What's on Snapchat Plus and How to Get Snapchat Plus

Written by Ivana Kotorchevikj Social Media / Snapchat

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Snapchat+ is Snapchat’s paid membership that offers subscribers access to exclusive, experimental and pre-release features. 


Snapchat+ subscribers get access to the following features:

  • Ghost Trails on the Map
  • Pin as #1 Best Friend
  • Snapchat + Badge
  • Story Rewatch Count
  • Custom App Icons
  • Friend Solar System
  • Priority Story Replies
  • Post View Emoji
  • Bitmoji Backgrounds


To get Snapchat Plus:

  1. Go to your Snapchat profile.
  2. Tap on the ‘Snapchat+’ banner.
  3. Select a subscription plan: monthly, 6-monthly or yearly.
  4. Tap on ‘Start 1-Week Free Trial’.

For the past few months, the Snapchat community has been buzzing with curiosity about the new Snapchat paid subscription - Snapchat Plus (also Snapchat +).

Many other apps, such as WhatsApp and Telegram, have implemented paid subscriptions. However, most social media apps offer their services for free. Snapchat decided to break the ice. They launched their paid subscription Snapchat+ which offers subscribers many exclusive, experimental, and pre-release features.

A few days ago, I subscribed to Snapchat+. In this post, I’ll cover everything you need to know about Snapchat Plus, what it offers, and show you how to get it. So continue scrolling.

What is Snapchat Plus?

Snapchat+ is Snapchat’s premium membership that offers users access to many features and perks that are not yet available to regular users.

As Snapchat explains, Snapchat+ helps users to customize their Snapchat experience. But the paid membership will also bring more revenue to the app.

What does Snapchat Plus do?

The Snapchat Plus subscriptions offers the following features to Snapchat subscribers are:

Ghost Trails on the Map

The Ghost Trail allows you to see where your friends have been in the past 24 hours. You can only see their location history if they share their location and they have Snapchat+ available in their country.

Ghost Trails on the Map

Pin as #1 Best Friend

This Snapchat+ feature allows you to pin your friend as your #1 Best Friend on top of the chat. This way, you can always have their chat only tap away. You don’t have to be best friends with the person to pin them. However, you can pin only one person as a #1 Best Friend at a time.

Note: You get a red heart emoji next to your friend’s name in chat if you are best friends.

To pin a friend as your #1 Best Friend, go to Chat or Send To screen, press and hold on your friend, then select ‘Pin as your #1 Best Friend’.

Snapchat + Badge

When you get Snapchat+, you get a star badge next to your username on your profile so your friends know you are a Snapchat+ subscriber. When you activate the membership, the Snapchat+ Badge is off. To turn it on, go to your profile, tap on your Snapchat+ membership card, and toggle on the ‘Snapchat+ Badge’.

Story Rewatch Count

This feature tells you how many times your friends have seen your story. Snapchat tells you by default who has seen your story. However, if your friends open your story more than once, you won’t know. The Snapchat Rewatch Indicator tells you if someone has come back for seconds.

You can also see how many friends rewatched your Snaps posted to My Story, Private Stories, or Shared Stories.

To turn on the Story Rewatch Indicator, go to your profile, tap on the Snapchat+ tab, and toggle on ‘Story Rewatch Count’.

Story Rewatch Count

Custom App Icons

Apart from in-app features, Snapchat+ allows you to customize your Snapchat app look with 30+ cool app icons. To change your app icon, go to your profile, tap on the Snapchat+ tab, tap on ‘App Icon’, and choose an app icon.

Custom App Icons

Friend Solar System

Snapchat+’s Friend Solar System ranks your top-eight friends based on your interaction in the app. When you are a Snapchat Plus user, you’ll see ‘Best Friends’ and ‘Friends’ badges with a gold ring around them on your friends’ Friendship Profiles.

Note: You can’t see your own Friend Solar System. You can only see what planet you are in your friend’s Snapchat Solar System. Also, to see your friend’s Friend Solar Systems, you and your friend must have a linked Bitmoji.

