Snapchat became popular as a way to interact with people without leaving a lasting trace of information and without the public aspect of the social network. However, if you choose, you can now create a public profile so others can find you by searching. We’ll explain what a public profile is and how to create it in the Snapchat app.
What is a public profile on Snapchat?
The traditional way to use Snapchat is to invite a few close friends and then just share text and multimedia content with those friends.
However, social media platforms like Instagram allow content creators the opportunity to connect with fans, showcase their creativity, and share content using tools like Snapchat’s Lens Studio.
Public Profile on Snapchat is a new feature that allows quick connections to find you more easily. You can also share your public profile on other platforms, creating a place where people can see your content on Snapchat and communicate.
The most important feature of a public account is having a separate list of subscribers and friends. You can send content to your public subscribers while having more intimate interactions with your friends. However, you don’t get notifications when new subscribers join, unlike Twitter.
The headline feature of the public profile is to display content like Lenses and Stories. You can place your unique content center and center so other Snapchat users can discover you through your work.
Eligibility requirements for public Snapchat profiles
When Snapchat first announced public profiles, only verified creators could create public profiles. When testing with this initial group ended, the company opened the profile to all Snapchat users, as long as they complied with a few requirements:
- User must be 18 years or older.
- Your account must be older than 24 hours.
- You need at least one friend who has accepted your friend request.
- You must adhere to the community guidelines.
Adhere to Community Guidelines
Public profiles are for people who want to promote their content, such as musical art.
The fastest way to lose your public record is to violate the community guidelines. Snapchat’s Community guide This is not a long read, so we encourage anyone considering a public profile to read them carefully and become familiar with acceptable behavior on the platform. In general, Snapchat prohibits:
- Clear content.
- Harassment and bullying.
- Threats, violence and harm.
- Fraud, deception, impersonation and spreading misinformation.
- Any illegal content.
- Hate speech.
In other words, be nice and keep it clean.
Public vs Public Profile
In your Snapchat settings, under “Who can,” you can set sections like “Contact Me” and “View My Story” as “Everyone,” which means anyone who knows the name Your users can all search and view your content.
While this may sound like having a public profile, it’s quite different. Assuming you set your contact settings to “Everyone,” users still need to know your username, even if they’re not your friends on Snapchat. You also will not have access to special public profile tools and functions.
While you could open a Snapchat account and post your username where everyone can find it, it’s a much less elegant solution. That means you may have to add people to your friends list who might be a better fit to be a subscriber.
The “See me in Quick Add” option is different from a public profile. It means that people you may already know can see you in Quick Add.
Create a public profile on Snapchat
Creating a public profile in Snapchat is quick and easy:
- Open Snapchat.
- Your choice Bitmoji (profile icon) from the camera screen at the top left of the screen or tap Story icon.
- Scroll down and search Public profile section in the Spotlight & Snapshot Map section.
- Option Create a public profile.
Follow the instructions and create a public profile to your liking.
If you want to edit your profile later:
- Your choice Bitmoji or Story icon.
- Your choice Public record card.
- Option Edit Profile.
Make changes to your profile, which will reflect immediately upon completion.
Note: We were having trouble finding the creation of public profiles on our Android device. Although our account meets the eligibility requirements, this setting is not available. Signing in to the Snapchat app on iOS solved the problem.
We couldn’t find any information to explain this, but if you can’t find your create public profile button despite knowing you’re eligible, contact support of Snapchat.
Find out your public profile
Since the purpose of a public profile is to see and feature your content and brand, you should have all the bases covered by filling out your profile.
After tapping on your Bitmoji and selecting “My Public Profile,” you can choose to edit your profile and fill in the details that visitors will see when they find you.
At the top of the screen, you can upload a profile photo, which is separate from your Bitmoji and resembles your Facebook or Twitter profile picture.
Below the profile picture you’ll see a Preview Profile button, which allows you to see what your public profile looks like to other snapchats, and mark the subscribe button as others will see.
Your profile information section gives you 150 characters to briefly describe “all about you”.
There is a section for filling in your location information, but please be mindful of your privacy.
The last option on this page is the public profile feature to show or hide your subscriber count.
There are more public profile options on your site. Simply choose gear icon in the top right corner of the screen and you will see the settings page with two main sections.
In the Manage Public Profiles section, you can access the same Edit Profile page we just reviewed. Below Save a story to your profileyou can easily access your Snaps or photo gallery and create public stories.
The Profile Sharing section is of particular interest as it is the fastest and easiest way to share your Profile URL on other platforms or in private messages.
Get help and information
The second section in Configuration Settings is called Accessibility. Here, you can use the Learn More section to access FAQs and submit support tickets if you need them.
Delete your public profile
If you decide that a public Snapchat profile isn’t for you, it shouldn’t be difficult to delete it. Note that this deletion is permanent and cannot be changed.
To delete your public profile:
- From the camera screen, open Snapchat.
- Your choice Bitmoji.
- Scroll down Public Profile.
- Your choice Public Profile.
- Choose gear icon at the top right of the screen.
- Option Delete public profile and then confirm after reading the warning.
If you want to create a new public profile in the future, you can. However, you will not be able to restore any of the subscribers you had previously. So make sure you really want to do it!