Telegram recently celebrated crossing 700 million users on its platform monthly. Announcing the feat, the messaging platform shared that It became one of the top-5 downloaded apps worldwide in 2022 and now has over 700 million monthly active users. The company attributed its growth to be solely from personal recommendations saying Telegram has never paid to advertise its apps.
In a blogpost, the company also introduced Telegram Premium – a subscription that lets users support Telegram’s continued development and gives access to exclusive additional features. “This will allow us to offer all the resource-heavy features users have asked for over the years, while preserving free access to the most powerful messenger on the planet,” the company said.
By subscribing to Telegram Premium, users unlock doubled limits, 4 GB file uploads, faster downloads, exclusive stickers and reactions, improved chat management – and a whole lot more. Set at $4.99 (~N3,000), Telegram says premium users will be able to have longer bios with a link, animated dps, access to a library of Premium stickers with more full-screen animations, exclusive emoji reactions, the removal of sponsored messages in public channels and a host of others.