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- Overview of Snap Score
- Can you Stop your Snap Score from Going Up?
- How to Decrease or Lower your Snap Score?
- How to Hide your Snapchat Score?
- Hiding your Snap Score from the Public
- Hiding your Snap Score from your Friends
- Frequently Asked Questions
Snapchat allows you to express yourself and interact with people across different cultures and time zones. It effectively communicates with your family and friends using photos, videos, and animations.
As of January 2022, there are more than 557 million active Snapchat users worldwide. To satisfy the users, it offers features to improve user experience with both the physical and digital world.
One of its features is the Snap Score. Basically, it tells how active you are in using this platform.
However, can you stop your Snap Score from going up?
Overview of Snap Score
According to the video, Snap Score is a numerical rating based on your Snapchat activities from the moment you have started using the platform. Though Snap Inc. did not fully disclose how it is calculated, this video can help you better understand your Snap Score.
On your Snapchat profile, your Snap Score is located beneath your Bitmoji and Snap Code. When you tap on your Snap Score, you can view your sent score on the left and your received score on the right.
Unfortunately, you cannot hide or disable your Snap Score from your friends.
So, what affects your Snap Score?
You can be awarded some points for sending and receiving snaps, viewing others’ stories, watching videos, and the number of friends you have. However, there are certain guidelines you have to keep in mind, such as spamming your friends with multiple snaps won’t grant you one.
Also, chatting and posting stories on Snapchat will not increase your score.
Can you Stop your Snap Score from Going Up?
Snap Score increases every time you use the app. To stop your Snap Score from going up, you can opt to follow these recommendations:
- Instead of sending snaps, you can just chat over messages.
- Use another social media platform to interact with your friends.
- Be inactive or just stop using the Snapchat app.
How to Decrease or Lower your Snap Score?
Snapchat does not offer a feature to decrease or lower your Snap Score.
Unfriending people on your list will not lower your score; instead, they will no longer have access to view your Snap Score. Your activities in the app have either a positive effect or none at all on your score.
Nonetheless, you can make the rate of increase of your score slower. You can limit the number of snaps you send daily and refrain from opening snaps you have received from other people.
You may also take note that messaging people will not increase your score.
Another option is to make a new account to start afresh and build your score the way you want it to. Multiple Snapchat accounts are allowed as long as each account uses a unique email address.
On the other hand, if your main intention is to prevent users from learning about your snap activities, you can try hiding your Snap Score. If you want to hide your score from specific users or to avoid someone from stalking you, you can follow the process in the next video.
How to Hide your Snapchat Score?
The video demonstrates how to hide your Snap Score from the public and your friends.
Hiding your Snap Score from the Public
- Open the Snapchat app and click the Profile
- Go to the Settingsbutton located on the top right of your screen.
- Scroll down all the way to the Who Can
- Click Contact Me. You will notice that the only options you can choose from are Everyone and My Friends.
- Select My Friendsto change your profile visibility settings. Changes are saved automatically.
This will permit only your friends to view your Snapchat score.
Hiding your Snap Score from your Friends
The only solution to hide your score from your friends is to remove them from your list or block them.
- Open the Snapchat app and tap the Profile
- Scroll down to the Friends
- Click Friends.
- Select the personyou want to hide your Snap Score from and hold down on their name.
- Tap Blockor Remove Friend.
If you select Block, Snapchat will hide your entire profile from that person, including your Snap Score. But if you choose Remove Friend, that person can still go and view your profile; however, they will not be able to view your Snap Score.
One alternative to removing or blocking your friends is to search their profiles on the chat list.
- Open the Snapchat app and navigate to your Chat Listby tapping the second icon from the left on the bottom navigation bar.
- Search the Usernameof the person you want to hide your Snap Score from. Either use the search function at the top-left corner of your screen or scroll down until you find the person.
- Tap on their Bitmoji. This will direct you to their profile.
- Tap on the Triple-dot icon locatedin the top-right corner of your screen.
- Select Blockor Remove Friend.
For now, there are no options in the privacy settings to hide your Snap Score from your friends. But you can control other situations such as who can interact with you, who can view your story, who can learn about your location, and who can see you in Quick Add.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does a Snapchat Score of 0 Mean?
When someone has a Snapchat score of 0, most likely, they are inactive. Depending on their activities and frequency, they can gain a point whenever they use the app.
Also, they may have been experiencing a visual bug where their scores are displayed as zero. You can fix this glitch and restore your scores
by logging out of Snapchat and signing back in.
If you can view someone else’s Snap score, you will know that you are still included on their friends’ list.
How to See Someone’s Snap Score?
Viewing your Friend’s Snap Score
- Open the Snapchat app.
- Open the Chat by sliding your screen to the left.
- Select a friendwhose Snap score you want to view.
- Tap on their Bitmoji to open their profile.
- Snap score is located next to the username.
Viewing a Stranger’s Snap Score
Unfortunately, you won’t be able to see someone’s Snap score outside your friends’ list. Both of you must add each other as friends to access each other’s scores.
Why is Someone’s Snap Score Not Going Up?
There are a few possible reasons why someone’s Snap score is not going up. Firstly, the user may be inactive on Snapchat.
Secondly, the user may be using Snapchat but for chat purposes only. They are not sending any snaps to people making their scores stay the same.
Lastly, there might be a delay or error on Snapchat score updates. It may take a few hours or longer to fix this, so try viewing it another time.
Can you Fake your Snap Score?
One strategy to fake your Snap score is to add and send snaps to random celebrities or popular icons on Snapchat. It is a faster way to increase your score without the need to send snaps to your friends.
Moreover, Snapchat offers a feature that allows you to repetitively send snaps to the same list of people you have previously sent a snap to. This feature is called “Last Snap.”
If you do not want to send snaps to other people, you may add and send snaps to yourself on Snapchat.
How often is Snap Score being Updated?
Your Snap score is updated whenever you send or receive a snap. Still, the duration of updates may vary.
When you view other people’s scores, it will take longer for them to be updated. The time buffer supports the user’s privacy by hiding their online status and activities.
Sometimes, errors may occur while using the app. You must close and relaunch it for the updates to be reflected.
Why does Snapchat freeze Snap Score?
Due to the increase in Snapchat’s active users, you can face technical problems while using the app. The high usage of the app puts stress on the servers and can cause glitches and issues such as freezing Snap score.
Snapchat scores can freeze because of high server load and app maintenance. If this happens, Snapchat support will post updates on its service status.
Users can wait for a few hours until the problem is resolved; however, you may force Snap score update by installing the latest app version or deleting and downloading the app.
How can you Tell if Someone is Stalking your Snapchat?
There are ways to check if someone is stalking your Snapchat. The app can provide you details such as if someone read your story, if someone took a screenshot of your story, and if someone checked you on Snap Maps.