Snapchat View Count Case Study

Time and again we have heard that most of Snapchat views are coming within the first few hours, and even the first few minutes, of a user posting a story. While a large number of views come early, it is not the case that most of the views come in the first hour. Below you will be able to see the behavior of Snapchat users in terms of views.

My Snapchat account gets between 10,000 and 11,000 views every single time I post a story. In the first two minutes I break 100 views. This happens every single time. After the first seven or eight minutes I break 500 views. I break the 1000 view mark between 15 and 18 minutes. After this, the rate at which views increases dramatically slows down.


As can be seen in the screenshot below, after getting to 1000 views in about 15 minutes it takes another 30 minutes to get to the 2000 view mark:


In one hour I receive about 2.3k views. Remember that my first 1,000 views are achieved in 15 to 18 minutes so the last 45 minutes of the first hour only equates to about 1,300 views. The views slow down even more after that.


At one hour and 36 minutes I broke 3k views. So, here is the run down:

  • 1,000 views – 15 minutes
  • 2,000 views – 44 minutes
  • 3,000 views – 1 hour, 36 minutes

After that, the views slowly trick in until I reach about 11,000 for a 24 hour period. Interestingly, I add about 100 new followers every single day but my view count does not increase by 100 every day. Part of this may be because I do not post all the time like many diehards Snapchatters and it may be due to the fact that some of my followers are not sitting on the app every single day.

I do get more views on the weekends compared to the week days. This makes sense as more users are not in school or at work so they are able to look at their smartphones throughout the day.

Do you know when your most Snapchat views come? Do you find that you get a lot of views in the first hour and then it tails off after that?

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Hi there! I have about 2500 opening my snapchat stories. Is there anyway to make any revenue off of that? Also, how do you personally gain followers?