Snapstreaks are turning into serious business. Break the Snapchat streak with one of your close friends, and there could be consequences. Are people going a little overboard? Maybe. What are we even talking about? Let’s explain.
The Snapchat application keeps track of how many continuous days two people speak to one another. When two people Snap to each other every day, they see how long they’ve kept up the streak next to the friend’s username. It’s an incentive to keep the streak going!
Since users first noticed that Snapchat was keeping track of how long they were speaking to each other, there ended up being some competition between certain users there. The goal: to become the holder of the longest Snapchat streak and the bragging rights that go with it.
Naturally, our interest was piqued. We wondered, what is the longest Snapchat streak? Well, we managed to find out, and we’ll tell you what the longest Snapchat streak has been as of the day of this posting… Keep reading to find out!
By snapping to another Snapchat user for days on end, you gain rewards. Those rewards are points that get added to your Snapchat score. Your Snapchat score is viewable on your Snapchat profile page as the number next to your Snapchat username. It’s a number some people go out of their way to maximize.
Not only does your Snapchat score rise, but it also unlocks trophies for you, somewhat like achievements in a video game. You’ll also gain new emojis through your contact list.
The only drawback of trying to win the title of “longest Snapchat Streak holder” is that there’s no official, real-time Snapchat scoreboard. However, since people want to brag about their Snapchat points, the information tends to end up on the internet anyway. It’s not too hard to find out the Snap scores that people are bragging about.
The record, naturally, keeps going up!
Longest Snapchat Streak to Date
By doing a little digging on the web, we’ve found the current Snapchat Streak holder: Josh Sharp, who chatted with a Snapchat friend for 715 consecutive days. That’s almost two years! It’s 5 days longer than the previous record. The stats we found can be seen here.
So, it looks like if you want to break the current Snapchat streak in order to nab yourself an internet record, you’ll have to Snap with someone for more than 716 days in a row. If this was one of your life goals, you’d better get started today. (As the ancient Chinese proverb goes, “The best time to start a Snapchat streak was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”)
You’ll have to stay on top of your game with this one. Miss one day and that’s it—you’ve got to start over from scratch. The good news is that you can have more than one Snapchat friend who you snap with consistently, so if you mess up with one, you can keep going with another. It’s situations like this where it’s good to have more than one friend. You’ll increase your chances not only by being consistent, but by also by being creative with your Snaps. You’ll see your Snapchat score go up, your trophies increase, and contact emojis added to reward all your Snap work.
So that’s how to get the highest Snapchat Streak and who holds the title—at least for the moment.