Believe it or not, you can actually learn how to make your own Snapchat Geotag and apply it for approval. We’re going to show how.
What’s a Geotag from Snapchat?
You can swipe right on the preview whenever you snap a picture or film a short video via Snapchat to add some filter effects to it, one of which is the geotag filter, which varies depending on your venue.
Geotags (or geo filters) from Snapchat are fun images and text overlays that appear, kind of like a sticker, on top of a part of your photos or videos. However, not all places have them, so you can do it yourself if you come across a spot that might use one.
How to Allow Geotags for Snapchat
If you don’t see any geotag filters pop up when you swipe right through your images or videos, it’s likely that you haven’t switched on the geo-location feature that your location needs to be accessed by Snapchat. Tap the ghost icon at the top of the camera viewer in the Snapchat app, then tap the upper-right gear icon to access your settings. Then tap the Manage option and make sure you turn on the Filters button.
How To Create a Geotag for Snapchat
The most challenging part is possibly making the picture for a Snapchat geotag, mostly because to help you do that, you need to have some basic graphic design skills and design software. You can use a professional design program such as Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop to create your geotags for the best results.
Using photo editing software or Snapchat apps, build your geo-filter. For Snapchat’s submission guidelines, see below.
- Go to https://www.snapchat.com/create and pick the form of geo-filter to send. For instance, to build something for a public place, choose Community Filters > Geofilter.
Upload a custom filter of yours. A simple text that reads, “Las Vegas Bound!” is used in this example.
- Choose Proceed.
- For your filter, choose a spot. Draw a box around the region on the diagram. When it’s packed with grass, you know you did it right. Select a spot where individuals are likely to meet and take snaps. Make sure only the appropriate area is protected by your fence.
- Choose Proceed.
Have your submission check. An email address, your name, and a description of the geotag must be entered. If your picture has a problem, you can see the red text on the right-hand side that describes what needs to be fixed. Make the improvements that are required.
- Select Submit when you’re finished. After you send your geotag picture successfully, you will be sent a confirmation email informing you that it will be verified in the order it was sent. You’ll get a message if Snapchat approves it.
Snapchat Geotag Custom Guidelines
You must obey certain guidelines to apply a geo-filter to Snapchat. Image of yours:
- They must be 100% original. (Even though it’s online, you can’t use clipart.)
- It needs to be 1080px wide and 2340px high.
- It must be a transparency-enabled PNG image.
- You must have a size of less than 300KB.
- Unable to use logos or trademarks.
- Not being able to cover too much of the screen.
- Unable to bear hashtags.
These guidelines are easy enough to obey if you have and know how to use Illustrator or Photoshop. But other applications can download the image in a larger format, and without any transparency. Until Snapchat will approve your custom tag, you must correct any errors.