Telegram plans premium service after topping 700M active users

Telegram, the privacy-focused messaging app, will be offering users a new premium service in the future, in a bid to monetize its sizable user base.

Telegram is free for its users to send messages to others, but doesn’t currently offer any premium features. In a change currently being worked on by the service, Telegram Premium will provide subscribers with enhanced features to make it more useful.The premium tier was initially confirmed by the company to TechCrunch, but didn’t go into great detail about the revenue-generating plan at the time. Pricing for the premium tier is $4.99 per month.

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