Popular online messaging platform Telegram will be launching a monthly paid subscription platform for its users. This development was revealed at the close of last week by the platform’s founder, Pavel Durov.
According to a blog post by Durov, user who will subscribe to the telegram premium will be getting higher limits for chats, media and file uploads.
In addition, Durov said the paid subscription is also made to ensure that telegram remains primarily funded by its users and not advertisers.
“The only way to let our most demanding fans get more while keeping our existing features free is to make those raised limits a paid option,” wrote Durov.
Over the years, usage of the Telegram platform has been increasing, breach of user privacy and leakage of user data by Meta Platforms owned widely used similar platform WhatsApp has also contributed to the rapid increase of Telegram users.
According to the official Telegram website, the platform currently has 500 million monthly active users and is one of the 10 most downloaded apps across the world.