Snapchat has announced a new section on their app called Spotlight, which is designed to surface videos up to 60 seconds long and send them viral. Snapchat lovers want to know everything about Spotlight and what it does!
This new feature is much like TikTok however Spotlight snaps won’t feature a public comments section, and users’ profiles are initially private.
Here’s how to use TikTok’s new rival and get posting on Spotlight!
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What is Spotlight on Snapchat?
- Spotlight snaps can be captured like any usual snap, but instead of sending them to your group chat or putting it on your story, you send them to Spotlight. Spotlight snaps have to be vertical videos with the sound on, if you try and submit still-image photos, horizontal pics, blurry or text-only photos, they won’t show up in Spotlight.
Anyone can submit their videos to Spotlight, Snap said it’s even paying some creators for their posts – The most popular content creators could earn over $1 million between them. Users have to be 16 or over to be paid and have to stick to rules such as copyright, sponsorship, drugs and alcohol. The way to find out if you have earnt money from posting on Spotlight is by receiving a message from Team Snapchat disclosing how much you’ve earned.
Spotlight is launching in 11 countries: the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, and Sweden.
How to post a Spotlight snap
1. First open the latest version of Snapchat and press the camera button to create a video snap.
2. Then tap the toggle button to switch between the selfie and rear-facing camera.
3.Once the snap is created tap the Snapchat send icon at the bottom in order to send.
4. Then Select ‘Spotlight’ at the top of the ‘Send To’ screen.
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