No other social network uses a scoring system, so what are Snapchat scores? This calculation of the snaps you've sent and the stories you've posted reflects your overall engagement with the app.
What Is a Snapchat Score?
According to Snapchat, your score is determined by a "special equation" that incorporates all the ways you use Snapchat, including:The number of snaps you send.The number of snaps you receive.Stories you post.Other stuff, apparently — whatever that means!
The more snaps you send and receive and the more stories you post, the higher your score will climb. It's unclear how often Snapchat recalculates users' scores, but it probably refreshes at least every week or so. It may be recalculated every day or every hour to remain up to date.
How to Find Your Snapchat Score
To see your Snapchat score, tap your Snapchat profile/Bitmoji picture in the upper-left corner of the app. Beneath your snapcode, you'll see a number next to your username. This is your Snapchat score.
To see how many snaps you've sent and received since you created your account, tap your Snapchat score to see two numbers take the place of your username and current score. The number on the left represents the number of snaps you've sent, and the number on the right represents the number of snaps you've received.
When you add these two numbers, the sum doesn't equal your current score because extra points are earned for increased snap activity.
How Does Your Snapchat Score Go Up?
Snapchat doesn't provide much information on why you should work on increasing your score. While scores were used to help users earn trophies, that feature was discontinued in 2020. In its place, Snapchat recommends using Charms, which are special mementos that celebrate your friendships. When your score reaches a certain level, you may receive a Score Charm.
It's possible that those who have higher scores may also get access to other Snapchat features, such as premium lenses. Overall, however, Snapchat is ambiguous about its scoring algorithm and how it accumulates.
Is It Important to Increase Your Snapchat Score?
Snapchat does not provide official details on what having a higher score can do for users. So, it's not that important to increase your Snapchat score. That could change in the future, however, considering that Snapchat is evolving fast and rolling out new features all the time.
How to See Your Friends' Snapchat Scores
Before recent Snapchat updates, you could tap a friend's username to see their Snapchat score. This isn't possible anymore with the current app version, but there is a way you can check your friends' scores.
On your conversations tab tap your friend's profile/Bitmoji picture. You'll see that friend's Snapchat score listed beneath their name.
This technique only works for users you added as friends (and have added you back).
How to Increase Your Snapchat Score
While Snapchat keeps the importance of scores on the down-low, you can keep using Snapchat and work on increasing your score in the following ways:Share your username by sending a link to a new contact so you can snap more.Add more friends to Snapchat by scanning their snapcodes.Try out Snapchat Lenses and send them to friends or post them as stories.Keep up with your Snapchat streaks.Play Snappables with your friends.