Messaging app Telegram will launch a paid subscription plan for its users this month, founder Pavel Durov said on Friday.
“The only way to get more of our most demanding fans while keeping our existing features free is to make those increased limits a payment option,” he said.
App with messaging tools SignalUsers see surge after privacy concerns with bigger rival WhatsAppmaster meta platform, Telegram currently has 500 million monthly active users and is one of the 10 most downloaded apps in the world according to its website.
Durov said the move to offer paid subscriptions was to ensure that Telegram remained primarily funded by its users, not advertisers.
recently report good Noted that users who downloaded the app are currently seeing the tagline- “Telegram will be free forever. no ads. free”. Another approach is testing the app.
Well-known developer Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) on Twitter suggested that Telegram is changing the initial tagline of the app to launch its paid version soon. The new data strings shared by the developer include a new tagline “Telegram offers free unlimited cloud storage for chat and media.” The screenshot also shows that there is a plan to show ads. The Telegram Premium subscription is also expected to unlock additional stickers.