How Often Does Snap Score Update? (2022)

In a Nutshell

When you send a snap or post a story, your snap score will get updated immediately. However, if you receive a snap from your friend, it will take a while for the snap score to increase. In most cases, it takes a few hours to update.

Snapchat is fun for many reasons, and one of those is the act of increasing your snap scores by sending and receiving snaps from friends.

Snapchat scores are a form of points that users use to determine popularity. The algorithms for measuring the points are unknown as Snapchat has never been clear about it. However, snap scores increase with every snap you send and receive.

Snapchat works so that both the person sending a snap and the person receiving it gets a point added to their scores. A Snapchatter’s snap score is displayed at the bottom of the QR code with their username. If you check yours, it will be broken into two; the score from snaps sent and the score from snaps received.

How Often Do Snapchat Scores Update?

If you send a snap, you will see your score increase immediately. However, the score of the person receiving it may not show any change. It may take hours or days before the snap point reflects.

Snapchat scores have been around for a while, but they are not easy to understand. The reason is that the platform’s developers have refused to explain how the algorithm works.

Users have reported that their Snapchat scores are updated immediately, and other times, it takes a longer time.

At first, this may seem like an error, but it is not so. Snapchat’s algorithm has a time lag before others’ Snapchat points reflect to protect their privacy. This is because it would be easy to know that someone is online when you see their snap score increasing. Therefore, the score you are seeing may not be the same as visible to the other person.

Generally, snap scores may take a minute to update or days. You can keep track of your points mentally while waiting for Snapchat to add them to your total score.


When does your snap score go up?

Your snap score goes up every time you send a snap, receive a snap or upload a story. For all these activities, the snap must be a photo or video. If you send a text, your snap score will not increase. Other activities like video calls also do not add to your snap score.

A great way to boost your snap scores is to start streaks with friends. When you have streaks with many friends, you will send a lot of snaps and receive more. This practice will improve your engagement and increase your snap score tremendously.

Does Snap score update instantly?

Not every time. You will most likely see your snap score go up instantly when you send a snap. However, it may not be the same for the person receiving it. They may have to wait up to a week before the score is updated. This is the same for you if you are receiving a snap.

Actions that immediately update your snap score include sending a snap, uploading a story, and keeping a streak. However, other activities such as receiving snaps and engaging with others’ posts may not show addition to your snap scores immediately.

How is a Snapchat score calculated?

Snapchat scores are calculated by the addition of snap points sent and received. Each action adds one point to your snap score. When viewing your snap scores, you will see the number of points for snaps sent and that of snaps received. However, you will only see the total score when viewing others’ Snapchat scores.

Snapchat points are also calculated with bonus points gotten for certain activities. One way to get bonus points is to leave Snapchat for a while. Then, when you return to the platform, you will receive bonus points to encourage you. This will add to your snap scores.

How much does your Snap score go up per Snap?

Your snap score goes up by one point for every Snap sent or received. Of course, there are cases of people getting two points at once on Snapchat, but that is not the norm.

Wrapping Up

Snapchat scores take some time to update after you receive a snap from someone, but when you post a story or send someone else a snap, your score will most probably get updated immediately.

Snapchat scores do not mean anything outside of the app, but it is everything to Snapchatters. It is a badge of popularity for those who are into it. Many people spend hours engaging in activities to increase their snap scores on the platform.

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Ali Mahdi

Ali Mahdi is the founder of CyberTips and a seasoned software developer. His expertise lies in programming, cryptocurrency trading, and social media marketing. In addition to CyberTips, Ali has written for other prominent blogs in the past for 5+ years, including iDrop News, Redmond Pie, iPhone Hacks, and iDownloadBlog.