How Does Snap Score Work?

Have you recently seen someone’s story highlighting Snapchat Score or heard from someone about the Snap score? Are you wondering what it is, how it works, and how to find yours in the Snapchat app?

If so, this guide is made for you, as here you will learn everything related to Snap Score.

Snapchat is a popular social media platform out there amongst users, especially for new generations, due to its amazing features like filters, stories, and others to engage with your friends and family.

One of the features that made it a hit and set Snapchat apart is the Snapchat Score. But what exactly is it, and how does Snap Score work? Today, we’ll walk you through everything you need to know about Snap Score, including how it’s calculated, how to increase it, and more.

What is the Snap Score?

Snap Score is calculated by considering the number of snaps a user sent or received on the platform, as well as the number of stories they posted and some other actions they performed.

However, the company has not revealed how exactly it calculates the Snapchat score of a user.

As far as I observed while using the platform and talking with some users who use Snapchat all day, the more active you are on the platform, the higher your Snap Score.

How to Check Your Snap Score?

After understanding what the score is, if you are wondering how you can check yours, you can find your Snap Score on your profile. To view it, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Open the Snapchat app on your phone.

Step 2: Tap on the profile icon or bitmoji at the top-left corner to visit your profile.

Step 3: Here, you will see your score under username next to the diamond-colored Snapchat icon.

It might be 0 if you have just created your account and have not used it. If you are an active user on the platform, it may be in the hundreds, thousands, or more.

How to Check A Friend’s Snapchat Score?

Seeing a friend’s Snap score is also very easy and similar to yours. Here’s how you can view it:

Step 1: Open the Snapchat app and tap on the chat icon to open the chat page.

Step 2: Head over to the friend’s chat whose Snapchat score you want to see.

Step 3: Press and hold on to the chat.

Step 4: Click View Friendship from the menu options that appear.

Step 5: Now, you will see the score under their username next to the diamond Snapchat icon.

How Does Snap Score Work?

Now that you know what a Snap score is and checked your score, you might be wondering how it works. While Snapchat keeps the algorithm used to calculate Snap Scores a secret, there are some factors that it mentions on its website that indicate that the score is determined by all the actions you take with Snapchat, including:

  • The stories you post on the platform.
  • The number of snaps you send.
  • The number of snaps you receive.
  • Other factors.

How to Increase Your Snapchat Score?

While it’s not important to increase your Snap score as there are no details on what users can do with higher scores, you can keep using the app to increase the score. Here are some tips to increase the Snap score:

Send more Snaps – The more you send Snap photos or videos, the more your score will increase. However, sending the same Snap to multiple friends will not help you increase the score.

Post Stories – Similar to the Snaps, posting stories will also increase your score.

Add More Friends – Since receiving a Snap from someone will increase the Snap score, you can add more people to your network and exchange snaps, as it will generate an even higher score.

Use Snapchat Frequently – The more you use the application, the more your Snap score will increase.

Watch Discover Videos – Snapchat has a Discover section where you will see videos and stories from popular creators on the platform. Viewing them frequently and regularly will help you increase your score.

Use Other Features – As mentioned, using Snapchat’s different features will help you increase the score. For example, you can make use of Snapchat games to increase your Snapchat score.

Wrapping Up

So, that’s all about what the Snapchat score is. We have also added the steps through which you can check your and your friend’s Snap score. Apart from this, we have also mentioned how it works, so that you can increase your points to hundreds, thousands, or even more.

If you have any questions related to the article, let us know in the comments below.

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Harsh Saxena

Hi! I am Harsh and I write about technology on different websites. I frequently write about these topics and cover them. I am available on Twitter at @Harsh4saxena or Email me at to send in your feedback and tips. Worked at GadgetsToUse, BrowserToUse, DailyTechByte, FreshFounder, and with many other websites as an author and researcher.

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