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Events cancelled?  That doesn't mean you can't offer your clients a solution. With BYO Booth. you can run a virtual photo booth for your customers vis SMS.  It's simple. 

1. Sign up for a Twilio account here.

2. Add your website to your messaging webhook in your Twilio settings.

3. Set up your Twilio account in BYO Booth.  


4. Add your template and overlay for incoming photos.


5. Have your vitual guests send their photos to your Twilio number.
6. BYO Booth monitors your phone number for new photos and downloads them.
7. BYO Booth will add your template to the photo and send it back to the sender via SMS

You may not be able to offer live printouts, but you can still add your clients logo and branding to user's photos and they can upload them to social media from their own devices.

Check out BYO Booth's Virtual SMS Photo Booth today!

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Here's an exciting new addition to Social Booth V. 2.4.97, Snapchat Filters!  By using Snapchat's Snap Camera application, you can now use live Augmented Reality in Social Booth.  You can even create your own filters for your client!

1. Download and install Snap Camera here.
2. Start Snap Camera and select your webcam source.  (Snap Camera only supports webcam)
Snap Camera Settings for Social Booth Photo Booth Software
3. Select some of your favorite filters by clicking on the star.
Snap Camera Favorites for Social Booth Photo Booth Software
4. Go into the Favorites menu.
Snap Camera Favorites for Social Booth Photo Booth Software
5. Edit the hotkeys to switch between your favorite filters
Snap Camera Favorites for Social Booth Photo Booth Software
6. Use your number pad 1-8 to assign hotkeys.  The maximum # of filters supported by Social Booth is 8.
Snap Camera Hotkeys for Social Booth Photo Booth Software
7. Open Social Booth and select “Snap Camera” as your webcam source.  You may also want to enable “Pause After Shot” to allow the user to change filters in between shots.
Social Booth settings for Snap Camera
8. Go to the Filters tab and enable Snapchat filters.  Type in the # of filters you are using.  If you would like the user to be able to cycle through the filters using arrows on the screen, enable that option as well.  Otherwise, you can use a wireless keyboard to change the filters for the user.



Categories: Social Booth Tutorial

As of December 11, 2018 Facebook is depreciating the old Instagram API and replacing it with a new one.  Users will need to update to BYO Booth version 2.6.1 or greater in order to download photos from Instagram.  You will also need to login to a Facebook account in BYO Booth instead of an Instagram account.  This Facebook account must be the adminstrator of a Facebook page and this page must be linked to an Instagram Business account.

How do I change my personal Instagram account to a business account?
- Go to your profile and tap the settings gear icon.
- Tap Switch to Business Profile.

How do I create a Facebook Page?
- Follow these steps here.

How do I link my Facebook Page to my Instagram Business Account?
In Instagram:
- Tap Switch to Business Profile and select the Facebook Page you’d like to associate with your Business Profile on Instagram with.
- Make sure your profile is set to Public. Note: Private accounts can’t switch to Business Accounts.
- On the Set Up Your Business Profile page, review your business’s contact information, make any changes and tap Done.

In Facebook:
- Go to your Facebook Page.
- Click on Settings.
- Click on Instagram.
- Click on Login to Instagram.


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