is one of the most popular applications in the world. As we read on the company’s website, over 500 million people use it every month. It is the most popular communicator, incl. in Ukraine. For several weeks there has been information that Telegram may soon introduce a paid subscription. This has now been confirmed by Pavel Durov, the creator of the application.
Premium Telegram. The paid version of the application is coming soon
Durov, of course, announced the introduction of a paid plan on Telegram. As he writes, this is a response to users’ requests to increase the possibilities, incl. enter the option to send larger files. Durow said such an upgrade for each user would require costly server maintenance, and the application doesn’t even have to pay for it.
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For this reason, it was decided to introduce new functions in a paid form, but only for those willing. Other users will not be adversely affected by the changes and due to the premium program, the functionality of the application will not be limited to them. What’s more, they will be able to use some of the new solutions: they will be able to open large files, they will also see materials and stickers that only subscribers of paid Telegram will be able to send.
How much will Telegram Premium cost?
Durov provided only rudimentary information about the premium plan. So it is not known how much it will cost. Earlier reports, however, said $ 4.99. we can also find out that Telegram Premium can introduce:
- limit of sent files increased to 4 GB;
- faster file downloads;
- voice to text conversions;
- unique responses to messages;
- premium stickers;
- advanced chat management;
- profile badges;
- animated avatars;
- additional application icons.
It is also said that the subscription will remove advertising. That would mean these would be rolled out to the free version. Durov wrote that tests on this matter went better than expected. However, he added that, in his view, Telegram should be sponsored primarily by users, not advertisers. “In this way, users will remain our priority,” Durov concluded.