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Which features of Ashley Madison cost Credits?
Which features of Ashley Madison cost Credits?

Understand which features and functions of Ashley Madison require Credits.

Updated over a week ago

Being a Member of Ashley Madison® is free, but Credits are required to access premium features to connect with other Members, like:


Winking helps you flirt with Members you’re interested in and get their attention.

Private Key requests

Private Key requests are sent to Members requesting that they share their Private Photos. Members can also enable Automatic Private Key Exchange to automatically unlock their private photos for anyone who shares a key with them.

Tip: Sending a Private Key request does not guarantee that a Member will share their private photos with you.

Collect Messages

Collect Messages can be sent to full Members from guest Members who don’t have the Credits needed to initiate contact. They work just like a collect call, where the fee is covered by the Member being contacted.

Priority Messages

Priority Messages help full Members break through inbox clutter and appear at the top of a recipient’s inbox for better visibility.

First-contact messages

First-contact messages are sent to members to start a conversation. Once you’ve initiated contact, additional non-Priority Messages to the same member are free!

Messaging costs

For the cost of messaging:

  1. Log into your profile;

  2. Visit the Messages page; and

  3. Click on the envelope symbol [✉] .

If using an iOS app, please contact customer service for messaging pricing.

Other actions on Ashley Madison may cost credits, but we will always display how many credits you will have to pay before being charged.

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