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What does Snapchat score mean? How to increase Snap score and the highest Snap score, explained

Once you get the hang of it, getting a high score is very easy.

Snapchat can be fun to stay connected with others and a great way to keep in touch with friends and loved ones in a creative and direct way. Alongside being utilized for messaging and posting uploads of everyday activities, Snapchat users can also rack up a high score when they send “snaps” to their friends and loved ones. 

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For context, the social media app, created in 2011, is a platform where individuals can share messages through photos and short videos with their friends and loved ones. Users can also play games and promote their brands within the stories feature on Snapchat. The network was created by former Stanford University students Evan Spiegel, Reggie Brown, and Bobby Murphy. 

Snapchat is more than just a social app; it’s also a place where creativity reigns supreme as users can choose special filters to put on their photos, pick themed backgrounds to appear in front of with a built-in green screen effect, and that high score thing we mentioned? With each message you send, you build “friendships” with your pals on the network, and you get points when conversations keep going.

Snapchat’s features grow by the minute, it seems, and with so much fun at the tips of your fingers, it comes as no surprise to social media users that Snapchat has taken over as one of the most fun and easy ways to communicate. Users are vying to get that high score at every chance they get.

So, what exactly is a Snapchat score? Let’s take a look.

Understanding Snapchat score

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A Snapchat score shows individuals how active their friends are on the app and how much they’ve interacted with others. Although it is unclear if anyone would ever be compensated in some way for having a high score apart from having instant gratification from peers, it can be entertaining to some to see others’ scores. 

To find out one’s Snapchat score, a person must enter the app and click on their Bitmoji avatar to view their profile. After getting to the profile, a number will be listed at the bottom of the avatar, showcasing your score. According to Thrive My Way, a good Snapchat score is between 1000-50,000, while an average score falls between 50,000 – 200,000. A 200,000 -400,000 may help an individual become more likable on Snapchat.

If an individual sees their score and is not satisfied with it and is wondering how to accelerate it, they are in luck because there are multiple ways to increase it. The first method, which will only earn a person one point, needs an individual to frequently send and receive snaps. Another way to improve the score is by not using the social media app for a certain number of days and sending a snap after returning. This will increase the score by six points.

You also get points for simply posting your story for others to see, by discovering and using new features on Snapchat, and by joining communities and groups in your area or involving things you’re interested in. All of these things that will also help your experience while using Snapchat are surefire ways to raise that score a little higher each day.

Why is a growing Snapchat score so important? To be honest, it’s something that users enjoy being able to see, and, in a way, it almost helps to track your activity on the app. Have you used Snapchat for a while? Your scores are likely very high! Do you have a lot of friends on the app? We bet that score grows after each conversation.

There are also ways to check high scores of people you’re not friends with, and in a healthy bit of “friendly competition,” some Snapchatters simply want to get a high score to be the highest on record. That title belongs to a 19-year-old named Dion, who currently has a score of around 239 million, and many believed he would never be dethroned, but it’s been reported that a user named Cris has surpassed that score, currently sitting at a score of 322 million.

Some celebrities with the highest scores include DJ Khaled, Ariana Grande, Kim Kardashian, and Bella Thorne. If you’re not quite up to their level yet, don’t fret — with the holidays upon us and several Snapchat filters and backgrounds at your fingertips, now is the perfect time to festively grow your score. Happy snapping!


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