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What Is a Snap Score in 2023, and Does Your Snap Score Increase with Chats?

Written by, Bojana Atanasovska

Updated April, 20, 2023

Although there are more social media than we can count, a few stand out. One of these is Snapchat, which is one of the most popular social media accounts today. This account offers a range of features, the most “cryptic” one being Snap Score. This feature has often baffled its users as it’s hard to calculate and define. 

With that said, we’re going to try just that!

In this article, we’ll try to answer numerous questions concerning snap score, such as what it is, how to calculate it, and does your snap score increase with chats, stories etc. 

Let’s begin. 

What is a Snap Score?

A snap score is a number located right next to your name on your Snapchat profile. How high this number is depends on several factors, although Snapchat has made it quite difficult to pinpoint exactly what these factors are. 

How Does Snap Score Work?

In Snapchat’s words, “Snapchat score is determined by a super-secret, special equation that combines the number of Snaps you’ve sent and received, the Stories you’ve posted, and a couple of other factors”. 

Source: https://help.snapchat.com/hc/en-gb/articles/7012326657044-What-is-a-Snapscore-

Well, we tried to do our own research and determine what “these other factors” are. Although we cannot state anything for certain, results, have shown that these factors range from:

  • How frequently you’ve used the platform;
  • How many snaps you’ve sent;
  • How many snaps you’ve received;
  • How many stories you’ve posted;
  • The number of friends you have;

However, we’ve also gathered other information to help you improve your Snapchat score. So, let’s look at how to increase snap score. 

Does your snap score increase with chats?

The short answer is Yes! However, not all chats count. If you send messages to your friends, these won’t add up to your snap score. What will actually influence your score is the number of photos and video snaps you send.

Note: This is based on our own research, and there is no way to guarantee this.  

Does your snap score increase with stories?

Again, the answer is Yes! Not only does your snap score increase with the number of stories you share, but you’ll also get more points by viewing other people’s stories and even posting private stories yourself. 

Does your snap score go up when someone snaps you?

Yes, yes, yes! Just as your snap score increases with the number of snaps you send, it will also increase with the number of snaps you receive. Therefore, one of the easiest ways to increase your snap score is actually to send and receive as many snaps as you can. 

However, we’ve also explored the question, “Does your snap score increase with unopened snaps” and we came to the conclusion that if you send a snap, you’ll still get a point since the person you’re sending it to will receive it.

How much does your snap score go up per snap?

Every snap you send or receive counts as one point. Although if you’re just starting off on Snapchat, or if you haven’t been there for a long time, the first snap you send will count as six points.

How often does snap score update?

If you’re checking your snap score, it should update or refresh immediately after you send or receive a snap. However, if you’re trying to see your friend’s snap score, it can sometimes take a longer time to update (hours or even days). This is probably so because Snapchat is trying to protect other people’s privacy so that not everyone knows when you’re online on the app

Let’s Wrap It Up

With the rise of social media, the number of Snapchat users has increased exponentially every day. This has resulted in users with a snap score in the thousands. However, how to increase this score is still a mystery for some, which is why we hope that we’ve answered some of your questions with this article.

Frequently Asked Questions And Their Answers

1. How to increase your snap score by 1,000?

There is no magic trick which will increase your snap score by 1,000 immediately. You’ll actually need to do everything we suggested. Therefore, go ahead and send as many snaps as you can, post as many stories, and try to increase your friends’ group as much as possible.

2. Do group chats increase snap score?

Yes! However, how big your group is won’t influence the number of points you’ll receive. In other words, a snap you send to a group will give you the same result as a snap sent to an individual person. 

3. Does snap score go up when you receive a snap but don’t open it?

The short answer is no! If you receive a snap but don’t open it, your snap score will not increase. You will only receive a point once you finally open the snap.

Bojana is my name and writing is my game. I am a content writer from Bitola who is always interested in the latest research in almost all areas of life. I have a Bachelor’s degree in English literature and a perfectionist character, both of which help me find the most accurate data and information available. Although I have my head stuck in studies and reports most of the time, I still have a bit of free time during which I enjoy knitting and watching classic 90’s Disney movies.