Have you ever wondered how to customize your snapcode? Having a different colored snapcode will help your snapcode stand out when everyone else’s basic yellow Snapchat profile pictures are around, and I love how adding your brand colors really personalizes the look of it.  I’ve created a tutorial on YouTube so that you can see exactly how it’s done. I’m going to show you how you can customize your snapcode so that you can pick whatever branded color you have for your blog or for your business.  Feel free to click here to view the video tutorial, or continue reading to read how it’s done.
So the first step to customize your snapcode is actually getting your snapcode, you do that by going to https://accounts.snapchat.com. Log in using your Snapchat login and password, then once you’re in you’re going to click on “my snapcode”. Download the snapcode zip file, then make sure to open it once you do that so you can extract the PNG file.
Once you have your snapcode downloaded, head over to pixlr.com/editor. Once you get to the landing page, click on “open image from computer” and upload your snapcode PNG file.  So as you can see it pulls up your basic yellow snapcode, so next what you’ll do is head over to the wand tool, click on it, then go back to the snapcode and select the whole entire yellow area so that you see the dotted lines around the silhouette of the ghost and the dots. Next, go to the bottom left where the color palette is and click on the large box at the bottom left to pull up the color wheel.  You can choose any color you want, so you can choose an arbitrary color here, or if you have the hex codes for your branded colors, you’ll input that info in the box that has the #ffffff.  If you aren’t sure what I mean, you can view the video tutorial here.
If you have a Google Chrome browser, I recommend adding the ColorPick Eyedropper Extension which allows you to hover over any color you want and get the hex code for it.  Once you input the hex code you want, or pick the color you want, press ok. Then go back and click on the handy paint bucket tool, then click on the yellow area to paint the whole snapcode whatever color you chose. Next go click back to the wand and click inside the white area of the ghost,  and then tap delete on your keyboard or press the backspace function so that the whole white area clears up.
Next head over to canva.com. If you haven’t registered for a canva.com account yet it’s really easy and it’s free. Once you’re logged in go to on the Create  A Design section, then click on the social media template which is 800 pixels x 800 pixels. Once you do that, go to uploads and then upload your recent snapcode that you just created, then once it uploads add it to the blank canvas. Next, upload and add a picture that you want to be inside the middle of the little ghost.  My suggestion is to use a high res photo if you have one, preferably with a white background, or one that is wide enough to cover the widest width of the ghost.
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Step 4: Once you have it set up how you want, name your file, then save it as a png and make sure to select to save it as a transparent file

Then name the file whatever you want, and download it as a PNG file because it’s a higher resolution file and also make sure to click “transparent background”. Then you’ll be good to go!
There you have it! A quick tutorial on how to customize your snapcode! Make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to get updates on new helpful tutorials and stay up to date on weekly social media updates.  Also, Click here to claim your free Rockin iPhotos guide and start transforming your phone photography today. Last but not least, feel free to share the video with your friends, and leave me a comment below the video if you have any questions and let me know what other types of tutorials you’d like to see!

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