There are usually a lot of icons that work on Snapchat. One of them to watch out for is the hourglass streak. The hourglass marks the end of the Snapchat streak you had established with your friend.
After the end of the 20th hour, the hourglass streak appears on your Snapchat account. So, the hourglass exactly appears 4 hours before your streak is about to end and ideally, you have a 24-hour window within which you can snap your friend.
At least one snap must be sent by you to your friend and the same must be returned by your friend to you every 24 hours to save the streak.
How long does the hourglass last on Snapchat streaks?
However, if you send a snap and your friend didn’t repeat the process, there is a high chance your streak would end normally. In fact, the hourglass icon disappears when both people send each other a streak and it is in no way connected to the opening of the snap by the other party.
If you have not opened each other’s snap, it won’t matter so much as it would, if you haven’t sent a streak at all.
Once you have snapped your friend for three days in a row without letting it die, you will earn a fire emoji beside your friend’s name. The fire emoji will be accompanied by a number beside it, which would depict the number of days you have been continuously snapping your friend.
Whenever it appears beside the name of a certain friend, it means your streak with your friend is about to end.
A streak lasts 24 hours and four hours before the end of 24 hours, the hourglass sign appears.
The longest Snapchat streak that lasted was for 2089+ days as registered in March 2021. Shelly Fitzgerald and Mallory Shipley have held the record straight for roughly 5 years and 7 months.
Yes, the hourglass appears on both sides- for you as well as for your friend or contact.