Telegram is without doubt one of the hottest messaging companies on the market. The app lately turned one of many High 5 downloaded apps by 2022 and has now surpassed 700 million month-to-month energetic customers. We lately heard concerning the firm searching for a chance to generate income and a strategy to do it “giving one thing again to buyers” via a paid program not so way back, and now the Telegram Premium subscription was formally launched. It prices $4.99/month and has plenty of unique options.

What does Telegram Premium deliver to the desk?

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The paid program is not very thrilling, though it certain does provide you with entry to a few of the unique perks to brag about. Beginning with the unique options, Telegram says that the premium customers can add information as much as 4GB in measurement (as an alternative of the default 2GB). Though all customers can obtain bigger information, together with non-premium customers, paying clients get higher obtain speeds.


Premium subscribers additionally take pleasure in “Double Limits”. Premium customers can be part of as much as 1,000 channels (versus the five hundred restrict), create as much as 20 chat folders with as much as 200 chats every, save as much as 10 stickers and 400 favourite GIFs, and pin as much as 10 chats. The premium customers may also embrace hyperlinks of their bios.

Different Telegram Premium options embrace entry to a library of distinctive and overly expressive reactions and stickers. There’s additionally a function that permits customers to create a transcript of voice messages with only one click on, identical to Slack. Subscribing to Telegram Premium additionally offers customers a “particular badge” that seems subsequent to their profile in chats and teams. And oh, the paid membership additionally removes sponsored messages (learn advertisements) from public channels.

Though it gives entry to many options, Telegram says that its premium subscription is not nearly entry to unique options, it is about far more. The corporate says that the premium subscription is about supporting the event of the platform and serving to the app broaden many years to return. The corporate says it desires to redefine how a expertise firm ought to work and the Premium program is a step in the identical course.

Why Telegram Premium solely is smart for energy customers

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Though Telegram Premium gives lots, a lot of the options are handy for energy customers. As for me, I would not take into account subscribing to the paid program for entry to 1,000 channels – I am barely subscribed to 10 channels and I do not understand how I’d address 50+. However as with all subscriptions, the utilization case is far broader, which is why I feel the corporate has bundled so many options, however the $4.99/month price appears a bit increased. And as Telegram founder Durov has repeatedly stated, the app’s core options are nonetheless free to make use of, which needs to be sufficient for many of us.

Whereas some would possibly argue that the freemium income technology mannequin labored for Discord – Nitro membership generates a great quantity of income for the corporate – Telegram is a distinct platform. Discord’s method has at all times been to construct communities and encourage group conversations, whereas Telegram began as a peer-to-peer communication app. Though it might have handled related issues as Discord, folks nonetheless take into account Telegram as a one-on-one prompt messaging app the place the customers could not discover the premium options very helpful.

For now, Telegram Premium gives slightly worth for an oddly excessive value, which is why I am skipping it for now. Though I’ll return sooner or later who is aware of. Would you subscribe to Telegram Premium? What do you concentrate on it? Tell us within the feedback part beneath!

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