fbtracker Our Process • Geofilter Studio • Custom Snapchat Filters

How It Works

Step 1:

Start An Order

Step 2:

We will design a custom
Geofilter tailored to your event.

Step 3:

A design proof will be sent
to you.

Step 4:

Approve the proof
and receive the final or
send it back for revisions.

Step 5:

Submit your filter
design to Snapchat

Step 6:

Enjoy the Geofilter at
your event! Cheers!


About Geofilters

Geofilter Studio is a design agency that specializes in Snapchat filters. Filters are all we do. Being the first and largest filter company in the world, we have learned many tips and tricks. Our experience sets us apart from all of our competition. We have become a reputable producer of filters.

Currently on-demand filters are allowed in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Kuwait, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, UAE, USA and UK.

Every event! For example: weddings, festivals, birthdays, nightclubs, sporting events, high school events, proms, fundraisers, corporate events, university events and many more!


Submitting to Snapchat only takes three minutes.

  1. Upload your custom Geofilter Studio design here.
  2. Choose the date and time to run your event
  3. Draw a geofence around your location
  4. Submit to Snapchat

Template and motion orders take 1-2 days while custom orders usually take 1-4 days to complete the initial proof. Orders that have cartoon imagery need at least 3 days to process. If you need your filter sooner, we do offer a rushed service where an additional rush fee will be applied. Due to Snapchat’s submission deadlines, we need at least 3 hours before an event begins to process an order. We suggest ordering in advance to avoid your Geofilter starting late.

A Rush Fee is something we charge when you need your order sooner than the design turnaround time. All template orders placed within 24 hours of the event start time will be subjected to a $16 rush fee. All custom orders will be subjected to a rush fee of $32-53 when placed within 48 hours of the event start time. A rush fee of $106-$212 is applied when a cartoon order is placed within 48 hours of an event. Pricing varies depending on the number of people in the cartoon. Please note that rush fees are subject to change during periods of high demand.

Our designers create custom filters from scratch. For this reason, it takes more time to design them. Custom orders also allow us to work more one-on-one with the customer.

We work with every customer one-on-one to ensure complete satisfaction. We do allow minor revisions to every design at no additional fee. We recommend providing as much detail as possible when placing the order to help us understand what you’re looking for. You can even send us examples to help illustrate your desires. Our designers create custom filters based on what you describe. Major revisions (i.e.: a whole new design) will cost $20 depending on the requested artwork.

We will do any necessary revisions to ensure your filter is approved by Snapchat for no additional fee.

If the designer has not sent you the initial proof, you may cancel the order and receive a full refund. However, if the initial proof has been sent to you, there will be no refunds for the design fee.

Not quite! After placing an order, one of our customer service representatives will review and process your order. You will receive an order confirmation email. If you do not receive this email, please send us a direct message at [email protected] If everything looks alright we will process your order. We might have some questions before we begin. In this case, we ask for prompt responses so we can begin ASAP. Once we complete the design, you will have to approve the proof and then submit the filter to Snapchat. It may sound complicated, but we assure you it’s a very simple process! We are alongside for the entire process and will ensure everything goes smoothly!

Click here to check our Tips and Tricks if you're having trouble with your Geofilter.


Your credit card information is required when placing an order. One of our customer service representatives will review and process your order. At this time the provided card will be charged the design fee (as well as the rush fee, if applicable). Any outstanding fees (i.e.: Snapchat fee) will be charged once the design is completed and submitted to Snapchat. You will be provided with an invoice breaking down all of the fees. If the card you provided cannot be processed we will contact you via email.

We charge the design fee upfront as a deposit to ensure the customer is serious about the order. This is to ensure that the designer’s hard work and time is not taken advantage of.

Refunds are issued at the discretion of customer service on a case-by-case basis. If the designer has completed the initial proof and sent you a copy, there will be no refunds. Geofilter Studio does not guarantee a full or partial refund for cases other than previously mentioned. Rush fees are a non-refundable fee.

Snapchat Activation Fees

Personal Geofilters

To activate your Geofilter on Snapchat, you must pay a Snapchat fee. Snapchat uses your address, date and time to calculate a “Geofence” fee. Most locations have a Snapchat fee between $7 and $12. Multi-day campaigns are possible, however, the price will increase accordingly. The activation fee will depend on the size, duration and demand of your designated area.

Geofence Size

The Geofence size needs to be a minimum of 20,000 square feet (approximately the size of a house & yard) to a maximum of 10 million square feet.

Event Duration

The Geofilter duration must run for a minimum of one hour to a maximum of one month and must start/stop on the top of the hour.

Location Demand

Snapchat has artificially increased the fee over certain areas, such as luxury hotels, arenas, stadiums, and theme parks. Please view some examples below. Notice the urban centre (downtown New York) has a higher fee than the rural area for the same square footage and run duration. After placing an order we will provide a Snapchat Activation fee quote. Having uploaded thousands of filters we have learned many tips and tricks to ensure everything runs smoothly.

Snapchat Geofence Examples:

Urban Center

25,000 square ft.

1-4 Hours: approx. $9

24 Hours: approx. $20

Urban Center

60,000 square ft.

1-4 Hours: approx. $20

24 Hours: approx. $35

Rural Location

60,000 square ft.

1-4 Hours: approx. $12

24 Hours: approx. $30

Stadium / Arena

High Demand Area

1-4 Hours: approx. $5000

Longer: Contact Us for a quote

Business Geofilters

The Snapchat Activation Fee is based on the timeframe and geographic area that the Geofilter will be active over. The Geofence size needs to be a minimum of 20,000 square feet (approximately the size of a house and a yard), and can increase to a maximum of 50 million square feet. The larger the area, or the longer the timeframe, the larger this Snapchat Activation Fee will become. Our Account Management team will personally handle the Snapchat submission and management process, which is built into this Snapchat Activation Fee.

One important note for businesses to consider regarding the Snapchat Activation Fee is that for extended timeframes, the Activation Fee is actually cheaper on a per day basis. Geofilters can be set up anywhere from 1 hour to 6 months, with businesses having the exclusive ability to have their Geofilter active for a full year. For this reason, businesses looking to utilize Geofilters as a long-term marketing tool should consider investing in a longer term Geofilter to capitalize on these savings while still experiencing increased marketing benefits.

Certain high-profile venues and areas have had this fee artificially inflated by Snapchat, such as luxury hotels, stadiums, and high density metropolitan areas. After placing an inquiry with us, we will quote you the Snapchat fee and provide an image outlining the “Geofence” of where your Geofilter will be active. The Snapchat fee will not be charged until you have approved your Geofilter design and are ready to have it go live.