Telegram is one of the most downloaded apps in the world with over 700 million monthly active users.
They accomplished this without ever spending money on advertising.
As Telegram is growing at an incredible pace, they are launching Telegram Premium.
This allows you to support the app’s development with incentives.
By subscription to Telegram Premium, they will be able to offer you more features and keep the app free on the App Store and Google Play Store.
In this article, you’ll learn how to get Telegram Premium on iPhone or Android and what is it about.
What is Telegram Premium?
Telegram Premium gives you access to multiple features including doubled limits, higher file uploads, faster downloads, and more.
In addition, you can use the existing features on the app for free.
Here’s a quote from Telegram, “Premium subscribers will help improve and develop the app for decades to come, while Telegram will remain free, independent, and uphold its users-first values, redefining how a tech company should operate”.
Telegram Premium costs between $4 to $8 depending on your location.
For example, if you’re living in Singapore, it costs $7.48 per month.
If you’re a non-premium user, you can also make use of premium benefits.
If a premium user sent an extra-large document, you can download them.
You can also view stickers sent by premium users and increase counters on premium reactions.
How to get Telegram Premium
Here’s how to get Telegram Premium:
- Update Telegram to the latest version.
- Tap on “Settings”.
- Tap on “Telegram Premium”.
- Subscribe to Telegram Premium.
Do note that Telegram Premium does not have a free trial.
After you’ve subscribed to it, you will be automatically charged every month until you cancel the subscription.
You can cancel it on iOS by navigating to Settings > Apple ID > Subscriptions > Telegram > Cancel.
To cancel it on an Android device, navigate to the Google Play Store > Profile Icon > Payments & subscriptions > Subscriptions > Telegram > Cancel subscription.
Telegram Premium is a paid option because its features require additional expenses on Telegram’s end.
By subscribing to it, you’ll be able to help Telegram to cover its expenses and allow the app to stay free for everyone.
If you’ve already subscribed to Telegram Premium but you don’t have it, tap on “Restore Purchases” at the bottom of the screen.