Valentine’s Day is quickly coming up. You’ve likely thought to yourself that you should make a Valentine’s Day Snapchat filter as a fun and unique way to express your gratitude for your significant other on this day of love.
Fortunately, making a Valentine’s Day Snapchat Geofilter is surprisingly simple. In this post, we are going to show you exactly how to make Valentine’s Day even more special with a Snapchat Geofilter that you can use. Your custom Geofilter can show your name and any other messaging that you want. This is truly one of the most unique and fun surprises that you can do, and it’s very affordable.
To make a Geofilter, you’re going to need to follow a handful of steps. There steps are:
- Pick your Valentine’s Day design.
- Customize your Geofilter.
- Save your design.
- Set the time and location for your Geofilter to be discoverable in Snapchat.
- Start taking photos and videos
How to make a Snapchat Valentine’s filter:
Step 1: Pick a Valentine’s Geofilter design.
To get started, you’re going to need to pick a template for your Snapchat Valentine’s Day filter. There are a lot of fantastic templates to pick, so you will for sure find one that you adore. To find a template for your custom Geofilter you need to click here. Once you have picked a design out, you can continue on to step 2.
Step 2: Customize your Geofilter design.
Once you have decided on a Valentine’s Geofilter design that you love (pun?!), you can begin customizing your filter to look exactly how you want it, with your names and message. You can change the font style, font colors, add emojis, and more.
While you can make a lot of customizations to your designs, there are a lot of design guidelines that Snapchat has in place. Please follow the following guidelines to make sure Snapchat doesn’t reject your design (and not allow it to be displayed in the app). To make sure your design isn’t rejected, keep the following in mind: don’t put a photograph of a person on your Geofilter, don’t use hashtags, don’t put a first and last name (either first or last), don’t put a phone number or address, and don’t put social media handles on your design. Additionally, don’t use any profanity or offensive imagery.
Step 3: Save your Geofilter design.
Once you’ve finished customizing your design (I bet it looks awesome!), you need to save it. Press “Save Your Design” and you’ll start moving onto the next step where you set the time and location that your Geofilter becomes discoverable.
Step 4: Setting your filter location and time.
After saving your Geofilter design, you will be brought to the next screen. This is the screen were you decide where and when your Snapchat Geofilter should become discoverable in Snapchat. When you set your location, it will also ask that you pay a very small fee to Snapchat for placement of your Geofilter. This is because when you buy a Geofilter, you are effectively buying an ad inside of Snapchat. Additionally, this fee makes it so that spam isn’t constantly being submitted to Snapchat… it keeps the quality of Geofilters higher.
When you are typing in the address for where the Geofilter should be found, you need to make sure you write it as precise as possible. Put the building number, street number, and postal/zip code. You will then also select the time and date that you want your Geofilter to be discoverable, including the duration that it should be live in the app. Lastly, you will select the size of the area that your Geofilter should cover. The minimum coverage is 20,000 square feet. If you’re covering a place like a school, you should do the 100,000 square foot option.
Step 5: Start Snapping!
You did it! You successfully made your Valentine’s Day Geofilter for Snapchat. To start using it, go to the address you entered in Step 4 at the time and place you requested. Take a photo or video in Snapchat and swipe right or left… you’ll see your custom Snapchat Valentine’s Day filter start appearing.