Telegram Premium Features Now Available – Here are The Exclusive Details

Telegram Premium Features Now Available – Here are The Exclusive Details

Telegram is a freeware, cross-platform, cloud-based instant messaging service. The service also provides end-to-end encrypted video calling, VoIP, file sharing and several other features. It was launched for iOS on 14 August 2013 and Android on 20 October 2013.

It was on the news that Telegram wasΒ  working on Telegram Premium, a feature that will allow its users on the platform to pay a fee and have access to an exclusive feature.

In its testing of version 8.7.2, the Telegram Beta channel has found a range of reaction emoji and stickers that have been marked as Telegram Premium exclusives.

Telegram Premium Features Now Available - Here are The Exclusive Details

Users who select these stickers and reactions will be prompted to sign up for the service. Even premium stickers that appear in a conversation thread are blocked from view to free users, replaced by the same call to action.

Telegram Premium

You’ll recall that sometimes last year, the company made moves to monetize its platform through ad sales and extra features tailored towards massive group channels. But this latest feature, average users will soon be asked to pay to get more features.

Some of the features with the premium include early access to new features. in addition to the ability to upload larger files, and Premium-only stickers and reactions..

The move is intended to respond to user demand for additional storage/bandwidth, without such super users destroying Telegram’s ability to sustain a free service for everyone else.

Telegram group video

β€œAfter giving it some thought, we realized that 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,” he writes.

Premium Subscription Cost

Data gathered from the beta version of the app suggests it will cost $4.99 / month. Also, it will come with faster downloads, voice-to-text messages, tools to customize your chats, and more.

The beta also indicates Premium users won’t have ads in one-to-many channels, something Durov introduced last year. This is in line with Durov’s previous promise that he would give users a way to turn ads off, though it looks like you might have to pay to gain access.

It’s not clear whether the Premium play is intended by Telegram to just cover costs for extra resources or to generate extra revenue.

As more details would be made available, we’ll be updating this post to meet up, so stay tuned!

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