Telegram launched Telegram Premium, a new subscription service that allows you to support the Telegram project and gives you access to exclusive additional features. The paid service offers additional features and new feature releases first hand, and costs USD $5.99 per month. If you’re a fan of Telegram and looking for some extra features to enhance your experience, Telegram Premium might be just what you need. It has advantages like:
Upload files up to 4GB
Users of the free Telegram can upload large files and media up to 2 GB in size. With Telegram Premium, users will now be able to send 4GB files, enough space for 4 hours of 1080p video or 18 days of high-quality audio, and enjoy unlimited Telegram Cloud storage for free.
Premium subscribers can download media and files at the fastest speed. You can access everything on your unlimited cloud storage as fast as your contracted speed.
Premium users get greater benefits for almost everything in the app. With Premium, you can follow up to 1000 channels, create up to 20 chat folders with up to 200 chats each, add a fourth account to any Telegram app, pin 10 chats to the main list and save up to 10 favorite stickers
Voice to text
Voice messages can be converted to text for those moments in which you do not want to listen to the audios that are sent to you. Plus, you can rate the transcripts to help improve them.
Dozens of stickers now have stunning full-screen animations, which Premium users can send in any chat to add extra emotion and expressive effects that are visible to all users. This collection of premium stickers will be updated monthly by Telegram artists.
Premium users also unlock more ways to react to messages, with more than 10 new emojis.
Telegram Premium includes new tools to organize your chat lists, like changing your default chat folder so that the app always opens in a custom folder or, for example, unread instead of All chats.
Animated Profile Pictures
Premium users’ profile videos will be animated for everyone throughout the app, even in chats and chat lists. Let everyone see your new look with a unique looping animation.
All premium users get a special badge that appears next to their name in the chat list, chat headers, and in groups, showing that they help support Telegram and are part of the club that receives exclusive features.
Premium app icons
New icons are available that premium users can add to their home screen to better match their personality or wallpaper. Choose between a premium star, a night sky or a turbo plane.
In some countries, sponsored messages or advertisements are shown on public channels. These minimalist, privacy-conscious ads help support Telegram’s operating costs, but they will no longer appear for Telegram Premium subscribers.
How to get Telegram Premium
Do the following:
- Open your Telegram app (make sure your app is up to date).
- Go to settings and select “Telegram Premium”.
- From here, click “Subscribe” and proceed to checkout.
- After making the payment, your free account will be upgraded to the premium version.
Telegram has stated that “While we are going to release more exciting features for premium subscribers, we will continue to make free features available to everyone, and we will do so faster than any other massively popular app.” Telegram, which was once a free service, in an attempt to monetize the platform, has now launched a premium subscription service which the company says will help in the success of the app and make it easier to use as it will offer exclusive features for platform users.