Telegram founder Pavel Durov recently engage with the platform to notify the future of Telegram and the release of a paid, subscription service called Telegram Premium. Durov said the premium version of the top trending messaging service will be rolling out later this month. Also adding that it will help Telegram be endowed “mainly by its users, not advertisers.”
The feature-packed instant messaging app that also allows users to make voice and video calls, and sends across large files along with many other abilities will continue to be free for regular users. Durov added, saying that only power users who need more features will have to invest in Telegram Premium.
“Not to worry about all that: all available functions remain free also many new free functions are coming. Moreover, Even users who don’t subscribe to Telegram Premium will be able to have some of its benefits. For example, they will be able to view extra-large documents, media, and stickers sent by Premium users, or click to add Premium reactions already pinned to a message to react similarly,” Durov said in the blog post.
Telegram was launched in 2013. It has been free for all its users for the last nine years. But Durov indicates that introducing more features and abilities to Telegram for all users would make the platform’s server and traffic costs “unmanageable”.
On the other hand, we still don’t know what are the exact perks that Telegram Premium will provide 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 ones to receive new features coming to the platform.
Premium features like sending extra-large media, documents, and stickers will only be available to paid subscribers. But even non-Premium users will be able to get benefit from these documents, media and stickers. If they’re sent the similar by a Premium user. We must have to know more details about Telegram Premium, including its pricing. When the subscription service launches after this month.