The Approval Process

The Approval Process for Spark AR Effects

Once you've submitted an effect made in Spark AR Studio, it will be reviewed. This can take up to 10 business days.

The approval process

Effects submitted to both Facebook and Instagram are reviewed to make sure they follow:

  1. Spark AR review policies
  2. Spark AR and Frame Studio Terms
  3. The Community Standards on Facebook or Community Guidelines on Instagram, depending on the platform where you're publishing your effect

If you're submitting an effect to Instagram, there are some extra guidelines and best practices you'll need to follow to make sure your effect is approved.

When your effect will be visible

Until the effect is approved, it won't be visible to the public. However, you can share a link to the effect with your friends and followers.

If your effect is accepted, you'll be notified on Facebook and in the Spark AR Hub.

If your effect is rejected

If your effect is rejected, you'll also be notified. Review our Community Standards or Community Guidelines, review policies and Spark AR and Frame Studio Terms, edit your effect in Spark AR Studio and submit it again.

If your effect is rejected for something other than the file itself (example: for the icon or demo video), you won't be able to upload it directly from AR Studio when you revise and re-submit it. Instead, you'll need to export your revised effect from AR Studio and upload it through Spark AR Hub.