The Mail says the new subscription service will be free for everyone who already reads the digital version of the Mail newspaper – Mail+ Editions – on their phone or tablet.
The new service, simply called Mail+, will be found on the MailOnline website and app – where the overwhelming majority of the up to 1,500 articles they publish every day will remain free. Every morning, lunchtime and teatime, the publisher says readers will see a number of new articles appearing on MailOnline with a little blue M+ at the start of the headline. Some of these will appear in the printed newspaper, others won’t.
The Mail says the fact that there are no space restrictions online means it can use the Mail+ service to give readers even more of the things they love about the Mail, from royal exclusives to book serialisations. There will also be health, money and travel features users won’t find anywhere else.
To read Mail+ articles on MailOnline, Mail readers have to sign up for a Mail+ subscription, with the first month free, then £4.99 per month thereafter.
The publisher says extra articles will be available on the UK website only. Outside the UK, MailOnline will remain completely free.
The Mail says for its tens of thousands of readers who already subscribe to Mail+, and who love reading articles exactly as they appear in the printed newspaper on Mail+ Editions, that’s not going to change.
To read Mail+ content simply go to dailymail.co.uk and click on any story showing the M+ logo, added the publisher. Next look for the button that says: ‘Already a subscriber? Log in.’ Simply enter the email address and password you use to access Mail+ Editions – and you’re ready to go.Keep up-to-date with publishing news: sign up here for InPubWeekly, our free weekly e-newsletter.