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Once you’re happy with your effect, you can submit it to Spark AR Hub to be published. Effects can either be published to Facebook or Instagram.
Before people can use your effect, it'll be reviewed to make sure it follows:
This usually takes a couple of days, but can take up to a week (excluding weekends).
Before submitting an effect, you should check that you have all the assets and files you need for the platform where you're uploading the effect. Instagram, Facebook and Facebook ads each have different requirements you'll need to meet.
For Instagram effects, you'll need:
For Facebook ads effects, you'll need:
For Facebook effects, you’ll need:
To submit an effect:
If you've previously submitted the effect and it's been rejected for reasons other than the file itself (example: for its icon), you won't be able to upload it directly from AR Studio. Instead, you'll need to export it and follow the steps below:
If you ever want to save your effect submission as a draft and submit it later, you can click Save in the top right corner.
When you’re uploading an effect, you’ll be asked to select the platform where you'll publish it.
This is where you’ll choose whether your effect will appear in the Facebook camera, the Instagram camera or as part of a Facebook Augmented Reality (AR) ad.
Note: You'll only see the Facebook Ads option when you select a Page as the effect Owner.
All effects are available to the public once they've been reviewed. To control the publication date and time of your effect and the length of time it's available for, you can add scheduling details when you upload it.
To help your effect reach the right audience on Instagram, you can add keywords to it during the upload process.
You can choose whether you want your Facebook effects to be visible Everywhere or in Specific locations only.
To limit your effect to specific locations, click in the bar above the map and search for specific countries, states, regions, cities or postal codes.
You can either Include or Exclude a location, depending on how you want to target your audience. Click the arrow next to Include or Exclude to switch from one to the other.