While the majority of stories on MailOnline will remain free, in the new year, users will be offered the chance to sign up to access additional high-quality content. Known as Mail+, the extra articles will be available on both the UK website and app for a small monthly subscription fee
The subscription-only stories — around 10 to 15 a day — will appear on the UK website with a Mail+ logo next to them from the end of January. Some will also appear in the printed newspaper, while many others will not.
Crucially, non-subscribers will be able to carry on enjoying MailOnline and the free articles it publishes every day. Outside the UK, MailOnline will remain completely free.
Ted Verity, Editor of Mail Newspapers, said: “Everyone knows that the very best high-quality journalism costs money to produce and this will allow us to give our readers even more of it alongside hundreds and hundreds of great articles that will remain available to read for free.
“We are also investing in developing new podcasts and massively expanding our video content, so this is an incredibly exciting time for the Mail.”
Meanwhile readers who already subscribe to Mail+ Editions – home of the digital replicas of the daily printed newspapers – will automatically be given free access to the new Mail+ articles on MailOnline.