Telegram’s Premium subscription is right here and it prices $4.99 / month
After asserting Telegram Premium earlier this month, the messaging app has lastly rolled out the paid tier, which provides customers entry to further options for $4.99 / month (by way of TechCrunch). All of the options are outlined in a publish on Telegram’s weblog, with a few of its greater attracts together with sooner downloads and a bigger most file add dimension of 4GB (fairly than the usual 2GB).
Premium subscribers may also get double the boundaries imposed on normal customers. As an alternative of becoming a member of as much as 500 channels, subscribers are capped at 1,000 channels. The identical goes for different options on Telegram — subscribers can create 20 chat folders with 200 chats every, save as much as 10 stickers, pin as much as 10 chats, and add a complete of 4 accounts to Telegram as an alternative of three. Premium customers additionally get to have longer bios with a hyperlink.
Telegram Premium subscribers get elevated limits on the variety of channels they’ll be part of and extra.
Another perks embrace entry to a library of Premium stickers with extra obnoxious full-screen animations, unique emoji reactions, and animated profile photos (kind of like those you see on Steam). There’s additionally textual content conversion for voice messages in case you don’t have headphones helpful, along with chat administration instruments that let you change your default chat folder. Oh, and subscribing to Premium removes sponsored messages in public channels.
Telegram CEO Pavel Durov’s views on the platform’s freemium tier have remained unchanged since he first introduced up the chance in 2020. According to what he mentioned beforehand, Durov said final week that free options will stay free and new options gained’t influence the Telegram expertise for non-subscribers. This implies free Telegram customers ought to be capable to obtain bigger recordsdata uploaded by subscribers, in addition to view the premium reactions or emojis they use.
Premium’s perks construct off of Telegram’s current options
Durov additionally promised that Telegram gained’t cease creating options without cost customers both, which the platform seems to be following by way of on up to now. The most recent Telegram replace shows verified badges in chats (not simply in profiles, search outcomes, or chat lists), provides public teams the power to allow be part of requests, and provides a couple of platform-specific enhancements.
That mentioned, Telegram Premium comes with numerous options, a lot of which is able to in all probability be engaging to essentially the most energetic of Telegram’s — now 700 million robust — userbase. I personally like that almost all of Premium’s perks construct off of Telegram’s current options. The brand new tier doesn’t put options behind a paywall that ought to’ve been on the platform within the first place (sort of like what Twitter did with its “undo” button).