Do you know your Snapchat score? 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, your score appears to be illogical. But don’t worry, and we’re here to tell you what your Snapchat score is and how to improve it.
What Is a 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.
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 new 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 grey pieces of information: your username, your snap score, and your zodiac sign.
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 (such as the Snapchat share price-scaring Kylie Jenner)? 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:
- Snaps Sent
- Snaps Received
- Number of users added
- The number of stories you post
- Maintaining Snap Streaks with friends
- Bonus points when you start using the app again after not using it for a while
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.
With that being said, it’s important to know some of the common misconceptions about adding to your Snapchat score.
- Your Snapchat score will only increase by sending photo and video snaps! Text messages sent through the Snapchat app do not count.
- 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.
What Trophies Can You Get With Your Snapchat Score?
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:
- Make sure your app is updated to the most recent version available
- Wait a few hours—it may just be a glitch!
- 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.