Instapaper is back. The service went dark in Europe after the GDPR policies came into action. Back then, the service was owned by Pinterest, and both the companies remained quiet about what’s happening with the service in Europe. It has been inaccessible since May, and after being down for weeks, it’s finally back for users in Europe.
And now, there are some radical changes coming to the service. First of all, Pinterest is no longer the owner of Instapaper — the original developers and creators behind Instapaper have transferred back ownership of the product, forming a new company called Instant Paper. And to support the service independently in the future, the company is bringing back its Instapaper Premium subscription offer.
You see, Instant Paper wants to keep Instapaper alive without using venture capital, and so the return of the premium subscription will be crucial here. The subscription, coming in at $2.99 a month or $29.99 a year, comes with a full-text search for articles, unlimited notes, text-to-speech playlists on mobile, speed reading, and more.