If rumors are to be believed, messaging app Telegram may be developing a paid monthly subscription service for its users.
Alessandro Paluzzi, reverse engineer, tweeted that the “Telegram Premium” feature is being worked on by the developers of the chat app, while AP also reported the same.
Just like Discord’s Nitro subscription, Telegram Premium subscription offers users a lot of benefits. By subscribing to this feature, users will be able to use premium stickers, emojis, reactions and more. It is also assumed that premium users will also be able to purchase or subscribe to Telegram Premium on an annual plan.
However, Alessandro Paluzzi did not reveal the price of this subscription in his tweet nor is there a confirmed release date for this feature. Telegram Premium will help the app developers with a lot without serving ads or other app monetization methods.
This will also help the user experience as they will be supporting the creators of the app while enjoying the benefits that come with it.
Telegram might be competing or at least having taken the idea from Meta’s WhatsApp Messenger app which is also working on the same kind of Premium subscription functionality for their business app. Subscribing to this account would allow one account to have access to ten devices.
However, Telegram Premium differs in that it will allow users to have access to dozens of accounts of their choice. In this regard, they satisfy customers while beating their competitors.
Telegram was also working on a download manager they released recently that allowed users to check their downloads and track their progress. The Telegram developers have also added a bunch of new updates, including the ability to instantly react to messages with emojis and reply to them while quoting them. They also added a navigation menu to search for a specific chat or keep a log of messages you want to read.
It is clear that Telegram releases new updates very quickly to compete with other similar messaging and instant chat apps on the internet. These features and updates are very useful for the average user and are great for improving the user experience on the platform.
As it stands, the Telegram Premium feature has not yet been released, and it is only said that it will be released. If the rumors are true, we might see a detailed list of new benefits that Premium Telegram account brings to the table.
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