Most college students are very well versed when it comes to snapchat. Snapchat is used most frequently by college students, it is easier and quicker than texting, and you get a quick picture with it, too! A streak in snapchat is when you and a friend send snaps back and fourth every day, and the app adds a fire emoji next to their name along with the number of days your streak has lasted. After asking a few juniors in college, five out of six of said yes, snap streaks are very important.
A pair of best friends laughed as they showed me their 300 day streak, and spoke about how upset they get if they ever lose a streak. A 21 year old commented, “snapchat streaks do matter to college students. They get extremely upset when you lose a streak.” And people have competitions on who has more streaks.” Another said, “yes, Snapchat streaks matter to college students, we have our phones on us 24/7 and we capture every moment of our life on our phones.” It is very easy to snapchat, and keeping a streak is not that hard either. As long as you send one snap every day to the same person, and they send one back, then your streak will continue.
As a junior in college myself, I should be on the bandwagon of snapstreaks, but the longest streak I ever had was about 30 days. I snapchat the same people and have been snapping my best friend Sammy for about four years now, and she was the only one who I’ve ever kept a streak with.
A good bit of college students would say that yes, snapstreaks are crucial to maintaining a friendship, and the competitions held with snapstreaks keep it interesting. There are, however, still a few students who would disagree, and an even smaller amount of people who can say they do not even own snapchat.