In this article, we are going to be covering the announcement of the Telegram paid subscription by creator Pavel Durov, and how it will affect the app overall.
As previously announced by the app’s creator Pavel Durov, the service will be known as Telegram Premium. Users may enjoy greater limits for communications, media, and file uploads, as well as other extras and resources under this subscription plan.
According to Durov, the messaging app’s existing functions will continue to be free. There will be “a lot” more free features coming, according to Durov, who added that increasing restrictions was a popular request. Most notably, removing limits for all Telegram users would necessitate an unsustainable cost for the application’s server and traffic.
While we still have no idea what the particular benefits of Telegram Premium will be, Durov says that the subscription plan is one that “allows anyone to acquire additional features, speed and resources.” According to previous reports, the subscription would include unique animated stickers, emojis, and a larger file-sharing limit. Users of Telegram Premium will also be among the first to try new features on the platform. Users who subscribe to Telegram Premium will be able to access further tools and resources using the service. It also ensures that the software is maintained primarily by its users rather than advertisers, Durov added.
Premium features like sending huge documents, media, and stickers will be available only to Premium users, but even non-Premium users will be able to access these materials if they’re sent by a Premium user.
Telegram paid subscription announcement
You can read Durov’s full announcement here:
“Since the day Telegram was launched almost nine years ago, we’ve been giving our users more features and resources than any other messaging app. A free app as powerful as Telegram was revolutionary in 2013 and is still unprecedented in 2022. To this day, our limits on chats, media and file uploads are unrivaled.
And yet, many have been asking us to raise the current limits even further, so we looked into ways to let you go beyond what is already crazy. The problem here is that if we were to remove all limits for everyone, our server and traffic costs would have become unmanageable, so the party would be unfortunately over for everyone.
After giving it some thought, we realized that the only way to let our most demanding fans get more while keeping our existing features free is to make those raised limits a paid option. That’s why this month we will introduce Telegram Premium, a subscription plan that allows anyone to acquire additional features, speed and resources. It will also allow users to support Telegram and join the club that receives new features first.
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.
While our experiments with privacy-focused ads in public one-to-many channels have been more successful than we expected, I believe that Telegram should be funded primarily by its users, not advertisers. This way our users will always remain our main priority.”
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