How to Get and Maintain the Subscribe Button in Snapchat

Once you become an official Snapchat Creator, you get the Subscribe button next to your name. What do you need to do to get that coveted button and grow your Snapchat following, and is that the same as being verified by Snapchat?

Follow along in this article to learn everything you need to know about the Snapchat Subscribe button.

Become a Snapchat Creator to Obtain the Subscribe Button

There aren’t many profiles with the Subscribe button, and that’s because Snapchat has specific rules and standards for them. To get that Subscribe button, you have to become a Snapchat Creator.

There are two ways a Snapchatter can go from the regular profile to the Creator profile and earn the Subscribe button.

How to Get Subscribe Button

1. Create Original Snapchat Lenses

The first one is to create original Lenses. It’s one of the features Snapchat is most famous for, and they’re always on the lookout for more Lenses. You can go to the Lens Studio and start your journey to the Subscribe button there.

2. Create and Share Lots of Content Consistently

The other way to obtain a Creator profile and get the Subscribe badge is to create plenty of content and share it with as many people as possible. When you make an effort to create fresh and engaging content, Snapchat takes notice and rewards you.

However, the process is gradual. You have to post relatively often and deliver consistent quality. Successful creators typically have their niche, and they stick to it. Also, it would help if you used as many Snapchat tools as possible. Make use of all the filters and Lenses in Snapchat you can, and most importantly, share content with your friends.

Get Snapchat Verified to Help Obtain Your Subscribe Status

The verification process on any social media app is a big deal, especially if you’re trying to establish a brand or make a career on the platform. Snapchat, like YouTube and Instagram, has verified profiles. It also gets used to confirm celebrities only by proving their identity. For others, it’s the final step in building the Creator Profile so that they can get that Subscribe button!

Once your posts get over 50,000 views, you’ll likely receive an email from Snapchat inviting you to make your account official and verified.

And remember, it’s not just about the number of views; it’s also about how fast your page is growing. Sometimes, however, even when your page is growing exponentially, you might not get the invitation in the mail.

A growing profile that doesn’t get a verification invite sometimes happens when people start to impersonate you. Snapchat might hesitate to promote you to an official account if they’re not sure about your identity. However, there is something you can do about the problem.


Protecting Your Instagram Subscribe Status

1. Monitor Subscribe Status using The Discover Page

The Subscribe button can come and go. You could temporarily lose your Subscribe button if you engage less with your audience or slow down on posts. However, if you maintain the status of your page, the next step is to go to the Discover page.

The Discover icon is in the bottom right corner of the Camera screen. That’s where all the popular profiles appear. You can use this technique to see how your profile is doing to maintain that Subscribe button status.

To get to the Discover page, your Stories need to be public and popular and contain appropriate content.

Snapchat Get Subscribe Button

Snapchat doesn’t state the exact number of shares your Stories require to earn the Subscribe button.

2. Protect Your Snapchat Subscribe Status by Contacting Snapchat

The quickest way to resolve copycat/impersonation profiles that prevent identity invitations and getting the Snapchat Subscribe button is to contact Snapchat directly. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Open Snapchat on your mobile device.
  2. Go to Settings and then to Support.
  3. Click or tap on the Contact Us option.
  4. Next, tap the My Snapchat isn’t working option.
  5. Scroll down and select Other.
  6. Under the Need help with something else? select Yes.
  7. Finally, select the My issue is not listed option.
  8. Fill out and submit the form.

The steps above let you explain the issue to Snapchat in detail. You can also attach proof of your identity and anything else you can think of to convince Snapchat that you are who you say you are. If Snapchat declines your request, you can always re-submit later.

However, keep in mind that having duplicate accounts can’t be the only reason for the request to be verified. The number one prerequisite is to have a viral account that already has the Subscribe button.

Subscribe Button

Snapchat Presence

Some people love Instagram, while others flock to Twitter and Facebook. However, Snapchat has its appeal and can be an excellent platform for creative people. If you’re a designer, creating filters and lenses can be a great way to make your name in the industry. If you love posting fun Stories and engaging in all sorts of creative ideas, you can earn the Subscribe button and even get verified.

Share your thoughts on the Snapchat Subscribe button below.

21 thoughts on “How to Get and Maintain the Subscribe Button in Snapchat”

Dallas brown says:
How can I get the public profile on snapchat?!
Steve Larner says:
According to Snapchat support, they state, “Keep in mind, you may not be able to create a Public Profile if you: Have had your Snapchat account for less than 24 hours. Have fewer than 1 bi-directional (both Snapchatters have accepted one another) friend. Do not adhere to our Community Guidelines.”
Ritika says:
What is exactly means by <5k subscribers on Snapchat
Steve Larner says:
It means that you have less than (<) 5,000 SnapChat subscribers. In November 2020, Snapchat added the option to display your subscriber count publicly. Therefore, if I understand your question or questions(?), it would mean that they are telling you that you have less than 5,000 subscribers and asking if you want to make it public.
Dallas brown says:
How do I even get subscribers on snapchat?!
Shon says:
I have a questions for you.. Snap Chat recently gave me the options to create a “Public Profile”… it shows now ” <5k subscribers". What exactly does this mean? Does this mean that I have over 5k subscribers or under ?
Khushi Surve says:
yea you right now have that many subs so they are asking you
Alex Cochiorva says:
Wonderful article! However, the “20,000 views per post range” is inaccurate. I have lots of friends with around 800-1,500 views per post with insights. I recommend you change that bit of the article. Regardless, the article was very accurate.
Steve Larner says:
The article was edited. Thank you!

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