According to Telegram's founder, only a few paid subscribers must cover costs

According to Telegram's founder, only a few paid subscribers must cover costs ...

According to founder Pavel Durov, the Telegram messaging app, which was used by a wide range of Russian and Ukrainian officials during the war, requires only a few paid subscribers to cover its expenses.

Users of Telegram Premium service will have a higher limit for chats, media, and file uploads, according to Durov on June 10, noting that paid subscriptions would ensure the app remain funded mostly by users and not advertisers.

Telegram Premium''s beauty is that if only 2.5 percent to 3 percent of our users sign up for this subscription, Telegram will cover its expenses, exclusively funded by its users, according to the company on Tuesday.

This will mark a fresh, user-centric era in the history of social media services.

According to its website, Telegram and Signal have joined up more messaging users because to growing concerns about privacy on WhatsApp, the company''s largest competitor, and Telegram has 500 million monthly active users. It is one of the world''s top ten apps.

Telegram Premium, a paid subscription that allows users to access up to 4GB file uploads, faster downloads, and the ability to convert voice messages into text, has begun rolling out to users. Alongside the launch of the paid subscription, Telegram has incorporated a list of enhancements for all users on the platform, including those who are not purchasing the premium tier. The Dubai-based company has also announced that it has over 700 million monthly active users.

Telegram Premium is available for Rs. 469 per month on the iPhone. The pricing of the premium subscription on Android is still to be announced. It''s possible that the company would adopt a country-wise phased approach.

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