How to Get a Streak Back on Snapchat 2022

Written by Ivana - Reviewed by Emilija Social Media / Snapchat

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If your Snapstreak disappeared, you can report it to Snapchat

This article explains how to retrieve your Snapstreak if it somehow disappeared. It also explains the reasons why your Streak may disappear and how it actually works.

Snapchat Streak, or Snap Streak, is one of Snapchat's most entertaining features that keep users coming back to the app. Snapstreak keeps people hooked on sending snaps to their friends.

A Snapstreak occurs when you send or receive snaps from a person at least once for 3 consecutive days. In order to maintain the Snapstreak with another Snapchat user, you need to send at least one photo or video snap within 24 hours.

You can see if you are on a Snapsteak with someone by the fire 🔥 emoji next to a friend’s name in Chat. The number next to the fire emoji displays the number of days of an active Snapstreak. If your Streak reaches 100 days the ‘100’ emoji will appear next to the fire emoji.

However, sometimes your Snapstreaks disappear. Losing all the time and effort you spent on building up your Snapstreak on Snapchat is very frustrating. But, not all is lost.

There are several things you can try to restore your Streak on Snapchat.

How the Snapstreak works

Before we go into how to get a Snap streak back, we’ll cover important things about how Streaks work and how to keep a Snapstreak going.

  • You can start a Snapstreak by sending a Snap (photos or videos) to a friend for more than 3 consecutive days.
  • You need to send a snap to your friend at least one time within 24 hours to keep the Snapsreak going.
  • You need to receive and open a snap from that same friend within that same 24 hours.
  • Texting your friends in a group chat and sending Memories doesn’t count.

How to get a Streak back on Snapchat

If you’ve been sending Snaps back and forth with your friend within the 24-hour window and you still lost your Snapchat Streak, there may be some app error or bug that caused the issue.

Follow the steps below to get your Streak back on Snapchat:

  1. Open the Snapchat app.
  2. Tap on your Bitmoji in the top-left corner to go to your profile.
  3. Tap on ‘Settings’ in the top-right corner.

Tap on the 'Settings' icon

  1. Scroll down to the ‘Support’ section and tap on ‘I Need Help’.

Tap on 'I Need Help’

  1. On the Snapchat Support page, tap on ‘Snapstreaks’.

Tap on ‘Snapstreaks'

  1. Under the ‘I lost my Snapstreaksection, find and tap on the ‘let us know’ link.

Tap on the ‘let us know’ link

  1. Select ‘I lost my Snapstreak’.

Select ‘I lost my Snapstreak’

  1. Fill in the form with your username, email, phone number, device, etc. and provide as much information as possible.

Fill in the form with your information and answer the questions

  1. In the question, “Did you see the (hour-glass) icon?” question, enter ‘No’.
  2. When done, tap on ‘Send’ to submit your form.

Tap on the 'Send' button

The Snapchat support team should get back to you in a couple of days via the email associated with your account.

Note: If the hourglass emoji appeared before you lose your streak, Snapchat may not be able to help you bring it back. However, you can provide arguments for your case in the section “What information should we know?” in the form.

Explore also what a red heart and a yellow heart emojis mean on Snapchat.

Reasons that may cause you to lose your Snapstreak

There are several reasons why your Snapstreak disappeared.

  1. Error with the Snapchat app

Like all other social media networks, Snapchat has its due share of errors and glitches. If in fact, the reason why the Snapstreak disappeared was because of a platform issue, then recovering your Streak won’t be any problem once the error is fixed.

  1. Issues with your mobile device

Sometimes the reason you lost your Snapstreak is within the device and issues while using the app. You may have also lost your internet connection, which is also considered a device issue.

  1. You forgot to send a snap within the 24-hour frame

Keeping up with the sending snaps in order to maintain your Snapscore is not easy, especially if you are on a streak with several friends. So, it might happen that you or your friend forgot to send a snap within the 24-hour frame.

If this was the case, Snapchat support won’t be able to fix the issue and restore your Snapstreak. However, you can continue sending snaps back and forth to each other and restore the number you had before.

Wrap up

Keeping your Snapstreak going is a great way to have fun on Snapchat with your friends. It also impacts your Snap Score. However, sometimes your Snapchat Streak may disappear, even after all the time and effort you’ve spent in keeping it up with your friend. If this happens, try the steps above to restore it and you’ll see the number increase in no time.