Can Everyone Create a Public Profile on Snapchat?
Yes, simply go to their website and create an account or download the free app on your phone.
How do you Sign up for Snapchat?
You can either create a username at their website or download the app onto your phone and use that as your login details (make sure it is added in settings so no one else gets access to it). It doesn’t matter what name you choose when signing up because when you add people through their username they will not see your real name anyway. If you are creating an account via the app, skip this section if you know how to add friends on snapchat already because all of the information in this section assumes that you have created a username.
Go to their website and fill in your name, email address (this doesn’t need to be real because there is no verification), password (this should be strong but not impossible to guess like adding capital letters, numbers and symbols) then click sign up.
To keep your account secure do NOT use the same password you use for anything else! Now go make yourself look pretty by choosing your outfit via the ghost icon on top of the screen > hit ‘cog’ under it for settings or press down on the main screen with two fingers (one at a time) until you see cog appear next to the brightness bar which you will find under settings, click this and then hit ‘manage’ under ‘accounts’. Scroll down to where it says ‘add friends by snapcode’ and on the right hand side of this page someone will be able to scan your QR code which you should upload. To do this simply click the square ghost symbol next to where it says ‘scan my qr code’ and press either take video or photo and choose a picture from your camera roll.
Then use your finger to draw around your face in this image so that when they scan it, only the part with your face appears. Type in their username manually or use an existing contact in your phone if you have them saved already – do NOT enter any email addresses! Once all is done continue at the bottom of the page and click ‘add friends’. If you are using the app instead, first go to settings (press down on the main screen with two fingers until it appears) then ensure that your username is added under ‘account’ – if not, hit edit then type it in.
How can I Prevent Search Engines From Indexing my Snapchat Profile?
Snapchat have now made their website open to everyone so anyone who wants to create an account can do so which means that if you haven’t logged out of your browser after creating your account this will show up when someone searches for you online.
This is why it’s very important that once created you logout or use incognito/private browsing mode. Another thing you need to be careful of is that if you have added your phone number to your account, this will be searchable online by anyone. To change this go to ‘add friends’ in settings and press down on the symbol with three lines next to the cog and choose ‘my friends’.
Then hit ‘contacts’ on the top right hand side of the screen > press edit which is next to your name and phone number (if you’ve added it) > uncheck the box that says ‘make my profile searchable by anyone’.
Can People See my Location on Snapchat?
Yes and no – when you send a snap it will say how long it will last for before disappearing so if you don’t want someone to see where you are, make sure it’s set to ‘disappear after 1-10 seconds’.
If you are opening a snap and it has been sent to you from someone else, their location will be shown as a pin on the map. To change this go to settings (press down on the main screen with two fingers until it appears) > ‘see my location’ and switch it off.
Can People Save my Snaps?
Yes, if someone takes a screenshot of your snap it will show up as a notification but there is no way of stopping someone from doing this. However, if you send a snap to someone and they don’t open it within 24 hours it will automatically disappear so this is a good way of keeping them safe.
What are Snapchat Trophies?
Trophies are achievements on the app which you can unlock by doing certain things such as adding a friend, sending a story, taking a picture and more. It’s like getting an award for something- like an achievement on Xbox. This is NOT related to your Snapchat score so don’t worry about how many points you have because all this means is how long you’ve been using the app – it does not affect your friends list or anything else.
I Deleted my Account What do I do Now?
Don’t worry. If you have an Android phone simply go to play store, search for Snapchat then click ‘my apps & games’ at the top of the screen > choose ‘installed’ from the tabs on the left hand side > scroll down until you see Snapchat and click ‘uninstall’. Unfortunately if you have an iOS phone, there is no way of doing this on your phone itself so simply uninstall any Snapchat apps from your device then go to their website and enter your username and password.
When prompted choose ‘restore’ from the top right of the screen or find out how to restore a deleted account here. This will then re-add your account back onto your phone and all of its original data with snapchats, friends list etc will be completely restored as well as all chats and snaps sent/received so it’s like nothing has changed at all!
How to Make a Public Profile on Snapchat?
To make a public profile on snapchat, you need to create a snapcode. This is a unique code that can be used to add you as a friend on snapchat. You can create your snapcode by going to the settings page on your snapchat account and selecting “add friends”. Then, select the “snapcode” option and take a picture of yourself.
Once you have created your snapcode, you need to post it on your other social media accounts, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also print it out and put it on your business cards or websites. When people scan your snapcode with their phone, they will be able to add you as a friend on snapchat.
You can also add people on snapchat without using their snapcode. All you need is their username. To find someone’s username, go to the “add friends” page on your snapchat account and select the “username” option. Then, type in the person’s username and hit “add”.
Now that you know how to make a public profile on snapchat, start sharing your snaps with the world! Snap away!