Although WhatsApp is the most popular instant messaging platform, Telegram Has gained a lot of users in the last few years. Telegram continues to bring new features and some of them are not even available on WhatsApp. So far, the telegram is completely free. However, it looks like a paid version of the app will be out soon. Telegram founder Pavel Durav confirmed the development and explained how the paid version would work.
Why is Telegram launching a paid version?
Durav said users wanted new features and Telegram “looked for ways to get you out of what was already going crazy.” However, according to Durv, the problem is that “if we removed all limits for everyone, our server and traffic costs would become uncontrollable, so the party would unfortunately end for everyone.” Therefore, Telegram wants to give its “most demanding fans more” and makes those existing features free as a payment option.
What? Telegram Premium?
This is a monthly subscription plan that will allow anyone to use additional features, speed and resources. This will allow users to support Telegram and join the club accepting the new features first.
What will happen to Telegram’s ‘free’ users?
All existing features will remain free, Durov said. Also, new features will come for free users. Durav added that even users who do not subscribe to Telegram Premium will be able to enjoy some of its benefits. For example, they will be able to see extra-large documents, media and stickers sent by premium users, or tap to add a premium response already pinned to a message to respond in the same way.
When will Telegram Premium be launched and what is its price?
The Telegram Premium Subscription Plan will be launched later this month. So far, the Telegram has not disclosed how much it will cost.