How to Get and Upload Custom Snapchat Geofilters

How to Get and Upload Custom Snapchat Geofilters

How to Get and Upload Custom Snapchat Geofilters

I’m willing to bet you didn’t know that you could get your very own custom Snapchat geofilter created for your upcoming event! Oh, don’t feel like an earthworm, most people don’t. But the silver lining is that now you do! Ayee!

Here at iRockstarz, I create personalized Snapchat geofilters for hella events like birthdays, engagement parties, weddings, bachelorette parties, graduations, & more! If you’ve been wondering what will make your party the talk of town by people who were — and weren’t — in attendance, a Snapchat geofilter is it! Everyone is obsessed with the popular stories app and will surely take notice of how your geofilter is way more poppin’ than the generic ones that Snapchat offers. On top of that, I have received no shortage of rave reviews from people telling me how many compliments they received from guests who absolutely loved their customized on-demand geofilter and how excited everyone was to use tf out of it!

So what do you need to do in order to snag the ultimate party favor that’s such a huge hit without selling a body part?! Well it’s easier and way more affordable than it sounds and today I’m going to tell you exactly how to get yours for a price that your pockets will thank you for. Let's jump in!

Search for the Geofilter Design you Adore

You can start right here to see if anything tickles your fancy! I also have an Etsy shop and there are many other geofilter shops on Etsy where you will run across hundreds of other offerings. It’s near impossible not to find something you love.

iRockstarz Snapchat Filter Collection

Throw the Filter in the Bag

I offer 2 geofilter packages: you can purchase the 'Design Only' option and upload it to Snapchat yourself or you can purchase the 'Design + Installation' option if you'd like me to upload it to Snapchat instead. When you're happy with your choice go on and click the gold 'Add to Bag' button.

iRockstarz Add Geofilter to Bag

Whether you are here on iRockstarz, our Etsy filter shop, someone else’s Etsy or any other cool website you’ve found, you would likely need to submit the personalizations you need. This can include the name(s), date of birth, wedding date, phrases, colors, graphics & etc. There will usually be a form in the shopping cart or checkout to submit this information.

Here, mine is as shown below where you would click the pink button that says 'CLICK HERE TO LEAVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR ORDER':

Enter Snapchat Filter Personalizations


Once you’re happy with what you’ve chosen go on & click 'CHECK OUT' to complete your purchase.

Retrieve the finished geofilter design & download

I send finished designs via email but if you purchase from Etsy instead of here, I am happy to send them via Etsy messages if you'd prefer. It’s important that you save your filter to a computer — preferably on the desktop — so that it’s quick and easy to find later. A mobile device won’t work for the next step so put your iPhone on ice, for now! No, don’t literally put it on ice unless you want to purchase a new phone, haha!

Upload design to Snapchat

1. Click here to navigate to Snapchat. Then scroll down about midways and you should see the options shown in the image below. Click 'Filters':

Snapchat Creative Tools Upload Filter

2. This will take you to the 'Upload Your Own' page. Click the yellow 'Upload' button.

Snapchat Upload Your Own

3. This will open the menu to browse for the geofilter file on your computer. Select it & upload it.

Browse Computer for Geofilter Design

4. Preview how the design looks on the mockup device with or without the guides showing & gloat over how awesome you are for upgrading your event. 

Preview How Snapchat Geofilter Will Look on Phone

5. Click the yellow 'Next' button. It will take you to the following calendar page where you can choose the dates & times that you would like the geofilter to be active:

Choose Snapchat Filter Dates

NOTE** Keep in mind that the longer you choose to have it active, the more it will cost. I mostly find that I don't need mine to run any longer than a day or 2 max.

6. Click 'Next' once dates and times are chosen then you will be taken to a map where you can select the area that you would like the geofilter to be active in as shown below:

Snapchat Geofence

NOTE** Some locations cost more than others, especially if it's something popular taking place that day like a music festival. But for the most part, I've always been able to get everything I need for $5.

For this example I chose a popular night club in Las Vegas called 1Oak that I love. You'll notice it shows the time your geofilter will be active as well as the area the geofence covers in the upper right corner so that you'll know the price of expanding or minimizing the area as you go along. Mine says 20,083 square feet and will run on July 28th from 9am to 10am for the sake of this tutorial. We know no one is at the club at that time haha!

7. Click the yellow 'Checkout' button in the bottom right corner.

This will take you to the final step where you can pay! This checkout page has the 'Order Summary' on the right-hand side of the screen.

8. Fill in the Contact Info, Filter Details, & Payment sections as pictured below.

Snapchat Geofilter CheckoutIf everything looks accurate, be sure to check the box agreeing to the terms of service then click SUBMIT for the last time.

So how much did we spend in this example?! A whopping $20! That's $15 for the geofilter + $5 to Snapchat... what a steal! If you'd like to purchase the champagne bottle geofilter used in this tutorial, click the following image


Turn tf up!

You don’t need instructions on how to do this, right?! Just put on your cutest clothes, hit the scene and enjoy all the compliments you're about to receive from your BFFs and fam!

All of my filters are $12 - $15 each. If you need it within 24 hours, I’m happy to rush deliver for an additional $5. Click here to order yours NEEEEOW!

*Note I only create and make edits from the original designs you see. I would love to create completely new designs with every single customer but the truth is between all of my blogs, stores and social media accounts— and running them all alone  I just don't have the time. I swear you will love what you find here!

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