What Does Your Snapchat Score Mean?

Snapchat is a relatively simple app, you take a picture and you send it—not much to it. Or is there?

If you’ve ever looked on your friends list, there’s a “HISCORE” displayed for each user. What is the mystical meaning behind these numbers?

Snapchat’s official website says that the score is a total number of Snapchats sent and received between friends.

Was it really that simple? I wanted to put these claims to the test. First, the lazy way. I Googled it, of course. There was a popular theory going around saying that each Snapchat is worth 12 points, and if you send three Snapchats in a row to the same person, the continuing pictures are 20 points each. A total with combos bonus points— much more complex than Snapchat’s official answer, but it appeared to be consensus on forums and answer sites.

So I took matters into my own hands. I sent a series of Snapchats back and forth between myself and fellow blogger Drew. I checked our updated “HISCORES” using snapchat.me/yourusernamehere (you can also check by clicking the users name on your friends list). After carefully tracking our totals I have come to this conclusion:

You get one point for sending a Snapchat. You get one point for recieving a Snapchat. Those point amounts do not change regardless of how many snaps you send or who you send them to. And if you send a Snapchat to more than one recipient, you still only get one point.

So there you have it, it really is just the total. My “HISCORE” is embarassingly high, what’s yours?


  • WrongScore

    “if you send a Snapchat to more than one recipient, you still only get one point.”
    this is not true … I did a little testing because I was trying to figure out why my boyfriend was snap-chatting so much in one day. So I sent a snap to 3 of my girlfriends and I got 3 points on my score. I sent another to 4 people and got another 4 points all before any of them responded. So you actually get a point per person you send to not just 1 point!!

    • smilingsammy100

      Snapchat= smilingsammy100

  • cnix98

    I’ve had this app for like a month there is no way I have sent and recived 4280 snaps

  • tiffany22

    Lol these comments are funny !

    • Gяαƴ ℱυʟʟßυᔕтεя

      LOL yeah!!!

  • harmen

    Can your score go up If you don’t use it and have taken it off your phone?

  • Dstonedlol

    Add me!! kik: Dstonedlol 

  • Jonathan


  • Bubbles

    Don’t go to school. Sell drugs

  • MissAwesome

    Mine is 39582 .. Oh god xD

  • Jay

    Add me overdoseonjacky

  • nancydolxx

    A friend told me, when you send a snapchat and the friend opens it, you’ll have one point extra.
    lol my highscore is 39882

  • Muhammad Bilal Islam

    Ok it’s definitely not that simple because my sent and received scores don’t add up to my total score.

  • Daniel

    danielspektor – Add me, I always snap back :)

  • Cici:(:

    I’m kinda new and want to talk to people. lol I’m 16 snapchat: cinthia_isabel

  • madison oreilly

    send nudes of any kind to madisonleeann1

  • Jason jacks

    send nudes to Madisonleeann1

  • Hannah Villaire

    Im at 6,101 right now

  • twiggy wiggly

    TwiggyWiggly add me