TechnologyTelegram to Launch Paid Subscription Plan

Telegram to Launch Paid Subscription Plan

Messaging app Telegram will launch a paid subscription plan for its users this month, originator Pavel Durov said on Friday.

Users who will opt for Telegram Premium will get a higher boundary for chats, media and file uploads, Durov said in a blog post.

“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 said.

The app, along with messaging tool Signal, has seen an upsurge in users.

Following privacy concerns with larger rival WhatsApp, possessed by Meta Platforms Inc .

Telegram presently has 500 million monthly active users.

And is one of the 10 most downloaded apps in the world, conferring to its website.

Durov said the move to proposal a paid subscription was to guarantee.

That Telegram remains funded principally by its users and not advertisers.

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