The Complete Guide on How to Hide Your Snapchat Score

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Wondering how to hide your Snap Score on Snapchat? I‘ve got you covered.

Hiding your Snapchat score can be tricky, but I‘ll walk you through exactly how to do it step-by-step.

See, Snapchat is one of my favorite apps. I use it every day to stay in touch with friends and family through fun disappearing photos and videos. It‘s amazing!

But like you, I don‘t necessarily want every single person on Snapchat knowing my business. That‘s where the Snap Score comes in.

The Snap Score shows the number of Snaps you‘ve sent and received. It‘s displayed right on your profile.

For some, this score is a fun way to create competition and see who uses Snapchat the most. But for others, it feels like an invasion of privacy.

Maybe you‘re embarrassed about a low score, or want to keep your Snapchat usage on the down low.

Whatever your reasons, I‘ll show you how to hide your Snap Score in just a few easy steps. By the end of this guide, you‘ll have complete control over who can see your score.

Let‘s dive in!

What Exactly is the Snapchat Score?

Before we get into hiding your score, let‘s talk about what the Snap Score actually is.

The Snapchat Score is a running total of all Snaps you‘ve ever sent and received on Snapchat.

You earn 1 point for each Snap you send. You also get 1 point for each Snap you receive and open.

So your score goes up every time you send or open a Snap. Simple right?

Snapchat introduced Snap Scores back in 2015 as a way to encourage users to share more Snaps. It essentially gamifies Snapchat, turning it into a competition among friends.

People enjoy watching their score go up and competing with friends over who can get the highest score. It‘s addicting!

Snapchat displays your score front and center on your profile, so all of your friends can monitor your progress.

But not everyone wants their usage broadcast to all their friends. That‘s why controlling the visibility of your score is so important.

Now let‘s talk about why people actually want to hide their Snap Score in the first place.

Top Reasons People Hide Their Snap Score

There are a few main reasons why people want to hide their Snapchat score. These include:

1. Privacy

Some people just want to keep their Snapchat usage private from acquaintances, coworkers or strangers.

A high Snap Score may reveal that you use Snapchat frequently throughout the day. For those seeking privacy, this feels like an oversharing of personal information.

2. Avoid Stalkers or Exes

For safety and privacy, many want to hide their score from specific people like stalkers or ex-partners.

A public high score could reveal too much about your activity to dangerous people. It‘s better to be safe and hide it.

3. Embarrassment

Those with a low Snap Score may be embarrassed about it and want to hide their score from friends. A low number might suggest they rarely use Snapchat.

4. Professionalism

Some jobs require a greater level of professionalism and privacy, like teachers, politicians, or public figures. A public high score may look bad or give the wrong impression.

As you can see, there are many valid reasons to hide your Snapchat score. Next I‘ll explain exactly how to do it in just a few steps.

Step 1: Hide Your Score from Strangers

If you want to hide your Snap Score from random strangers or acquaintances, the steps are simple:

  1. Open your Snapchat Profile
  2. Go to Settings (tap the gear icon)
  3. Tap "Who Can See My Score"
  4. Select "My Friends"

This will make your Snap Score visible only to people on your Friends list. Anyone not in your friends will no longer see your score.

It only takes a few seconds to change this setting and your score will be hidden from strangers immediately. Pretty easy right?

But what if you also want to hide it from some people on your Friends list? Keep reading.

Step 2: Hide Your Score from Specific Friends

This is a bit more complex, but still doable. Unfortunately Snapchat doesn‘t allow you to pick and choose certain friends to hide your score from.

The only way to hide your score from a specific friend is to remove them from your friends list.

Here‘s how to do it:

  1. Open your Friends List in Snapchat
  2. Tap on the friend you want to remove
  3. Tap the ⋮ icon in the top right corner
  4. Select "Remove Friend" to delete them

Once removed, that friend will no longer be able to see your Snapchat score or story. Problem solved!

However, removing friends can definitely cause confusion or hard feelings. I‘d recommend notifying the friend first to avoid any bad blood.

And keep in mind this will also reset any Snapstreak you had going with that person. The nuclear option!

So in summary, adjusting your privacy settings is the easiest way to hide your score from strangers. But removing friends is the only way to hide it from specific people.

What Does a Score of 0 Mean?

If you notice one of your friends has a Snap Score of 0, don‘t panic! It simply means they just created a brand new Snapchat account.

When you first create an account, you start at a score of 0. Then as you begin sending and receiving Snaps, your score goes up from there.

So a 0 doesn‘t mean you‘re blocked, or that the person reset their score. They likely just made a new account and haven‘t used it yet. Pretty straightforward!

