Lots of people are making Snapchat Geofilters for events such as birthdays, weddings, baby showers, conferences, and more. They’re doing it because it is an amazingly fun way to share memories in Snapchat. Since Snapchat Geofilters haven’t gone fully mainstream, you’ve probably asked yourself how you can make one before everyone else starts to. That is why, in this post, we are going to explain exactly how to make a Snapchat filter.
Creating a Snapchat Geofilter is surprisingly easily (woo hoo!). If you follow the instructions in this post, you’ll be able to make your own Snapchat Geofilter within 3 to 5 minutes.
However, before we dive in, it’s a great idea to go over what exactly a Snapchat Geofilter is (sometimes called a Geotag too). A Geofilter is a graphic overlay that goes on top of a photo or video in Snapchat. The selection of filters changes based on the location of the Snapchat user… hence the “Geo” in Geofilter.
Now that we’ve quickly gone over what a Snapchat Geofilter is, we can jump into how you can make a Geofilter for Snapchat yourself. Creating a filter for Snapchat involves the following steps:
- Find a Geofilter template you want to edit.
- Editing your Geofilter template
- Setting the time and location.
Let’s examine the three easy steps above so that you and quickly make your own Geofilter for your business, wedding, birthday, or any other type of event.
1. Find a Geofilter template you want to edit.
The simplest way to start making your own Snapchat Geofilter is to browse FilterPop for your template. Your template is just your starting point. Once you select a template that you like, you’ll click on it and can begin to edit it. Editing your Geofilter means changing the text, potentially adding a logo, adding emojis, or coming up with other creative ways to add some extra flair and further personalize your design.
2. Editing your Geofilter template.
Editing your Geofilter template is where you make your filter completely yours. It’s the moment you make your own filter for Snapchat totally unique and memorable specifically for your own event. We suggest add your name(s), date, emojis, or even a logo. When you’re customizing your design, make sure you don’t break and Snapchat design guidelines. These guidelines include not adding photographs of people, adding an address, social media handles, or using hashtags. As long as you follow these simple guidelines, you won’t have any issues using your Geofilter in Snapchat.
3. Setting the time and location.
Setting the time and location for where you want your Geofilter to popup is the third and final step for queueing up your filter to be used in Snapchat. Setting the time and location is immensely simple to. Simple select the date you want your filter to start to become visible in Snapchat, select the start time, write the address where you want the Geofilter to be found at, and then decide on the duration that you want it to be discoverable for. When changing the duration and area that you want your Geofilter to be found in, you’ll notice that the price changes. The more time you want it for and the bigger the area, the more costly your Geofilter will become.
Once you have selected the time and location variables, confirm that your activation info is correct and pay for your Geofilter. Once you’ve paid for your Geofilter, that’s it! You’re ready to start Snapping away at your event.