Telegram will a premium subscription plan as soon as the end of June, confirmed the CEO of Telegram Pavel Durov. Durov said that Telegram is primarily funded by its users and not by advertisements. Telegram, however, will not charge for the existing features on the platforms, only the new features will be charged.
Speaking from his Telegram Channel Durov said, “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.”
Telegram’s New Subscription Plan Details
Several users had wanted Telegram to raise its limits and to give them the benefit, Telegram will launch some of the paid-only features that will give users add-on headspace. Telegram could not increase capacity for all of its users and make the new services free owing to the fact that the server costs would become unmanageable by the company.
Pavel Durov announces Telegram Premium, the messenger’s latest attempt to turn a profit. https://t.co/eCeHbWEOmQ
— Kevin Rothrock (@KevinRothrock) June 10, 2022
Some of the paid features will still be available to users who are not buying a premium subscription plan. Durov has said that users will be able to view ‘extra-large documents, media and stickers’ sent by a Premium User, or pin Premium reactions with a message carrying a similar Premium reaction.
Telegram launched a host of new features last month like custom notification sounds, custom mute durations, auto delete menu in profiles, replies in forwarded and message translations on iOS.
Telegram remains one of the Top 5 mobile applications downloaded globally.
Telegram is among the top 5 most downloaded apps in the world. Of these top 5 apps, Telegram is the only one that doesn’t spend billions on marketing to buy downloads. In a way, we are the only app that is on the list purely because it is genuinely loved by the people
— Pavel Durov (@durov) April 28, 2022