How to get a public profile on Snapchat

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While some users wish to make their Snapchat account private, others want to get a public profile on Snapchat.

Creating a public profile on Snapchat allows you to extend your reach beyond your close friends and family, enabling you to share your stories, talents, and interests with a wider audience.

Whether you're an aspiring content creator, a budding influencer, or simply someone looking to share your unique perspective, we'll show you how to get a public profile on Snapchat.

How to get a public profile on Snapchat

There is a common misconception circulating among Snapchat users that only those with a Snapchat Plus subscription can create a public profile.

However, this notion is inaccurate as both standard and Plus users can make a public profile on Snapchat, granted they meet the eligibility criteria established by Snapchat.

With that in mind, here are the steps to get a public profile on Snapchat:

  • Tap your Bitmoji at the top left to go to your profile.
  • Scroll down to the 'Public Profile' section.
  • Tap 'Create Public Profile'
  • Follow the instructions to create your Public Profile

Once your profile is now set to public, your content will now appear on Snap Map and Public Stories. This will allow you to add nearby friends, and your profile will also gain long-term exposure.

Why won't Snapchat let me create a public profile?

Snapchat won't let you create a public profile if you don't meet the specific eligibility requirements established by the platform.

Snapchat users who are 18 years and older have the option to enable a public profile, provided their account has been active for a minimum of 24 hours.

Furthermore, failure to comply with the Community Guidelines set by Snapchat can lead to an account being deemed ineligible for a Snapchat Public Profile.

What is a public profile on Snapchat?


On Snapchat, a public profile is a feature that allows users to share their content with a wider audience beyond their immediate friends.

When a user sets their profile to public, they can post content on their Snapchat story, which is visible to anyone who follows them, even if they are not friends.

Public profile owners have the ability to customize their profile by adding a profile picture, a display name, and a bio to provide information about themselves or their brand.

Now that you know how to get a public profile on Snapchat, have a look at the latest Snapchat Activity Indicator feature and learn what to do when it is not turning off.

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