How to rid Snapchat streaks ?

👤 Diwas Poudel    🕒 19 Feb 2023    📁 TECH

Snapchat is a great tool for sending random pictures to your friends over the internet. The main focus on photos and filters makes it one of the most popular picture-sharing apps. It is a feature-rich software. Some of these features include Location Sharing, Filters for Pictures, Streaks, and so on. In this article, we will talk about how the streaks work and how you can get rid of them.

Introductions to Snapchat streaks.

Snapchat streaks are a way of representing the users' daily participation in the app. The exchange of snaps in form of pictures you take or videos (but not chat or text conversations) creates streaks. It is a way of keeping the users coming back time and again. It is also a way of making users view advertisements and making Snapchat money. It’s a genius marketing strategy.

The Darker Side of Snapchat Streaks

While it’s an excellent marketing strategy for the app to make money, there is a much darker side to it. A lot of people are easily obsessed with numbers. Therefore, when the streak is over, it causes some disputes. This DailyMail article, This Post on Reddit, This post on Quora, and much more anecdotal evidence point to a more grave problem with Snapchat’s streak system. Obsession. Therefore, it is better to get rid of the streaks feature completely. We will dive deeper into how they work and how to get rid of them in the next sections of the article.

How do streaks work?

Snapchat streaks are generated as you send snap pictures or short clips to other users. It appears as if you send at least one snap within 24 hours of the last snap for three consecutive days.

It appears as the (🔥3) symbol next to the person you sent the snap consecutively for the last three days. The ‘3’ indicates the number of days you two have sent snap within 24 hours. And this keeps on increasing to 4, 5 so on and so forth. This is also called a snap streak.

How to get rid of Snapchat Streaks?

We can get rid of the snap streak by simply not sending any snap for 24 consecutive hours. You will know when your time is about to be up when you see the hourglass (⌛) emoji next to the snap streak 3.

The recommended and tried and tested method to delete the snap streaks is the classical method; which is not sending a snap for more than 24 hours. Snapchat will automatically delete any snap streaks with the user to whom you don’t send a snap for more than 24 hours.

You will see an hourglass emoji (⌛) next to your snap streak with the other user, and when the time is up for the streaks, your streaks will vanish without fail. This is permanent and you will have to start the streaks from the beginning, so be wary of that.

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Another method is to reset the friend emoji under Snapchat’s settings. Here’s the step-by-step on how to do that. 

1 In Snapchat, go to your Profile in the top left corner of the screen.

fig. step-1 rid snapchat streaks 

2 In the Profile section, go to settings (the gear-like icon) on the top right corner of the screen.

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fig. Step 2 Rid Snapchat Streaks

3 In settings, scroll down to the part that says “manage

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fig. Step 3: Rid Snapchat Streaks

4 In the manage section, go to the “Friend Emojis” tab. 

fig. Step 4 Rid Snapchat Streaks

5 In the “Friend Emojis” section, scroll down and select “Reset to Default”.

fig. step 5 Rid Snapchat Streaks

6 This will get rid of existing snap streaks. However, while doing this, you should be wary of the fact that all friend emojis will be deleted. Along with the one that includes the BFF emojis.

Unfortunately, as of writing this article, there is no way in Snapchat to get rid of the snap streaks permanently. However, the snap streak icon can be changed to any other emoji of your choice. We will discuss that in the next section.

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How to get rid of Snapchat streaks with someone?

You can apply the following things as well to get rid of Snapchat streaks with someone immediately.

  1. Quit sending snaps: The easiest way to terminate a streak is to cease sending snaps to the person. The streak will stop after 24 hours.
  2. Delete Snapchat friends: You can unfriend someone on Snapchat if you no longer want to talk to them. This ends your streak and unfriends them.
  3. Disable your account: This will suspend your streaks till you reactivate it.


How to change the Snap-Streak Emoji

There is no way to permanently remove Snapchat streaks, but you can follow the steps below to alter the streaks permanently. 

  1. Follow the above steps until you are in the “Friend Emojis” section. 
  2. Inside there, select “Snapstreak” 
  3. Select the emoji of your choice. 


Here's how to get rid of, remove, or stop Snapchat Streaks.


Should I give up Snapchat streaks? Wasteful? Do what?

Ans: The user won't benefit from it in any way. It is intended to keep users from opening the app on a daily basis, which will ultimately result in more adverts being viewed and more revenue for the snapchats. It is up to you to decide whether or not you wish to keep them. 

Article by : Bikesh Baniya