Friend Solar System

Friend Solar System

Priority Story Replies

When you reply to Public Stories posted by Snap Stars, your replies will be listed higher on the replies list. This way, your story replies are more visible to the creators and have a higher chance of being responded to.

Priority Story Replies

Post View Emoji

Snapchat+ also lets you customize the emoji your friends see next to your name when they see a Snap you have sent.

To select a post view emoji, go to your profile, tap on the Snapchat+ tab, tap on ‘Post View Emoji’ and select an emoji.

Post View Emoji

More Bitmoji backgrounds

With the Snapchat+ subscription, you also get access to brand-new Bitmoji backgrounds that display on your profile. Go to your profile, tap the image icon in the Bitmoji header and select from the exclusive Bitmoji backgrounds. The Snapchat+ backgrounds have a ribbon with a star to tell them apart from the regular ones.

Bitmoji backgrounds

How to get Snapchat Plus

It’s really easy to subscribe to Snapchat Plus:

  1. Open Snapchat and tap on your Bitmoji in the top-left corner.
  2. Tap on the ‘Snapchat+’ banner on your profile.

Tap on the ‘Snapchat+’ banner

  1. Select a subscription plan: monthly, 6-monthly or yearly.
  2. Tap on ‘Start 1-Week Free Trial’.

 Select a plan and tap on ‘Start 1-Week Free Trial’.

  1. Finally, add a payment method.

After the 7-day trial has ended, you will start getting charged for the service.

How much does Snapchat Plus cost and where is it available?

Currently, Snapchat Plus is officially available in around 25 countries:

  • The United States
  • Canada
  • The United Kingdom
  • France
  • Germany
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Saudi Arabia
  • United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • India
  • Kuwait
  • Qatar
  • Oman
  • Bahrain
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Sweden
  • Denmark
  • Norway
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland
  • Ireland
  • Belgium
  • Finland
  • Austria

But it’s expected that Snapchat will make Snapchat+ available to more countries soon. Also, I’m in North Macedonia, and I have Snapchat+ available. So, even if you don’t see your country on the official list of countries, check if you have Snapchat Plus available following the steps in the previous section.

Snapchat+ costs $3.99 per month, $21.99 per six months, and $39.99 per year for the U.S. However, subscription plans and pricing may vary according to country. For example, for North Macedonia, Snapchat+ costs $0.50 per month and $4.99 per year, and there’s no 6 months plan.

So, the best thing to do is check the Snapchat Plus prices and availability specifically for your region.

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Sum up

Snapchat has intrigued users with its new paid membership - Snapchat+. It unlocks many exclusive, experimental, and pre-release features that can enrich your Snapchat experience.

The subscription prices are reasonable for the services Snapchat+ offers. So, if you are a passionate Snapchat user, getting the Snapchat Plus membership may be a good move for you.

However, other users argue that the paid membership would have been more attractive if Snapchat included an option to remove ads. Some features are in a test phase, and some are in a beta phase, so Snapchat may add or remove some features in the near future. Also, users are eager to see how Snapchat+ would affect the company’s revenue.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much does Snapchat+ cost?

Snapchat+ costs $3.99 per month, $21.99 per six months, and $39.99 per year in the U.S. Prices vary according to the country. In North Macedonia, for example, the paid membership costs $0.50 per month and $4.99 per year.

Does Snapchat+ remove ads on Snapchat?

No, getting the Snapchat+ paid subscription doesn’t remove ads on Snapchat. Also, the company has no plans to introduce an ads-free paid tier soon.

What does Snapchat Plus get you?

Snapchat+ gives you access to many exclusive features, such as the option to see your friends’ location history, pin your friends as 1# best friend on chat, see rewatch count, see your friends’ Solar System, get custom app icons, and more.

How do you know if someone has Snapchat Plus?

You can tell if someone has Snapchat Plus, if you go to their Snapchat profile and they have a 

Snapchat+ badge next to their username (black star badge ✪).

Is Snapchat Premium the same as Snapchat+?

No, Snapchat Premium refers to the model with which verified Snapchat creators turn their accounts into subscriptions. So people that want to see their Stories, need to pay.

Snapchat+ is the app’s paid subscription that offers exclusive features to subscribers.