We show you how to create a Snapchat geotag and submit it for approval.
How to enable Snapchat Geotags
To access your geotag filters, if you don’t see them in your photos or videos, open the camera viewer. Tap the ghosticon at top and then the toolicon on the upper-right corner. Next, tap Manage to ensure that the Filters option is on.
How to create a Snapchat Geotag
The hardest part of creating a Snapchat geotag image is probably the creation. This is due to the fact that you will need basic graphic design skills as well as a design program. Use a professional program like Adobe Illustrator or Adobe Photoshop to get the best results.
- Use a photo editor or Snapchat’s tools to create your geofilter. For Snapchat’s submission guidelines, see below.
Do you need help creating an image? Lifewire offers Photoshop assistance.
- Go to https://www.snapchat.com/create and choose the type of geofilter you want to submit. For example, you can create something for a public space by choosing Community Filters > geofilter.
While community filters can be submitted for free, others require payment.
- Upload your customized filter. This is an example of a simple text, which reads “Las Vegas Bound!”
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- Select a location to filter. You can draw a circle around the area on the map, and it will fill in with green. Take photos at a place where people gather. Your fence should only cover the area you intend to use.
- Select Continue.
- Check your submission. Enter your email address, name, and description of the geotag. You’ll see red text to the right if there is a problem with your photo. Make the necessary adjustments.
- Once you are ready, click Submit. Once you submit your geotag photo successfully, you will receive a confirmation email letting you know that it will be reviewed according to the order it was received. You’ll receive a notification if Snapchat approves the image.
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Snapchat Geotag Guidelines
You must follow these rules to submit a Snapchat geofilter. The image you submit:
- All must be original. Clipart is not allowed, even if free.
- It must be at least 1080px in width and 2340px in height
- You must use a PNG image that has transparency enabled.
- No more than 300KB must be included.
- Cannot use any trademarks or logos.
- You can’t cover too much screen
- You cannot use hashtags
If you are familiar with Photoshop or Illustrator, these rules should be easy to follow. Other programs may download the image at a larger resolution and without transparency. Snapchat cannot accept custom tags without correcting any errors.
You can use Snapchat to snap a photo and film a video.
Snapchat geotags (or simply geofilters) are images and text overlays that are added to your videos or photos. It’s a bit like a sticker. You can create one yourself if you find one that is not available in all places