How to Hide Your Snapchat Score
Snapchat encourages users to use the app more than any other social media platform, thanks to features such as streaks and the enigmatic Snap score, which calculates your app usage and assigns you a numerical rating. Most other social media apps don’t use gamification like Snapchat does—Facebook, for example, doesn’t use how many likes you’ve given to statuses to give you a score, and neither does Instagram, Snapchat’s closest competitor.
While streaks are simple to understand (and ignore if you don’t care), there’s a lot more mystery surrounding Snapchat’s scoring system. Snap Inc. keeps the methods for calculating your Snapchat score under wraps, but plenty of Snap sleuths have figured out how to figure out the methods simply by paying attention to the score as it rises.
When you send a snap to someone or open a snap that someone sent to you, your score will rise over time as you use the app more. This Snapchat method is popular because it increases the likelihood of you using the app more frequently. However, for those who don’t want to brag about their Snapchat success, the competition and the pressure to improve your score every day may be too much.
With the competition set among friends, a stressful situation could arise, with some looking to increase their number as fast as possible, and others looking to hide their number. Let’s take a look at what the Snapchat score represents, whether it’s worth worrying about, and if you can disable or hide the number in the settings of the app.
How Do I Find My Snapchat Score?
Open Snapchat on your iPhone or Android device, and it will appear in your camera viewfinder. In the upper-right corner of your screen, tap the profile icon. This profile icon will be your Bitmoji’s face if you’ve created and synced a Bitmoji with your Snapchat account; otherwise, you’ll see a Snapchat silhouette as your profile image. When you tap this icon, Snapchat will take you to your profile page, where you can add friends, your Snapcode, and any Stories you’ve shared.
You’ll find a corresponding number that links your account to your point collection in addition to your username and your Zodiac sign, which displays your birth date range. This number could be as low as zero points or as high as six-digit figures, depending on how new you are to Snapchat.
This is your Snapchat score, which shows the total number of points you’ve earned over a period of time. When you tap on the score, Snapchat will show you both your sent and received scores, with the sent score on the left and the received score on the right.
How Can I Hide My Snapchat Score?
If someone has access to your Snapchat profile and wants to see your Snap score, they can do so. Fortunately, they won’t be able to see your score unless you both add it. This makes it simple to eliminate people from your app who you don’t want to see your profile information by removing them entirely.
Unfortunately, whether you want them to or not, if you need to keep someone on Snapchat as a friend, they will be able to see your Snapchat score. While we can hope for more privacy options for your Snap score in the future, that option is currently unavailable as of December 2020.
Nonetheless, we can use the app’s existing privacy settings to ensure that only a limited number of people can access your profile in general. If you’re worried about people seeing your Snapchat score, no matter how low or high it is, you can use the app’s privacy settings to your advantage. To begin, open the app and select your Bitmoji from the upper left corner.
To open the settings menu, tap the gear icon on this page, then scroll down to the “Who can…” section. This effectively serves as your Snapchat privacy settings, and it’s worth checking out if you haven’t done so recently. Depending on how you feel about Snapchat’s location settings, you’ll want to make sure that everything here is set to “My Friends” or “Only Me.”
You should also check out the “See Me in Quick Add” setting, which can be toggled on and off. Quick Add suggests people based on mutual friends and connections, but if you want to help hide your profile from people looking for your Snapchat score, you can turn this feature off in the settings menu.
With this turned off, you won’t have to worry about someone automatically adding you to see your Snapchat score because they’ll have to do so using a Snapcode or username.
Your Snap score isn’t something to get worked up about at the end of the day. Snapchat has even worked to reduce the number, making it smaller on both your profile screen and the profile screens of your friends and followers, owing to the fact that the number has no real meaning.
Sure, it’s a fun way to see how much you use Snapchat on a daily basis, and it’s also a good way to learn how much a friend uses the app (so you know why they don’t return your snaps), but the Snap score is mostly there to make the app more fun, and that’s it.