Pricing plans

  • Basic
    Essential tools for everyday storytelling
    Sign up
  • Premium
    Enhanced capabilities for expert storytelling
    $10/month or $100/year
Premium plan overview
Publish visibility optionsPublic onlyPrivate, Unlisted, and Public
ThemesOut-of-the-box themesDesign your own themes
Add your own logoNot includedIncluded
Remove StoryMaps brandingNot includedIncluded
Remove recommended contentNot includedIncluded
Product features
Personalized feedsIncludedIncluded
Multi-language supportIncludedIncluded
Mobile appIncludedIncluded
Commercial useIncludedIncluded
Data ownershipIncludedIncluded
StoryMaps content
Number of storiesUnlimitedUnlimited
Number of framesUnlimitedUnlimited
Number of collectionsUnlimitedUnlimited
Storytelling features
Multimedia (images, videos, and audio)IncludedIncluded
Image galleryIncludedIncluded
Image editorIncludedIncluded
Code blockIncludedIncluded
Text blocksIncludedIncluded
Mapping features
Map tour
Express map
Activity map
Thematic map
Ready-to-use map
Timeline template
Journey template
All cover optionsIncludedIncluded
All navigation optionsIncludedIncluded
Add stories, images, videos, PDFs, embeds, and URLsIncludedIncluded
Publishing and sharing options
Social media sharingIncludedIncluded
Google Analytics and Adobe AnalyticsIncludedIncluded
Embed stories on other websitesIncludedIncluded
Coming soon
Add GPX, KML, and GeoJSON files in express mapsNot includedIncluded
Cloud storage import (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc.)Not includedIncluded
Story templatesIncludedIncluded
Custom frame templateIncludedIncluded

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all new StoryMaps accounts start with a free trial of the Premium plan. This means that everyone gets experience creating stories with all of the great StoryMaps features and customization options.

Yes, for 30 days you will have full access to StoryMaps. During the free trial, you will be able to create themes and add them to your stories and collections. You’ll also be able to choose from all of the visibility options (public, private, and unlisted) when you publish your content.

We accept all major credit cards and debit cards

Yes, the payment process is secure. The StoryMaps team takes security very seriously. StoryMaps uses Transport Layer Security (TLS) to protect all website communications. StoryMaps does not handle your credit card information directly. This data goes through a third-party payment processor to ensure the security and privacy of your transaction. All authentication you provide to complete your transaction is processed and protected.

When upgrading to a Premium plan, you can choose a monthly or yearly subscription and the initial payment is processed at the time of purchase. Monthly subscriptions renew automatically at end of each billing cycle. Yearly subscriptions do not automatically renew; if you choose to renew your subscription before it expires, the payment will be processed at the end of the billing cycle. More information about your current subscription can be found on the Settings – Plans and Payments page.

Absolutely! After your free trial, you can decide which plan you would like based on your needs and preferred level of access: Basic or Premium. Accounts with the Basic plan can subscribe to Premium at any time. Premium subscribers can cancel their subscription at any time and will be downgraded to Basic at the end of their current billing cycle.

There are currently no time limits or subscription requirements for published stories. As long as you have an active StoryMaps account, your content will be available online.

StoryMaps is ad-free, though stories published from accounts on the Basic plan have StoryMaps branding in the header and footer and a section at the end that recommends more StoryMaps content. The StoryMaps branding and the recommended content section are removed from stories published by Premium subscribers.

The StoryMaps team evaluates pricing annually and will advise customers of any changes with ample notification

We genuinely hope you will enjoy creating stories with StoryMaps. However, if you choose to cancel your paid subscription, your account will not automatically renew, but payment is final. For more information on refunds, see the Terms of Use.

You can delete your StoryMaps account by submitting a request to the accounts team. Before you take that step, we just want to remind you that StoryMaps accounts on the Basic plan are free forever, and we hope that you’ll keep your account for future storytelling. However, if you do not want to use StoryMaps anymore, you can request to have your account deleted. This means that all of your data and anything you’ve created in StoryMaps would be deleted. If you want your account deleted, you can find a link to the request account deletion web form at the bottom of the Settings > General page. Account deletion is not an automatic process; the account deletion process can take up to 30 days from the time that the request is received.