Snapchat does not use a scoring system like other social networks, so what are Snapchat scores? Based on the snaps you’ve sent and the stories you’ve posted, this calculation represents your overall engagement with the app.
What Is a Snapchat Score?
Snapchat determines your score based on a “special equation” that incorporates all the ways you use Snapchat, such as:
- The number of snaps you send.
- The number of snaps you receive.
- The number of Snapchat stories you post.
- Other stuff, apparently — whatever that means!
Your score will increase as you send and receive snaps and post stories. The exact frequency at which Snapchat updates its scores is unclear, but it probably updates at least once a week. It may be updated every day or every hour to stay current.
How to Find Your Snapchat Score
Tap your Snapchat profile/Bitmoji picture in the upper-left corner of the app to see your Snapchat score. You’ll see a number next to your username under your snapcode. That’s your Snapchat score.
Tap your Snapchat score to see how many snaps you’ve sent and received since you created your account.You will see two numbers instead of your username. A number on the left represents the number of snaps you have sent, while a number on the right represents the number of snaps you have received.
The sum of these two numbers does not equal your current score, as extra points are earned for increased snap activity.
How Does Your Snapchat Score Go Up?
Snapchat doesn’t provide much information about why you should increase your score. The scores feature, which helped users earn trophies, was discontinued in 2020. Snapchat recommends using Charms instead, which are special mementos that commemorate your friendships. Depending on your score, you may receive a Score Charm.
Those with higher scores may also have access to other Snapchat features, such as premium lenses. Snap is generally vague about its scoring algorithm and how it accumulates.
Is It Important to Increase Your Snapchat Score?
Snapchat does not provide any details about what a higher score can do for you. Increasing your Snapchat score is therefore not that important. Snapchat is evolving at a rapid pace and rolling out new features all the time, so this could change in the future.
How to See Your Friends’ Snapchat Scores
Prior to recent Snapchat updates, you could tap a friend’s username to see their Snapchat score. With the current version of the app, this is not possible, but you can check your friends’ scores.
On your conversations tab tap your friend’s Bitmoji or profile picture. You’ll see that friend’s Snapchat score listed beneath their name.
You can only use this technique if you added the user as a friend (and they added you back).
How to Increase Your Snapchat Score
Snapchat keeps the importance of scores low, but you can still use it and boost your score by following these steps:
- Send a link to a new contact so they can snap more photos with your username.
- Scan their Snapcodes to add more friends to Snapchat.
- Create Snapchat lenses and send them to friends or post them as stories.
- Keep up with your Snapchat streaks.
- Play Snappables with your friends.