we cannot accurately assume that the streak has continued to grow without being lost. In case of a tie, we displayed the oldest number first and continued to the newest. We have also linked to the corresponding comment.
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Here are our current record holders to date, at February 15 2022.
- Caitlin O'Mahony, 2033 (December 3, 2022)
- Ryan and Serge, 2 (August 020, 31)
- Alex and Raff, 2 (October 000, 6)
- Nina and Eva, 2 (December 000, 16)
- Joseph and Gabriel, 2000 (January 22, 2022)
- Pierson Gilreath, 1 (999 Dec 2)
- Daniel and Robin, 1 (February 985, 5)
- Jeff and Teresa, 1983 (December 11, 2022)
- Jake and Micah, 1983 (January 22, 2022)
- Jake and Keegan, 1979 (November 16, 2022)
- Matt and Stephen, 1978 (January 30, 2022)
- Andy and Gaige, 1976 (30 November 2022)
- Kat and Swain, 1961 (November 2, 2022)
- Stephanie and Jessica, 1 (June 957, 5)
- Martin and Koen, 1956 (December 1, 2022)
- Ivan and Kitty, 1 (February 954, 4)
- Alexa and Kira, 1 (November 947, 12)
- Dan P. and Joe M, 1 (February 947, 4)
- Ian and friend, 1 (December 946, 26)
- Teka and Rissa, 1943 (October 12, 2022)
- Daniel and Justin, 1 (December 925, 19)
- Vismit and Ankita, 1 (January 912, 15)
- Abby and Emmy, 1908 (August 6, 2022)
- Casey and Bill, 1 (February 907, 12)
- Chad and Amanda, 1 (August 905, 14)
- Chas and Elizabeth, 1899 (February 14, 2022)
- Michel Roche, 1 890 (November 8, 2022)
- Gabriel and Joseph, 1876 (September 21, 2022)
- Craig and Grant, 1871 (August 20, 2022)
- Angus and Paul, 1 (January 866, 20)
Snapchat streaks make the app much more fun. Seeing your friendship with another person build with a new number every day adds some repetition to your day and generally makes everything a little more fun. As a social network, Snapchat has a habit of throwing a lot of ideas against the wall to see what sticks, but the streaks are a genuinely inventive idea that makes everything in the app that little bit more exciting.
Don't forget to submit your high scores in the comments below and keep your scores daily to keep competing against your friends, family and the leaderboard we posted above. But above all, keep slamming, and don't forget to refresh your sequences daily so you don't lose your score!