Tuesday, 29 November 2022

Telegram to Launch Its Paid Subscription Plan in June

Telegram to Launch Its Paid Subscription Plan in June

Telegram is one of the most widely used chatting applications globally after WhatsApp. Even Telegram has more than a billion downloads like WhatsApp, a feat that no one can ignore. When the company arrived on the scene, it said to the users that it would never charge them. But that's changing later this month as Telegram will launch a Premium application subscription for users. Here's everything you should know about this.

Telegram Premium Details

Telegram will continue to offer the app's existing features for free, said Pavel Durov, founder of Telegram. In an official announcement, Durov said that Telegram couldn't remove all limits to offering a better user experience as it would scale the server and traffic costs to an unmanageable level. Thus, the company is building a Premium model for users ready to pay a little to get more out of the app.

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Durov said that Telegram Premium is a subscription plan that will allow users to acquire additional features, speed, and resources. Further, the users on the Premium plan will get the new features before everyone else.

Durov asked users not to worry as the existing features will continue to come for free, and the company will keep adding new features at regular intervals. Even users not on the Premium plan of Telegram will benefit indirectly as they can view media and stickers along with extra-large documents sent by the Premium users.

The main reason for charging users is to focus on what users need rather than going to the advertisers and losing focus on the consumers, said Telegram. The Premium model would allow Telegram to keep its priorities straight. Details around the pricing of the premium model aren't out right now. Also, whether the Premium subscription would arrive in each country together is unknown.