Telegram has now reached 700 million monthly active users. At the same time, the service announces the launch of a premium version that costs 5.49 euros per month. By subscribing, users unlock double limits, 4GB file upload, faster downloads, exclusive stickers, reactions, and improved sharing management, among other benefits. The maneuver did not fail to spark debate about Telegram alternatives on the axes of security and user experience. The matrix and signal mention filter-related changes.
The launch of the paid premium version at 5.49 euros per month serves as a channel for collecting user contributions. Today we are launching Telegram Premium, a subscription that allows you to contribute to the continuous development of Telegram and get access to additional exclusive features. This allows us to offer users who have requested them over the years all the resource-intensive features while maintaining free access to the most powerful messaging system in the world,” says Telegram.
The maneuver sparks comparisons between Telegram and competing services like Matrix and Signal. In self-hosted and federated networks there is matrix where it is possible to connect to many providers and then select a customer. Conversely, some netizens expect Telegram to become a federated network and an open-source server.
The complaints against Telegram are likely to increase the service’s suspicions of collaborating with certain governments. German investigative journalists published a report earlier this month claiming that Telegram had responded to a series of requests for data from Germany’s federal criminal police regarding terrorism and child abuse suspects. The operators of the messaging app Telegram are said to have passed on user data to the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) in several cases. The type or nature of the allegedly leaked data was not specified in the report, but the authors believe it went beyond IP address and phone number.
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