Telegram launches premium service after reaching 700 million users

Telegram launches premium service after reaching 700 million customers

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Telegram’s premium options embody 4Gb obtain transfers, sooner obtain speeds, improved chat administration, and voice-to-text service.

Telegram has launched a brand new premium service with extra options for its encrypted messaging app to monetize a portion of its rising consumer base.

The messaging app introduced a brand new tier after reaching 700 million month-to-month energetic customers. Telegram says it has launched a premium tier to offer “resource-rich options” to those that need to assist app growth whereas sustaining free entry for others.

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Among the new options in Telegram Premium embody the flexibility to ship 4Gb file downloads, which is twice the quantity of the free service. The subscription model additionally affords sooner obtain speeds, improved chat administration, and distinctive responsive and voice-to-text options.

Premium customers may also use Telegram with out advertisements and obtain double restrictions on varied app choices corresponding to variety of channels, pinned chats and chat folders.

In a weblog put up, Telegram mentioned in a weblog put up, “The contribution of premium subscribers will assist enhance and scale the app for many years to come back, whereas Telegram will stay free and impartial and redefine the way in which expertise firms function by sustaining user-first worth will do it,” he mentioned.

Encrypted messaging apps like Telegram and Sign have gained recognition in recent times because of the privateness safety that encryption gives. Telegram is utilized by protest teams in nations the place there’s a vital degree of state surveillance.

Telegram has beforehand been banned in Russia and Iran, and the federal government has demanded extra entry to encrypted messages despatched on the platform and details about its customers. The app additionally confronted a distributed denial of service (DDoS) assault in Asia throughout the 2019 protests in Hong Kong.

Privacy on WhatsApp

In the meantime, WhatsApp has introduced a brand new function that may assist customers defend their privateness on-line. Final week we launched a brand new function that provides customers extra management over who can see their profile image, what web page info they’ve, and a “final seen” standing that tells you when a consumer was final used on Whatsapp.

Beforehand, customers might solely block everybody or all contacts. Customers can now modify their settings to cover their standing solely from particular folks of their contact record.

Director of Whatsapp at Meta Will Cathcart on twitter Customers may also mute or message particular folks throughout calls, and a brand new indicator makes this clearer when folks be a part of massive calls.

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