Telegram has launched its $5 per month paid Premium subscription tier that was first unveiled last month, it announced in a detailed blog post. Some of the standout features include a larger maximum file upload size, faster downloads, more channels, and unique new stickers.
The current file upload limit is 2 GB, but Premium users can send files up to 4 GB, useful for people who send a lot of video or large ZIP files (all users can download those extra large documents). Paid users can also download media and files at their full network speed, rather than seeing limited speeds.
The Premium plan also doubles the limits, allowing you to follow up to 1,000 channels, create up to 20 chat folders with 200 chats each, add a fourth account to any Telegram app, pin 10 chats, and save up to 10 favorite stickers. And users get unique stickers with full-screen animations that are visible to all users, along with unique reactions.
Other features include speech-to-text transcriptions, chat management, longer bios, animated profile pictures, more media caption characters, 400 favorite GIFs, up to 20 public t.me links, premium badges and app icons, and an ad-free experience.
Telegram also announced that it became one of the most downloaded apps in the world in 2022 and now has 700 million monthly active users. It also unveiled several new features for all users, including authentication badges for public figures and organizations, request to join for public groups, improved bots, improved chat previews on Android, improved external sharing on iOS, and more. The update is rolling out gradually, so if you don’t see it now, “the new version will be available soon,” Telegram wrote.
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