May 18, 2021
May 18, 2021

Introducing Public Profiles for Businesses

Your business’s home on Snapchat.
City Boutique's Public Profile on Snapchat

Public Profiles for Businesses has launched on Snapchat, giving brands of all sizes a free, permanent home for all of their unique Snapchat content.
In addition to Public Profiles for Creators, Shows and Snapchatters, we are excited to extend a permanent home to businesses on Snapchat with the launch of Public Profiles! Public Profiles give brands the ability to have an organic presence on Snapchat, and house all of their unique Snapchat content in one discoverable place.
With Public Profiles, you can connect with your customers organically by highlighting useful and engaging content, showcase existing Lens AR Experiences, and share shoppable products directly within the Snapchat app - all while delivering insights for your business. Snapchatters can also subscribe to your Profile to stay up-to-date with your content, new product launches and more!
Key features of a Public Profile include:
  • Public Stories: Share what's happening in your world, from behind the scenes to daily activities, to drive deeper connections with the Snapchat community. 
  • AR Lenses: Publish Lenses to your Profile to ensure your most immersive AR experiences can be discovered by all Snapchatters and engaged with time and time again. Once linked to the Profile, these Lenses will also be discoverable through both Snapchat Search and Lens Explorer. 
  • Saved Stories: Permanently showcase your best Public Snaps, Stories, photos, and videos. This is the best way for Snapchatters who aren’t familiar with your brand to get to know more about your business, products and services. 
  • Native Store: Link your US-based Shopify store on your Profile so Snapchatters can browse, try-on, and buy through the “Shop” feature, turning Snapchat into a new point of sale. To see how the native store experience looks on Snapchat, checkout the Spectacles Public Profile. Please reach out to your account team or contact support if you have a Public Profile and would like this feature added. 
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In addition to these Profile features, you will also have access to mobile and web management tools through Business Manager to help you collaborate with team members, manage content, and review additional analytics such as Story views, views from subscribers vs. non-subscribers, subscribers gained and engagement. 
As soon as your Public Profile is set up, it’s instantly discoverable throughout Snapchat. Snapchatters can find your brand through Search, @ mentions, Discover, Lens Explorer and through your Snapchat Ads. 
To create your Public Profile, follow these three steps:
1. Set up your free Business Account
Log into Business Manager using your business account information and select ‘Public Profiles’. Not currently advertising with us? No problem! Follow these instructions to create your free business account.
2. Create a free Public Profile
Set up your username, or connect an existing username, and add any additional core business information to your Profile. Click ‘Update Profile’ once finished and your Profile will be instantly live and searchable by Snapchatters.
3. Add content to your Public Profile
Populate your Profile with your existing Lenses and post to your Public Story and Spotlight from the web or the Snapchat app.
Want step-by-step help in creating your Public Profile? Check out this tutorial video.
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At Snapchat, we're building towards a future where the Snapchat generation can engage with businesses of all sizes across the variety of products on our platform. For more information on how you can create your Public Profile today, click here, and to learn more about creative best practices, click here.
Ready to get started? Create your Public Profile today!

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