To publish an effect you first need to export and upload it. Learn how to do this here.
When you're done, you'll find yourself in Meta Spark Hub. Just follow the on-screen instructions to complete the publishing process! The steps include:
The effect name you choose will appear alongside your effect on the platform it appears on. Names mustn't be duplicated — every effect published by a single owner must have a different name.
Owner controls which account is shown alongside an effect, and which account manages the effect. Platform, on the other hand, controls which platform/s the effect is visible on. You can choose specific Meta platforms, or publish your effect to all supported platforms at once (Facebook, Messenger, and Instagram).
Learn more about choosing an owner and platform.
If your chosen platforms include Instagram, you’ll have the option to hide the published effect from your Instagram profile’s AR effects tab:
On the publishing form, select the toggle underneath the Hide effect on this Instagram profile heading to turn this feature on or off.
When toggled on, the effect will not appear on your Instagram profile's AR effects tab.
To update existing effects in Meta Spark Hub:
You'll need to choose categories for your effect. Categories help people to browse and find effects they'll love.
You can also add up to 20 keywords to describe your effect. These help people find your effect when searching. On average, effects with keywords get more engagement.
Effects can be Link only or Public. If you select Link only:
Unlike publicly-published effects, link only effects do not require you to create or choose:
To submit an effect for publishing, you'll need the following assets:
Demo videos show users what to expect when using your effect. They may also be used as part of the review process. On Instagram, demo videos appear in the effect gallery.
In the example below, you'll see how an icon and demo video appears on Instagram.
You can choose when you want your effect to become visible, once it's been reviewed and accepted. This won't affect when it gets reviewed.
If you published an effect with location targeting before 29 October 2020 the location you set will still work to limit discovery of the effect. If you update your effect after 29 October location targeting will no longer be supported for this effect.
Once your effect is accepted, you'll be notified on Facebook and in Meta Spark Hub. It will then be available through all the chosen platforms.
Keep in mind that before people can use your effect it'll be reviewed to make sure it meets:
The estimated time to review effects is 24 hours. If you submit an updated version of your effect before the old one is accepted, the estimated review time will reset. Take a look at our visual guidelines to make sure your effects are accepted.