Did you know that most of the Snapchat geofilters that you’ve seen or used before were created by fellow Snapchatters just like you? These geofilters or known as location based overlays are what makes every snap even better and it allows you to let your followers know where you’re snapping from.
It’s fun and all that you use Geofilters created by others, but have you ever wonder how you can create and use your own custom artwork as a Geofilter?
Luckily, Snapchat now lets regular Snapchat users submit their own location-based graphics by following several rules from the guidelines.
Unfortunately, not every Geofilters will get approved by Snapchat and some of you might not be happy to see a rejection email from Snapchat saying that your geographic tag were not good enough for the community.
In this case, why not upload your own Geofilter to Snapchat without having to submit it to the official company for approval.
Geofilters are special overlays for Snaps that can only be accessed in certain locations. Artists and designers are encouraged to use this tool to bring their one-of-a-kind style to the Snapchat community… All images must be original artwork and have to be approved by the Snapchat team.
Not to mention, this method can also be done right on your iPhone or iPad without using a computer.
How to Upload your Own Snapchat Geofilters for iPhone
The first thing you want to do is jailbreak your iOS device. That’s right, without a jailbroken iPhone or iPad, you won’t be able to use your own custom Snapchat geofilter without going through the traditional submission method.
We talked about Snap + for Snapchat before, one of the best Cydia tweaks for Snapchat on this blog. Recently, UnlimApps, the team that developed this tweak, has added a new notable feature that allows iOS users to quickly upload any image from the web or their Camera Roll and use it as a Geofilter.
- Go to Cydia > Sources > Edit
- Add a third-party Cydia repository: http://beta.unlimapps.com/
- Install Snap + for Snapchat tweak
Once the tweak is installed on your iOS device, you will see several new features include spoof location, which means fake your Snapchat location to anywhere you want in this world. Some people chose to use this feature when they want to use new Geofilters from a specific location.
Snap + brings much more functionality to your Snapchat app and some of these include disable Screenshot log, remove typing indicator in the messages, and of course, lets you create your own custom Geofilter.
Open the Snapchat application and look for a filter icon next to your flashlight icon. Tap on that and you will see several custom Geo tags like Netflix and Chill, Drake’s Hotline Bling, and Yeezus.
To upload your own, choose the + icon on the top right-hand corner and you will see 4 options:
- Choose Image: Get any images from your Camera Roll
- Open Folder
- Choose From the Web: Existence geofilters you can pick from
And that is how you can easily create and use your own custom Geofilter for Snapchat without following the strict guidelines.