How does your Snap Score work? How to check and raise your score

A Snapchat profile page with the Snap Score highlighted.
Your Snap Score counts Snaps sent, Stories viewed, and more. William Antonelli/Insider
  • Your Snapchat Snap Score works by combining your overall activity on the app, like how many Snaps you send and receive.
  • Snapchat hasn’t revealed how much each action is worth, but the best way to raise your Snap Score is by keeping up streaks.
  • You can find your Snap Score on your profile page.
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With our phones playing such a vital role in our lives, it’s no surprise that people are active on Snapchat. And luckily, Snapchat rewards its most active users.

Every Snapchat user has a Snap Score, which is a number that tracks how active you are in the app. It’s easy to find, but not so easy to understand.

Here’s everything to know about Snapchat’s Snap Scores.

How do Snap Scores work?

As noted, your Snap Score is an indication of how active and how social you are on Snapchat. You can’t actually use it for anything – it’s purely cosmetic – but raising it can be fun.

Your Snap Score counts:

  • How many Snaps you’ve sent and received
  • How many Stories you’ve viewed and posted
  • How many Discover videos you’ve watched
  • How many friends you have

You’ll also get bonus points for sending Snaps to multiple people at once, and for keeping up Snapchat Streaks by sending Snaps to your friends every day.

There are probably more factors, but it’s not clear what they are. When asked for comment, Snapchat declined to provide any more information on how Snap Scores are calculated.

FILE PHOTO: The Snapchat app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration taken September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
Your Snapchat score goes up the more you use the app. Reuters

If you’re curious about your score or someone else’s, here’s how to find it.

How to find your Snap Score

Snap Scores are easy to find.

To find your Snap Score, open the app and tap your profile icon in the top-left corner. You’ll find your Snap Score underneath your name and avatar.

A Snapchat profile page with an arrow pointing to the Snap Score.
Your Snap Score is displayed right next to your username. Ron Lyons Jr./Insider

To find someone else’s Snap Score:

1. Open Snapchat and tap on your profile icon in the top-left corner.

2. Scroll down and tap on My Friends.

A Snapchat profile page with the 'My Friends' option highlighted.
Head to your Snapchat friends list. Ron Lyons Jr./Insider

3. Tap on the icon of any friend whose Snap Score you want to see. You’ll find it below their name and avatar.

A Snapchat profile page with the Snap Score highlighted.
You’ll find your friends’ Snap Scores in the same spot on their profile. Ron Lyons Jr./Insider

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