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Telegram to Launch ‘Pay-For’ Services in 2021


Telegram – Secure Messaging Application

Telegram is an open-source, cross-platform, cloud-based messaging and video calling app that was initially launched for iOS on 14th Aug 2013. Now it’s one of most downloaded and used communication & messaging application that support all android, iOS, macOS, Windows, and Linux devices with 500 million active users. It provides end-to-end encrypted voice & video calls and users can send text and voice messages, animated stickers, and share unlimited images, documents (2GB per file), user locations, contacts, music, and much more.   

Now, this messaging platform plans to launch a Telegram monetizing strategy in 2021, said founder Pavel Durov. 

Durov said he has personally paid all expenses of this company’s growth from his savings so far, but as the startup scales, he is looking for ways to monetize the instant messaging service. “A project of our size needs at least a few hundred million dollars per year to keep going,” he said. He also said he doesn’t have any plan to sell Telegram as WhatsApp founders did. The world required Telegram to remain autonomous as a spot where clients are regarded and top-notch administration is guaranteed.

Telegram Voice Chat Feature

A few weeks back, Telegram also introduced a new group Voice Chats feature which is similar to Discord’s always-on room, supports a few thousand participants.

Telegram’s Pay for Services Model

Telegram plans to launch numerous new features and attract a billion more new users. All the features that currently free, still remain the same for all users whereas premium users will pay for certain features. They will introduce their own ad platform for public one-to-many channels that is user-friendly, high user privacy, and allows us to pay for the costs of server and traffic, Durov wrote on his Telegram channel.

“On the off chance that we adapt enormous public one-to-numerous channels by means of the Ad Platform, the proprietors of these channels will get free traffic with respect to their size,” he composed. Another way Telegram could adapt its administration is through premium stickers with “extra expressive highlights,” he composed. “The specialists who make stickers of this new sort will likewise get a piece of the benefit. We need a large number of Telegram-based makers and private companies to flourish, improving the experience of every one of our clients.” 

A few experts were trusted that Telegram would have the option to adapt the stage through its blockchain token venture. In any case, after a few postponements and administrative inconveniences, Telegram said in May that it had chosen to abandon the project.

Telegram abandons its TON blockchain platform

For this project, Dubai-based Telegram had raised $1.7 billion from speculators in 2018. It had intended to circulate its token, called grams, in the wake of building up the blockchain programming. Telegram offered to return $1.2 billion to investors recently this year. 

“Message has an interpersonal interaction measurement. Our gigantic public one-to-numerous channels can have a great many endorsers each and are more similar to Twitter channels. In numerous business sectors, the proprietors of such channels show advertisements to bring in cash, here and there utilizing outsider promotion stages. 

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