With 210 million + active daily users, it is one of the widely used Social media platforms.
The app allows users to quickly share their moments.
The best feature that’s beguiling is, the messages and pictures are short-lived, i.e, they become inaccessible after 24 hours.
This is a multimedia messaging app developed by Snap Inc.
Can you guess the app?
Yes, you are right!
It is Snapchat App!
Snapchat possesses incredible features and the introduction of the concept of streaks hooks the users to this app.
Though I am not a vivid user. I personally love the idea of the snap streak.
I will tell you why.
The Snap Streaks
When you send streaks for over 3 days continuously, the journey of the snap streak starts!
If the person you have send the snap to, doesn’t snap back in 24hours, the snap streak breaks.
The hourglass icon resembles that the streak is going to expire soon if that person doesn’t send a snap.
This has become one of the modern ways to give people a glimpse into your lifestyle, to break hearts by simply breaking Snap streaks.
I would like to share my experience with maintaining Snap Streaks.
I have installed Snapchat for the beautiful Snap Filters. I was unfamiliar with the concept of streaks back then. My university friend who is addicted to Snapchat introduced me the Snap Streaks. We begin keeping up streaks. One evening, the thought of uploading snap slipped my mind, as I was caught up with assignments. He messaged me and called me a couple of times. I went bonkers after my friend pinged me.
Have you guessed why?
Yes, to remind me to send a snap, and not break the streak!
This experience has given me anxiety and curiosity to find the ultimate reason behind the obsession with Snap streaks.
It is both surreal and fascinating.
I have conducted a Survey regarding Snapchat
Among the people who have filled the Survey form, I noticed that the active users of Snapchat usually send blank snaps.
After keen observation and analysis, I have contemplated that people are
- Obsessed with Snap Streaks
- Particular about their Snap Score
- Maintain Snap Streaks for fun
- Feel bad when someone breaks the Snap Streak.
A great hack to replace your blank snaps.
Snapchat teaches us Consistency. When you persistently perform an activity every day at a specific time it slowly becomes part of your daily schedule. You personally take some time off to accomplish this task. And the end result makes you feel delighted, exactly how the Snap streak does. But, isn’t it boring to view and send blank snaps?
If you have answered yes, then I have an idea for you.
Do a little homework of identifying the time at which you are sending snaps. Is it early in the morning or afternoon?
Irrespective of the time zone, you certainly can attempt to do this.
What are you usually doing at the time while you are sending streaks?
Have you always wanted to learn cooking? Or start a workout regime?
Note down the answers to these questions.
We feel constantly motivated when we are truly passionate about something and when our life depends on it.
You can try performing any productive and happy activity prior to sending a snap.
This allows you to send snaps of your progress that in turn boosts your friends.
Blank snaps are the biggest turnoff.
No, I am not against blank snaps, but there is no reason why you shouldn’t be snapping positivity.
You might have thought of developing a new habit before. So, why snap to do this?
When we generally think of starting a new habit, we are very vague on how to proceed.
For instance, I am going to practice calligraphy from tomorrow.
You keep procrastinating this for a while. Why?
This is because you are uncertain and not precise about how you are going to do it.
But when you alter the way you plan your schedule things change.
Instead of, ‘I am going to write calligraphy, every day’, be very accurate on when, where, and how you are going to do it.
I am going to practice calligraphy from tomorrow, on my study desk after which I will send a Snap to track the progress.
This is known as Habit Stacking, where you create a connection between small activities.
If you are yet to explore what you are good at, there are also several ways to move a step away from sending blank snaps.
- Start a # 31-day challenge
- Send a video talking about what you love
- Share your favorite quotes.
Replace your blank snaps with these various ways that have innumerable good reasons.
Does this sound different to you?
Are you willing to inculcate Snapchat with discipline?
Let me know in the comment section.