Snapchat is close to being Gen Zs’ favorite social media platform today, and many positive contributing factors are behind it. However, at the root of it, it’s natural to wonder if the biggest reason it’s popular is that it’s addictive beyond all reason. After all, we all know that if something is addictive enough, it doesn’t matter how good it is quality-wise after a point. Take, for instance, Facebook or TV shows. Many people claim that they don’t like Riverdale or Gossip Girl, and we believe them. There’s nothing particularly useful or knowledgeable one can learn from these.
However, they cannot seem to be able to let go of it. They state that it’s “just so addictive” that they don’t want to stop. So, if this is common, it’s only natural for users to wonder if Snapchat is also building on people’s tendency to get addicted instead of working on quality.
Today’s blog will discuss if your streak will break if the other person doesn’t open your snap and respond to it.
Will the Streak Stay Alive if Other Person Don’t Reply or Open it?
Snapstreaks are one of the most entertaining and engaging features on Snapchat; it’s always hard when one of our streaks dies. So, it’s natural to wonder if a streak will break when the other person doesn’t open it and/or doesn’t respond to it.
The answer is yes; your streak will survive if the other person doesn’t open it as long as they send you a snap within 24 hours. To maintain a streak, all that matters is that both users send each other a snap every 24 hours. Whether or not the users see it or reply to it is of no concern whatsoever.
We know it’s just so confusing, isn’t it? But you don’t worry; we’re here to help you out, and that’s what we’ll do.
Today, we’ll discuss what streaks are, how they work, how to create one, and if it’s really worth your time.
What’s a snapstreak?
Almost every Snapchat user has to have at least three streaks with their friends, and we get the appeal. It’s fun, and you get to show everyone how close you and your friend are, right?
When you and your friend send each other snaps every day for three days, a snapstreak will be created. Now, to maintain it, all you need is to keep doing what you did to get it started: send and receive snaps!
A picture shared from your Snapchat memories does not count as a snap; it has to be an actual, in-the-moment snap. Making this mistake has cost a lot of people their snaps, which is not something we’d want for you to experience.
If either of you fails to send the other a snap within 24 hours, the streak will unfortunately break. But don’t worry; a few hours before your streak will end, Snapchat removes the snap emoji next to the user’s name and replaces it with an hourglass emoji.
If you’re close with this person, call them to remind them, but if you aren’t close enough for that, does that streak even matter? Just a glass-half-full way to look at things in case your streak is about to end.
Keep in mind that a broken streak cannot be retrieved in any way whatsoever, at least for now. Snapchat has this tendency to go back on features that brought it where it is today. In this instance, there’s apparently going to be an option on Snapchat soon where you can retrieve a streak with an in-app purchase.