How To Get Your Own Snapchat Geofilter

Last September I opened up my own Etsy shop selling custom geofilters for Snapchat! Up until right before then, I didn’t even know you could have your own geofilter! Since having my shop, I’ve realized that the majority of people have no clue about it either! Or maybe they’ve heard of it but just don’t know how to go about getting one. So I’m here to share with you just how to get one and how to upload it to Snapchat!

A custom Snapchat geofilter is the perfect way to enhance your event and get people talking! Your party will be an absolute hit! I can’t tell you how many reviews I’ve gotten saying, “Everyone loved it!” or “It was great seeing everyone using it and having fun!”. PLUS, it does NOT cost an arm and a leg to have your own filter! YAAS!!

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My shop features filters for birthdays, weddings, bachelorette parties, and even graduations! Many Etsy shops feature filters for these occasions (and others) so it’s almost impossible not to find something you like. And even if you need something SUPER specific, most shops offer 100% custom geofilters, including myself!

1. Find a Filter Design You LOVE

A great place for this is Etsy. There are many shops that are stocked full of fun and unique designs for a great price! Most range from $8-$15. All of them can be customized with your name and date, and sometimes even the colors are changeable. All you gotta do is ask!

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2. Purchase The GeoFilter

When purchasing your filter, the owner will most likely have you specify what you want the filter to say, according to what they have designed. Once they make your filter, they will either e-mail it to you or send it to you through Etsy messaging. I personally use e-mail for my shop. (Shopping at my shop? Use the code “2FOR20” at checkout to save $4 when you buy 2 filters!)

3. Upload to Snapchat

-Head to

-Scroll till you see “Create Your Own Geofilter”

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-Select “Personal”

-Select “Upload” under “Use Your Own”

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-Locate your custom file and upload it

Then you will come to this screen where you can zoom your filter in or out and make sure it looks just how you want it! Be sure to give your geofilter a name on this screen as well. (I have the filter pictured below available in my shop!)

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-Select “Next”

-Then you will come to a new screen (pictured below)

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-Select your date

-Select the times you want the filter to be “running”

Pro Tip: The price depends on how long you have it up for and the size of the area you are wanting. So ONLY put it up for the time and space you NEED it for! 🙂 Basically, the bigger/longer the more expensive.

-Click “Next”

-Then you will be selecting the area you want the geofilter to cover (Geofilters are based on location)

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As you can see, for this example I covered a whole building on my college campus. In the top left corner, it tells me how many square feet I am covering and how much they will charge me for it!

My example has my geofilter covering 66,660 sq. ft for a total of 5 hours. Plenty of time for a birthday party! 🙂 Snapchat would charge me a total of $5 for this. (Like I said, price varies for square footage and length of time.)

-Select “Next”

You will be taken to a “Order Summary” Page

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-Enter your contact info, geofilter details, and payment information.

-Verify that your order summary is correct

-Agree to their terms

-Last but certainly not least, SUBMIT!

And that’s it! In this example you would have paid $17 in total to have your own super awesome geofilter for you and your friends to use! How freaking cool?!

I hope this was helpful! Check out my shop for some custom birthday, wedding, graduation, and bachelorette party filters!

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If you don’t see something you want, contact me! I would LOVE to work with you one-on-one to make your perfect filter. 🙂