Snapchat is one of the most popular messaging applications that is available right now. This cool app lets you send pictures and videos which “self-destruct, ” i.e., gets deleted within a few seconds of the other person viewing the picture or the video sent by you. This not only ensures privacy but also saves a ton of phone’s memory. Snapchat’s immense popularity also arises from the tons of cool features that this app provides to its users. You can add captions, drawing and lots of cool filters to your photos and videos, popularly known as snaps.
One of the most attractive features of this amazing app is the Snapchat Geofilters. Snapchat Geofilters are a particular type of filter available on Snapchat that is basically unique overlays for your pictures and videos which can only be accessed at certain locations and are made available based on the geolocation of your phone.
Hence, Geofilters are a fun way of showing your friends and family where you have been through these graphic filters. Snapchat Geofilters are as of now, only available in select big cities and tourist destinations around the world, but artists, and graphic designers are encouraged to create their own Geofilters for the locations of their choice and send them to the Snapchat Team for approval.
Create your own Geofilter
Snapchat Geofilters are only available in select cities and popular destinations around the world. Most countries outside the US have zero to a very few Geofilters for their locations. This is the reason why Snapchat encourages artists and graphic designers to create their own Geofilter for areas of their choice and get it added to the app. If you think you are creative enough, then you can try your hand at designing your own Custom made Geofilter for your preferred location.
You can design and send the Snapchat Team your Geofilter. After that, the team will evaluate your content, and if they feel your Geofilter is up to the mark, they will make that filter available to all users.
For your Geofilter to be approved, you need to ensure that your work is a hundred percent original and submit them a web optimized PNG image with 1920×1080 resolution. You can submit your artwork at https://www.snapchat.com/geofilters/submit.html.
How to remove your Geofilter
After you have submitted your Geofilter to the Snapchat team and it gets approved by them, your content then becomes available to all users of the app, and they can use that filter for their snaps in the location that you created it for. Now if you are not satisfied with the filter you created or just want it removed for any reason, then you can submit a remove request for your Geofilter. You can do that by logging into http://geofilters.snapchat.com and click on the cancel option of the Geofilter that you want to be removed.
This is the most efficient way. Alternatively, you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org expressing your desire to get your filter removed and citing proper reasons. The Snapchat team then will usually remove it provided you fully cooperate with them.