Snapchat is an app that encourages people to share snaps with each other. The app offers various features that are unique and it is no surprise that many people use it to stay in touch with their friends. When someone sends you a snap with an s on it, it means that you have a streak with them. A streak is when two people are sending each other snaps regularly for a certain number of days. When a user has a streak with you, you can see it by looking at their profile and there will be a fire emoji next to their name. If you want to maintain the streak then you need to send them a snap within 24 hours.
If you don’t have a streak with someone then when you receive a snap with an S on it, it means that they are trying to get a streak started with you. The person may send you a photo or video and they will be hoping that you will respond back to them. The more snaps that you send them, the longer their streak will be. Streaks are great way to stay in touch with your friends and can be fun to compete with each other on.
There are many different abbreviations that are used on Snapchat and it can be confusing for new users. From arrows that denote direction to emojis that express emotions, the app has a whole language of symbols that can be used.