Snapchat, which happens to be one of the most popular social media services in the world, thrives on user engagement. It has an intuitive reward system, which boosts your morale either by giving you a cool fire emoji — for Snapchat Streaks — or allowing you to display your ludicrous Snapchat score.
Today, we’ll tell you all about the Snapchat score and even share a couple of pointers to give it a healthy boost.
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What are the two numbers? (Snapchat score)
As discussed, Snapchat, like almost all other social networking sites, constantly looks for ways to improve user engagement, and the Snapchat Score is the perfect tool for it. Depending on your level of engagement on the platform — Snaps sent and Snaps received — Snapchat gives you a score, which you can use to show how big of a Snapchatter you are.
How to see your Snapchat score?
Viewing your Snapchat Score is pretty straightforward. To check out your score, first, log in to your Snapchat account and go to your profile.
Now, underneath your profile name, and right next to your Snapchat user name, you’ll see your Snapchat Score.
A tap on it would reveal a couple more numbers, the left of which indicates the number of Snaps you’ve sent while the other denotes the Snaps you’ve received.
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How are the two numbers calculated?
This is where things get a little complicated, as Snapchat has chosen to remain pretty coy about the way the score is calculated. As per Snapchat, the 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.”
Now, we have already discovered that Snaps — both sent and received — contribute heavily to your overall Snapchat score, but the remaining elements remain a mystery.
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How to improve your Snapchat score?
Now, that you have a fair idea of what the Snapchat score is and how it’s calculated, let’s take a look at the different ways you could improve your score. Of course, Snapchat hasn’t allowed us to see the complete picture, but there are some aspects you can work on.
Snapchat was the first to introduce the idea of stories. Stories on Snapchat are time-sensitive pieces of media, which cease to exist 24 hours after posting. As per the statement above, Snapchat encourages regular story updates and factors it in while calculating your overall score. So, the best course of action here would be to post more stories and get as much traction as possible.
Another obvious trick is to send as many Snaps as possible. However, be sure to send Snaps only to people who are fine with your drive for Snapscore. So, it’s probably a good idea to add a few friends to Snapchat, give them a rundown, and then engage in the act. It would make the job a lot easier and transparent.
Snapchat also rates the number of Snaps you receive every day. So, try to make an arrangement with a couple of friends that helps your cause. Ask them to send a couple of Snaps or more, when they have the time, which, in turn, would improve their Snapchat score.
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Maintain a Streak
Snapchat hasn’t confirmed whether maintaining Snapstreaks would improve your overall score, but we believe it could really have a bearing on it. To create a Snapstreak with a friend, you’ll need to exchange Snaps with them for three consecutive days. Once you do, you’ll see a fire emoji right next to the contact’s name.
To maintain a Snapstreak, just make sure you exchange at least one Snap — both send and receive — with the person you’re maintaining the Snapstreak with. Failure to do so would result in a premature release from the Snapstreaks system.
Can you improve your Snapchat score by texting?
We already know that Snapchat’s scoring system rewards you when you send or receive Snaps. So, it’s important to know whether it values your texts just as much.
Unfortunately, Snapchat doesn’t care about the texts you exchange with other Snapchatter and won’t improve your score for it. By the looks of it, the only legit option here is to keep exchanging Snaps and keep pushing the score.
Are there any rewards associated with the two numbers?
Any Snapchat user knows how keen Snapchat is to hand out “trophies” for every little achievement. So, it’s hardly a surprise that they’d reward you for reaching certain milestones. Let’s take a quick look at the rewards you could accumulate on Snapchat.
- Baby emoji: When your Snapscore hits 10.
- Gold star emoji: When you score crosses 100.
- Three-stars emoji: When you hit three 000 — score crosses 1000.
- Red fireworks emoji: When your Snapscore lies between 50000 and 100000.
- Rocket emoji: When your Snapscore exceeds 100000.
- Ghost: The final reward, the Ghost emoji, appears after you hit the peak of your Snapchat prowess and accumulate a score of over 500000.