Snapchat presents its users with a unique social experience that takes the idea of permanence that often comes with social networking and tears it to shreds. The app lets users earn rewards based on their activities. From a Snap Score to a Snapstreak, the more invested users get special badges and bragging rights.
If you’re new to the app, streaks might seem like a strange concept, and you may not even know what a Snapstreak is. Let’s dive deep into the concepts behind Snapchat streaks, how you can make sure you’re always on your streak game, and what the longest Snap streak is to date.
We have everything you could ever want to know about the longest Snapchat streaks below, so take a look!
What exactly is a streak? If you’re new to Snapchat, you may have a hard time learning what users mean when they talk about their Snapchat streaks with their friends, but rest assured, it’s one of the simpler aspects of the app.
The idea behind a Snapchat streak is simple: you and a friend snap each other at least once every twenty-four hours. After three days of back and forth snapping, you’ll finally receive a small flame icon, along with a new number: 3, to represent three days of snapping back and forth between users. This is your Snapchat streak, and it’ll go up every day you and the other person snap each other.
As you can imagine, there are two types of people regarding Snap streaks. The first may think they’re cute but don’t concern themselves with making sure to snap you or another user every day. If the streak is there, they may consider snapping someone back, but for the most part, users in this group won’t make snapping a priority, even if your streak is in danger of dying.
The second group, of course, falls in love with the idea of Snap streaks. No longer is Snapchat just a social app or even a game; it’s a part of life. It’s something you check every morning when you wake up and every night before going to bed.
How to Keep a Streak Going
Keeping a streak going can be trickier than you think. Sure, it starts out easy enough, as you and your friend(s) send photos, videos, selfies, and more between each other. But you might be surprised to learn how easy it is to slip, to forget to send a photo back to the person when you’re sure you checked your Snaps that morning.
It’s easy to brush off when a six-day Snap streak dies, but once you surpass 100 days of snapping back and forth, it’s pretty hard to have to start all over. With that said, here are some basic ways to keep your streak going:
- Start each day by sending Snaps to the person or people with who you have ongoing streaks. Make it a routine; you’d be surprised how easy it is to focus and remember to do it after a couple of weeks.
- Remind the other person if they haven’t returned a Snap by the usual time. Send them a reminder message to let them know you’re waiting for a reply.
- Snapchat doesn’t hide when your streak with someone is dying. If you’re running out of time to save the streak, you’ll see a small hourglass icon appear next to your contact. This means time is running out for both of you. Snapchat hasn’t officially published how long this lasts, but if we had to guess, you’re probably looking at about four hours remaining before the streak dies, meaning the hourglass appears about twenty hours after your last Snap exchange.
- Both users have to exchange Snaps each day. It isn’t enough for just one.
- Finally, while photo and video Snaps do count towards your streak, a chat message isn’t good enough. If all you’ve done is send your best friend a text message on Snapchat, you’ll want to send them a photo or video along with it.
Here’s the good news: to qualify as counting towards a streak, the quality of the Snap doesn’t matter. You just need to sendsomething to your friend, whether it’s a photo of your face, a picture of your backyard, or even a photo in the middle of the night of your pitch-black room. Any photo or video counts towards a streak, making it quick and easy to send something first thing in the morning.
If you’re having trouble thinking of what you should place in your Snap to your friends, using your Bitmoji avatar is one of the best ways to fill the frame without sending a blank image. Snapchat even has a couple of streak-based stickers and Bitmoji options to use in your image.
One other idea: just type streak using the text tool on your device to send to your friends. They’ll get the meaning behind the image, and you’ll have accomplished sending your photo for the day.
For the most part, the real reward from keeping up with your Snapchat streaks comes from feeling accomplished that you’ve kept the number going. Snapchat doesn’t offer any serious rewards or prizes for having a high Snapchat streak, though something small but special does happen when you hit 100 days with a contact (no spoilers!).
Sending Snaps increases your Snapchat score, which helps prove you use the service more than your friends. In general, sending more Snaps also means you’re more likely to unlock the trophies stored in Snapchat, though none of the trophies (as far as we know) relate to your Snap streak. Still, even if the reward is mostly seeing your Snap streak number increase, that’s likely enough for anyone reading this article to learn about the longest Snap streaks.
Keeping Score of the Highest Streaks
So here’s the thing about keeping track of Snapchat streaks: the lack of an official Snapchat scoreboard means there’s no way to track whoreally has the highest Snap streak out in the world. Until Snapchat creates an automatically populated board within the app, and there’s no confirmation or hint this will ever happen, all we can go by is what’s listed on the web by Snapchat users who voluntarily post their Snap streaks using screen capture software on their iPhone or Android device.
