On May 14, 2020 we began requiring members to sign up for a monthly/annual subscription in order to access the Couchsurfing website and mobile applications.
Couchsurfing members will now be able to send unlimited messages and couch requests. As third-party advertising is no longer supporting Couchsurfing, all third-party advertising has been removed from the website and mobile applications. The Couchsurfing website and mobile applications will continue to evolve and we are in the process of developing many of the exciting features requested by the community.
More details about these changes are available on the Couchsurfing Blog