What Does SNR Mean?

SNR means "Streaks and Recents". It is used on Snapchat. A person's SNR is a list of the people they have recently chatted with and the people they are currently in a "Streak" with. For example:
  • Tony: I sent that picture of you to my SNR.
  • Jordan: What! That was between us.
  • Tony: Welcome to social media.
A "Recent" is a recent snap (post). A "Streak" is a run of snaps between two friends over three days without a 24-hour gap between the snaps.

A "Streak" is shown by the fire icon on Snapchat. (The number by the fire icon tells you how many days the "Streak" has been running.) When someone in a "Streak" doesn't send a post for a while and the "Streak" is at risk of coming to an end, an hour-glass icon appears to encourage the participants to keep it going.

In the field of telecommunications, SNR means "Signal to Noise Ratio".

Summary of Key Points

"Streaks and Recents" is the most common definition for SNR on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Streaks and Recents
5: Extremely difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write SNR, I mean this:

meaning of SNR
SNR means "Streaks and Recents".


Examples of SNR in Sentences

Here are examples of SNR being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Did you send my SELFIE to your SNR?
  • Jordan: Sure did. Is that okay?
  • Tony: Er, no.
  • Tony: Who shall I send your post to?
  • Jordan: Your SNR of course, you Snapchat NEWBIE.
  • Tony: Yeah, that should be "whom" by the way.

An Academic Look at SNR

SNR is an initialism abbreviation because it is pronounced using its individual letters.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "everyone you're currently in contact with" instead of SNR.

Example of SNR Used in a Text


See Also

FHO (friends hanging out) M2AF (message to all friends) OOMF (one of my friends) WAGS (wives and girlfriends)