What’s available during a free trial

If you're a Launch Plan user and have opted for a free trial of the Scale Plan, here's what you can expect:

Access to most Scale Plan features

During your free trial period, you'll have access to most of the features included in the Scale Plan as outlined below.

Should you decide not to upgrade to a paid plan after the trial ends, you'll be automatically subscribed to our free Launch Plan. As a Launch Plan user, you'll be subject to its respective limits. For instance, you'll only be able to send emails to up to 2,500 subscribers, even if your import limit exceeds this number.

Features not included in the free trial



Boosts While you can browse the Boosts marketplace during your trial, you won't be able to apply to offers or create your own.
Premium Subscriptions Setting up premium subscriptions is not available during the trial period.
Multiple Publications Managing multiple publications is not accessible during the trial.


Features unlocked during the trial that are premium-gated afterwards

These features will remain accessible during your trial but will require a paid subscription once the trial period ends. Click here to see what’s included with all beehiiv plans.



3D Analytics Account analytics organized into the Subscribers Report, Posts Report, and Clicks Report.
A/B Testing Optimize your open rate by testing multiple subject lines.
Ad Network Monetize your newsletter with the Ad Network. Accept, distribute, and earn from relevant ads featured in beehiiv publications.
AI Writer/image tools in the editor Get access to your own AI writing assistant with translation, text and image tools.
API Access Utilize our API to tap into the open web with tons of flexibility including webhooks and a variety of import options.
Automations Create email journeys that are tailored for your subscribers with our robust automation features.
Custom Domains Use your own website domain to send your beehiiv publications.

Any custom domain setup during the trial will revert to the default beehiiv domain at the end of the trial period.
Custom HTML Add your own HTML code to further customize the look and feel of your newsletter.
Custom Web Builder Easily transform the website that features your beehiiv content
with our customized landing pages, home pages, and upgrade pages.

Note: Any customizations applied to landing pages, home pages, and upgrade pages during the trial period will return to their default settings once the trial concludes. However, these customizations will remain saved in a draft state within the Design Lab; meaning if you decide to upgrade to Scale, then you’ll be able to re-publish these customizations after you upgrade.
Custom Pages Continue to build your beehiiv site by adding custom pages that reflect your brand and preferred style.
Polls Keep your subscribers more engaged and entertained by adding polls to your publications.
Referral Program Incentivize and reward subscribers with your own Referral Program.
Segments Organize your audience based on their attributes and activity with our powerful segments.

During the trial period, you’ll have the flexibility to create more than 3 segments on the Launch Plan. After the trial period ends, you’ll be limited to a maximum of 3 segments due to Launch Plan restrictions. You can also send emails to segments during the trial. However, this feature becomes accessible only with a Scale Plan subscription after the trial period ends.
Surveys Gather data from subscribers right from your newsletter and then use the data to tailor your content.


Tech Note: When you upgrade to the Grow plan while on a free trial, your beehiiv dashboard will still display a modal about the trial period for Scale features until the end of your 30-day trial. Once the trial concludes, your dashboard will accurately reflect the chosen plan you're subscribed to.

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