Telegram app to introduce paid subscription plan

Telegram, a messaging app, will introduce a paid membership option for its users this month, according to creator Pavel Durov.

Telegram Premium users will have a larger restriction for conversations, media, and file uploads, according to a blog post by Durov.

“The only way to provide our most ardent users more while keeping our present services free is to charge for those increased restrictions,” he explained.

Following privacy issues with bigger rival WhatsApp, owned by Meta Platforms Inc, the software, as well as communications tool Signal, has witnessed a surge in users. According to its website, Telegram boasts 500 million monthly active users and is one of the top ten most downloaded programs worldwide.

The decision to provide a premium membership, according to Durov, was made to ensure that Telegram is supported largely by its users rather than advertisements.

Latest articles

Australia: Flood-affected Fitzroy ready to start new school year

To start the new school year in Fitzroy Crossing, teachers who had been evacuated to Broome due to the flooding were flown back home...

Australia deploy 70 more defence personnel in UK to train Ukrainian recruits

Today, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, the Hon. Richard Marles, MP, and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon. Penny...

Brexit: What happens after UK’s exit?

When December of 2020 rolled around, the Brexit discussions between the UK and the EU were in their final stages. In January of 2021,...

Australia strengthen higher education with first global treaty

Australia has ratified the first international agreement governing higher education, facilitating greater global mobility for Australian educational institutions and their students. The new UNESCO Global...

Related articles