How do you communicate and interact with your friends? Whether those friends are from the real life or you met and connected in the virtual world, there are many ways you can keep in touch with them. The easiest and most used method is through social media platforms, such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Snapchat. Out of these, which apps or platforms do you use for daily communication? If you’re a fan of sending your friends pictures to keep them updated on your life, then you may use Instagram and Snapchat the most. And if you like sending silly snaps which no one can hold on to for long, then you may prefer Snapchat over all the other options.
Snapchat allows you to interact with your friends in the most fun way possible; with filters and stickers and so many options to edit your videos and pictures, you can be sure that your friends will never get bored of what you have to send. The more pictures and videos you send to your friends, the higher your Snapchat score gets. Why? Because Snapchat likes to reward its users for using the app as much as possible. So, your Snapchat score increases according to how active you are.
Now, if you like to show everyone how popular you are and how active your social life is, then there’s no need to hide Snapchat score on your profile. But, if you would rather not have anyone looking at your snapping habits and judging you for how much or how little you use the app, then you should know how you can hide Snapchat score so no one can see it. However, before we can talk about hiding the score, you should know where you can find the score in the first place. Read on below to find out.
Where Can You Find Your Snapchat Score?
Before you can learn about how you can hide Snapchat score, you first need to learn where this score is actually located. You can also check it to see where you stand in terms of your scores, if you are curious about it. So, to locate your Snapchat score, follow the simple steps given below:
- To begin with, you have to open the Snapchat app on your phone.
- Now, if you are logged in, you can proceed to the next step. If you haven’t previously logged in to the app, or you logged out at some point, you can log in again by entering your username and password.
- The Snapchat camera screen will open automatically. Here, tap on the ghost icon or your bitmoji to open the Snapchat menu.
- Your Snapchat score will be visible next to your username, beneath your Snapcode.
What About Other People’s Score? How Can You See That?
Okay, so you know how you can find your own score, but what about the score of other people? How do you see that? And why would you want to anyway? Well, there could be many reasons. Maybe you’re trying to compete with a friend and want to show them that you snap more than them. Or maybe you’re curious about a specific person, about their snapping habits. It doesn’t even have to be related to one person. You could just be curious about the snapping habits of your friends in general and want to see how much they use the app.
Now, some people think that you can view a person’s score if they’re in your friends’ list or you follow them. That’s not true. You can only see a person’s Snapchat score if they follow you or have you in their friend list as well. If they have friended or followed you, then viewing their Snapchat score is easy; all you have to do is follow the steps below:
- First of all, open your Snapchat app and log in if you haven’t logged in already.
- Then, on the Snapchat camera screen, tap on the tiny ghost icon or your bitmoji to open the Snapchat menu.
- Next, tap on “My Friends” to open the list of your Snapchat friends.
- Go through this list to find the person you want to check the Snapchat score for. Once you reach the person you want, tap on their name.
- You can then see the Snapchat score on the right side of the username in the little window that pops open.
So, you’ve seen the Snapchat score; both your own and someone else’s. But, what does it signify? Why is this score important and what can you do with it? Continue reading to find out.
What is the Big Deal about the Snapchat Score?
You know your score, you know your friend’s score, what’s next? What does that score mean and why is it important? According to Snapchat, your score is basically a combination of the number of snaps you have sent and the number of snaps you have received. These are added to a complex equation to give you the score that you can see on your profile. That means, your scores increases or decreases according to the number of snaps you send and receive. However, there is more to the equation that just these snaps. Snapchat also takes into account other things, which no one knows about, to calculate your exact score. But, to put it simply, your score depends on how active you are on the app.
This activity revolves around the actual snaps you send and receive, because that’s what Snapchat is all about. The app likely does not count or factor in the amount of messages you send or receive, or the stories you watch. Regardless of all the complex calculations and the meanings behind the score, there is no actual purpose behind it. The score is simply equivalent of an internet points, something intangible and unclear. All it really does is make some people feel good about themselves if they have a high score.
How Can You Hide Snapchat Score?
Now that we know what the Snapchat score is and where you can find it, it’s time to get down to the real business at hand; how to hide Snapchat score. Okay, so this is where the bad news lies; you can’t hide your Snapchat score. Everyone in your friends’ list, people that you follow, can see your Snapchat score and there is nothing you can do about it. Similarly, no one else can do anything about hiding their own Snapchat scores either. There is no way that you can reset your score or change it manually either. The only way to change your score is by changing your snapping habits; you will have to be more active on Snapchat if you want to increase your score and vice versa.
If you still want someone to not be able to see your score, there is only one thing you can do; unfollow them. You can simply remove that person from your list of friends so that they are no longer able to see your snaps and your Snapchat score. However, there is a catch; you won’t be able to see their snaps either. So, only go for this option if you think hiding your score is truly worth it.
If you don’t want to completely remove someone from your Snapchat life, you can do one more thing; edit your settings to receive private snaps from anyone. Once you unfollow someone, they can no longer send you snaps unless you have this setting turned on. You have to be careful though; turning this setting on means that anyone can send you snaps regardless of whether you know them or not. This means that old friends or exes that you unfollowed and no longer want updates on can send you snaps as well. If you’re okay with that and still want to follow through with changing the settings, then you can follow the procedure below to do so:
- Turn on your phone and open the Snapchat app.
- If you aren’t logged in, log in now with your username and your password.
- Next, tap on the tiny ghost icon or your bitmoji on the main Snapchat camera screen. This will open the Snapchat menu.
- Now, tap on the cog icon to go to the Settings menu.
- Scroll down until you reach “Who can…” and tap on the “Who Can Contact Me” option.
- Finally, tap on the option that says “Everyone”.
That’s it. Now you can unfollow anyone you don’t want seeing your Snapchat score without worrying about them being able to send you snaps whenever they want.
How Can You Increase Your Snapchat Score?
Seen your score? Don’t like it? Wish there was something you could do to change it? Well, there is only one thing you can do to change it; snap. Use Snapchat as much as possible; send your friends snaps whenever you can, have them send you snaps whenever you’re free, and keep increasing your scores with every one you send or receive. You can even make new friends so they send you snaps as well. But, in all of this, don’t forget the using Snapchat is all about having fun!