You must be wondering what it means when someone sends you a snap with “GMS” captioned on the image. We are here to help with that because in this article, we will be answering your question ‘What does GM mean?’
What does GMS mean on Snapchat?
GMS simply means “Good morning streak” on Snapchat.
It refers to a basic snap someone sends in the morning, they usually send it to everyone in their streak list just for the purpose of keeping that streak going. These snaps are just simple snaps meant to keep the streak going, and not for something important.
People can take a simple photo of their bedsheet, window with “GMS” written as a caption.
GMS may also stand for “Good morning snap.” also the same thing as “Good morning streak.”
What does GNS mean on Snapchat?
GNS is the opposite of GMS, It stands for “Good night streak” on Snapchat.
While GMS is sent in the morning, GNS is sent at night. All for the purpose of maintaining their snap streaks. It might be a simple photo of the moon, a dress, or some random snap with the words “GN!” or “GNS” as its caption.
GNS could also stand for “good night snap.” the same thing as “Good night streak.”
Why do people send GMS or GNS snaps?
GMS and GNS snaps are simply used to maintain a streak. A little flame emoji next to someone’s name on your friend’s list, shows that you have a streak with them. It means that the two of you have snapped one another at least once every 24 hours for 3 days. Streaks makes people on Snapchat feel close to others and maintain a high Snapchat score. The GMS or GNS snap is just a way to keep the streak going
Although the snap might not mean anything on its own, just see it as a little wave, or a way of saying “hey there”. Maintaining streaks helps to improve a user’s Snapchat score. Some people feel a sense of accomplishment when they maintain a high score on Snapchat.
How do you respond to GMS or GNS on Snapchat?
It is not compulsory to reply to a “GMS or GNS’ snap if you already sent a snap in the past 24 hours. If you’ve sent a snap in the past 24 hours to a friend , your streak is preserved and you don’t need to reply to them when they send a ‘GMS or GNS’ snap , they don’t expect you to either. But feel free to reply with something nice if you can.
Streaks refresh every 24 hours. But it’s not from midnight to midnight, the timing starts immediately when you send your most recent snap. If you send a snap at 4 pm, you have until 4 pm the next day to send another one in order to preserve the streak. You can send an old photo, or a random one. So long as you send something, the streak will continue!
How do you send a Snap with GMS or GNS written on it ?
Take a photo of something you’d want to use and write, “GMS” or “GNS.”
It could be a selfie, a photo of the clock, a snap, a shot of whatever you’re looking at that moment. Write “GMS,” “Good morning,” “Morning, “as a caption. If it’s nighttime, send “GNS,” “Goodnight,” or “Night!”. All these will greatly help you preserve your streak.
Other common Snapchat abbreviations explained
- AMOS means “Add Me On Snapchat” . the person is simply asking you to Add them up.
- PMOYS stands for “Put Me On Your Snapchat”. This abbreviation is used when someone asks to be mentioned or have their picture included in a Snap.
- SB stands for “Snap Back” ; it refers to when a user wants to engage in a series of Snaps, or is simply asking for a response on a Snap.
- SFS means shoutout. It is used when someone wants to send a shoutout.
- SNR, or “Streaks N Recent” is used when someone wants to know who a user currently has a Snap streak with, and the last person they spoke to on Snapchat.
- FFF stands for “Follow For Follow”. It is used when a user follows someone and asks to be followed in return.
Abbreviations makes texting on Snapchat easy, so you will come across a lot of them.
We hope that you now know what GM mean, why people send it, and when to send it. And you now know a thing or two about Snapchat abbreviations.
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