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How to tell if someone has Snapchat Plus?

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Snapchat is an instant messaging app that became instantly popular after its release in 2011 and in early 2022, they rolled out Snapchat Plus. This subscription-based model at $3.99/month introduces various profile-enhancing features like ghost trails, friend solar system, custom app icon, and many more. At a small monthly fee, users can get brand-new and exciting features however, not everyone has to opt for this model.

In this article, we will be discussing how you can identify the signs behind someone having a Snapchat Plus account.

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Identifying the positive sign

Snapchat+ has offered various to their subscribers including a Ghost Trail, Snapchat for web, and custom app icons as well as the ability to pin your best friend on top of your list. Their main focus has been on best friends and you can organise your list in the form of eight best friends and friends in the Friends Solar System feature. However, these features can be shared only between Snapchat Plus users.

One of the main features of Snapchat+ is that all users can apply a badge over their profile icon.

It is a small badge with a white star on a black circle (✪). If they head to your profile, this badge will be in front of their username. This is the only way you can check if they have a Snapchat Plus membership. Unless you happen to have a peak into their phone, all other features of Snapchat Plus are only limited to Plus users.

The badge icon feature is off by default and if the Plus user decides to keep the feature disabled then there is no other way for you to find out if someone has Snapchat Plus other than by asking them directly.

If you want to check temporarily whether a friend is using Snapchat Plus, you can try their 7-day free trial of the membership. First, check if Snapchat Plus is available in your country. This way, you can check your friend’s ghost trail and see if you can add them to your solar system.

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Sania Usmani

Sania Usmani

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