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Check or increase your character limit

Check how many characters you have left to use or increase your limit.
Every BeyondWords plan comes with a character limit. This is the maximum number of characters that you can convert into audio each month, across all of the projects on your account. You can check or increase your character limit anytime.
Characters (including letters, symbols, and spaces) count towards your limit when they are processed into audio. When editing audio, only additional paragraphs or paragraphs with changed voices will count towards your character limit during reprocessing. This means you can make minor text edits for "free".
The default character limits are:
  • Free: 30,000 characters/month (approximately 6,000 words or 37.5 minutes of audio*)
  • Creator: 500,000 characters/month (approximately 100,000 words or 10.4 hours of audio*)
  • Pro: 4,000,000 characters/month (approximately 800,000 words or 83.3 hours of audio*)
  • Enterprise: Custom character limit

Check your character limit

There is a character counter in the bottom-left corner of your project dashboard(s). This shows you:
  • How many characters you have left
  • Your monthly character limit
  • The number of days until your character limit renews
  • The date that your character limit renews

Increase your character limit

You can increase your character limit by upgrading your plan. This will also give you immediate access to an increased project limit and other features — visit the 'Settings (Plan)' page in your dashboard to learn more.

Character boosters

Creator and Pro users also have the option to increase their character limit by adding one or more character boosters. Each character booster costs $50/month or $540/year (excluding taxes) and increases your character limit by 1,000,000 characters/month:
  1. 1.
    Sign into BeyondWords and go to your account settings or any project dashboard
  2. 2.
    Select 'Add characters' in the bottom-left corner
  3. 3.
    Select 'Add character boosters'
  4. 4.
    Select or enter a payment method
  5. 5.
    Select 'Pay now'
Character boosters come into effect immediately, so you can start using your extra characters straight away. To make things easier for you, we will sync your character booster's billing period to your plan's billing period. And don't worry: if you add a character booster partway through your billing period, we will reduce your first bill accordingly.
How does billing work for character boosters?
Can I cancel a character booster?

FAQs

How many characters do I need?
When will my character limit renew?
Will my unusued characters roll over to the next month?
What happens to my character limit if I delete, disable, or edit audio?
What happens if I run out of characters?
Can I add extra characters as a one-off?
* Based on an average of 5 characters per word and a speaking speed of 160 words per minute. Average characters per word varies according to language and content. Speaking speed varies by voice.