Snapchat is planning to offer its users a paid subscription called “Snapchat Plus” in the near future. 9to5 Google reports that subscribers will have access to exclusive features through this service. This was first reported by a developer and researcher, Alessandro Paluzzi.
Snapchat Plus to arrive soon: Benefits, features
Snap confirmed to The Verge that the company is currently testing the subscription plan internally. This plan is expected to give access to exclusive features and early access to new public features. As per the official statement, “We’re doing early internal testing of Snapchat Plus, a new subscription service for Snapchatters. We’re excited about the potential to share exclusive, experimental, and pre-release features with our subscribers, and learn more about how we can best serve our community.”
There is not much information available about the exclusive features. It is expected that Snapchat Plus subscribers will be able to pin friends to the top of their list, will be able to use exclusive icons, and show a special badge on their profile. As well as the number of times someone viewed your Story, they can see the number of times someone viewed it.
Paluzzi has shared a few screenshots, suggesting that the paid subscription service will cost €4.59 per month (approx Rs 377). The buyers will also get a discount based on the plan they choose: semi-annual or annual. Since Snap has not confirmed any of it, chances are these numbers might change.
Additionally, Instagram is testing similar subscription plans with creators only as of now, not just Snapchat. Instagram said that with Subscriptions, creators will be able to “develop deeper connections with their most engaged followers and grow their recurring monthly income by giving subscribers access to exclusive content and benefits.”
It was rumoured that creators will be able to charge anywhere between $0.99 (Rs 73.2 approx.) to $99 (Rs 7,361 approx.) based on what they feel their content is worth.