If you’re a Snapchat user, we know how much a Snap Streak is important to you. Snap Streaks are not just about maintaining a higher score. They signify how close you are to a person. If your Snap Streak with a friend is a high number, it highlights the effort that both you and your friend made consistently towards each other.
Clicking and sharing pictures on an everyday basis without failing even once may seem like a cakewalk to many, but it’s not. Taking out time amongst your busy schedules for someone else once in a while is not a big deal. However, maintaining that ritual consistency gets difficult over time. Many factors may sweep in and pose an interruption in your daily snap sharing.
But if you were successful in maintaining a Snap Streak for a longer period with your friend and still lost it without there being any fault from your or your friend’s side, it is certainly a little heartbreaking. You lose all the effort that you and your friend put in together and hence have to start from scratch.
Snapchat does understand the value and emotions behind your effort and hence, provides a workaround for you to get your Snap Streak back in such cases. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to get your Snap Streak back in case you lost it due to a technical glitch or due to circumstances out of your control.
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Restore your Snap streak
Snapchat has introduced an option to restore your Snap streak with a friend. Every user gets a certain number of free restores. Once they are used up, Snapchat charges $0.99 per restoration.
Step 1: Launch Snapchat on your device and switch to the Chats tab.
Step 2: Hit the Restore option next to the name of the friend with whom you want to restore the Snap streak.
Step 3: Tap on Restore. If you’ve run out of your free restoration options, you will need to pay $0.99 to get back the Snap streak.
Contact Snapchat Support to get back your Snap streak
Step 1: Open the Snapchat app on your device, tap on your Bitmoji and then tap on the Settings icon on the top right corner of the interface.
Step 2: Under the Support section, tap on I Need Help.
Step 3: Click on the Snapstreaks category under the Popular topics section
Step 4: Click on the ‘let us know’ link given within the text.
Step 5: Select the I’ve lost my Snapstreak option in the checklist
Step 6: Scroll down and fill in the details in the form provided
Step 7: Click on the Send button
If the company listens to your appeal and considers your request, you may get your lost Snap Streak back.
Moreover, there are certain conditions while using this method as well. Your Snap Streak won’t be reinstated if you or your friend lost it naturally by forgetting to send a snap. Also, you won’t be able to use this method regularly. It’s not a good idea to frequently keep losing your Snap Streaks and appeal to Snapchat.
Even if it’s genuinely not your fault and you lost multiple Snap Streaks, this method is likely to work with only one contact. Reportedly, there seems to be a limit of one username per submission. Hence, it is recommended to make your longest-running Snap Streak a priority while appealing.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How do I restore my Snap streak on Snapchat?
Snapchat now gives you the option to restore your Snap streak. Every user gets a certain number of free restores, following which Snapchat charges $0.99 to restore a streak.
What is a Snapchat streak?
A Snapchat streak is a counter of how many consecutive days you and your friend have sent Snaps to each other on the app.
How do I contact Snapchat Support to restore a streak?
Go to Settings>I need help>Snapstreaks>I’ve lost my Snapstreak and fill in your account details. Hit Send once you’re done.
Snapchat+ users get more Streak restore options than regular users. The cost of restoring a Streak may vary in different countries. In case you know of any other means or ways to get back lost Snapstreaks on Snapchat, we would be delighted to hear about it. Do write to us in the comments section below.
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