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Snap Subscription Service Tops 5 Million Users

Snap Inc. has gained more than 5 million subscribers for its paid service, an offering that gives users early access to new features like an AI-generated selfie maker for $3.99 a month.

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Snapchat+, the subscription product, is part of a broader strategy shift the company made last year to help generate new moneymaking opportunities. Adding a paid option for the video-sharing app was a notable move in a social media industry where apps have historically been free.

  • Snap has released a stream of exclusive features to subscribers.

Some enhance the everyday Snapchat experience, like custom wallpapers for chats with friends, or the ability to pin a conversation at the top of the inbox for easy access.

Others, such as first access to Snap’s AI chatbot and its artificial intelligence selfie generator, are exciting new tools users want to play with on the app.

“We’ve seen with Snapchat+ that people are willing to pay,” Jack Brody, Snap’s vice president of product, said in an interview. “They’re excited to receive early access to experimental, exclusive features, and the more that we bring to the table, the more likely that is to be true.”

At about $4 a month, 5 million users would generate an estimated $240 million a year. Snap reported a total of $4.6 billion in revenue last year and has approximately 750 million monthly users.


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