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How To Use Snapchat Geofilters & At What Locations Are They Available?

Snapchat has recently introduced a new feature called geofilters. This is a truly amazing option that lets you share your geographical location on Snapchat without explicitly saying where you are. This feature unlocks new filters based on your location in addition to the already existing Snapchat filters.

How To Use Snapchat Geofilters & At What Locations Are They AvailableThe geofilters on Snapchat are currently available only for a few special locations in New York and Los Angeles. But, we expect to see special geofilters for every special location around the world in the near future.

Check Out: How To Create Your Own Custom Snapchat Community Geofilters?

Also See: How To Save Snapchat Snaps Permanently Without The Sender’s Knowledge

How To Use Snapchat Geofilters?

Using Snapchat geofilters is very easy and doesn’t take much effort. After you are done taking a photo, swipe from right to left. If there is a Snapchat geofilter available in your current location, it will overlay on your photo. Then, all you need to do is hit send.

To use Snapchat geofilters you need to enable location services in your smartphone. To enable location services on an iOS device, go to Settings -> Privacy -> Location Services and turn it on. After you have turned on the location services on your iOS device, you will find all the apps that use location. Turn on the location service for Snapchat if it is not already enabled by default. Don’t worry about enabling the location services for Snapchat because it promises that it won’t store your location data.

At What Locations Are The Snapchat Geofilters Currently Available?

The Snapchat Geofilters are currently available only at special locations in New York and Los Angeles like Venice, Malibu, Santa Monica, Getty Center, Beverly Hills, Disneyland etc.

Making these beautifully designed geofilters available at many other special locations will make using Snapchat a much more immersive experience that its users will definitely enjoy.

For the uninformed, Snapchatters have had the ability to use special filters for a long time. Snapchat already has two types of filters: visual filters and smart filters. Visual filters are normal filters that you can overlay over your photos while the smart filters let you overlay the time, temperature or speed at which the photo was taken.

So, have you used the new Snapchat geofilters? If yes, how do you like them? Also, do let us know of other locations where the Snapchat geofilters are available.

Update: Snapchat geofilters has grown on to become an extremely popular feature on Snapchat. Snapchat has added geofilters at lots of new locations, places, landmarks etc. and has even given its users the ability to submit custom Snapchat community geofilters for various locations.

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  • Andrea September 1, 2014, 03:31

    I’m so excited to use geofilters, I live in Florida so I don’t have it yet. I have seen some of my friends in LA use geofilters and it’s definitely a great addition. Good job snapchat.

  • Juliet September 2, 2014, 00:57

    These geofilters are great! I always use them when I go to Disneyland.

  • Matthew September 4, 2014, 04:17

    They are available at the jersey shore as well!

  • Rick September 6, 2014, 22:47

    It would be really flippin awesome yall could make a geofilter for Virginia Tech !!!!!!!!

    • Marissa measer October 18, 2014, 23:23

      It would be awesome if you put in an address in your friend’s contact and then on snapchat it would know where you are and have a geofilters saying at my friend ……’s House!

  • Rachel October 4, 2014, 22:16

    I’m vacationing in LA and having fun with the filters! So far I’ve been able to pull them up at Manhattan Beach and The Grove. I’m heading to Disneyland today and Hollywood tomorrow and can’t wait to see!

  • Gabrielle October 31, 2014, 08:49

    I went on a vacation in downtown Seattle. there is one there and I also live in Chicago and Ohare National Airport has a filter also.

  • Kennedy December 9, 2014, 07:15

    i live on Cape Cod and we just got a geofilter here the other day, its weird cause we all thought no one knew of the island

  • Jordy December 18, 2014, 04:00

    Do any geofilters work in Toronto or boca?

  • Dale January 22, 2015, 19:21

    You can submit them for your own location if you want

    http://www.snapchat.com/geofilters/submit.html

  • Liv February 6, 2015, 02:26

    You can get one in Britain, Corby as well. Not sure how long you can use it though.

  • Clara February 20, 2015, 09:10

    Too bad it cant be used anywhere in asia …. :'(

  • Andrew March 15, 2015, 21:34

    These are great. My high-school even has two of them here in greenville South Carolina

  • Lisa April 9, 2015, 19:35

    We just got one here in Houston, TX!

  • Anna Jones April 11, 2015, 02:04

    I got really confused when I found a geofilter in Canterbury, UK but I’m guessing they’re slowly adding them all over the place

  • Valory April 18, 2015, 08:09

    Seattle wa please :)

  • Saige May 3, 2015, 02:39

    Wallmart, Cabelas, Smoky Mountains, Dolly World

  • kaya May 4, 2015, 03:12

    For a person who lives in a small country in Europe, geofilters suck. Probably will never get to see the day when I will be able to use them.

  • Kylie December 23, 2015, 13:12

    Dont forget Australia. It would go wild here :)

  • Local Snapchat User NAMES February 13, 2016, 03:23

    Geofilters are so funny?

  • Alex Goodison March 29, 2016, 00:38

    Hi everyone! If you are interested in your very own Snapchat Geofilter check out my custom Geofilters page: goodie-graphics.com/geofilters/

  • Scott April 4, 2016, 06:20

    I’m confused, because at UCLA for example it shows the geofilter, I use the filter, but my snap doesn’t appear for anyone to view it… Anyone know why?

  • Austin Dixon April 20, 2016, 10:01

    Check out http://www.thefilterhaus.com they’re working with brands as a cool way to market to Gen Z and the likes. Really curious to see how things pan out for them!

  • I won't tell u July 1, 2016, 19:21

    Hi I want the filters but I can’t have it because it needs my location but when I went to settings
    My location was stuck on never and now I’m afraid I can’t ever get the snapchat filters Plz help thx

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