Can Your Snap Score Go Up Without Being on Snapchat?

Can Your Snap Score Go Up Without Being on Snapchat

The Snap Score is one of the best ways to keep track of how active you are in the app and is a good way to compare. But if you notice your score going up inadvertently, it may make you question what happened. So can your Snap Score go up without being on Snapchat?

Your Snap Score is only going to go up when you perform actions on Snapchat. If you notice your score go up when you haven’t done anything, it could just be a delay to when the score actually got added to your score after actions done over a week ago.

Let’s look at how the Snap Score operates and how to make it go up, as well as realize why you may have seen your score go up without you doing anything.

Can Your Snap Score Go Up by Itself?

Your Snap Score is based upon actions you take within the app, so you won’t see your score going up unless you did something to cause it to go up.

You can easily check your own score by looking at your profile on the Snapchat app. You’ll find it right below your picture on your profile page.

As to how to make your score go up, of course one way is just by sending many Snapchats, and opening up any received Snapchats. You get points for both. This is the most common way for a score to go up but this is not the only way. 

Sending photos and videos will also help you build streaks, which give extra points to your Snap Score. Making streaks will also increase the number of Snapchats you get, further boosting your score.

This is all to show that it is not just sending and receiving Snapchats that can make your score go up, so if you’ve not sent or received Snapchats but still noticed your score has gone up, it could be you’ve done these other actions.

Another way you’ll get points towards your Snap Score is through Stories, both by adding Snapchat Stories and viewing other people’s stories. For some reason, watching your friend’s Stories doesn’t contribute to your Snapchat Score.

That means look at public Stories instead. One way to increase the amount of public Stories you can view is to go down the list of Snap Stars and follow them.

Snap Stars are people who have been recognized by Snapchat due to a variety of factors including account engagement, stories that generally will be good for a public audience, authenticity, quality content, notability, and cultural relevance.

If you’re a parent, you can also be assured that Snap Stars’ content is safe and appropriate for all users and in line with Snapchat’s community guidelines, otherwise they lose that status. 

Your Stories don’t have to be public to contribute to the score, so it’s fine to just submit private stories but a public profile will increase interaction with others, further raising the chance that your Stories will be seen.

As Stories expire over time, going back and checking the Story section means you’ll find new Stories to boost the score again.

The Discover section is another source of Snap Score, as any random videos from the public or discovery videos from your favorite influencers will all count. The Spotlight videos will also put up the Snap Score.

Adding friends will give you points towards your score, although it seems that the other person has to accept the friend request as well.

It may be worth changing the password on your Snapchat account. This can prevent multiple logged in accounts, as they will be forced to logout, so if somehow your account has been compromised and someone is using it, this will stop that device adding to your score.

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Can Your Snap Score Increase Without Sending Snaps?

Your Snap Score can increase even if you never send a single Snapchat.

This is because other actions on the app count towards raising up your score, such as adding friends, viewing public Stories, opening Snapchats, and going through the Discovery or Spotlight queue.

However, your Snap Score won’t go up just by being active on the platform, neither will it go up with basic text messages sent via the app.

If you’re not keen for people to know your Snapchat score, the best way is to remove them as a friend from Snapchat, or block them. This is done by going to the person’s profile, selecting from the three dot menu, and finding the remove option.

If you really want to reset your Snapchat score, you can create multiple accounts as there is nothing against this in the Snapchat terms of service. Snapchat just requires you to have separate emails for each new Snapchat account.

A Snap Score can’t be reset no matter what actions you take, such as unfriending people or just not using it for a long time. A Snap Score also can’t go backwards or have points minused off. 

If you do notice that someone’s account has reset to zero, it could be a bug on Snapchat’s side more than anything else. Nothing you or your friends do will cause this to happen.

Keep in mind, some people are quite protective about their Snap Score and will readily make false statements about their actual use in order to hide how much they use the app.

As Snapchat has been around for a long time with many enthusiastic users, it’s not unheard of for people to have Snap Scores in the thousands or hundreds of thousands. A basic search is enough to reveal simple techniques to boost your Snap Score legitimately.

Do Unopened Snapchats Count Towards Snap Score?

An unopened Snapchat will give points depending on the sender. If you are the one who sent the Snapchat, it doesn’t matter if the recipient doesn’t open it. You’ll still get the points just for sending the Snapchat.

However, if you receive a Snapchat and don’t open it up, then you won’t get any points for that on your own Snap Score, but the sender still will get their Snap Score boosted.

In the end, you should just realize that Snapchat is wanting to reward activity on the app, so sending apps is the action that is good from Snapchat’s point of view. However, Snapchat won’t punish you if you constantly send Snapchats that don’t get opened up.

So the only things that will be counting towards your Snap Score are actions you take, and you’re not supposed to be punished just because other people won’t open a Snapchat.

This is also the case when looking at other Snap Scores, as the Snap Score won’t update on your friend’s profiles immediately even if they open up your Snapchat.

There are anecdotal reports that if you constantly check someone else’s Snap Score, Snapchat actually freezes it from updating on your end so you can no longer see it going up although the score will still update on their end.

Do Snap Scores Automatically Go Up?

Snap Scores don’t automatically go up with no input from your end. You won’t just have your Snap Score go up just by being on the app and using it everyday, something like a daily login reward.

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If people are telling you that they don’t use Snapchat but their score is going up, unfortunately the reality is likely that they’re lying about their Snapchat use. A Snap Score will go up only in response to the above mentioned actions taken on the app.

It is important to realize that there can be quite a delay regarding the updating of the Snap Score. While you may see it immediately update on your end, some actions can take time to fully pass through Snapchat’s servers.

Some users report Snap Scores going up a full week after Snapchat was supposed to update the score. If you suspect this is the case, it’s worth force closing the app and then restarting, or logging out of the app and logging back in.

If this still doesn’t work, uninstall and reinstall the app and restart your device just to be sure.

Check out the official support avenues for Snapchat, like their Twitter, to find out what the current status of their servers are in case there is a widespread reported issue. Of course, if there is an issue on Snapchat’s side, all there really is to do is to wait.

Finally, one last thing you can try is to deactivate your account via the Snapchat website and reactivate it, then log back in your device again.

It’s best to ensure that your Snapchat account has a verified email or verified number to keep your Snapchat account in good standing and not the target of any anti-bot measures like limiting your account or putting it into slow down mode.

That means whenever your Snap Score goes up, it is a direct result of you doing actions within the app.

  • Ashley Kendall

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