Lost A Snapchat Streak? Here’s How to Get It Back

Losing Snap Streaks is honestly one of the worst things that can ever happen to anyone! If you’re a true Snapchat fan, you’ll understand the importance of maintaining several snap streaks at the same time. I don’t want to sound dramatic but losing even one snap streak seems as leaving a part of life behind.

People unfamiliar with ‘What Snap Streaks Are?’- It occurs when two users exchange snaps back and forth for consecutive days. When you complete sending snaps continually for more than three days, a fire emoji pops up along with number of streaks.

They are such a big deal these days, in fact losing streaks can literally result in the end of friendships. No, we’re not joking! Few months back in October, when Snapchat faced an outage, hundreds of users mourn on Twitter about how distressed they were because they were about to lose their snap streaks. Some officially complained to Snapchat about the matter, while some uninstall the app instantly.

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So, even if you’re someone who loves Snapchat like hell, and cannot afford to lose snap streaks at any cost. Here’s a look at how you can get your streaks back and what you can do in general so that you never lose out on Snapchat streak again!

But before getting started, here’s a list of popular Snapchat Emojis and what they mean!

Read Here: To Know All About Snapchat here!

What Do The Snapchat Emojis Mean?

Snapchat Symbols/Emojis are unique ways to display how you and your friends interact on the platform. There are thirteen types of Snapchat emojis and here’s what they mean:

snap streak menaing

smiling face streak

Why Have I Lost My Snapchat Streak?

The simple answer is because you haven’t sent a snap to your friend in the last 24 hours. Before losing a snap streak, the app notifies users with an ‘hourglass’ emoji that pops up next to the friend’s name, which indicates that your snap streak is about to end soon.

why i lost my snap streak
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How To Get A Snapchat Streak Back?

Well, we’re here to tell you that how you can easily restore you lost snap streak back with quick steps:

STEP 1- Head over to ‘Support Page’ from app Settings on your phone.

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STEP 2- Click on ‘Snapstreaks’ option > Scroll down and find ‘Need help with something else?’ option and press ‘YES’.

snapchat support for snapstreaks

STEP 3- Now under ‘How can we help?’ section, choose option ‘My Snapstreaks have disappeared’.

A drop-down page will appear, fill all the necessary details such as Username, Email Address, Mobile Number, when did you start having this issue? and more.

my snapstreaks disappeared

STEP 4- Complete the Captcha request and click ‘Send’ button to send the application.

Once you send your request, Snapchat will review your case and look through if you’re eligible to get your Snap streak back or not.

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Now wait to see if the Snapchat gods show mercy on you. They will get back to you via Email you provided, so here’s hoping successful!

snapstreak give back

Fingers crossed, even you get your snap streak back in few hours!

Bonus Tips To Never Lose A Snapchat Streak Again:

While the ultimate way to maintain your streaks is simply to enjoy exchanging snaps with friends regularly. However, few tips you can follow so that your snap streak never fizzles out, are mentioned below:

  • Set a Schedule for S ending Snapchat Streaks

While you may be dedicated at sending out snaps every day, but 50% of the task depends on the receiver to keep streaks alive. So, try creating a time cycle, for instance make a routine to send a ‘Good Morning’ or ‘Good Night’ snap daily.

You can take help of Android or iPhone reminder apps to alert you every day about sending snaps!

  • Keep an Eye Out for Hourglass Snapchat Symbol

Hourglass emoji alerts people about that more than 20 hours have passed since you send your last snap. And within few hours your snap streak is going to end. So, make sure to keep an eye out for that hourglass emoji and never miss a snap streak again!

hourglass snapchat symbol

  • Gather all your Snap Streaks at the Top of the List

Snapchat by default keep your ‘close friends’ on the top of the list. However, if you are retaining several snap streaks at the same time it becomes very difficult to remember all of them. So, the trick is, edit the name of users and add ‘A’ or extra ‘AA’ in front of people’s name, so that alphabetically they hold place on the top.

To edit their name, launch Snapchat > long press the user that you’d like to change the name of > A pop-up screen will appear > click on Settings > and tap on ‘Edit Name’ option > add some extra ‘AA’ and press ‘Save’.

settings for snapstreak

Now all the ongoing snap streaks will remain on top and you’ll be reminded to keep your streaks alive.

Bottom Line

Even though there are no guarantees that Snapchat will restore your lost snap streaks, but you can always hope for the best!

Have any questions? Leave it in the comment section below!


  • comment_avtar
    Chhavi Gupta
    Hello , I lost my snap streak. So i made the streak again 10 days and mailed it to snapchat still my snap streak was not recovered please help i thought my streak will not be recovered so i started for new streak but i mailed team snapchat and they are not restoring my snap streak. please help how can i restore this because my snap score was 409 and i can’t afford to break this streak

    2 years ago
    • comment_avtar
      Mridula Nimawat
      Hello Chhavi, If you have gone through the details on the SnapChat official page, it will show you the form which can be filled after losing a SnapStreak. They will follow up with the mail if it is possible. Hope it helps.

      2 years ago

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