Unfortunately, as of 2020, there is still no way to hide your Snapchat score from your friends. You can hide your stories and your map location. You can even create private stories. However, the only way to stop someone from being able to view your score is to remove them as a friend.
Why do people want to hide their Snapchat score?
The problem with this score is that it gives other users an insight into your Snapchat activity. For instance, when you send a snap to someone, your score will go up:
In the screenshot above, you can see that my score is 23,256. If were to send a snap, my score would go up by one. Furthermore, if I were to open a snap, my score would also go up by one.
Why this is a problem.
For most people, this isn’t a problem. However, there can be situations where it can become one:
- You’re curving someone and ignoring their snaps. For example: Not so long ago, I saw a TikTok video from a girl who was bemoaning the fact that her crush was not texting her back, despite the fact that his score was constantly going up. Obviously, she was paying close attention to this number while her message was left on delivered.
- Your girlfriend or boyfriend is extremely insecure and overprotective, to the point that they constantly look at this score to determine whether you’re Snapchatting other people. If you think I’m being ridiculous or over-exaggerating, then you’re in for a surprise. I have seen several girls admitting the fact that they keep track of their boyfriend’s score by writing it down at regular intervals.
An of course, there’s a third reason. Your significant other is extremely overbearing and needy when it comes to texting, to the point that you just need a bit of a breather. However, that “time-out” is quickly scuppered when they figure out that your score went up by one because you opened a snap from a work colleague. Now you’re in trouble:
In conclusion: There is no way to hide this score. Unfortunately, the only solution is not an ideal one. You could remove everyone as a friend and then change your settings to allow anyone to send you snaps. However, they will quickly catch onto this. Why? Because there are obvious signs when someone deletes you off Snapchat.