Telegram launches a premium tier as the platform draws 700 million users

Telegram launches a premium tier as the platform draws 700 million users ...

It was not a requirement for a service as large as Telegram to establish a subscription channel. While declaring the 700 million monthly active users milestone, the messaging company revealed Telegram Premium and all of the features it will offer to subscribers.

The larger 4GB file upload height is equivalent to the standard one-off limit for regular users. There will be no restriction/throttling on download speeds, with file downloads now dependent on a user''s bandwidth. Telegram''s premium tier includes several features, including larger chat folders, the ability to follow more channels, more pinned chats, and support for up to four user accounts.

Premium subscribers may convert voice messages to text, set animated profile pictures, modify the default chat folder, and get access to unique reactions, stickers, and premium app icons. It''s also possible to get a sponsor-free, no advertising experience in the app, as well as a premium badge next to their name.

Standard and premium users can look forward to improved admin controls for Public Groups, with admins now able to organize join requests and approve new members, a feature already available for Private Groups. For authenticity, a verification badge will now appear next to public figures and organizations.

Telegram''s Android users are getting iOS-like Chat Previews, plus improved audio and video quality, improved controls for storing media to a gallery, and alternative app icons.

When sending large files externally, iOS users will see an animated progress bar as well as smoother 120fps animations. Telegram''s latest update, which is now slowly rolling out, also brings over 100 improvements and enhancements to the app.

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