I]f you’re a Snapchat user, you can now use 100% original filters. You can use them for your big party at home or a business event. When planning a big event, these Snapchat on-demand geofilters can help you hype it up.
On Monday, the messaging app introduced a new feature, which allows you to design your own geofilter and publish it for your wedding, business, and other events.
What are Snapchat geofilters?
For those who haven’t used Snapchat yet, geofilters are graphic stickers. They can be added to your photos, depending on where you’re located.
Geofilters have been introduced in 2014. The messaging app expanded it and launched a Community Geofilters site. This is where users could submit their own Snapchat geofilters. It encourages artists and designers to use a new tool that lets them offer their creations to the community.
“On-Demand Geofilters let you create and publish a Geofilter for your party, wedding, business, or any other place or event. It’s a fun way to help your friends or customers decorate their Snaps, wherever they are!”
This feature was originally designed for public places. However, the developers kept hearing from its users that they wanted a geofilter that they could use for their private event or business gathering.
The company did take heed on that request and brought original Snapchat geofilters. But they do come with a price.
“You can buy On-Demand Geofilters for an event or even an entire block — for an hour or up to thirty days! Pricing starts at $5, and depends on a few factors including, among others, the size of your geofence and the time period you’ve chosen. On-Demand Geofilters are available now in the US, UK, and Canada, with more locations coming soon!”
To start with On-Demand Geofilters, you can go to its official website.
How does it work?
Creating an original geofilter is easy. Simply use your image editor in creating a filter.
To help you get started, you can use Snapchat’s templates that are compatible with Photoshop and Illustrator.
After that, choose a geofence, time, and dates where you want the filter to appear. Submit your work and you’re done.
Snapchat will review your work within one business day.
To date, the site’s users have already submitted almost a million geofilters. The company also revealed that Snaps with geofilters are viewed millions of times per day.
Birthday Video Cam
On another news, Facebook introduced a new feature that lets you send a more personalised birthday message to your friend. Dubbed as birthday video cam, the social networking site announced on Monday that it’s launching this feature that lets you record and share a 15-second video on your friend’s wall for his/her birthday.
When your friend is celebrating his/her birthday, go to his/her profile. You’ll see a banner at the top. It’s an option that you can click to create a video for that friend. After recording a heartfelt message, you may customize it using birthday-themed frame before you post it to your friend’s timeline.
What do you think of these latest features of Snapchat and Facebook? Are you going to use them more? Please let us know in the comments below.