Telegram, the popular chat app, is said to be working on a paid membership model for its users. There are no payments or subscriptions required for the site’s features at this moment, including exchanging messages, uploading and sharing multimedia content, utilizing multiple accounts, and storing conversations and content on the cloud. The Telegram membership plan has been discovered by a well-known reverse engineer, thus, this equilibrium might alter.
Twitter user Alessandro Paluzzi posted this screenshot on May 27th, 2022, and it has since gone viral. When a new user signs up for Telegram, they are greeted with this message. Telegram’s current message as well as the message seen in the image, are noticeably different. This implies that Telegram is currently embarking on a paid version for subscribers.
Whenever a new person joins Telegram, they are presented a greeting that reads “Welcome!” “Telegram is ad-free as long as you want it to be. There will be no commercials. There are no costs to join.” Telegram gives free limitless cloud storage for conversations and media. This is what Paluzzi’s screenshot says. The second response does not mention an ad-free or subscription-free service, so take a second look at it.
It’s not clear what this means. First, Telegram may begin displaying adverts to non-paying consumers when it introduces a premium membership plan for users. This would allow Telegram to generate revenue. Additionally, Paluzzi explains that Telegram’s premium customers would get a badge beside their username, as well as access to unique stickers and replies. The premium subscription’s pricing and features are unknown at this time, as are other information.
A fresh upgrade for Telegram users was published in April, which included features like personalized alert tones, mute durations, and other options. The ability to make unique alarms from their favorite songs or perhaps even memes and establish a custom period for which a conversation may be muted will allow users to customize their notification experience. Watch this space for additional information about Telegram as well as other chat systems.