What Does S Mean On Snapchat?

Snapchat is an instant messaging app mostly popular among the young generation. In case you are new to Snapchat, you can be confused because people use many abbreviations and slang terms while chatting on Snapchat.

If you receive a simple snap or chat that only says “S”, it can make you wonder “what does ‘S’ mean on Snapchat”.

This article can guide you to understand what the acronyms or emojis on Snapchat stand for. So, let’s get the answer.

Snapchat! What does the ‘S’ mean?

“S” on Snapchat stands for “Streaks”. When two people send snaps to each other on Snapchat for three or more consecutive days, it gets referred to as a Snapstreak. A Snapstreak ensures that you do not forget your friends. 

The “S” is used on a snap to distinguish it from other regular snaps. A Snapstreak can be identified by a flame icon or the fire emoji that you can see next to the contact name of the person you are communicating with.

So, when you receive a snap that says “S”, “strx,” or “streak”, it means the sender wants to start a streak with you. Therefore, it is necessary to respond to the snap on the same day you receive the streak invitation. 

The abbreviation “S/R” also can be used to maintain streaks. This short form means “streaks and recents”, which indicates that you’re in the sender’s most recent contacts and the sender has contacted you to extend the Streak. Both the sender and receiver’s contribution is needed regularly/ daily to build and maintain streaks, so the reply is important. You can easily respond to them with just an ‘S’ to keep your streaks going.

How to Use “S” on Snapchat?

As mentioned before, the “S” indicates “Streaks”. So, if you want to keep a good Snapstreak with someone on Snapchat, then you can send a Snap with “S” to them. You can send the same Snap to all users with whom you have an ongoing streak. Thus, you don’t need to send snap individually to everyone to maintain the Snapstreak.

So, to send “S” to a friend on Snapchat, you can use either use GIFs/stickers/Bitmojis or use the “Draw” feature on Snapchat. Let’s see how to use all of these:


GIFs are a cool and fun way to depict messages. As Snapchat has a large collection of GIFs, you can add a “Streak” GIF to it to mark a snap as a streak.

The process is pretty simple. All you have to do is click a snap using the Snapchat camera and tap the “Sticker” button located at the right-side panel.

Now search by typing “Streak”, and choose the GIF you like by scrolling through the search results. You can add more than one GIF to your snap to make it more attractive.


Snapchat has a huge stock of stickers that you can use to mark your snap as a Streaksnap. To do that, you need to click a snap using the Snapchat camera and tap on the “Sticker” button.

Search “Streak” in the search bar and you will find the “Stickers” option is located below Bitmoji. Tap on the stickers you like and add them to your snap.


If you wish to give your Streaksnap a personalized touch, then you can use Bitmoji sticker on Snapchat. This way, you can express your emotion in a better way. 

To add a Bitmoji on your snap, you first have to take a snap using the Snapchat camera. Now, tap on the “Sticker” button from the right-side panel.

Type “Streak” in the search bar and you will find the related Bitmojis just below the GIFs panel. Similar to stickers and GIFs, you can add as many Bitmojis you want to your snap.

Draw “Streak” using the Pen

The simplest way of creating and sending a Streaksnap is to use the draw feature. You just have to click a snap with the Snapchat camera and then tap on the “Draw” button located at the right-side panel.

Now, you have to use your finger and draw a simple “S” and send it to your friend.

Final Words

So, now you know that S on Snapchat means “streak”. If someone sends a Snap that says “S”, it’s up to you whether you want to continue the streak or not. If you want to continue, make sure to respond to that snap within 24 hours.

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Ady Wilson
Ady is entirely tech savvy with an obsession with technology matters. He loves to explain things about science & technology that focus on tomorrow's world.

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