After announcing Telegram Premium earlier this month, the messaging app has finally rolled out the paid tier, which gives users access to extra features for $4.99 / month

All the features are outlined in a post on Telegram’s blog,  with some of its bigger draws including faster downloads and a larger  maximum file upload size of 4GB (rather than the standard 2GB).

Premium subscribers will also get double the limits imposed on standard users. Instead of joining up to 500 channels, subscribers are capped at 1,000 channels.

The same goes for other features on Telegram — subscribers can create 20  chat folders with 200 chats each, save up to 10 stickers, pin up to 10  chats, and add a total of four accounts to Telegram instead of three.

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov’s views on the platform’s freemium tier have remained unchanged since he first brought up the possibility in 2020.

In line with what he said previously, Durov stated last week that free features will remain free and new features won’t impact the Telegram experience for non-subscribers.

Durov also promised that Telegram won’t stop developing features for  free users either, which the platform appears to be following through on  so far.