Telegram launches Premium subscription for $4.99 per month

Taras Buria


Jun 19, 2022 5:02 PM EDT

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As promised by Pavel Durov earlier this month, Telegram has officially launched its premium subscription. Telegram Premium will serve as a source of additional revenue for the service and offer various bonuses for those who want to get the most out of the messenger.

All existing Telegram features will remain free to all users, and future updates will continue to provide new features. Those who want to support Telegram by purchasing the subscription for $4.99 per month will receive several nice bonuses and exclusive features, including the following:

  • Double Limits† Up to 1000 channels, 20 chat folders, 10 pins, 4 accounts (in one app), 200 pins in a folder, 20 public links for channels and groups, 10 favorite stickers and 400 GIFs.
  • Upload a single 4 GB file† Telegram currently allows uploading files up to 2 GB.
  • More symbols in the bio† Use 140 characters in your profile bio instead of the standard 70.
  • More symbols in captions† Use longer descriptions for your photos and videos.
  • Faster downloads† Unlimited speeds for downloading media and documents.
  • Speech-to-text† Telegram Premium provides you with an automatic transcript of voice messages.
  • Ad-free† No more ads on public channels.
  • Unique reactions† Additional animated responses to messages.
  • Premium stickers† Exclusive enlarged stickers with additional effects with monthly updates. Resize your stickers for just $4.99/mo.
  • Advanced Chat Management† Tools to set the default folder, auto-archive and hide new chats from non-contacts.
  • Profile Badge† A badge next to your name shows that you are an active Telegram supporter.
  • Animated Profile Pictures† Animated avatars in chat lists and chats for added self-expression.
  • Premium app icon† Choose from a selection of Telegram app icons for your home screen.

Telegram Premium is available in version 8.8, which is now live on all platforms. Please note that the subscription price may differ depending on your country or region.

The subscription isn’t the only change in Telegram 8.8. The latest version also includes many improvements and new features available to all users. For example, you can now send a membership request to a public group, take an animated profile picture on macOS, and enjoy smoother animations on iPhones and iPads with ProMotion displays. Telegram says that version 8.8 also offers more than 100 different fixes and optimizations.

You can learn more about the latest Telegram update and Telegram Premium in the official release notes.

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