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Snapchat Plus unlocks new and exclusive features — here’s how much it costs and how to sign up

Snapchat Plus comes with a new icon.


  • Snapchat Plus is Snapchat’s new subscription plan, available on iPhone and Android.
  • For $3.99 per month, Snapchat Plus lets you change the app icon and see who’s rewatched your Stories, among other features.
  • Snapchat intends to add more Plus features over time, but some of those features might end up being available to all users.

Between Twitter Blue and Tumblr Blaze, it seems like every social media app has a paid version now. Snapchat is the latest app to join in on the fun, and now offers a premium version called Snapchat Plus.

Here’s everything you need to know about Snapchat Plus, including its price, features, and how to sign up.

Snapchat Plus unlocks new and experimental features

Snapchat Plus is gradually rolling out to all iPhone and Android users in the United States. It costs $3.99 a month, $21.99 for six months, or $39.99 for a year — after a weeklong free trial.

Jacob Andreou, Snapchat’s SVP of product, told The Verge that Plus is meant for users who “spend most of their time communicating with their closest friends on Snap.” That’s probably why Snapchat Plus’ new features are pretty minor additions, made for Snapchat’s true power users. 

The three main features that Snapchat is advertising to attract Plus users are:

  • The ability to change Snapchat’s app icon
  • A way to see who’s rewatched your Stories
  • A special pin that lets you mark specific friends as BFFs

You’ll also get a badge on your profile, and the ability to see your friends’ “Ghost Trails” on the map — in other words, a history of where they’ve been recently.

The Snapchat Plus feature that lets you pin a friend as a “BFF.”The Snapchat Plus feature that lets you pin a friend as a “BFF.”

Snapchat; William Antonelli/Insider

In the future, Snapchat plans to add more features, but not all of them will be exclusive to Snapchat Plus users. It seems like Plus will be more of a testing ground, where premium users can test out new features before they’re released to everyone.

Andreou says that “single-playerish” features — in other words, features that only involve the user and don’t affect anyone else — will probably stay exclusive to Plus members. But features that involve interacting with other users will eventually go public.

If you’re interested, here’s how to sign up.

How to get Snapchat Plus

First, make sure that Snapchat is updated. Check out our guides on how to update apps on an iPhone or Android if you’re not sure how.

1. Open Snapchat and tap your profile icon in the top-left corner to open your profile page.

2. If Snapchat Plus is available to you, you’ll see a gold-tinted banner advertising it below your name. Tap the banner.

The Snapchat Plus banner on a user’s profile.If the banner doesn’t show up, Snapchat Plus hasn’t rolled out to your account yet.

Snapchat; William Antonelli/Insider

3. Choose what kind of subscription you want — one month, six months, or a year — and then tap Start 7-Day Free Trial.

4. Depending on your device, sign up using your Apple ID account, Google account, or a linked debit or credit card.

Once the payment processes, a menu will appear explaining some of the features that Snapchat Plus gives you, and allowing you to turn each of them on or off.

The menu that lets you manage your Snapchat Plus perks.You can enable and disable each Snapchat Plus feature.

Snapchat; William Antonelli/Insider

Snapchat Plus is free for a week. Once that week is up, you’ll be charged for whatever subscription you picked.

To end your Snapchat Plus subscription, open your profile and tap the gear icon in the top-right, and then Snapchat+. Tap Manage your Subscription to open the page that lets you cancel. You’ll need to use the same device you used to sign up.

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