Thanks to our community members in the comments below; however, we have some idea what 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 before. Using our recent comments, we’ve gathered a top twenty-five list of the current record holders, along with the dates posted, which you can view in the comments below.
Because users are constantly sending their scores in at different times, we are only listing the scores set as of the day posted in our comments, as we can’t accurately assume that the streak continued to grow without being lost. In the cases of ties, we posted the oldest number first and continued through the most recent. We’ve also linked to the corresponding comment.
The Alphr Leaderboard
Here are our current record holders as of April 19, 2022.
- Samko and Fatmis, 2492 (March 24, 2022)
- Laura and Lisa, 2291 (March 1, 2022)
- Arthur and Filippa, 2,146 (March 4th, 2021)
- Jeff and Teresa, 2,071 (March 10th, 2021)
- Shoshanna and Bridget, 2,043 (March 25th, 2021)
- Daniel and Robin, 2,034 (March 26th, 2021)
- Caitlin O’Mahony, 2,033 (December 3rd, 2020)
- Ryan and Serg, 2,020 (August 31, 2020)
- Alex and Raff, 2,000 (October 6th, 2020)
- Nina and Eva, 2,000 (December 16th, 2020)
- Joseph and Gabriel, 2,000 (January 22nd, 2021)
- Madison and Adriana, 2,000 (March 16th, 2021)
- Pierson Gilreath, 1,999 (December 2nd, 2020)
- Daniel and Robin, 1,985 (February 5th, 2021)
- Jake and Micah, 1,983 (January 22nd, 2021)
- Jake and Keegan, 1,979 (November 16th, 2020)
- Matt and Stephen, 1,978 (January 30th, 2021)
- Andy and Gaige, 1,976 (November 30th, 2020)
- Kat and Swain, 1,961 (November 2nd, 2020)
- Kent K. and Brett S. 1,959 (February 27th, 2021)
- Stephanie and Jessica, 1,957 (June 5th, 2020)
- Martin and Koen, 1,956 (December 1st, 2020)
- Ivan and Kitty, 1,954 (February 4th, 2021)
- Alexa and Kira, 1,947 (November 12th, 2020)
- Dan P. and Joe M, 1,947 (February 4th, 2021)
- Ian and friend, 1,946 (December 26th, 2020)
- Teka and Rissa, 1,943 (October 12th, 2020)
- Daniel and Justin, 1,925 (December 19th, 2020)
- Brandon and Mikey, 1,924 (February 17th, 2021)
- Vismit and Ankita, 1,912 (January 15th, 2021)
- Abby and Emmy, 1,908 (August 6th, 2020)
- Casey and Bill, 1,907 (February 12th, 2021)
- Chad and Amanda, 1,905 (August 14th, 2020)
- Chas and Elizabeth, 1899 (February 14th, 2021)
- Micheál Roche, 1,890 (November 8th, 2020)
- Gabriel and Joseph, 1,876 (September 21st, 2020)
- Craig and Grant, 1,871 (August 20th, 2020)
- Angus and Paul, 1,866 (January 20th, 2021)
- Emily and Ethan, 1,823 (July 13th, 2021)
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some more answers to your questions about Snapstreaks.
How do I find out who has the longest Snapstreak?
Unfortunately, Snapchat doesn’t have an official scoreboard, so keeping track of the longest Snapstreak is a tedious task.
You can scour the internet for information, but every website has something different listed. However, we do a lot of research on the subject and will continue updating our scoreboard with the highest streak we’ve found.
How do I know if a streak is about to end?
If your goal is to reach the top of our list, you’ll have to send a snap message to the same individual at least one time every twenty-four hours. Fortunately, you will see an hourglass icon next to your friend’s name, letting you know that time is running out.
Snapchat streaks make the app a whole lot more fun. Seeing your friendship with another person build up with a new number each day adds some repetition to your day and generally makes everything feel a bit more fun. As a social network, Snapchat has a habit of throwing many ideas against the wall to see what sticks, but streaks are a genuinely inventive idea that makes everything feel a little bit more exciting in the app.
Remember to submit your high scores in the comments below and to keep your scores going daily to continue competing with your friends, family, and the leaderboard we posted above. Above all, however, keep snapping, and don’t forget to refresh your streaks daily to stop from losing your score!