Would you ever pay to access certain content on Instagram? Well, soon you might. According to recent discoveries Alessandro Paluzzi made, Instagram is testing a “fan club” feature that will only give you access to some Stories if you pay to see them.
Alessandro tweeted his findings, writing that Instagram is working on stories for fan clubs. “Exclusive stories visible only to fan club [member’s] eyes,” he writes, adding that it will not be possible to take screenshots of these exclusive stories.
#Instagram is working on stories for fan clubs, exclusive stories visible only to fan club members 👀
ℹ️ It is not possible to take screenshots of exclusive stories. pic.twitter.com/GAYvRFVBss
— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) June 21, 2021
Furthermore, Alessandro writes that the Exclusive Stories icon will be purple, and users will be able to save them to highlights so their fan club members can always access them, both old and new ones.
#Instagram continues to work on the exclusive stories for Fan clubs 👀
ℹ️ The Exclusive Stories icon will be purple. pic.twitter.com/4Qzzdodeqf
— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) June 24, 2021
#Instagram keeps working on exclusive stories for fan clubs 👀
ℹ️ Even exclusive stories can be saved to a Highlight so fans always have something to see when they join. pic.twitter.com/HUBAUCS4fK
— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) June 28, 2021
For now, Instagram has been unwilling to reveal more detail about the “fan club” feature, according to Engadget. Still, the last time Alessandro discovered a possible upcoming feature on the platform, it truly entered the testing phase shortly after. After all, we’ve seen similar features within other apps. There’s Twitter’s “Super Follows,” as well as channel memberships on YouTube. So, I wouldn’t be surprised if this paid feature really appeared on Instagram in a while.