Messaging app Telegram will launch a paid subscription plan for its users this month. The CEO of the messaging app has confirmed that the Telegram Premium will be launched later in June. Pavel Durov noted on its Telegram channel, “After giving it some thought, we realized that 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. That’s why this month we will introduce Telegram Premium, a subscription plan that allows anyone to acquire additional features, speed and resources. It will also allow users to support Telegram and join the club that receives new features first.
- Durov noted that users will be able to view extra-large documents, media and stickers sent by Premium users, or tap to add Premium reactions already pinned to a message to react in the same way.
- The feature-packed instant messaging app that also allows users to make voice and video calls, send across large files along with many other abilities will continue to be free for regular users.
Durov does mention the subscription plan to be one that “allows anyone to acquire additional features, speed and resources.” Previous reports have suggested that the subscription will include exclusive animated stickers, emojis and a larger file-sharing limit. Telegram Premium users will also be the first to receive new features coming to the platform.