Shortly after the official announcement of Telegram’s premium plan in early June by Pavel Durov, the messenger began releasing the paid version for Brazilians this Sunday (19). According to company information, Telegram Premium will help support the free version in addition to giving access to additional features exclusive to those paying for the new service.
According to a statement by the founder of the messenger, the paid plan is a way to meet user requests to increase the file upload limit without compromising the app for developers and users, as this type of expansion could overload traffic and increase costs. with server. Also, the paid model should help not only the additional expenses of the premium features, but it will also support the free version of Telegram to all other users.
How will Telegram Premium work? What advantages?
By subscribing to the plan, users will be entitled to:
- 4GB file upload;
- Faster downloads;
- Exclusive reactions and stickers;
- Improved chat management;
- Special seal/badge;
- Animated profile picture;
- Conversion of voice message to text;
- Premium app icons;
- No ads.
It is worth remembering that some functions present in Premium will not be extended to users of the free version, that is, the possibility of sending large files and/or own stickers to non-subscribing contacts.
Free version will end? How much will the subscription cost?
For those who aren’t worried about the messenger’s gratuity, Telegram reassures and states that it will remain free and independent. “Contributions from premium subscribers will help improve and expand the app for decades to come, while Telegram will remain free, standalone and keep our values first, redefining how a technology company should operate,” he says.
Telegram Premium subscription costs BRL 24.90 monthly in Brazil and, for now, with a single plan available. According to the company’s figures, the app now has more than 700 million monthly active users worldwide.
How to sign?
The update that brings the premium plan is being rolled out gradually. The new version, according to Telegram, will reach all users of the app soon.
with information from telegram