After asserting Telegram Premium earlier this month, the messaging app has lastly rolled out the paid tier, which provides customers entry to additional options for $4.99 / month (through TechCrunch). All of the options are outlined in a submit on Telegram’s weblog, with a few of its larger attracts together with quicker downloads and a bigger most file add dimension of 4GB (somewhat than the usual 2GB).
Premium subscribers may also get double the bounds imposed on customary 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.
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 will 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. In step with what he mentioned beforehand, Durov acknowledged final week that free options will stay free and new options gained’t impression the Telegram expertise for non-subscribers. This implies free Telegram customers ought to have the ability to obtain bigger recordsdata uploaded by subscribers, in addition to view the premium reactions or emojis they use.
Durov additionally promised that Telegram gained’t cease creating options totally free customers both, which the platform seems to be following by way of on up to now. The newest Telegram replace shows verified badges in chats (not simply in profiles, search outcomes, or chat lists), offers public teams the power to allow be part of requests, and provides a couple of platform-specific enhancements.
That mentioned, Telegram Premium comes with lots of options, a lot of which is able to most likely be engaging to probably the most lively of Telegram’s — now 700 million sturdy — 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 (type of like what Twitter did with its “undo” button).