New feature: Instagram plans to add a paid subscription model, similar to Patrion and Unlipense, in order to allow content creators on the platform to make money by creating a closed “fan club”. The new option, called Subscriptions, has been added to the US version of Instagram, and the registration cost is $ 0.99 to $ 4.99 per month.
The new option – creating a members club – is expected to come as a monthly payment, after so far Instagram has only allowed the purchase of “tags” to support creators during live broadcasts. As mentioned, according to the publication on the TechCrunch website, users who choose to purchase a subscription – will join a fan club of the same user. Once they do, they will receive a special badge that will mark them as club members, and they are expected to have exclusive access to live broadcasts, and to new stories that will be just for them.
Also, in photos recently posted by blogger and app researcher Alessandro Palucci, after registering as a subscriber, you will receive a special member tag, which will appear next to your username whenever you send a private message to the creator, or respond to his posts.
#Instagram keeps working on the Fan Clubs feature 👀
Here’s what the badge that will allow you to easily recognize Direct messages sent by members of your fan club will look like 👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/bnKRbuZxV7
– Alessandro Paluzzi (@ alex193a) September 1, 2021
Instagram CEO, Moral Man, confirmed earlier this year that the company is testing the service. The model is expected to be similar to Twitter Blue, which allows users to access exclusive tweets and other content.