If you’re a user of social media platforms (which you probably are), you probably come across plenty of acronyms. Some acronyms are more common than others.
Snapchat is one social media platform with plenty of its own acronyms and lingo. One of these acronyms is GNS.
What does it mean? Read on to find out.
What Does GNS Mean on Snapchat?
On the social media platform Snapchat, GNS is an acronym for “good night streaks.” It’s a way in which Snapchat users wish each other a good night.
It’s often sent as a snap of the person in their PJs or of their bed, telling their friends that they’re about to call it a day.
GNS is a signal of friendship, as you’re most likely to want to relay the fact that you’re about to go to sleep with people you consider as close to you.
You may be asking, why not just say goodnight in a text? The answer is that GNS is simply the way it’s done on Snapchat.
Now that we’ve covered the ‘good night’ part of GNS, what do streaks mean?
Streaks are formed between two people on Snapchat when they send snaps to each other on a daily basis. GNS is a way of maintaining a streak even if the two people haven’t gotten a chance to snap each other throughout the day.
If you’re a long-time user of Snapchat, you’re probably well aware of what streaks represent. They signify a strong friendship between the two people involved, which is shown by the fact that they share snaps of their day with each other every day.
What Does GNS Mean From Your Crush?
So, what if your crush sends you GNS? What does it mean?
It still means good night streaks, which could be a signal that the feelings are mutual. It could also be a simple gesture of friendship.
How to Respond
When someone sends you a GNS snap, you should know that they’re about to sleep and are saying goodbye for the day.
To reply, you should go to the streak in question and tap it. You can respond by sending a GNS back their way, or by simply saying ‘goodnight’ or ‘sweet dreams.’
Generally speaking, any response that tells them that you’re bidding them farewell for the day will do the job.
Other Abbreviations on Snapchat and How to Reply
This is short for ‘everyone Snap Back.’
When you see this, you should send a snap to the sender. This is because it’s sent as a request for everyone who sees it to snap the person who sent it (usually to maintain streaks).
Standing for ‘Snap Back,’ this acronym has the same meaning as ESB, only on a more personal level. The person sending it to you is requesting a snap from you specifically.
Meaning ‘Snapchat me,’ this acronym is used to prompt a reply, or to move a conversation to Snapchat from another platform.