What are Cycles?
Cycles are Replit's virtual tokens that can be used to purchase extra compute power and functionality for your Repls.
Cycles can be purchased for less than $0.01 USD each and can be combined with any user plan. That means free users can unlock Power Ups à la carte (e.g. Private Repls) without committing to a full Hacker subscription. Hacker subscribers can surpass limitations such as the 5 Repl limit on Boosts and Always On.
What about old Cycles?
Anyone that had old cycles (ie Karma Points) should have had them converted into new cycles for the same exact value.
Example: If I had 10 karma points I should now have 10 cycles.
If your old cycles never converted please reach out to us at [email protected].
Managing Your Cycles
Once you purchase Cycles, you can view your balance and usage within your "My Cycles" page located in your menu.
Your rate of Cycles usage will depend on what Power Ups you choose to use.
- Unlimited Private Repls = 150 Cycles per month
- Always On = 2 Cycles per Repl, per day
- Boosts = 2 Cycles per Repl, per day
Once your Cycles balance is insufficient, your Power Ups will automatically turn off and you will need to repurchase Cycles to continue accessing the same functionality.
We also want to be clear, Cycles are NOT a cryptocurrency. They are a virtual token native to Replit's platform and do not have any value in real currency.
Purchasing compute resources is just the first step for Cycles. We have a lot more in store for these tokens and what they will become. For now, we're excited to introduce this new Power Up method to our community!
If you have any more questions about Cycles or how to use them, check out our Cycles FAQ here.