After announcing Telegram Premium earlier this month, the messaging app has lastly rolled out the paid tier, which supplies customers entry to additional options for $4.99 / month (by way of TechCrunch). All of the options are outlined in a post on Telegram’s blog, with a few of its larger attracts together with sooner 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 a substitute 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 a substitute 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 (type of like those you see on Steam). There’s additionally textual content conversion for voice messages in case you don’t have headphones useful, along with chat administration instruments that assist you to 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 brought up the possibility in 2020. Consistent with what he mentioned beforehand, Durov stated last 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 information uploaded by subscribers, in addition to view the premium reactions or emojis they use.
Durov additionally promised that Telegram gained’t cease growing options at no cost customers both, which the platform seems to be following via on to date. The most recent Telegram replace shows verified badges in chats (not simply in profiles, search outcomes, or chat lists), offers public teams the flexibility to allow be part of requests, and provides just a few platform-specific enhancements.
That mentioned, Telegram Premium comes with rather a lot of options, lots of which is able to in all probability be engaging to probably the most lively of Telegram’s — now 700 million robust — userbase. I personally like that almost all of Premium’s perks construct off of Telegram’s present 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).