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What does the Hourglass mean on Snapchat

Snapchat is a full-featured service that has many interactions to grab the user’s attention. For instance, there are many emojis that can be found next to usernames to reveal different things.

After this update, people started to be confused about the hourglass emoji. What does this emoji been displayed for?

Hourglass emojis, are linked to your Snapchat streak. It shows how frequently you communicate with specific people on your friends list.

The article below will provide you with information about what a Snapstreak is and what do those emoji mean.

What a Snapstreak is

You should understand what Snapstreak is and what does it do in order to know more about the hourglass.

A Snapstreak will be started when you communicate and send snaps to each other with another user at least once for at least three straight days. After you have done that, you will see a fire emoji displayed next to that username.

You should keep communicating with the user at least once within every 24 hours, if you want to keep the streak. Keep in mind, that not only you should send snaps, but also the recipient to have your streak continued. It helps to keep users involved in the Snapchat and motivates them to use the app regulary.

If you see a number which is displayed next to the fire emoji, it means how many days your streak has been going on. In case if you don’t communicate with another user for 24 hours, those number and the fire emoji will be removed.

What does the Hourglass Emoji mean

If your 24-hour Snapstreak is near to end, you will see the Hourglass emoji which would be displayed next to the fire emoji in order to remind you about that.

Your streak will be ended if you will not do anything after you have seen the hourglass emoji. Many people even do not how much time they have to solve this issue.

Basically, when you will have 4 hours left to the end period, you will see the hourglass emoji be displayed. This means that you only have 4 hours to exchange snaps and extend your snapstreak.

If you want the hourglass emoji to disappear, you can either exchange snaps right away or let your streak end.

What does the 100 icon next to a snapstreak mean

The “100” icon will be displayed next to the user’s nickname when you have reached 100 days exchanging snaps and communicating with him/her every day. So, basically, the “100” icon will be given as a reward to celebrate your Snapstreak.

The icon will disappear on your 101st day. It will not depend on whether you chose to continue the streak or let it end.

How to maintain a Snapstreak

So, as you know, to hold your Snapstreak, you should exchange snaps with another user everyday, but you should keep in mind that not all actions in Snapchat will be counted as snaps.

Snaps are messages that are made your camera button. This means that pictures and video recordings will be counted as snaps, while text and voice messages will not.

Other interactions that will not help you to keep your Snapstreak are displayed in the section below:

  • Snapchat Stories
  • Spectacles
  • Memories
  • Group Chats

What you should do if your Snapstreak disappears

Sometimes, the app has bugs, for example, your Snapstreak may disappear even if you have exchanged snaps with your friend.

If you have faced this issue, you should follow the steps below:

  1. First of all, you should visit the Snapchat Support page.
  2. Then, you should click on the “My Snapstreak Disappeared” option.
  3. To finish the process, you should fill out the necessary information.

So, after this process, the support team will help you to solve the issue. All in all, the process is not complicated at all, so it would be quite easy to manage your Snapstreak.



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