Snapchat is always up for inventions! This highly used app amongst youngsters has decided to introduce Snapchat Plus which gives the users premium services and exclusivity with its features. As the biggest market for Snapchat, India wants to expand its business by monetizing this move.
WHAT IS SNAPCHAT PLUS?
Just like all “most-used” apps across social media, Snapchat is no different when it comes to giving its users the best of what it has to offer! With the constant upgradation of its software to include more user-friendly features for its optimum use, Snapchat has now introduced SNAPCHAT PLUS.
Snapchat Plus is a paid subscription to the Snapchat app available on the Google store or Apple Store. So on 10 August 2022, it launched its premium paid subscription version to its Indian users.
Snapchat has one of the highest users in India, with over 140 million users (as per the data by Statista) as opposed to the US or any other market. So it’s no surprise that Snapchat will ensure that its Indian users also benefit highly from its new feature introduced.
WHAT ARE THE CHARGES?
Exclusivity is the key! Hence, Snapchat Plus offers pre-launched exclusive features to its plus users.
This premium subscription comes at a cost of Rs.49/month in India, whereas it costs US $3.99/month in the US, UK, and Canadian markets.
WHAT FEATURES ARE INCLUDED IN SNAPCHAT PLUS?
Let’s look at the included paid features introduced by Snapchat in Snapchat+:
✓ Badge Feature:
There will be an exclusive badge feature that’s turned on for its plus users, that distinguishes you from other users. It will showcase a ‘Snapchat+’ badge on its user’s profile to show that the user has subscribed to its plus service.
✓ Customisation of icons:
You can customize the appearance of Snapchat icons with this feature. It has a pack load of home screen icons through its custom feature to choose from, such that its use is never out of options.
✓ Customise your story expiration:
If you aren’t a subscriber to this feature, Snapchat will show your story for a maximum duration of 24 hours. Post your subscription, you’ll notice that you’ve got an option to customize your Snapchat story expiration!
✓ Best-friend pin:
You can also pin ‘BFF’ to one of your contacts as your best friend, even as your #1 BFF. It is not like you have to be a BFF to pin them either. Those who manage to be one another’s top friends for two consecutive weeks, receive a heart next to their name in the chats and are termed BFFs.
✓ Users rewatching their stories:
You can check how many people are rewatching your stories via the ‘My Story Management’ section. This feature, however, doesn’t disclose specific names otherwise.
✓ Snap-Map feature:
This feature named “Ghost trail” could reveal to you the places where your friends have traveled to recently.
✓ Snapchat Web:
After you’re a Snapchat+ subscriber, you can even access Snapchat on the browser. With this, you can now send snaps or messages directly from your laptop or PC.
✓ Bitmoji Backgrounds:
You don’t have to stick around with the existing ‘boring’ Snapchat bitmoji backgrounds that they currently offer! Switch to Snapchat+ wherein you can now choose among the various other Snapchat background with a subtle added Snapchat+ icon in the background.
✓ Story Replies on Priority:
As a Snapchat+ subscriber, your replies to stories posted by Snap Stars will be prioritized and highlighted to them.
HOW DO WE GET SNAPCHAT PLUS?
If this has intrigued you into purchasing this feature, then let’s tell you that jumping into this Snapchat bandwagon is super simple!
But if you aren’t ready to subscribe yet, you can always choose the 7-day free trial period that they have to offer.
After opening your Snapchat app, visit your profile. Next, click the Snapchat+ banner at the top of your page. Then choose your subscription and you’re done!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS?
Along with any new features or subscriptions of a brand name, comes along with frequently asked questions by users, so here are a few we’ve listed below for you!
Is Snapchat premium the same as Snapchat Plus?
No. Snapchat Premium is a personalized custom feature where users share a private story and charge users who access them. Snapchat Plus is the official subscription provided by Snapchat that comes with additional features.
What’s the cost of Snapchat Plus?
This subscription comes at a cost of Rs.49/month in India, whereas it costs US $3.99/month in the US, UK, and Canadian markets.
How to cancel a Snapchat Plus subscription?
There are a few ways you can go about canceling the subscription. You can cancel the subscription either by visiting the app’s website or from the app directly. You can tap on the three lines, on the top screen of the app and select ‘Settings’ and then select ‘Subscription’ to delete it from the app.
RECENT CHANGES ON SNAPCHAT
Snapchat Plus is one of the most talked about updates on Snapchat, and there are recent updates that made news regarding Snapchat as well. Let’s look at these:
- Shared Stories:
As opposed to the earlier stories which could have been shared with friends, Snapchat now offers that the stories shared with friends can now be shared with the friend’s friends as well.
- Ghost Phone:
A new game called “Ghost Phone” has now been introduced. With this game, players can investigate to discover an abandoned phone and its previous owner’s whereabouts. This can be utilized in collecting phantom energy by Snapchat users.
- Director mode:
Snapchat can now also utilize this feature to create more polished content and capture the detailing of everyday moments with its special edit tools and camera effect. They also have the facility to use the front and back cameras simultaneously. With also the feature of green screen mode, the background effect can be manipulated, with its easy-to-use features as well.
- Snapchat Minis
After the launch of Minis in 2020, for a lightweight version of Snapchat by its users, Snapchat now offers a Mini Private Components System which allows the users to build an HTML version of lightweight Snapchat Minis, whereby they can also code in reviews, etc.
Available Snapchat Countries
Snapchat is currently available in the following countries:
- The United States
- The United Kingdom
- New Zealand
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates (UAE)