• Your Snapchat Snap Score works by combining your overall activity on the app, such as the number of Snaps you send and receive.
  • Snapchat hasn’t revealed the value of every action, but the best way to increase your Snap Score is to maintain footage.
  • 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.

Each Snapchat user has a Snap Score, which is a number that tracks your level of activity in the app. It’s easy to find, but not that easy to understand.

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

How do instant scores work?

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

Your instant score counts:

  • How many Snaps you have sent and received
  • How many stories you have seen and published
  • How many Discover videos you watched
  • How many friends you have

You will also get bonus points for sending Snaps to multiple people at once and for maintaining Snapchat Streaks by sending Snaps to your friends every day.

There are probably more factors, but it’s unclear exactly what they are. When asked to comment, Snapchat declined to provide more information on how Snap scores are calculated.

FILE PHOTO: The Snapchat app logo can be seen on a smartphone in this photo illustration taken on September 15, 2017. REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration / File Photo

Your Snapchat score increases the more you use the app.


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

How to find your Snap Score

Instant scores are easy to find.

To find your Snap Score, open the app and tap your profile icon in the top left corner. You will find your Snap Score under 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.

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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 press My friends.

A Snapchat profile page with the "My friends" highlighted option.

Go to your Snapchat friends list.

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3. Tap the icon of any friend whose Snap Score you want to see. You will find it under their name and avatar.

A Snapchat profile page with the Snap Score highlighted.

You can find your friends’ Snap Scores in one place on their profile.

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