How To Change Streak Emojis in Snapchat

Posted by Jessie Richardson on May 24, 2019
Snapchat How to Change Streak Emojis

Like every other social media platform, Snapchat comes with its own default emojis that signal specific moods, interactions, and relationships between you and your contacts.

This holds true for anything from BFFs to snapstreaks. But keeping the default emojis can get boring after a while. A bit of personalization goes a long way towards making your profile and contact list look more interesting.

If you want to learn how streak emojis work and how you can customize them, check out the following tutorial.

The Meaning of Streak Emojis

By default, Snapchat provides users with three types of streak emojis:



The fire emoji shows that you and a fellow snapchatter have been snapping each other daily, maintaining a snap streak.

There are of some conditions that need to be met before the fire emoji appears. First of all, you both have to send snaps to each other at least once every 24 hours. Secondly, you need to keep doing this for at least three days before the emoji appears. That’s the minimum amount of time required for this type of communication to be labeled a snap streak.


Next to your fire emoji there will also be a number. The number indicates how many days the streak has been active. When you reach 100 consecutive days, the “hundred” emoji will appear in front of the streak emoji instead of the basic number.


The hourglass emoji is what you see when the streak is almost over. This indicates that you don’t have much time left until the streak resets. If you want to keep it going, you’ll have to send a snap and hope to get one back.

The hourglass emoji appears after 20 hours of radio silence, so you and your friend have four hours left to keep the streak going.

Ways to Change Streak Emojis

With every new day you add to a Snapchat streak you’re changing the default number emoji, since the number of days keeps going up.

But, you can also change the standard fire emoji to something else. Here’s how you can do that:

  1. Bring up Snapchat’s interface
  2. Tap the face icon in the top left corner of the screen
    change streak emoji
  3. Tap the “Settings icon” in the top right corner
    change snapchat streak emoji
  4. Scroll down and tap the “Manage” feature
  5. Select “Friend Emojis”
    how to change streak emoji on snapchat
  6. Scroll down and tap “Snapstreak!”
  7. Select any emoji you want from the list (note that the “fire emoji” will be the first one on the list)

There you have it, now you can use a regular smiley face, a tree, an animal, or any other emoji as your Snapstreak emoji.

Note that when you make this change, you won’t break your streak. The fire emoji will simply be changed but the number displaying how long your streak remains unaltered.

If you also want to change the hourglass emoji, you’re out of luck. You can’t alter it in the “Snapstreak!” preferences, perhaps because it’s only temporary and lasts until you and your friend exchange snaps or you let the streak drop.

The “hundred” emoji is also set in stone. When you hit the hundredth day on your Snapstreak, you will get this emoji displayed in front of your streak emoji. You can’t change this, and you also can’t use different emojis to replace the number of days.

Can You Replace Other Emojis?

The short answer is yes. If you follow the previously mentioned path, “Settings > Manage > Friend Emojis”, you will notice that there’s an extensive list of other features besides Snapstreak! that you can experiment with.

Feel free to customize your BFF, besties, group chats, mutual BFs, and other emojis. This can help you make your contact list look unique and more descriptive than the default version.

Stop Chasing the Mythical Mountain

According to internet gossip, there’s a mountain emoji that pops up for very long active streaks. However, no one has yet been able to verify just how long a streak like that would have to be. That’s because no one has actually posted a screenshot of the mountain emoji.

Some people have maintained streaks of over 1,000 or 2,000 days. And still, there’s no actual proof of the mythical mountain’s existence.

The good news is that you don’t have to wait forever to change your fire emoji into something else. If you follow this tutorial you can change your streak emoji at any time and into anything else available in the emoji list.

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