Telegram To Launch Premium Subscription Plan In June

Pappi Hex

Instant messaging app Telegram will roll out a paid subscription plan later this month, founder Pavel Durov has revealed.

In a blog post, Durov said that users who will opt for the Telegram Premium will get a higher limit for chats, media and file uploads. 

"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," Durov said.

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Rival messaging platform WhasApp, which happens to be the most instant messaging app on the globe also have in the works similar subscription dubbed 'WhatsApp Premium".

Last year, Telegram and Signal messaging application saw a huge increase in download and their user base following WhatsApp's privacy-related concerns.

With over 500 million monthly active users, Telegram is among the top 10 most downloaded apps in the world. Unlike Meta-owned WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal doesn't come pre-installed on smartphones. Despite that, Telegram has over years gradually gained popularity.

Durov notes that the move to offer a paid subscription was to ensure tha Telegram remains funded primarily by its users and not by  advertisers.

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