How the Snapchat location filters called Geofilters work, what the difference between Community Geofilters and On-Demand Geofilters is, as well as how long each one can run.
Social media platforms are continuously looking to keep their users immersed in their apps by always coming up with new and interesting features and tools that will entice users to remain using the app, especially as it gets more and more exciting as changes seem to improve their user experiences.
Snapchat has also since been coming up with new ways of allowing users to get more creative with the way they use the app.
It recently introduced a location filter, which Snapchatters took a liking to and immediately started using as a way of showing their friends their locations at certain times.
Snapchat location filter
For those who may not have been aware, the Snapchat app has a filter that is specifically made to show off someone’s location. The filter allows you to use it whenever you travel to certain locations, as you can also add it onto your posts.
If a user wants to show off an exotic location they are in at the time, they can make use of the different location filters that will be available to them at the time wherever they are.
This makes the Snapchat experience more fun and exciting, especially for those who are constantly travelling to different places.
Which Snapchat filter shows location?
The popular filters are named Geofilters, and they are available to Snapchatters everywhere to use in certain locations for their enjoyment as well as to alert their friends of where they are at any given time.
Snapchat Geofilters allow for you to add your current location, but the catch is that Geofilters will need to be available in your location at the time, as some of them are scheduled to be active in a location for a certain amount of time.
You will need to be in the location at the right time to grab some of the best Geofilters of the area at the right time.
There are also instances when you can create your own personal location filters, and then share them with the public or with friends. If you want to make personal Geofilters, you will have to use an original photo.
What are Community Geofilters?
These are Geofilters that will be unique to a particular city, university or a local landmark in the area.
These can be particularly popular in certain destinations whereby Snapchatters can use them if they are travelling and come across popular and historical landmarks they want to be seen visiting.
Community Geofilters are available in many countries, but it is important to note that Snapchat can be strict with accepting these types of filters allowing only a certain number of submissions to actually make it and go live.
This is mainly because they cannot have any personal branding, logos or names.
Where are On-Demand Geofilters available and how much do they cost?
These Geofilters are unfortunately only available in certain countries but are available in most of the United States of America.
Attempting to get these Geofilters if you are outside of the specific countries will not be possible even if you tried.
On-Demand Geofilters do come at a price and are not free like Community Geofilters. Snapchat will charge a fee based on factors such as size of the area and the duration a Geofilter will run for.
On average, Snapchat can charge users between $5 to $20 per day.
How long can Community and On-Demand Geofilters run for?
For those who want to use Community Geofilters for their posts, these will be controlled by Snapchat and the time will be determined by them.
On average, Snapchat can run Community Geofilters for about a week up to two weeks.
When it comes to On-Demand Geofilters, you as the user get to control how long you want your filter to run for. You can set it to a minimum of one hour to a maximum of up to one year, which is a long time, bearing in mind that you pay.
One of the best parts of using Snapchat is for the access you get to different filters.
The platform advanced this feature and allowed users to be able to have location filters for their posts, creating a more exciting user experience, especially for Snapchatters who move around a lot.
The Snapchat platform introduced Geofilters which allow users the freedom to create and use certain Geofilters while at certain locations over a particular period of time.
Users can choose from Community filters and On-Demand Geofilters, where they can add their location if there are Geofilter options available in their location.