How To Find Your Snapchat Score

by Eliza Castile
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Friends, Romans, Snapchatters, lend me your ears. Well, considering you're reading this, I suppose you're lending me your eyes, but you get the idea. Have you ever wondered how to find your Snapchat score? If not, did you even realize Snapchat scores are a thing? In all the swooning over futuristic technology that accompanies each new Snapchat update, the app's score is often overlooked — I'm just about as Snap-happy as they get, and I didn't even notice my score for at least a few days after it appeared. Days, people!

Fortunately, you don't have to live in ignorance the way I did. Today, we're tackling everything you need to know about the Snapchat score, so you can smugly lord it over all your friends. Or maybe your score will make you realize you spend far too much time on Snapchat and desperately need a new hobby. Either way, it's a win!

Let's start with the basics: What is a Snapchat score in the first place? Like most things Snapchat-related, it's ridiculously simple. According to the app's website, the Snapchat score is a "special equation combining the number of Snaps you've sent and received, Stories you've posted, and other factors." (Unfortunately, the precise nature of those "other factors" will forever remain a mystery, because Snapchat isn't telling anyone what they are.) The Snapchat score was rolled out during last year's major overhaul, and may have been part of a push to gamify the app, so to speak. However, the score function was largely overshadowed by other parts of the update, like lenses and geofilters.

But no more! Today is the Snapchat score's day to finally shine. Without further ado, you can find your Snapchat score by... pulling up your profile. Really. That's it. I told you it was simple.

To get to your profile, open the app and tap on the little ghost icon in the top center of the page. This pulls up your profile, where your Snapchat score is visible next to your username.

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To get a more in-depth look at your score, though, there's a lesser-known option. Instead of navigating to your profile, swipe left when you open the app (like you're going to chat with someone). This pulls up your Snapchat history, where you can tap on the "Snapchat" logo at the top of the page. Once you tap it, the word should change from "Snapchat" to two separate numbers.

According to Business Insider, the left number is the number of Snaps you've sent, and the one on the right is the number you've received. You may have noticed that these numbers don't add up to your total score — mine is around 300 points short — but that's presumably where the aforementioned "other factors" come in.

Voila! Now you know your Snapchat score. Happy Snapping!

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