MADRID, May 2. (Portaltic/EP) –
Telegram works on new monetization tools for the platform, through the implementation of a series of exclusive stickers and reactions for users of the paid version of the platform for iOS.
As the Telegram Beta community has warned in the last beta version 8.7.2 of the app for Apple’s operating system, users who want to use certain stickers will need to sign up for a premium or paid service.
In this way, for access certain ‘stickers’ or reactionsthe app will display ‘Unlock Premium Stickers’ and ‘Unlock Additional Reactions’ options, indicating that you will need to subscribe to this premium version of Telegram in order to use them.
At the moment, more details about Telegram’s new payment plan are unknown, as well the availability date, its cost or the rest of the features it offers.
It should be remembered that Telegram announced at the end of 2020 that it would begin to monetize its service in 2021, after the increase in active users of the platform and to face the maintenance challenges posed by the traffic they generate.
So its founder, Pavel Durov, insisted that the app would start earning from a non-intrusive way, through new features and payment functions for businesses and active users.
A year later, in October 2021, it launched its own advertising platform for show sponsored posts on public channels with more than a thousand subscribers.