There are too many instant messaging apps out there. However, Telegram stands out with a number of features that can’t be found on WhatsApp or Facebook. This platform has been on the market for a few years. But it has managed to attract millions of users. According to backlinko, Telegram has more than 550 million active users. It’s sad but there are not many ways to monetize the platform. Anyway, this could change very soon. Recently, the Telegram Beta community has discovered a Telegram Premium subscription service in version 8.7.2 of the iOS app. So there is every reason to think that the platform’s Android version will get this paid feature as well. But before it happens, let’s see what this offering brings.
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As said, not that long ago, Telegram rolled out version 8.7.2 beta on iOS. In this version, the platform introduces a new subscription plan called Telegram Premium. As the name of the offering implies, it will give users access to some premium features. As for now, it includes stickers and exclusive reactions. Unfortunately, the company hasn’t shared more details about the new offer, including its pricing and exact availability.
What Else Telegram Premium Could Include?
For the moment, it is still available for iOS only. But there is no doubt the Telegram Premium feature will be available for the Android platform too. As Android Police notes, those stickers enabled after subscription won’t be visible to free users. But they will see a banner telling them to “unlock additional reactions by subscribing to Telegram Premium.”
Well, this could be quite funny for those who don’t mind spending a few dollars and unlocking premium stickers. But we have to say it’s not anything new. The Telegram Premium is somewhat similar to Discord’s paid offering. The latter gives users perks like custom animated emoji, additional personalization features, and bigger uploads.
A few days ago, Telegram started pushing out a huge update. Through it, the company is introducing several new features such as custom notification sounds, custom mute durations, an auto-delete menu in profiles, and more. Thus, apart from thinking of how to monetize the app, Telegram is also continuously improving performance and is adding more useful features.
And though there is no hint what else will be included in the Telegram Premium plan, we hope its existing features will remain free for users. We also hope Telegram will bevel put features like group calls, large file uploads, and high-quality video in its Premium plan.