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 its options are specified by a put up on Telegram’s weblog, with a few of its greater attracts, together with quicker downloads and a bigger most file add measurement of 4 GB (as a substitute of the usual 2 GB).
Premium subscribers additionally get double the boundaries imposed on commonplace customers. As an alternative of becoming a member of as much as 500 channels, subscribers are restricted to 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 longer bios with a hyperlink.
Another perks embody entry to a library of Premium stickers with extra obnoxious full-screen animations, unique emoji reactions, and animated profile photos (like those you see on Steam). There’s additionally textual content conversion for voice messages in case you do not have headphones useful, in addition to chat administration instruments that allow you to change your default chat folder. Oh, and subscribing to Premium will take away sponsored posts in public channels.
Telegram CEO Pavel Durov’s opinion of the platform’s freemium degree has remained unchanged since he first introduced up the likelihood in 2020. According to what he mentioned earlier, Durov acknowledged final week that free options will stay free and that new options is not going to have an effect on the Telegram expertise for non-subscribers. Because of this free Telegram customers ought to be capable to obtain bigger information uploaded by subscribers, in addition to the premium feedback or emojis they use.
Durov additionally promised that Telegram will not cease growing options totally free customers both, which the platform appears to be following to date. The most recent Telegram replace exhibits verified badges in chats (not simply profiles, search outcomes, or chat lists), offers public teams the flexibility to allow membership requests, and provides just a few platform-specific enhancements.
That mentioned, Telegram Premium comes with: so much of options, a lot of that are prone to enchantment to Telegram’s most lively – now 700 million robust – person base. Personally, I like that many of the advantages of Premium construct on Telegram’s present options. The brand new tier does not put options behind a paywall that ought to have been on the platform within the first place (sort of like Twitter did with its “undo” button).