The paid version of the instant messaging app Telegram i.e. subscription-based service will be launched in India this month. Telegram founder Pavel Durov himself has given this information. Telegram Premium users will get a discount on the chat limit. Apart from this, the facility of uploading large media files will be available. In a blog post, Powell said, “A paid service is needed to provide more convenience to our most demanding users while keeping our existing features free.”
monthly active users of Telegram is around 500 million.
Telegram has a direct competition with Signal and WhatsApp. At present, the number of monthly active users of Telegram is around 500 million. Telegram is one of the top 10 most downloaded apps in the whole world. The company’s founder has also clarified that the launch of a paid service does not mean that ads will be shown to free users.
Telegram will be free forever to Telegram users. No ads. The tagline No Fees is also visible. The company expects revenue from the paid service. The unlimited cloud storage facility will be available with Telegram’s paid service. The free tagline has also been removed with the new version. New and 3D stickers will also be available with the paid service.
In a blog post, Powell said, “A paid service is needed to provide more convenience to our most demanding users while keeping our existing features free.”
Telegram Premium will offer
While we still don’t know what are the exact perks that Telegram Premium will offer over the regular app, Durov does mention the subscription plan to be one that “allows anyone to acquire additional features, speed, and resources.” Previous reports have suggested that the subscription will include exclusive animated stickers, emojis, and a larger file-sharing limit. Telegram Premium users will also be the first to receive new features coming to the platform.
“Not to worry though: all existing features remain free, and there are plenty of new free features coming. Moreover, even users who don’t subscribe to Telegram Premium will be able to enjoy some of its benefits: for example, they will be able to view extra-large documents, media, and stickers sent by Premium users, or tap to add Premium reactions already pinned to a message to react in the same way,” Durov said in the blog post.