Creating Lock Screens


The SnapComms Lock Screen channel provides a way to customize this screen with important information for your staff.  This channel is commonly used for information campaigns such as security awareness drives or Health and Safety messages.

SnapComms Windows App Profile for Lock Screen

To review, go to App Management > Windows App Profile > Default Profile

Windows defaults to blurring the sign-in screen when the Windows > Personalization > 'Transparency Effects' setting is enabled. 

Select the 'Disable Windows lock screen blurring' if the organization's preference is a clear sign-in screen without the blurring effect. This functionality requires the SnapComms Windows App version 24.5.562 or higher.

If 'Disable Windows lock screen blurring' is switched on from the App Profile but the Windows User's Transparency Effect setting is enabled, the App Profile settings take preference.


  • The Lock Screen channel is only available with the Engage Package; for further information please inquire with your Customer Success Manager

  • A 'default lock screen image' needs to either be created as another Lockscreen image from SnapComms or be added to the Registry Settings (c/o your IT Team) to revert to a previous image when there is no published lock screen image; otherwise, the most recent image is cached, see note below. 


PLEASE NOTE: The lock screen image does not revert to the previous lock screen image after the content from SnapComms has expired or has been disabled, the current behavior is that the most recent lockscreen image published from SnapComms is cached unless a 'default lock screen image' is set in the registry settings. 

Before publishing a Lockscreen image from SnapComms, please review the following workaround options to set a default image (e.g. your corporate brand) to revert to:

[1st option] 
Create another Lockscreen image from SnapComms with your corporate brand, and re-publish this once your team has disabled (or if it has expired) the previous Lockscreen image.

[2nd option]
A lockscreen default image can also be added to your machine's registry setting, this will need to be reviewed, approved, and implemented by your IT Team.
It is not recommended to use C:\Windows\ as a path for the default lock screen image due to OS conflicts.

  • From the regedit > Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\SnapComms App\Settings > right click, new > string value > 
  • Value name: lockscreen.defaultimage 
  • Value data: (default lock screen image path, local or shared - note the image needs to be accessible from the user/machine)


With the above 'lockscreen.defaultimage' added to the registry settings, the lock screen will revert to this default image (e.g. set it to a corporate branded image) once there is no published lock screen image.

Please reach out to for questions and feedback.


  1. On your Dashboard click on "Create Content"

  2. Select Build Your Own and choose Lock Screen

  3. Select Lock Screen or Image Lock Screen

  4. Select an Organization Theme - This will pull through the primary Background color, Border color, Text formatting etc. 
  5. Select a folder to save your content in
  6. Add a name for the Lock Screen.
  7. Press Start


The Lock Screen requires a default background to be selected, the available options are - Image, Color.




Supported image formats for the Lock Screen are:

  • JPEG

  • PNG   

  • SVG

For optimal resolution across all screen sizes, the uploaded image should be the same height-width ratio and should be based on the largest screen size that the Lock Screen will be displayed on. This is commonly 1280x1024 or higher.


You can further edit your Lock Screen creation by clicking on the pencil icon to the left of the screen to enter into Designer Mode:

Designer Mode will allow you to explore the drag & drop modules available for customizing your Lock Screen. Please view the Designer Canvas Knowledge Base Article to see more information.

The following modules are made available in designer mode once the default background has been selected.

  • Image
  • Text
  • Color Block

Each Drag & Drop module has its own various settings that can be applied.
These include:

  • Align Center
  • Bring forward
  • Send backward
  • Duplicate
  • Remove




Use the Preview button to see how the content will appear to your end users:

You can share this interactive preview using a shareable link or via email, simply press the green Share Preview button.


Once you are satisfied with your Lock Screen, press the Publish button to send it to your Targeted audience:


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