Being able to customise certain aspects of our lives is something we all love to do. Whether it’s the colour of our car, phone or even our house we just love to make things that we own more personable. Social media allows us to customise our lives by putting what we want onto the internet. One of the social media platforms that is growing rapidly both for businesses and personal use is Snapchat where you can now create your own Geofilter. A geofilter is a filter which can be only accessible in a specific location for a certain amount of time.
I enjoy seeing all of the different Geofilters that change as you travel aroun d.As I live in London there are numerous different Geofilters for the different boroughs, attractions and events. Snapchat have just recently started letting businesses as well as the general public design their own Geofilter. This allows you to create one for your special day, prom or birthday for instance.
The creativity of your Geofilter can be as minimal or as extravagant as you wish. There are a few guidelines that you should follow in order to create your Geofilter. Picmonkey is a free online photo creator where you can easily create your Geofilter.
1)Your Geofilter should have a width of 1080 pixels and a height of 1920 pixels
2) Make it transparent by doing this you remove the background which allows it to place it over your photo on Snapchat
3) Save your Geofilter as a PNG
There are many benefits of saving your image as a PNG such as the quality of the image will not change. As well as this it supports transparency allowing you to create an image with a transparent background which makes it perfect for Snapchat!
5) Your PNG must be under 300 KB if your one is over then just adjust the size of your Geofilter at the end until you have the correct size
Like everything in today’s society there is a price involved. The price depends on the area that you want your Geofilter to show up in the bigger the area the higher the price. As well as this it depends on the amount of time you want it to be available for. For one specific location you can expect to pay around $15 that is roughly £10.38. In the office we are split down the middle as some people believe it’s expensive for what you are getting where as I think it’s quite reasonable.
Snapchat have certainly come up with a product which is going to be loved by many people throughout 2016 and beyond. Although many may see it as a waste of money others will jump at the chance to make their special day that little more special. I will most likely get one in the future may be even for my 21st birthday as it’s a little different and quite fun to show your friends.