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How to create a public profile on snapchat

September 7, 2021

How to create a public profile on Snapchat? As anyone from you can create a public profile on Snapchat, there are few little limitations that might restrict someone from being able to create a public profile on Snapchat. Users of Snapchat start a way of greater exposure and opportunity to touch and influence more users. Furthermore to the choice for other users to subscribe to the Snapchat account and for the Snapchatter has an option to post additional information to his public profile including a bio and description.


On Snapchat, Public Profiles are not the newest, but recently they changed the eligibility criteria for one. In the past, Snapchat public profile option was available only to celebrities and creators. In 2020 that was changed and now anyone can create a public profile through the App. Still, Snapchat offers the option of a dedicated Creator Account, but eligibility is much stricter than for a simple Public Profile.

Create a Snapchat Public Profile

It is very easy to create a public profile on Snapchat and can be completed in 15 to 20 minutes.  Here are the steps to create a public profile on Snapchat:

  1. Go to your Profile
  2. Tap  next to ‘Spotlight & Snap Map’
  3. Tap ‘Create Public Profile
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to create your Public Profile

Another way to create a Public Profile is by tapping ‘Build a following on Spotlight’ in your Profile.

If you’re a Creator, you can learn more about Creator Features here.

Please Note: Public Profiles are rolling out slowly and may not be available to you just yet.

Related: How to Create a Facebook Business Fan Page

Why Snapchat Accounts Are Not Eligible For A Public Profile?

Snapchat with a locked phone

Generally speaking, any account should be able to create a Public profile. However, if the Create Public Profile option does not appear when tapping on the three-dot menu, it is likely that the account is currently not eligible. Two common reasons why this might be the case are the age of the account and the lack of an existing relationship with another Snapchat user. With age, a Snapchat account must be at least twenty-four hours old before it can be changed to a public account. As for friends, Snapchat requires an account to have at least one bi-directional friend. In other words, the account must have friended another and that account must have friended back.


There are also some more general rules that could restrict access to the Public Profile option on Snapchat. For example, the feature is only available to users over the age of eighteen, and is not currently available in all countries. In addition, not following the Community Guidelines can also result in an account becoming ineligible for a Snapchat Public Profile.