How to Get Your Snap Score Up Fast

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Want to increase your Snapchat score and earn those elusive Snapchat trophies? You‘ve come to the right place!

In this comprehensive guide, we‘ll cover everything you need to know to boost your Snap score, from how your score is calculated to tips and tricks for racking up points quickly.

What is Snap Score?

Your Snapchat score is a number that appears under your profile name and represents your activity on Snapchat. It‘s essentially a running count of Snapchat actions like sending Snaps, posting Stories, and more.

The higher your Snapchat score, the more active you are on the app. Many users compete with friends to see who can get the highest score!

How is Snap Score Calculated?

Snapchat uses a simple point system to calculate your score. Here‘s what contributes to your Snapchat score:

  • Sending a Snap: You get 1 point for sending a Snap to a friend. You can‘t spam one Snap to all your friends for multiple points โ€” each Snap sent counts for 1 point.

  • Opening a Snap: You get 1 point for opening and viewing a Snap. And the sender gets a point when you open their Snap!

  • Sending a Chat: Contrary to popular belief, sending a Chat does not earn you any points.

  • Posting to your Story: Posting a photo or video to your Story earns you 1 point per Story. Your score goes up even if no one views that Story!

  • Viewing a Story: You get 1 point for each friend‘s Story you view in full.

  • Snapstreaks: Maintaining Snapstreaks with friends seems to give a variable point bonus. The longer your Snapstreak, the more points you may get!

Other actions like adding new friends, getting added back, or sending Snaps in a group chat do not count towards your Snapchat score.

Why Increase Your Snap Score?

Now that you know how it works, you‘re probably wondering โ€” why even bother increasing your score? Here are some great reasons:

  • Bragging rights: Higher scores make you look like a Snapchat pro! It‘s satisfying to have a score you can show off.

  • Unlock trophies: Snapchat awards trophies when you reach milestone Snap scores like 10, 100, 10k, 100k.

  • Get on leaderboards: Scoring high on Snapchat leaderboards among friends feels great. Who doesn‘t love some friendly competition?

  • Potential perks: Snapchat has hinted at offering perks like merch, filters or other exclusives for top scorers.

  • Meet other high scorers: You can find and connect with other highly active Snapchat users.

Snapchat Score Milestones

Here are the Snapchat score milestones that unlock trophies:

  • 10 points: Baby emoji ๐Ÿ‘ถ

  • 100 points: Star emoji ๐ŸŒŸ

  • 1,000 points: Sparkles emoji โœจ

  • 10,000 points: Circled star emoji ๐Ÿ’ซ

  • 50,000 points: Explosion emoji ๐Ÿ’ฅ

  • 100,000 points: Rocket emoji ๐Ÿš€

  • 500,000 points: Ghost emoji ๐Ÿ‘ป

Be aware that Snapchat score milestones can change over time as the app evolves. But for now, these are the milestones many users aim to hit!

How to Check Your Snapchat Score

Wondering what your current Snapchat score number is? It‘s easy to find.

Simply open the Snapchat app and tap on your profile icon in the top left corner. Your total Snapchat score will be shown under your username:

Viewing Snapchat score on profile

You can also see a breakdown of how many Snaps you‘ve sent and received here.

Now let‘s get to the good stuff: proven ways to increase your Snapchat score quickly!

Tips to Increase Your Snap Score Fast

1. Send more Snaps

This one is obvious but important. Sending photo and video Snaps to friends is the #1 way to earn points.

Send fun Snaps about your day, weekend plans, meals, pets — anything you feel like sharing! Get in the habit of Snapping your closest friends often.

Pro tip: Capturing Snaps directly within the Snapchat app earns you extra points versus uploading a saved photo from your camera roll.

2. Post frequently to your Story

Posting to your Snapchat Story is an effortless way to rack up points fast. You get 1 point per Story, regardless of views.

Share Stories about your daily adventures, funny videos, selfies, cooking fails — anything entertaining! Change up Stories often to earn more.

3. View friends‘ Stories

Watching friends‘ Stories from beginning to end scores you 1 point per Story.

So be sure to view all your friends‘ Stories whenever you open the app. Think of it as supporting your friends while earning points!

4. Maintain Snapstreaks

Snapstreaks are on a 3+ day Snap sending streak with a friend. Maintaining long-running streaks earns bonus points!

Prioritize keeping your longest Snapstreaks alive by Snapping those friends every 24 hours. Aim to build streaks with all your close friends.

5. Add more friends

Having more Snapchat friends means more opportunities to send Snaps and earn points.

Connect with old friends, family, co-workers, and others you think would enjoy Snapchat. But focus on active users who Snap frequently.

6. Ask friends to engage

Tell your friends you‘re working on your Snapchat score and ask them to help! Specifically ask them to open your Snaps, maintain streaks, and view Stories.

Most friends are happy to collaborate especially if you return the engagement. More friends engaging equals higher score!

7. Leverage Snapchat groups

Joining and engaging with Snapchat Groups is an easy way to quickly send Snaps to multiple people at once.

You earn points for each unique Snap sent, even if it goes to a group. So take advantage of any relevant Groups you‘ve joined or discover new ones to join.

8. Use Snapchat geofilters

Applying location-based geofilters to your Snaps before sending earns you a few extra points per filter.

So whenever you‘re out and about, be sure to check Snapchat for any geofilters for your location and add them to your Snaps. Little boosts add up!

9. Avoid chatting

Strangely, sending and receiving chats in Snapchat does not increase your score.

So try to cut back on chats within Snapchat, and instead convert conversations to photo and video Snaps as much as possible. Snaps are the only messages that earn you points.

Common Snapchat Score Questions

Why is my friend‘s score increasing so fast?

Friends with quickly rising Snapchat scores are likely very active on the app. They‘re probably sending tons of Snaps and Stories, using groups, maintaining streaks, and engaging heavily with friends.

What‘s considered a good Snapchat score?

There are no official benchmarks, but here are general Snap score guidelines:

  • 0 – 10,000: New to Snapchat
  • 10,000 – 50,000: Active user
  • 50,000 – 100,000: Experienced user
  • 100,000+ : Snapchat addict!

Of course, score depends on how long you‘ve had Snapchat, how many friends you have, and how often you use it. But these ranges give you an idea of where you stand.

Is there a Snapchat score limit?

There is no known Snapchat score limit. The highest scores currently are in the low millions.

As more features emerge and power users continue earning points daily, we will likely see accounts hitting 10 million+ in the future!

Final Tips for Raising Your Score

  • Patience: Don‘t get discouraged if your score isn‘t shooting up instantly. It takes time and consistency. But the points will add up!

  • Creativity: Keep your Snaps and Stories interesting by getting creative with drawings, stickers, captions, lenses, filters, and more.

  • Have fun: Don‘t take your score too seriously. Focus on enjoying Snapchat and having fun engaging with friends. The points will come along the way.


We hope these tips help you increase your Snapchat score fast and unlock achievements along the way. Just remember to follow Snapchat‘s terms of service rather than using any sketchy third-party apps.

The key is staying active on Snapchat daily. Send those Snaps and Stories consistently, engage with all your friends‘ content, maintain streaks, and watch your score rise!

What‘s your target Snapchat score? Let us know if you have any other great tips for upping your Snap game!


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.