When you go through the publishing process in Spark AR Hub, you are able to choose an audience for your effect — either Public or Link only.
Effects set to link only can only be opened through the share link and won’t appear in the same places as public effects, but will enable you to get a working and shareable version of your effect to your audience.
Find out more about where public effects appear.
Unlike effects with a public audience, effects set to link only do not require you to create or choose:
However, you'll still need to choose:
To begin, start the publishing process as normal. Once your project has been uploaded to Spark AR Hub:
Your effect will be published immediately and ready to share with others.
If you'd like people with the link to no longer be able to use your effect, go to the effect's details page and click Share, and then Reset Link. This will generate a new link, as well as prevent anyone from accessing your effect using the old one.
Anyone with the link can use your effect – this could be anyone you shared your effect with, or anyone else they may have sent the link to.
Effects published with a link-only audience also have a limit on the number of people who can use them – up to 50 users in a given 24-hour period. If your effect reaches the limit, new users will not be able to open it until the number of people who have used it in the past 24 hours drops below 50, or until you reset the link.
Your effect can only be found and used through the link. The effect:
You can change the audience by updating your effect, and choosing Public or Link only in the same way as in the publishing process.