Pinterest acquired Instapaper in August. Now three months later, Instapaper has announced its biggest update. The app is making its premium features available to all for free. Previously, the read-it-later app offered a set of features with a monthly fee of $3 per month or $30 a year. Now, all of the special features are available for free to all users. Let's dive in to see some more details on Instapaper Premium.
Instapaper Premium Is Now Free For Everyone
So what are the premium features that everyone will be enjoying? From today, you will have complete access to the features which were previously enjoyed by paying subscribers. You can now enjoy all features even if you have never paid a dime to use the app. The app on its own have always been free, below are some of the features which were part of the paid subscription.
Some of the features include full-text search for entire list of articles, the ability to make unlimited notes, unlimited speed reading, playlists for text-to-speech, Kindle Digest with up to 50 articles and the ''send to Kindle'' feature through bookmarklet and mobile app. Additionally, you can also browse through the company's website with no ads at all.
Those users, who were already subscribed will receive a prorated refund in the coming weeks, so be sure to check your emails for that. Pinterest has planned the strategy to be more than just a place to collect articles with visual content. It wants to cater text heavy items as well. The move also suggests that Pinterest has a lot more to offer in the future.
Even though some of these features are also available on rival platforms like Pocket, Pinterest has definitely stepped its game. Basically, Pinterest is a popular digital scrapbook site. The company also made sure that Instapaper would remain a separate, independent platform for your article accumulation needs and more.
Instapaper started charging premium users as a mean to support the development of Instapaper back in 2014. Since it's no longer a startup, the need for a paid model to exist is no more. Making premium features available to everyone will enhance the usage, which is a plus for the company.
This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on Instapaper Premium going free for all users? Do you think it's a wise move considering the likes of Pocket, Flipboard, Evernote and other rival platforms? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.