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How Does the Snapchat Score Work and How to Get Your Points Up

Briallyn Smith Updated 28-12-2018

Do you know your Snapchat score? The chances are you’ve seen the random number by your username at least once. Maybe you’ve even tried to increase your Snapchat score in the past.


But do you know what your Snapchat score means? Like many frustrating Snapchat features Everything That's Wrong With Snapchat, According to Millennials We've compiled the biggest Snapchat problems right now---issues that have led this millennial to consider stopping using Snapchat altogether. Read More , your score appears to be illogical. But don’t worry, as we’re here to tell you what your Snapchat score is and how to improve it.

What Is Your Snapchat Score?


Snapchat isn’t exactly forthcoming about its score feature. The image below shows all of the official information that the help section of Snapchat’s website offers about your score. Helpful, right?

Essentially, your Snapchat score is a running tally of your activity on the app, including Snaps sent, Snaps received, users added, stories you send, and more. Many users compare Snapchat scores as a way to compete with each other or add trophies to their Snapchat Trophy Case.

If you’re new, make sure to review some Snapchat basics What Is Snapchat and How Does It Work? What is Snapchat? How does Snapchat work? Is Snapchat right for you? We answer all of these questions and more. Read More before moving on.


How to Find Your Snapchat Score

If you’ve never looked for your Snapchat score before, it can be a bit difficult to find (especially after the unpopular Snapchat update).

To start, head over to your Profile screen on the Snapchat app (tap your Bitmoji’s face or the circle icon in the top left of your screen).

The top of your Profile page will show your Snap code. Underneath your Snap code will be your display name, and then three gray pieces of information: your username, your Snap score, and your zodiac sign.

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Tapping on your Snap score will reveal two other numbers. The number on the left is the number of Snaps you’ve sent since creating your account, and the number on the right is the number of Snaps you’ve received.

How to Find Someone Else’s Snapchat Score

Do you want to see how your score compares to a specific friend or celebrity? While there is no public leaderboard for Snapchat scores, you can check an individual’s score with very little effort.

Simply swipe right on the user whose score you want to check, opening a chat window. Then, press the icon with three lines at the top left of the screen. A page will open showing you their display name, with their username and snap score underneath in grey text.

How Does Snapchat Score Work?

You may notice after doing some quick math that simply adding together your number of Snaps sent and Snaps received results in a number that’s less than your Snapchat score.


Welcome to the “couple other factors” that Snapchat mentions. While no one knows what exactly these factors are, there are some solid theories. Based on our research, these are the likely contributors to your score:

How to Get Your Snapchat Score Up

Snapchat isn’t trying to pull the wool over anyone’s eyes. If you want to increase your score, you need to use the app.

So your best bet for increasing your Snapchat score is to use the app as much as possible. With some dedication, you’ll be breaking records in no time. And it might help to make sure you’re on top of internet culture 30 Trendy Internet Slang Words and Acronyms to Know in 2019 The internet is constantly evolving, making it difficult to keep up with modern slang. Here are some trendy internet words you should know. Read More .

With that being said, it’s important to know some of the common misconceptions about adding to your Snapchat score.

  1. Your Snapchat score will only increase by sending photo and video Snaps! Text messages sent through the Snapchat app do not count.
  2. You don’t get extra points for sending the same Snap to multiple users. You need to send a unique Snap in order to get a point.

By the way, we’ve also looked at how to get more Snapchat filters and lenses How to Get More Snapchat Filters, Lenses, and Stickers Here's how to get more Snapchat filters, lenses, and stickers to add a little extra sparkle to your snaps. Read More for more stuff to unlock.

What Trophies Can You Get With Your Snapchat Score?

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One of Snapchat’s fun features is its Trophy Case page. The app awards trophies to users based on the different ways that they use the app. As you increase your score, you gain access to seven different trophies (as shown in the image below).

You can see your current trophies by pressing the Trophies icon on your profile page.

Can I Raise My Snapchat Score Online?

There are a lot of websites out there that promise you they will add hundreds of thousands of points to your Snapchat score. They make promises that sound too good to be true, and guarantee that you will watch your Snapchat score increase in minutes.

Don’t be fooled! All of these websites and apps are scams.

Your Snapchat score cannot be modified by third party apps or websites. You can only increase your Snapchat score by using the app—there are no easy workarounds or cheat codes for this feature.

My Snapchat Score Isn’t Updating: What Do I Do?

If you’ve been using the app regularly but haven’t noticed a change in your Snapchat score, don’t panic! Here are some steps you can take to make sure all your effort isn’t wasted:

  1. Make sure your app is updated to the most recent version available
  2. Wait a few hours—it may just be a glitch!
  3. Talk to Snapchat support. In a worst-case scenario, they might be able to help troubleshoot your individual situation.

How High Can Your Snapchat Score Go?

Given how popular Snapchat is, it may come as no surprise that many users have Snapchat scores in the hundreds of thousands. Of course, this does raise a question: do you really want to have a systematic measure of how much time you’ve wasted on this app?

Like with any social media tool, you’re likely going to enjoy Snapchat the most if you focus on using it to communicate with your friends. They’ll enjoy it more too—no one wants to receive 1,000 selfies of someone who is just trying to increase their score.

OK, so that’s your Snapchat Score sorted, but do you still have questions about Snapchat? If so, check out how to use filters on Snapchat How to Use Filters on Snapchat Quickly and Easily Not everyone understands how Snapchat filters work. In this article, we explain EXACTLY how to use filters on Snapchat. Read More  and learn about Snapchat emoji meanings Snapchat Emojis: We Explain Their Meanings to You Are you wondering what the Snapchat emojis mean? Let us help you understand Snapchat emojis and their meanings. Read More .

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  1. Richard James
    September 12, 2018 at 12:15 am

    How many snaps per person need to be sent each day to increase or change the number? Thanks for the help!
    Coz my snap score suddenly went down. And i don’t know what happened with this?

    • Vanessaaa
      February 22, 2019 at 10:06 pm

      In a normal case your snap score will increase after you sent a snap to someone (if not, try refreshing it by swiping up) If your snapchat score isn’t increasing at all after sending some snaps, I think it could just be a glitch. Or maybe reinstalling the app would help :)

  2. Youthought
    May 28, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    If you send the same image to multiple people you can get a lot of points

  3. Jon
    May 27, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Is it confirmed that you only get 1 point for a single picture snap that is sent to multiple friends?? Does it really have to be unique?