Can Your Snapchat Score Go Up Without Opening Snaps?

Can Your Snapchat Score Go Up Without Opening Snaps
Can Your Snapchat Score Go Up Without Opening Snaps

Can your Snapchat score go up without opening snaps? I get this question a lot from my friends and other Snapchat users who are especially obsessed with increasing their scores and unlocking new features. 

Snaps are one factor (a tiny margin) that is linked to your Snapchat score. But the question is how frequently do you use Snapchat and how often do you send or receive snaps from your Snapchat friends?

In this article, we will give you an answer to this question, as well as some other facts and tips about Snapchat scores

Can your Snapchat score go up without opening snaps? In this article, you’ll learn whether your snap score will either go up or not. 

What Is Snapchat Score?

Snap score is the number that represents how you frequently use Snapchat. However, not all activities count. 

Snapscore is a feature that comprises the number of snaps you sent and received, the stories you’ve shared, and other supersecret factors that are not revealed by Snapchat. 

Snapchat may not have revealed all the factors that calculate your snap score, but we do know your snap score increases by one point for every snap you send and receive and each story you share. 

Snap score works based on different factors and other hidden factors. Read on how the snap score works. 

Furthermore, for every activity that increases the snap score you participate in, your snap score increases by 1 point. 

Factors that Determine Your Snap Score

As we mentioned earlier not all your activities on Snapchat determine your snap score. Here are the following factors that affect the snap score.

  • The snaps you send and receive
  • Stories you’ve shared.

Other Factors That Might Influence Your Snap Score 

  • Keeping your streaks going
  • How often do you use other Snapchat features (not third-party plugins)
  • Engagement with other Snapchatters
  • Engaging in content on Snapchat Discover
  • Subscribe to content creators

These equations are what contribute to your snap score. If you want your Snap score to increase faster, you need to engage in these activities. Read more on how to increase your snap score

Can Your Snapchat Score Go Up Without Opening Snaps?

Here the answer to this question is a two-way answer. What  I meant is that it’s a YES and NO answer.

Yes – Your snap score will go up if you’re the one sending out snaps to your friends. Your snap score will update after you send snaps

No – if you’re the one who is receiving a snap from a friend, your snap score won’t go without opening the snaps. Your snap score will only go up when you open the snaps you received. 

Opening and replying to Snaps from your friends show more engagement and activity on the app, which may be rewarded with more points. 

Also, as mentioned earlier, sending and receiving snaps is not the only factor that determines your Snap scores. Your snap score will go up faster when you engage in these activities and you must be an active user on Snapchat. 

So, for your Snap score to go up, you have a engage in the snaps you received from your friends by opening them. 

Your snap score is the determining factor that represents how often active you are on Snapchat. Though it won’t make you famous on Snapchat it will give your account a certain level of authority. 

Can My Snap Score Earn Me A Verification Badge?

Those thinking if the snap score can earn your Snapchat verification badge. No, it won’t. Even if you have more than 200,000 snap score points, it won’t get Snapchat to add the gold star to your account. 

Snap score is not a determining factor for Snapchat to verify your account. 


Your snap score will only go up when you open and receive snaps sent to you by other Snapchat users. Other than snaps, if you engage in other factors that determine a snap score,  such as posting stories and viewing your friends’ stories, maintaining your streaks, engaging in discovering content and others your snap score will still go up. 

Sending the same snaps to all your friends won’t increase your snap score, you have to send them different snaps each time. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do group chats increase the snap score?

Yes, but only when you send and receive snaps from the group chats. Sending messages won’t increase your snap score on Snapchat. 

Does Snapchat only update your score when you open the app?

Yes, if you receive a new snap from someone when you open the snaps, your snap score will automatically be updated. 

Does your snap score go up when you receive snaps or open them?

Your snap score will only go up when you open the received snaps sent to you. Your snap score won’t go up if you receive a snap and don’t open it.

What is the highest Snapchat score Ever Recorded?

The highest Snapchat score points ever recorded is held by a Snapchat user with the username Mustbecris with over 320 million Snap score points. 

Can You Lose Points For Deleting Snaps Without Opening Them?

No, you can’t delete a snap on Snapchat without opening the snap. Unless you choose to ignore the snap for a while, Snapchat will automatically delete the snaps from their server if the snaps remain unattended. 

How Can You Check Someone’s Snapchat Score Without Adding Them?

You can’t possibly check someone else’s Snapchat score without adding the person as your friend on Snapchat. 

Even if the person is on your contact lists or a random user. You’ll only see another user’s Snapchat score if they are your friends or following you on Snapchat. 

What Happens When I Don’t Open Seceived Snaps?

If you have unopened snaps for 31 days. Snapchat will automatically delete the snaps once this period elapses. 

Snapchat servers are designed to delete snaps if the snaps remain unopened after some time. 


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Khael Eke is an experienced writer and blogger in the field of consumer technology with 3 years of hands-on experience. He has been an editor at from the outset and his focus and key interests are Android, Xiaomi products, Social Media applications, iOS and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Mike's articles will provide you with the practical solutions, knowledge and tools you need to stay ahead in the ever-evolving world of technology.

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