According to reports, the new tier allows users to get faster downloads and upload larger files up to 4GB, as opposed to its original 2GB. Users can join up to 1,000 channels as opposed to 500. More features include being able to save more stickers, have more chat folders, pin more chats and add a total of four accounts instead of three. The new subscription will also allow users to have extended bios and add a link. The premium feature will allow users to access a library of stickers and flood chats with full-screen animations, exclusive emoji animations, and animated profile pictures. It also removes sponsored messages in public channels.
The premium subscription includes many features, and for $4.99 USD a month, the subscription may look appealing to those who use Telegram daily. Telegram CEO Pavel Durov mentioned that a premium feature has been in the works since 2020 but promised that Telegram will continue developing features for those who are not subscribed.
Elsewhere in tech, Snapchat is introducing premium subscriptions.