Telegram, boasting 800 million monthly active users worldwide, is on a trajectory to emulate WeChat's super app strategy

Telegram Premium has passed 1 million subscribers counts, months after the company launched its paid subscription plan in order to monetize the business. The chief executive and founder of Telegram, Pavel Durov, announced the news on his channel, calling it one of the most successful examples of a social media subscription plan ever launched.

Success of Telegram Premium to Fuel the Future

Pavel revealed his plans saying that the firm is developing a host of decentralized tools, including non-custodial wallets and exchanges. In this regard, the company will need money to fulfill the computing costs and to support its plans to expand its monetization efforts in the coming years. The founder later thanked the successful launch of Telegram Premium, which has resulted in accumulating the required amount.

Durov wrote, “Thanks to successful monetization, Telegram will be able to pay for the servers, traffic, and wages necessary to keep building new features and supporting existing ones. While some other apps consider their users a tool to maximize revenue, we consider revenue a tool to maximize value for our users.” In Pakistan, the premium subscription costs Rs. 1,127, and it offers the ability to send files as large as 4 GB and faster downloads.

How to Gift Someone a Telegram Subscription?

Telegram’s premium subscription can be shared with family and friends by simply sending them a prepaid subscription for three, six, and 12 months. Here’s how you can do it:

STEP 1: Open the Telegram app

STEP 2: Go to the user’s profile to whom you want to gift the subscription

STEP 3: Tap on the three-dot menu in the top right corner of the screen

STEP 4: Select the Gift Premium

STEP 5: The subscription will be sent in the chat to the user as a unique animated message.

Also read: Telegram to Roll Out a Premium Subscription Tier This Month


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