What does the hourglass on Snapchat mean?

Over the years, Snapchat has become a well-known social media app with unique features.

One of the app's main features is that it displays emojis in front of your friend's name. These emojis represent different terms.

Did you know, there are also yellow, red, and pink hearts in Snapchat?

But today, we will discuss the hourglass ⌛ emoji on Snapchat. The hourglass or the egg timer emoji only appears when your Snapstreak with your friend is about to end.

What is meant by the hourglass emoji on Snapchat?

Snapchat "Hourglass"-icon

The hourglass emoji on Snapchat is more likely a warning. It is a way used by Snapchat to warn you about your Snapstreak with your friends.

It appears besides your friend's name when you have less time left to save your Snapstreak with them.

The hourglass emoji promotes interaction between users. Also, it keeps track of various relationships you have with your Snapchat friends.

When you exchange snaps for three days straight with another user, you will start a snap streak.

And when you establish a Snapstreak, you will notice a fire emoji next to your username.

But, there is a rule to maintain your Snapstreak. You and your friend need to send snaps to each other at least once every 24 hours.

If one of you hasn't sent a snap in the given time, Snapchat will display the hourglass emoji. The hourglass appears after the 20th hour since your last snap.

The hourglass gives you time to maintain the streak with your friend.

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How to get rid of the hourglass emoji on Snapchat?

When you see the hourglass emoji on Snapchat, there is no need to worry about it. You can get rid of it quickly. All you have to do is to send a snap to your friend.

When you have finished sending the snap, it will automatically disappear. The hourglass is a reminder to make sure you have exchanged snaps with your friend.

What does the "Fire"-icon mean on Snapchat?

Snapchat "Fire"-icon

If you send snaps to your friend for three consecutive days, a fire icon will appear beside your name.

The number beside the fire icon shows the number of days you have maintained a steak with another user.

I have already sent a snap; why is the hourglass still there?

Well, if that's the case, then the problem is not at your end.

A snap streak only continues if both of you send at least one snap in 24 hours. So if you have already sent one, then reach out to your friend and ask them to send you a snap so that the hourglass disappears.

But if both of you have sent each other snaps and the hourglass is still there, then it could be an app-related issue. Give Snapchat a little time to update your emojis. Also, clear the cache as it can be a cache issue as well.

If that does not work for you, then try logging out and then logging back in again. By logging in again, the app may refresh your emojis.

How long does the hourglass emoji last before the snap streak ends?

The hourglass emoji lasts for 4 hours on a snap streak. It disappears when the streak ends.

Can both users see the hourglass emoji?

Yes, both users can see the hourglass emoji as a reminder to save your Snapchat streak.