Snapchat Plus Paid Subscription In Testing With Exclusive Features

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Snap will soon let you pay for early access to new Snapchat features. The company is testing a paid subscription tier called Snapchat Plus that will give users exclusive perks including a profile badge and access to new features before public release. Well-known app researcher Alessandro Paluzzi spotted the subscription tier in development earlier this week. Snap also confirmed the internal testing in a statement to The Verge.

“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,” said Snap spokesperson Liz Markman.

Snapchat Plus will offer a lot more

While the Snap spokesperson didn’t reveal much about Snapchat Plus, Paluzzi discovered that the subscription tier has a lot more on offer. Firstly, users will be able to pin a friend as their #1 BFF. As the new report notes, this could be “a recipe for drama”. Forgotten social networking platform MySpace allowed users to add the top eight friends to their profile and it was no short of drama either.


Snapchat Plus users will also be able to see their orbit with BFF and check their Friend’s whereabouts in the last 24 hours if they share their location. Other perks include an exclusive badge that you can proudly display on your profile. You can also change the icon of your Snapchat app and see how many friends have rewatched your story. Paluzzi unearthed 32 different custom icon options that we have attached below.

Coming to the pricing, Paluzzi sees three different plans currently. Snapchat Plus users will be charged €4.59 (roughly $4.80) a month, €24.99 (~$26.15) for six months, or €45.99 (~$48.10) for a year of subscription. The company will offer a free trial of one week.

Of course, these could be placeholder prices as the subscription service isn’t officially available to users. The actual pricing structure could be different or perhaps Snap could change the prices before the public release of Snapchat Plus. To that end, the exclusive features and other perks may also change by that time.


Interestingly, Snapchat Plus doesn’t seem to remove ads from the platform. Or maybe it will. We expect to hear more about the paid version of the social network in the coming days. It’s currently in the internal testing stage. If things go as planned, Snap may soon begin public testing of the feature. We will keep you updated.

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