What Are TikTok Streaks and How to Start One?

An image of the TikTok logo and the fire emoji representing TikTok Streaks

An image of the TikTok logo and the fire emoji representing TikTok Streaks

On May 29, 2024, TikTok silently introduced a new feature called Streaks. Users began noticing a fire emoji accompanied by a count, along with a message saying, “You have unlocked a Streak” in their DMs.

This unexpected addition has left many people wondering what a streak is and how to start one. While TikTok Streaks share the same concept as streaks on Snapchat and Duolingo, they have unique differences you need to know about.

In this guide, we’ll explain everything you need to know about TikTok streaks, including what they are, how they work, and how you can start and maintain your streak. But, before that, check out the meaning of the popular slang term scrootnoo on TikTok.

What Are Streaks on TikTok?

TikTok Streaks is a feature that tracks consecutive days of direct messaging between users. Similar to Snapchat streaks, the feature aims to encourage consistent communication by gamifying daily interactions.

By introducing streaks, TikTok aims to increase its user engagement and daily active users. The psychological drive to maintain streaks - since humans naturally dislike breaking a streak - ensures that users return to the app every day.

How to Start a Streak on TikTok

To start a streak on TikTok, simply send DMs to the friend you want a streak with for three consecutive days. If you’ve already been chatting with them for three or more days, you have likely already unlocked a streak.

Once you have unlocked a streak, continue messaging each other daily to keep it going. You can see your streak count next to the fire icon. The streak will end if either you or your friend fails to send a message within a 24-hour period.

What Types of Messages Count Towards Maintaining a TikTok Streak?

On TikTok, any type of content exchanged between users counts towards maintaining a streak, including text messages, emojis, photos, videos, and voice messages. Sending TikTok videos to each other also counts towards maintaining a streak.

That covers everything about TikTok Streaks. Now you have the opportunity to create the longest TikTok streak - so go ahead and use it. But, before heading off, make sure you check out the popular Markiplier and Sraka filters on TikTok.

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