I've never used TikTok, but I believe that's how Snapchat streaks operate. A Snapchat streak occurs when you exchange direct snaps with a buddy for multiple days in a row. The longer you continue without breaking the communication link, the longer your streak will be.
What exactly is a streak? Streaks are the number of days in a row that two persons have sent Snaps to each other. Their streak becomes longer with each snap they transmit. A person can have one, two, three, or even many thousands of different people in their Snap history. The only requirement for someone to be in another person's Snap history is that they have been detected by the GPS on their phone.
All over the world, people are discovering that Snapchat is a great way to share moments that you wouldn't otherwise forget. Since it has such a short lifetime, you might receive photos or videos of something exciting that happens after you've already stopped paying attention. Or perhaps you see something funny or sad and want to send some comfort his way. With a tool like Snapstreak, you can keep track of everyone who is involved in these moments and remember them together later.
A person doesn't need to be your friend to be added to your Snapstreak. If they were there when you snapped your last photo/video then they will be listed in your Snapstreak. The only requirement is that you must have shared your location for the detection algorithm to detect their presence. After all, they would not be in your history if they weren't anywhere near where you were when you took their picture/video.
As you take additional pictures, your streak grows longer. [Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto courtesy of Getty Images] There are 23 photos. His or her streak is now up to 7 days.
To begin a Snapchat streak, you and your friend must send snaps to each other for more than three days in a row. After the third day, a fire emoji (?) with a number will display next to your friend's username, representing the amount of days you've been on a streak. If your friend sends you a snap during this period, they will end your streak immediately.
There are two ways to finish a Snapchat streak: You can send or receive any type of media message (a photo or video) or use the "X" feature on the bottom right corner of the screen. To send the X button, simply tap and hold it for a few seconds until it turns red then release it.
If you delete your history or your friend deletes their account before your streak is over, you will not be notified. The only way to find out if you have ended a Snapchat streak is to look at your phone or log into Snapchat. If there is no fire emoji next to your friend's name, then they haven't sent you anything yet.
Streaks are different from points. Points are given to your friend when you send them photos or videos of yourself in which you have used all of your allowed photos or videos. When you reach five points, you will get a badge on Snapchat that shows how many points you have. You can see how many points your friend has by looking at their profile page.
If one of them stops sending snaps, their streak will come to an end.
A person's Snapchat streak can be interrupted by someone else's action. For example, if you receive a photo or video that has been shared with you via Snap (or another service such as WhatsApp), it will appear in your streak even if you haven't received any photos or videos recently. If another user sends you a photo or video that interferes with your streak, this will cause it to end immediately.
In addition, your streak can be interrupted if there is no Internet connection at some point during its duration. When you next have Internet access, your streak will be restored.
Finally, your streak can be ended if you send too many photos or videos in a short period of time. Since Snapchat limits users to 10 snapshots per day, anyone who takes more than that in a single session will have their streak terminated.
If you send more than ten photographs or videos in a single day but less than thirty, then additional streaks will be added to your account at midnight.