Telegram has launched its paid $5 per month Premium subscription tier, which was first announced last month in a detailed blog post. A larger maximum file upload size, faster downloads, more channels, and unique new stickers are among the notable features.
Currently, the upload limit is 2GB, but premium users can now send files up to 4GB which is useful for people who would like to send a lot of video or large zip files while paid users will also be able to download media and files at full network speeds rather than at limited speeds.
The Premium plan also doubles the number of channels you can follow, allows you to 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 ten favorite stickers. Users will also receive unique stickers with full-screen animations visible to all users, as well as unique reactions.
Voice-to-text transcriptions, chat management, longer bios, animated profile pictures, more characters for media captions, 400 favorite GIFs, up to 20 public t.me links, premium badges and app icons, and an ad-free experience are among the other features.
Telegram also announced that it will be one of the most downloaded apps in the world in 2022, with 700 million monthly active users. It also introduced new features for all users, such as verification badges for public figures and organizations, join requests for public groups, improved bots, improved chat previews on Android, improved external sharing on iOS, and more. The update is being rolled out gradually, so if you don't see it yet, "the new version will be available soon," according to Telegram.