How to Check Someone Else‘s Snap Score

Want to creep on your friends‘ scores? Here‘s how to find out what their Snapchat score is:

  1. Open your Friends List in Snapchat
  2. Tap on your friend‘s name
  3. In the chat screen, look below their name
  4. Their score will be listed there below their username

However, if you don‘t see a score, it likely means either:

A) They hid their score from you

B) You aren‘t friends with that person

Unfortunately there is no way to check the score of someone who isn‘t your friend. One of the only benefits of friending randos!

By the Numbers: Snapchat User Statistics

Now that you know how to hide your score, let‘s talk about Snapchat usage more broadly. The app has blown up over the past decade.

Check out these Snapchat statistics:

  • Over 300 million daily active users on Snapchat, as of February 2022

  • 90% of Snapchat users are between the ages of 13 and 24 years old

  • Snapchat users open the app an average of 30 times per day

  • The average Snapchat user spends 30+ minutes on the app per day

  • 65% of daily Snapchatters create content every day

  • The average Snapchat user has a Snap Score of 129,000

As you can see, Snapchat is enormously popular, especially with teens and young adults. People are using it for nearly 30 minutes every single day.

The average score of 129,000 shows that most users send and receive hundreds of Snaps per week.

For comparison, here‘s how long it takes to reach certain Snapchat score milestones, on average:

  • Score of 10,000: 4.8 months of use
  • Score of 50,000: 1.9 years of use
  • Score of 100,000: 3.8 years of use
  • Score of 500,000: 9.4 years of use

Generally, scores above 500,000 indicate a very frequent, long-term Snapchat user. That‘s a ton of Snaps!

So now you know just how actively people are using Snapchat, on average. But remember – every person‘s usage is different.

Expert Tips to Keep Your Account Secure

Now that you know how to hide your score, here are my top tips to keep your Snapchat account secure and private:

  • Change your privacy setting to hide your score from strangers. Keep it visible to "My Friends" only.

  • Be cautious adding new friends you don’t know well. Stick to people you trust.

  • Turn off Snap Map location sharing or use Ghost Mode so others can‘t see your live location.

  • Avoid opening risky Snaps from unknown accounts – this verifies your account is active.

  • Turn off Quick Add to prevent random strangers from easily adding you.

  • Use a strong unique password and don‘t share your login info with anyone.

  • Be careful what you Snap – nothing sent over the internet is 100% private. Assume Snaps could be saved or screenshotted.

Following these tips will help maximize your Snapchat privacy, on top of hiding your Snap Score. Stay safe out there!

Common Questions about Hiding Your Score

Let‘s wrap up by answering some of the most frequently asked questions about Snapchat scores:

Why can some people see my score but others can‘t?

This is because your privacy settings are customized to only show your score to friends. Strangers can‘t see it, but your friends still can.

What if one of my friends resets their Snapchat – will their score go to 0?

Yes, if someone resets their account, their score will go back to 0. Resetting deletes everything and starts them fresh.

Can someone hack my account and change my Snap Score?

Nope! There‘s no way for another user to manually alter your score. The only way for your score to change is by you sending/receiving Snaps.

Will disconnecting your Snapchat account also reset the score?

No, disconnecting just temporarily deactivates your account, it doesn‘t reset anything. Your score remains intact.

Does removing a friend remove our chat history too?

Unfortunately yes – removing a friend erases your chat history with them. So only remove friends if totally necessary.

Can I set my score to private when I first create my Snapchat account?

Yes! When you first create your account, it will walk you through privacy settings, including who can see your Snap Score.

And that sums up everything you need to know about hiding your Snapchat score! Let me know if you have any other questions.

Summary: How to Hide Your Snap Score in Just a Few Steps

To quickly recap, here is how to hide your Snapchat score in just a few easy steps:

  1. Go to your Profile and tap the Settings gear
  2. Tap “Who Can See My Score”
  3. Select “My Friends” to hide it from strangers
  4. To hide from specific friends, remove them from your Friends list

And that‘s all it takes! Following these steps allows you to control exactly who can see your Snapchat score.

I hope this guide has simplified how to keep your score private. Snapchat is awesome – have fun snapping your friends! Just be wise and use the privacy settings as needed.

Let me know if you have any other questions! I‘m always happy to help break down anything related to Snapchat.


Written by Alexis Kestler

A female web designer and programmer - Now is a 36-year IT professional with over 15 years of experience living in NorCal. I enjoy keeping my feet wet in the world of technology through reading, working, and researching topics that pique my interest.