You probably already know that everything on Snapchat is fleeting. Photos and videos disappear after you view them and messages go “poof” when you read them.

While this empowers users, it is also very limiting. To deal with this, what has Snapchat done?

Launched the public Snapchat profile for everyone.

Do you want to know what it is and how to create a public profile on Snapchat?

Keep reading!

What is a public Snapchat profile?

Having a public Snapchat profile means you can share content with people outside of your circle of friends.

What does this mean for you?

If you have a public Snapchat profile, other people on the platform can see your content and subscribe to it. This is perhaps Snapchat’s way of saying they can turn anyone into a digital celebrity.

One would think that this is a new update, with the buzz surrounding it of late. But this is not exactly true. A select few (celebrities and verified creators) have ever had the opportunity to have a public profile.

However, as of 2020, this feature is available to everyone.

However, a few rules guide the availability of a public Snapchat profile to users:

  • Account must be older than 24 hours
  • You should have a friend who also loved you.
  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • And you have to follow the community guidelines.

Now let’s discuss how to get a public profile on Snapchat.

How to create a public profile on Snapchat?

It’s pretty easy, really.

Step 1

The first step is to change your privacy settings.

  • Sign in to your Snapchat account.
  • Click on the Bitmoji icon in the top left corner of the screen.
  • Click on the settings icon. It should be in the top right corner of the screen.
  • Scroll until you find the WHO CAN section and make the following changes:
    • Contact me – All
    • Send me notifications – All
    • See my story – All
    • Use My Cameos selfie (if this option is available to you) – Everyone
    • See me on Quick Add: Activate

Close the app and reopen it and you’re ready for step two: create a public profile on Snapchat.

Step 2

Follow these easy steps:

  • Click on the Bitmoji icon in the top left corner of the screen.
  • Depending on your device model and app version, the next step may appear in different ways.
      • – In the profile section, scroll down until you find the public profiles section.
      • – Click on Create public profile
    • – If you don’t see a public profiles section, you should see a Spotlight and map adjustment section.
      • -Under Spotlight and Snap Mapthere is an option for Add to Feature.
      • -Click on the three dots next to it.
      • – An option to Create a public profile will appear. Click on it.

Once you’ve created your public Snapchat profile, you can edit it to suit your style. Remember that the goal is to get people to sign up. Therefore, try to stand out in a positive way.

You can add a public bio, display your location, and select whether or not you want your subscriber count to appear on your profile.

And voila! You are one step closer to fame on social networks.

creating a public profile

create a public story

How to deactivate your Snapchat profile

If, for whatever reason, you can’t handle stardom, don’t worry.

Here’s how to disable your public account:

  • From the main section of your Snapchat profile, scroll down to my public profile and select the option.
  • Click the Settings icon.
  • You will find Delete public profile in red at the bottom of the page.
  • If you’re sure you’re deleting the profile, click the Delete button.

What are the benefits of having a public Snap profile?

Now that we have discussed what Snapchat public profile means and how to get one, what are the benefits?

We’ll see:

subscribe button

The first benefit is that you get a subscribe button. Since your account is no longer limited to just your friends, new people can also join your community.

Deep analysis

In addition to telling you how many people have seen your content and its reach, Insights gives you more information about your subscribers. Know your age range and gender. With this kind of information, you can revamp the content you post to entertain your audience.

Basically, it’s a cheat tool that allows you to give your viewers what they want to see.

spotlight function

Spotlights features only the most creative and fun stories and shots.

You can post your featured photos to Spotlights with a public profile. If you make the cut, you’ll be seen with the best of the best that Snapchat has to offer. Also, your account will get a significant boost.

lens manufacturer

With a public profile on Snapchat, you can create unique lenses with Lens Studio. These lenses will be made public, along with your name.


A public profile is all about giving its users the opportunity to become famous digital creators.

For this reason:

All published snapshots will have the names of the creators. Additionally, their content can be found on Snapmaps and Public Stories. All of this increases the potential for more people to see them.

Are there any downsides?

Public Snapchat users are more vulnerable. This is because you will have no control over the type of people who see and interact with your content. You may be dealing with some unsavory characters.

Additionally, there can be constant pressure to create great content to entertain your subscribers and grow your list.

Remember: Snapchat is all about having fun!

To wrap

Good news: public Snapchat profiles are now available to everyone who is eligible.

You will be able to share your photos and videos with a wider audience. And who knows?

You could be the next social media star.

However, the most important thing to remember is to have fun and put your mental health first. If it all becomes too much, you can always turn it off.


Can anyone create a public profile on Snapchat?

No. You must be at least 18 years old and have a friend who has befriended you. Your account must have been created at least 24 hours ago and you must follow the community guidelines.

How many views does it take to create a public profile on Snapchat?

The number of views you get is not a factor that affects the eligibility of a public Snapchat profile. But the age of the account is important (must be more than 24 hours).

Can You See Who Viewed Your Public Snapchat Profile?

Unfortunately, there is no way to know who viewed your profile unless they take a screenshot. If so, you will receive a notification. However, you can find out who viewed your Stories.

How do I create my public Snapchat profile?

Click the Bitmoji button in the top left corner of the screen when you open Snapchat. navigate to Create public profiles, click it and follow the instructions on the screen. For more details, check out our guide on how to create a public profile on Snapchat.