Messaging app Telegram will launch a paid subscription plan for its customers this month, founder Pavel Durov stated on Friday.
Customers who will go forwill get the next restrict for chats, media and file uploads, stated in a blogpost.
“The one option to let our most demanding followers get extra whereas protecting our present options free is to make these raised limits a paid possibility,” he stated.
The app, together with messaging instrument, have seen a rise in customers following privateness considerations with bigger rival , owned by . Telegram at the moment has 500 million month-to-month energetic customers and is likely one of the 10 most downloaded apps on the earth, in keeping with its web site.
Durov stated the transfer to supply a paid subscription was to make sure that Telegram stays funded primarily by its customers and never advertisers.
A latestfamous that customers downloading the app are at the moment seeing the tagline—“Telegram can be free without end. No advertisements. No charges”. Nevertheless, this might change shortly. Within the newest replace, code for an upcoming model of the Telegram app has been noticed on-line with a unique tagline dropping the free slogan. The brand new strings point out that the corporate is testing one other manner for the app to realize income.
Famous developer Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) on Twitter prompt that Telegram is altering the preliminary tagline of the app to launch its paid model quickly. The brand new knowledge strings shared by the developer embrace a brand new tagline “Telegram offers free limitless cloud storage for chats and media.” The screenshot additionally means that there are plans to point out advertisements. The Telegram Premium subscription is predicted to unlock further stickers as properly.