NOTE: Post updated with more ideas on August 10, 2016.
Whether you’re a seasoned Snapchat user or a noob, did you know that the number displayed next your username is your Snapchat score, or tally of Snapchat points? Since I’ve only been using Snapchat for a few months, I’m still learning how to become a pro with it. And as I do, I’m sharing my growing love of Snapchat with you.
Let’s take a look at the ways you can gather more Snapchat points, just from using the app itself.
Sharing is Caring
The more you share on your story page or with other Snapchat friends and followers, the more Snapchat points you’ll earn. Send picture messages back and forth, send videos, just do silly selfies with the fun filters on Snapchat and post them to your story page. Admittedly, I do this a lot—it’s just fun. When your snaps get opened, you’ll receive points as well.
Interact With Celebrities
You can add celebrities and in turn get more Snapchat points just by having a little fun. By adding celebrity Snapchat accounts, you can also send them snaps and messages. Whether the text snaps get read or the photo snaps get seen depends on the celebrity in question. Either way, though, it can raise your Snapchat score and points get added to your own Snapchat account.
Here are twenty celebrity Snapchat accounts you should add to your following:
Chris Pratt: ChrisPrattSnap
Christina Milian: cmilianofficial
Gwen Stefani: itsgwenstefani
David Guetta: davidguettaoff
Meghan Trainor: mtrainor22
Ariana Grande: moonlightbae
Jared Leto: jaredleto
Jessica Alba: jessicamalba
Kate Hudson: khudsnaps
Norman Reedus: bigbaldheadchat
Lady Gaga: ladygaga
Reese Witherspoon: snapsbyreese
John Mayer: johnthekangaroo
Chelsea Handler: chelseahandler
Dwayne Johnson: therock
Ruby Rose: rubyrose
KT Tunstall: realkttunstall
Ellen Degeneres: Ellen
By adding celebrities to those you follow on Snapchat, not only do you get an inside look at their lives, you could also catch a glimpse from behind the scenes as well. The above list includes just some of the celebrities we enjoy following on Snapchat, and we hope you will, too.
How do I see how my points are broken down? Well, for Chat points, here’s how:
- To see your Chat points, swipe left to the page that says “Chat,” then tap on the word “Chat.”
- Now you’ll see two numbers displayed. The number on the left is how many snaps you’ve sent. So, the number on the right is how many snaps you’ve received, in Chat.
Now the number next to my username in Snapchat is much higher than these two numbers together. Where do the other points come from? Posting items to your story and viewing other Snappers’ stories also add to your Snapchat score—a.k.a. points.
SnapChat Point Hack
Hacks aren’t recommended, as we don’t know how Snapchat might react to the system being gamed. However, if you’re willing to be a little risky . . .
You get Snapchat points based on the amount of people you send to. If you send a snap out to 150 people, and only one of them opens it, you’ll still get 150 points. Send your snap to more people, along with at least one person who will open it, and you can make your score go up pretty high, pretty fast. You’d think at some point they might try and close this loophole, but for now it works—and you might as well take full advantage while you can . . . if you’re willing to risk it.