After offering its Premium service for free for years, Telegram is now charging $5 per month for it.
The first commercial version of Telegram is called Telegram Premium, and it focuses on providing new capabilities that are unavailable to free users. In the US, the enhanced service has a monthly subscription of $4.99.
The monthly subscription doubles limitations, speeds up downloads, and permits larger files, starting with features that increase Telegram’s utility. Files up to 4GB in size can be shared and uploaded by premium subscribers. These files may also be distributed to users who do not have Premium.
The Premium subscription now has additional restrictions, such as the ability to join up to 1,000 groups and channels, pin up to 10 chats to the home page, receive up to 20 t.me personalized links, and save up to 400 GIFs in the Favorite GIFs feature. The Favorite Stickers section also allows you to save up to 10 stickers.
Users can access increased limits, 4 GB file uploads, faster downloads, exclusive stickers and reactions, better conversation management, and a ton more by subscribing to Telegram Premium. All current features, on which consumers have relied for almost a decade, are still available for free.
Telegram Premium also offers the option to have the program automatically translate audio messages with a written readout, which has the potential to be a really useful tool.
There are numerous entertaining special stickers included in the subscription offering, several of which support enormous full-screen animations. Unique message reactions, animated profile images, customized app icons, and the absence of advertisements in public channels are all included.
Additionally, there is the wonderful option of organizing discussions into folders.
However, it’s important to keep in mind that free users aren’t sacrificing anything by upgrading to Telegram Premium. As usual, all currently available features function, and Telegram will continue to introduce new ones. Requests to join public groups, verified badges for groups and channels, enhancements to bots, better chat previews on Android, automatic media saving on Android, and better sharing on iOS are just a few of the most recent features available to all users.
detailing its paid offering and Telegram both used the occasion to proclaim that they each have 700 million active users. Starting with Telegram version 8.8.1 for Android, premium is accessible to all users, and it is being rolled out gradually.