If you are a newbie to Snapchat or don’t know much about it, this blog post is for you. In this blog post, I will walk you through the process of creating a public Snapchat profile, so keep reading!
If you are new to the Snapchat scene or want to expand your reach, it all starts with having a public (or verified) profile. So what does that mean exactly? People have been using Snapchat for a number of reasons over the years: for just sharing moments with friends and family, as a way to keep up with current events, as a source of entertainment with funny filter stories from brands, and now even to connect online influencers and content creators.
Therefore creating a public profile for influencers and content creators is crucial as it opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for connecting with others and growing your online presence. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the steps to set up your own public profile, including the benefits of creating a public profile and some brief info about other types of profiles on Snapchat.
What Is Snapchat?
In the beginning, there was text messaging. And then came MMS (multimedia messaging service). With MMS, you could send text messages and pictures or video clips. But with MMS, the message would still live on in someone’s phone until they deleted it — even if it was only for a few seconds. And then Snapchat came along and changed everything.
Snapchat is a mobile app that allows you to send photos, text, drawings, and video clips called “snaps” to friends or family members for a maximum of 10 seconds. The idea is that it becomes a private conversation between two people who are in the same room or in the same place at the same time as each other.
It was created in July 2011 by Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy during their junior year at Stanford University as a way to share photos with friends. It started out as a free app called Picaboo, but by 2013 had changed its name to Snapchat after receiving $485,000 from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Benchmark Capital.
Profiles On Snapchat
A Snapchat profile is your public face on the app. It displays information about who you are and what you like to do. The best way to think of it is like an Instagram bio or Facebook page summary. It gives people an idea of what they can expect from your profile.
A person’s Snapchat profile will have three different sections: their username, their Snapcode, and their Snapcode avatar. Moreover, you can also create four different types of profiles on Snapchat, including public profiles, Friendship profiles, and group profiles.
Public Snapchat profiles are the ones that anyone can follow. The public profile can be a person, business, or any other entity that is using the app.
The public profile has a unique username that is visible to everyone in the chat list. This profile really helps you if you want to be discovered by other Snapchat users. You can also show lenes and Snapchat stories on your profile to be viewed by your audience.
Snapchat allows users to add friends by username or phone number. Friendships are private between two users, so only they can see each other’s stories or snaps. You can also send pictures or videos directly to one friend without posting them on your story or sending them to all of your friends at once.
Group profiles are available only to users who have joined the group through an invite link or QR code that was shared by another user with permission set to “Anyone Can Join.” Group profiles appear as “Group Members” in the search results and are listed under “Find Friends” in Settings. Moreover, Group profiles show all your pics (snaps) and chats in the group chat.
How Can You Make A Snapchat Public Profile
A public Snapchat profile will allow you to share more with your friends, family, and followers. The following is a step-by-step guide for creating a Snapchat public profile:
1- Open the Snapchat app
To begin, launch the Snapchat app and sign in with the ID you want to make private. If you don’t have an ID, don’t worry; simply click the signup button on the Snapchat app’s home screen to create your profile.
2- Go to your profile
After opening your Snapchat ID, go to your profile. In your profile, scroll down and look for a section called Public profile and click on that.
3- Tap “Create Public Profile.”
The next option in the public profile section is to create a public profile. Tap that, or if you’re on a computer, click the Create public profile button.
4- Tap on Create button to complete your public profile
After you tap the Create Public Profile button, a pop-up will appear informing you that if you make your profile public, your name will appear on all of your posted snaps. There will also be a Create and a Cancel button beneath that pop-up. Simply click the Create button, and your profile is now public!
Benefits Of Making A Public Profile On Snapchat
Here are some benefits of creating a Public Profile on Snapchat:
- You can share your story and connect with people who are interested in what you’re doing. People love hearing about other people’s stories, so if you can share yours in an interesting way, others will be interested in following along with it as well!
- You’ll be able to reach out to influencers and get featured by them on their stories. Getting featured by an influencer is great because it shows the rest of their audience that you’re someone worth following and could potentially lead to more followers for yourself as well!
- You’ll be able to connect with potential partners or clients through stories or direct messages (DM). This is especially useful if you have a product or service that relates directly to another person or company’s offerings maybe they have something similar but different enough that there could be mutual
Lastly, Keep in mind that as long as you take care to set your location and honor the Snapchat guidelines (check out our infographics to make sure you know what they are), then you can earn followers and build a public profile on Snapchat. Keep track of your wins, Snapchat more regularly, respond to comments on your snaps, and stay informed about the other users who follow you. I hope this blog post on “How to make a public profile on Snapchat” gave you clear instructions for creating your own profile for the show!