Telegram Premium service customers will get a better restrict for chats, media and file uploads, Durov stated on June 10, noting that paid subscriptions would make sure the app stays funded primarily by customers and never advertisers.
“The fantastic thing about Telegram Premium is that if simply 2.5% to three% of our customers join this subscription, Telegram will cowl its prices, supported purely by its customers,” he stated on Telegram on Tuesday.
“It will herald a brand new, user-centric period within the historical past of social media companies.”
Telegram and Signal have signed up extra messaging customers as a result of rising considerations about privateness on bigger rival WhatsApp, owned by Meta Platforms Inc. Telegram has 500 million month-to-month lively customers and is without doubt one of the 10 most downloaded apps on the planet, in response to its web site.