Telegram Premium released: 700 million users are already using Telegram.

Telegram started to be one of the most popular social media app around the world. Telegram hit 700 million monthly active users. Telegram has focused on messaging first but with more and innovator updates we can consider it’s a social media. Telegram Premium will bring more features and let you have more exclusive features on the platform.

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Telegram Premium features

Telegram Premium will allow you to download your files faster, increase your upload limits, manage chats better. Current users not paying to Telegram won’t face any difference. All features will remain same the Premium brings more features. This is a step made by Telegram to service free users more.

4 GB uploads

Free users can upload files only up to 2 GB right now. With Telegram Premium this limit gets doubled and Premium users will be able to files up to 4 GB. All users can enjoy unlimited storage in Telegram (in saved messages, channels and groups). Anyone including free Telegram users will be able to download 4 GB files.

Faster downloads

Telegram currently limits bandwidth while users downloading files. This is made due to make Telegram servers working smoothly. With Telegram Premium you will be able to download files at the same speed as your ISP providing you.

Doubled limits

With Telegram Premium you will be able to pin up to 10 chats, create up to 20 folders with 200 chats in each folders, add fourth Telegram account in the Telegram app and add up to 10 favorite stickers.

Voice messages transcribe

Voice messages will be shown as a text under the voice message. You can rate the text to give feedback about its accuracy.

Unique stickers

Premium subscribers will be able to send stickers appearing on the whole display. Free users will be able to see the unique stickers in full screen. New premium stickers will be added by Telegram artists.

Unique reactions

Premium subscribers will be able to react messages with 10 more emojis.

Chat management

Premium subscribers will be able to change the default folder. So if you set your default folder as “Unread” the app will start showing the folder “Unread”. It’s like changing new tab function in your browser.

Animated profile pictures

Currently Telegram plays animated profile pictures when you view profile of the user. With Premium you will be able to let play your animated profile picture everywhere including chats or main menu.

Premium badge

Telegram Premium subscribes will be able to have a star icon next to their names. You can show to people you’re using Premium version of Telegram with that way.


Premium app icons

You can choose a new app icon that will appear in your home screen.

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No advertisements

Currently ads are being shown in some countries and channels. These ads respect users privacy and help Telegram to operate. Ads won’t appear for Premium subscribers.

New updates on Telegram

Not only Premium but Telegram will bring new features to all features including free users.

Join requests

Public groups can enable join requests like private groups allowing admins to decide to accept new members or not.

Verification badges everywhere

The organizations or public figures will be able to verify their group, channel or a bot with a verification badge. This will make identifying the source easier for users.

Better bots

Bots will be able to accept payments or replace a whole website. Tap on “What can this bot do?” to see its features.

Better chat preview on Android

You will be able to preview whole chat without marking the messages read just like iOS.

Automatic media saving on Android

Saving media can now be enabled and disabled separately for chats with users, groups or channels.

Improved external sharing on iOS

Users can share files from other apps easily without saving to their iOS device. Tap share, select Telegram and send the file directly from a 3rd party app.

Animated profile picture creator on macOS

Users on macOS now have a quick way to generate a custom profile picture – choose any sticker or animated emoji as the focus, and add a colorful gradient background.

This update includes over 100 fixes and optimizations to the mobile and desktop apps. iOS users will have smoother animations (120 FPS) throughout the app. Android users will have better audio and video quality in voice and video messages.

Telegram keeps getting updated and brings new features in every update.

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