Eleven years after its launch, Snapchat has still not been able to make it into the top 10 most-used social media platforms globally. According to this Hootsuite report, its rank on the list is 12th as of October 2022. Now, does that mean the platform is not successful? Not at all. While Snapchat might not have made it to the top 10, the platform is still widely used and loved. Here’s an evidence of that:
The total userbase on this platform in 576 million, and out of them, 347 million users are daily active users. You know what it means? It means that over 80% of Snapchatters actively use the platform on a daily basis. No wonder 2.4 million snaps are shared on the app every single minute.
Stick with us till the end to learn all about finding fake accounts on Snapchat. Let’s get started!
How to Tell if Snapchat Account is Real or Fake?
Because your problem concerns Snapchat, it is only natural for you to seek help from it in figuring out if an account is real or fake. But the real question is, how will Snapchat help you with it?
Unfortunately, Snapchat doesn’t have any identity verification system in place for users as of now. In order to sign up on this platform, all you need is a mobile number or email address that hasn’t been registered here already, and you’re good to go.
Once an account is ready, the user can assume any name they like; they don’t have to get it verified either. This is perhaps also why the number of fake/bot accounts on the platform is growing significantly.
If you doubt that an account is fake or bot, will Snapchat help you verify that? No, they won’t, because they simply can’t.
However, there are other prominent signs across the platform that if you can read well, you’d be able to spot a fake account yourself! Check out these three tricks below!
Check their Snap Score
All Snapchatters are familiar with Snap Score – a super-secret equation is behind generating this score for each profile.
While we might not know the real recipe here, we do know that sharing more snaps and stories on the platform gives this score a boost. By rule, it means that any genuine Snapchat user is bound to have a score in the thousands.
On the other hand, if someone has made a fake account here to serve any particular purpose, you would find their snap score to be surprisingly low.
Although it’s no direct confirmation, using it as a strong indication is your best bet right now.
Do they have a bitmoji avatar?
The second place on Snapchat where you can find a discrepancy between a real and fake Snapchat account is profile pictures. What? There are no profile pictures on Snapchat. Well, we know that and are talking about the bitmoji avatar that Snapchatters use as an alternative of those.
Anyone who creates an account on this platform first creates their avatar, and with much excitement. After all, it has to be fun creating a smaller, animated version of yourself.
If someone chooses to leave their bitmoji empty, it’s bound to point toward something fishy. And in this case, this fishy thing might turn out to be a fake or bot account!
Can you spot them on the Snap Map?
How many of you love the merger of maps and Snapchat in the form of Snap Maps? We’re asking you because this recent feature on the platform is yet another space where you can judge whether an account is genuine or fake.
As you might know, Snap Maps show the location of a user on a real-time basis. It’s also worth noting that the platform doesn’t disclose your location to other users without your permission. In other words, only those users who have enabled their location tracking will show up on your Snap Map.
So, if this account’s location sharing feature is turned off, there’s little you can do about it. However, if they have turned it on, but their location doesn’t align with what they told you, it’s a clear sign that they’re operating a fake account.
In such a case, you can report their account right away. As more precaution, we’d also advise you to write to the Snapchat Support Team about the incident; make sure what happened with you shouldn’t happen to anyone else.
Snapchat Bot Account Checker: How to use it?
So far, we’ve told you everything about trying to figure out if an account is genuine or fake/bot on Snapchat. But if you’re willing to cross the boundaries of the platform, we might be able to assist you with it better.
Snapchat Bot Account Checker is a third-party tool designed specifically for this purpose. It’s a simple tool to use, which is just an added benefit.
To use this tool to confirm your suspicions, all you need to do is go to your web browser, enter Snapchat Bot Account Checker in the search bar, and hit Enter.
As the tool appears on your screen, you’ll see an empty field followed by a blue CHECK button at the bottom. In this empty field, you need to enter the Snapchat username of this suspicious account that has been bothering you.
Once you’ve done that, click on the button displayed below, and give it a few seconds to run an analysis. The end result will be one of these three options: