Congrats on taking the first step to share your photos and videos with the world! After uploading, you will immediately be able to see your photos and videos on your profile, but without the relevant tags, they won't appear in Pexels search. This is where the curation process begins.
The Pexels curators are professional photographers that work for Pexels and review every image and video that gets uploaded to Pexels. They're mostly checking for copyright (to ensure the photos or videos belong to the photographer who uploaded them) and quality (to make sure the submissions meet our standards).
The team chooses the best photos and videos to publish on our home page and feature in our search results. This usually takes a few days depending on the influx of submissions.
If your content is selected for feature or approval you’ll get an email notification.
Your content will also be distributed through our API. With API partners like Canva and WordPress, your photos and videos will help millions of creators to make amazing content.