Telegram Launches Premium Tier As Platform Hits 700 Million Users

In short: Telegram has announced a Premium subscription for its 700 million monthly active users. While no official pricing has been revealed, regions where the tier is live now suggest the price is between $5 and $6/pm, giving subscribers access to nearly a dozen features. exclusive. The level arrives as part of an app update, which also brings numerous fixes and optimizations.

It was inevitable for a service as big as Telegram to launch a subscription tier. While announcing the milestone of 700 million monthly active users, the messaging company revealed Telegram Premium and all the features it will unlock for subscribers.

First, the largest file upload size of 4 GB, which doubles the limit available for standard users. There will be no restrictions/limitations on download speeds, with file downloads now dependent on the user’s bandwidth. Telegram’s premium tier also increases the limits of several app features, including larger chat folders, the ability to follow more channels, more pinned chats, and support for up to 4 chat accounts. users.

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Additionally, Premium subscribers can convert voicemail to text, set animated profile pictures, change the default chat folder, and access unique reactions, stickers, and premium app icons. They will also get a sponsor-free and ad-free experience in the app, as well as a premium badge appearing next to their name.

As for the general improvements included in the Telegram app update, standard and premium users can expect better admin controls for public groups, with admins now able to set membership requests and approve new members, a feature already available for private groups. For authenticity, a verification badge will now appear next to public figures and organizations.

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In terms of platform-specific improvements, Android Telegram users get iOS-like chat previews, as well as better audio and video message quality, improved controls for saving media to the gallery, and alternative application icons.

iOS users, meanwhile, will see an animated progress bar when sending large files externally, as well as smoother 120fps animations. Telegram’s latest update, which is rolling out gradually, also brings over 100 fixes and optimizations to the app.

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