Telegram, a platform for encrypted communications, has stated that premium subscriptions on its network will likely cost around $5 (around Rs 400) per month.
This year, Telegram has surpassed 700 million monthly active users (MAUs) and has become one of the five most downloaded apps globally. Telegram competes with WhatsApp and Signal directly.
By subscribing to Telegram Premium, users will gain access to doubled restrictions, 4 GB file uploads, accelerated downloads, exclusive stickers and reactions, enhanced chat management, and more.
Non-paid users will have access to some Premium features, such as the ability to download extra-large documents and view stickers provided by premium users, as well as the ability to tap to boost counters on premium reactions already added to a message.
The contributions of premium customers will improve and grow the application for decades to come, while Telegram will stay free, autonomous, and true to its users-first ethos, revolutionising how a software firm should function, according to Telegram.
Any user may upload files and media up to 2 GB in size and enjoy free, limitless storage in the Telegram Cloud.
Telegram Premium allows users to transfer 4 GB files, which is sufficient for transmitting four hours of 1080p video or eighteen days of high-quality audio.
Premium users have access to the best possible download speeds for media and files.
Follow up to 1,000 channels, create up to 20 chat folders with up to 200 messages each, add a fourth account to any Telegram app, bookmark up to 10 talks in the main list, and store up to 10 favourite stickers. Similarly, Premium permits the addition of additional characters to media captions. Additionally, premium users can write a longer bio and include a link.