Transitioning to a credit system

Subscription “downloads” are now called “credits”

If you are a Pro subscriber on Iconfinder, you may have noticed that your user account now shows available “credits” instead of “downloads”. We are transitioning to a credit system to open up opportunities for more types of products on Iconfinder.

You will also notice that, before downloading a product, you can now see its value in credits. As a rule of thumb, downloading one premium icon will use one credit, just like before. You can still download the same icon in more formats or sizes without spending more credits.

A little UI hint tells you how many credits you are going to spend

This is a first step in making Iconfinder more flexible to offer new types of products and licenses while keeping the same subscription plans. As we will gradually introduce new products, such as illustrations (spoiler alert!), some of that new content will require more credits to be spent.

We will make sure to keep you updated about any upcoming changes.

As always, feel free to reach out to us at if you have any questions.




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Martin LeBlanc

Founder+CEO of @iconfinder, co-organizer of the @forgecph conference and @dribbble meetups

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