How To Make A Public Snapchat Profile
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How To Make A Public Snapchat Profile

Zoe Kramer March 6, 2023

For most people, Snapchat is a casual place to hang out with friends. It’s a way to chat, share what’s going on in your life, and stay connected with those we can’t see in person all the time. However, like many other social media platforms, Snapchat has also become a place where influencers can gain followers. So, if you’re looking to reach a wider audience or connect with more people, you can make a public profile. Here is how to make a public Snapchat profile, who is elligible and everything else this feature entails.

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What Is A Public Snapchat Profile?

A public Snapchat profile is similar to a regular profile, only it allows you to be discovered by people outside of your network. It’s a great option for anyone looking to build up an online presence, and allows creators to find an audience for their work. It’s also a tool that businesses use to market their products. With a public profile, instead of becoming friends with other users, they can choose to follow you to keep up with the stories you post. You can also add highlights (pinned stories) and lenses for your followers to see.

What Are The Guidelines For A Public Profile?

When public profiles initially became available, only established celebrities and brands could use them. Now, however, public profiles are available for the wider public. The only rules are that you must be 18 or over to create a public profile, and your account has to have been up for more than 24 hours. You may also need to be friends with at least one other Snapchat user before you proceed. Other than that, public profiles are freely available for anyone who wants to give one a try.

How To Create A Public Profile

If you want to create a public profile, open the Snapchat app and select your profile. Scroll down and then select the ‘Create Public Profile’ option. This will open up a window providing information about public profiles. Tap ‘Get Started’ at the bottom, and then a disclaimer will pop up. Read through the terms, and if you want to proceed, select ‘Create.’ You will now have a ‘My Public Profile’ tab under your regular profile where you can adjust settings and make changes.

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Zoe Kramer has been writing for GRV Media’s student-centric website Freshered since October 2022 and is now also contributing to HITC. She graduated from Cardiff University in 2022 with a BA in Journalism, Media and English Literature. During her time in university, she worked for her student newspaper as well as completing an internship with a book publisher. She has also written and continues to write book and theatre reviews. She is excited to now be pursuing a career as a journalist and learning something new every day. In particular, she loves writing about student life, books, the Internet, and travel. Originally from the United States, she is enjoying living abroad in the UK.