Can Your Snapchat Score Go Up Without Opening Snaps?

Written by Tanja - Reviewed by Tijana Social Media / Snapchat

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Key Takeaways

Your snap score can increase without opening snaps, and it is connected with your overall activity and engagement with the Snapchat app.

Besides opening snaps, your Snap score will increase if you:

  • Keep on sending and receiving snaps regularly - for every snap you send; you’ll receive one point.
  • Keep being active on the Snapchat app, as this also makes your score go up - when you resume activity on the app after being away, you will get six points.
  • Keep sharing and viewing Snapchat stories regularly - your score will increase by one point when you post a snap on your story
  • Keep watching Discover Videos.
  • Keep adding friends.

You’ve been wondering for a while whether it is possible to increase your Snapchat score without opening other snaps.

You are not alone in your quest to find out if this is possible or not, as our team of Snapchat experts also wanted to know this. Luckily, after thorough and tested research on this matter, we discovered that YES, it is possible.

Just like on other social media platforms, new options are also being added by Snapchat developers, and sometimes it might confuse users on how to use them. Regular users might have noticed that a random number shows up next to their username on the Snapchat app, and these numbers are actually representing their Snapchat score. Also, that score goes up as the activity of a user on the app increases.

Snap score

Now, the question is whether users can make their Snapchat scores go up without opening snaps.

Keep on reading to find out how this functions.

You can also check out: Can you stop your Snap score going up?

Does the snap score go up when you open a snap?

Yes, every time you open a snap, your Snapchat score will go up, and you will receive a point for it; this is the app rewarding you for your Snapchat activity and engagement.

Can your snap score go up without being active on Snapchat?

Unfortunately, this is not possible since your Snapchat score is connected with your overall engagement with the app itself. If you don’t open and use the app frequently, your snap score won’t increase.

Can your Snapchat score go up without opening the snaps?

YES! Your Snapchat score can increase without you opening other snaps; however, you need to keep up with your activity and your overall engagement with the app itself. Simply put, this is because your opening snaps are not the only activity you do on the app that makes you earn points. Your snap score will still go up by you sending snaps, adding a snap to your story, and also adding new friends.

So, even though your Snapchat score won’t increase if you don’t open a snap or a story, it will still go up if other Snapchat users interact with you.

Also, when users receive a new snap, that snap will automatically show up on their screen just like any other snap, and it will be added to their total number of opens.

However, if you don’t open it, it will be deleted in 24 hours, removed from your screen, and deducted from your total number of snaps.

Additionally, if someone sends you several snaps in one day or in several days, the Snapchat algorithm will still count and add each one toward your total number of opened snaps.

How to improve your Snapchat score

This process revolves around how much you use the Snapchat app overall, and it comprises mainly three parts, the number of stories viewed and snaps sent as well as received.

Anyways, to increase your snap score, these are the things you’ll need to do/keep on doing:

  • Keep sending and receiving snaps regularly - for every snap you send; you’ll receive one point.
  • Keep being active on the Snapchat app, as this also makes your score go up - when you resume activity on the app after being away, you will get six points.
  • Keep sharing and viewing Snapchat stories regularly - your score will increase by one point when you post a snap on your story.
  • Keep watching Discover Videos.
  • Keep adding friends.

Related articles: How is Snap score calculated?

If case you didn't know, you can also hide your Snap score - if interested, we have a blog post on that too.

Can my Snapchat score decrease?

No, your snap score will remain the same and not decrease even though you are not active on the platform. It will stay the same till you resume your activity on the platform.

Can a snap score go up from group chat photos?

Unfortunately, this is not possible, and Snapchat won’t give you points if you only participate in group chats. Snapchat will not give you points for texting, and your score will stay the same regardless of how many messages you send to others.

Can I check other users’ snap scores?


Yes, you can do it as this is transparent information. 


You can find someone’s snap score by navigating to the chat screen with that person > tapping on the circle icon (Bitmoji) at the top left corner, which will open their profile. You will be able to see their snap score right next to their username.