Imgur is launching a subscription service that offers an ad-free browsing experience and new community features, like profile flair and the ability to mute tags across the site. The subscription service, called Emerald, quietly launched on the web in May, and today, it’s being more publicly announced as it comes to Imgur’s Android app. The service will eventually launch on iOS, too.
Emerald costs $5 per month, but it’s not offered through Imgur itself. Instead, Imgur has partnered with a company called Coil, which is the latest group trying to make micropayments work across the web. Coil has the same general structure as other micropayments services — you pay a monthly sum, and then Coil pays that money out to the various companies and…tech, The Verge