Frequently Asked Questions 


+ i want my own geofilter. how does it work?

Fantastic! You're absolutely in the right place. Our company has taken care of thousands of customized Snapchat geofilters for our clients and we would be thrilled to be able to take care of you as well.

If you're looking to get your own custom geofilter, simply go to our order page, select a custom geofilter package, fill out a few lines of information and complete the deposit.

You'll hear back from us usually within a few minutes to follow up and make sure we understand your vision for your custom Snapchat Geofilter's design. If you don't exactly know what you want for your custom Snapchat Geofilter's design yet, we'll work with you to help figure out exactly what you want. After that, we'll begin creating your custom Snapchat Geofiter and we'll send you your geofilter's design. You can decide if you absolutely love your custom Snapchat Geofilter's design, or if you need us to make a tweak or two.

We don't move forward until you absolutely love your custom Snapchat' Geofilter's design. Once you approve you custom Snapchat Geofilter's design, we'll move on to the submission process and handle everything on your behalf. After we set up everything with Snapchat, we'll send you the invoice for your total.

The only thing you worry about, is if you love the design or if you want us to make any tweaks. We handle everything else for you.


+ How much is it to buy a snapchat geofilter?

The cost of a geofilter on Snapchat will vary depending on when you need your Geofilter by and what type of design you want for your custom Snapchat Geofilter. We charge $59.95 for the Standard Package and $119.95 for the Caricature Package. This is not including the fee that Snapchat charges for Geofilters.

Snapchat charges a small fee that is based on the size and duration of your Geofilter. On average, what we have seen with our previous clients, Snapchat's Geofilter fee comes out to around $5.00 to $20.00 (USD) for around 24 hours for a house sized area.


+ how exactly do you use snapchat geofilters?

Snapchat Geofilters are photo overlays that can be used in Snapchat photos. Geofilters are exclusive to a specific area and only those within the certain area are able to have access to the Snapchat filter.

In order to use a geofilter on Snapchat, first make sure your locaton settings are turned on within your Snapchat app. After that, simply take a picture on Snapchat (or as Snapchat calls it, take a "Snap") and swipe to the left or right on your phone screen. You will then be able to use any geofilter that is currently live over your location.

Tap here to learn more on how to use geofilters.


+ What Is Snapchat?

Snapchat is a social networking app that allows users to send and receive pictures and videos that disappear. Snapchat users can also publish pictures and videos to their "Stories" that go away away after 24 hours after being posted. Think of this as essentially making a Facebook status that disappears after 24 hours.


+ Why should I care about Snapchat Filters?

Snapchat Geofilters are currently all the rage. Geofilters are especially popular amongst young people from the ages of 18 to 34.

Dont belive it? Text someone right now aged 18 to 34 and ask them if they want their own custom Snapchat Geofilter and they undoubtedly will say yes.

The reason for the popularity amongst Snapchat Geofilters, really comes down to a few things. Snapchat Geofilters are exclusive. Only people within the area and proper time frame can use them. This makes Snapchat Geofilters like a private or exclusive club. Snapchat Geofilters create a sense of FOMO (fear of missing out) for every "Snap" that they are a part of.


+ Why should we use buycustomgeofilters.com to handle my geofilters?

A-list celebrities, professional athletes, fortune 500 companies, and thousands of everyday people trust us to handle their geofilters for a reason.

The simple truth?

It's not easy to set up a geofilter and ensure that nothing goes wrong.

Not only does Snapchat have Geofilter guidelines that you have to meet in your filter's design, but there are several of easy to make mistakes when setting up a geofilter on Snapchat.

The reason our company exists is to solve these problems so you can get back to enjoying your event.

However, if you are deciding to do it yourself, we recommend you read our Top 10 Mistakes You Could Make When Submitting Your Geofilter To Snapchat.


+ How Long Does It Take To Get my own Snapchat Filter?

The turn around time from start to finish is around 2 to 4 days depending on when you need your Geofilter.

Once you place your order, we will get back to you, on average, within a few minutes. We'll follow up with you to confirm we are on the same page for the design you want.


+ How much is it to get a snapchat geofilter if i need it within 24 hours?

If you need a custom Snapchat Geofilter within the next 24 hours, our company can certainly have everything set up and ready for you.

However, we're going to have to expedite your request in order to get everything designed and processed in time by Snapchat.

If you need your geofilter within the next day, we charge an additional $19.95 for this service.

For example: If you chose the Standard package, it would be ($64.95) + (Snapchat's Geofilter fee) + (the $19.95 expedite fee).


+ What is the difference between the Standard geofilter package and the Caricature Geofilter Package?

If you choose our Standard Geofilter Package, you can have any custom text, custom graphics, or anything you want for the design and we will create it for you. If you can think it, we can design it.

However, if you choose our Caricature Geofilter Package, you can have any custom text and graphics as well, but you can also send us a photograph of the the person or people you want, and we'll turn the photograph into a cartoon that goes onto your custom Snapchat Geofilter.

See examples of both of our geofilter packages on our order page.


+ What does Snapchat allow and not allow in geofilters?

The up to date list can be found here.

+ Can I Use Hashtags in Custom Snapchat Filters?

Unfortuntately, Snapchat does not currently allow hashtags in geofilters.

However, we can remove the hashtag infront of the word you want and use that.

If there is a hashtag anywhere on a custom Snapchat Geofilter, Snapchat will deny the request.

The reason for Snapchat's ban on hashtags in custom Geofilters, is Snapchat is trying to replace the hashtag entirely. Snapchat wants custom Geofilters to be the new hashtag.


+ Can I Use Whole Names (First and Last names) in Custom Snapchat Geofilters?

No. Snapchat does not allow first and last names in the same custom Geofilter due to privacy reasons.

However, we can put only first names or only last names in a custom Geofilter. But if we try to do both first and last names in a custom Geofitler, Snapchat will not allow it and won't accept the Geofilter to go live. Snapchat has a very sophisticated Geofilter Submission team, so trying to "dupe" them on a Geofilter submission is a very bad idea.


+ Can I Use Website URLs in Snapchat Filters?

Snapchat does not currently allow website URLs to be displayed in custom Snapchat Geofilters. At the moment, as Snapchat is Snapchat is attempting to push geofilters to the masses, they are making a strong attempt to keep Snapchat Geofilters really kind of "ad-free". However, you can stil put your brand's name, logo, and other information about your website on your custom geofilter. You just simply can't put your brand's website URL on your custom geofilter.


+ Can I Use Social Media "@Handles" in snapchat geofilters?

At the moment, Snapchat does not allow social media handles to be used in custom geofilters. Again, because Snapchat is trying to keep the spam out of geofilters as they push geofilters to the masses, they are making a tremendous effort to restrict this type of design. However, interestingly enough, you can still include your social media usernames (or handles as many people call them) without the "@" and your custom geofilter will actually be accepted by Snapchat.