The cat is finally out of the bag for team Snap as the company has officially kick-started its paid subscription plan called Snapchat+. The program has been designed for those users in search of a few extra features. This includes changing your app icon to get in tune with users who continue to re-watch your stories.
The app began as a new way to communicate with friends, allowing users to share pictures with each other that would delete after opening. Of course, people found creative ways to use this and then the app continued to evolve with new features. Over time, Snapchat began adding filters, videos, video chats, animated characters, “stories”, and even bite-sized news features for publications to utilize.
Nevertheless, Snapchat is dipping its toe into subscription services with Snapchat+. The service allows users to pay in order to access “exclusive features”, some of which are experimental and not available otherwise.
Some of these features include “ghost trails” which allows you to see a path of where people have been on the Snap Map if they share their location with you, which is a tad creepy. You can also see if anyone has re-watched your story, pin a best friend to the top of your list, and get some exclusive cosmetic icons and themes.
The subscription plan is all official and set to launch in the US, UK, and Canada, amongst other nations. However, if you are too curious about it, Snapchat+ also has a seven day free trial. You can access the service by visiting your settings within the Snapchat app and clicking on Snapchat+.