There are many ways to monetize a phone app. Snapchat decided to get weird. Instead of charging for filters, longer videos, more permanence of content, or maybe a way to know any metrics about the service, they’ve decided to charge for replays.
Gizmodo reports that the company will begin today charging $0.99 to replay a snap up to three times. Right now current replays are free. So this is a pretty high mark-up. But Snapchat understood this charge might appear a bit steep and ended its blog post announcing this new feature by saying, “They’re a little pricey — but time is money! ;)”
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