Last Updated on 22/11/2021 by Sanskriti
It really disturbs when ads start popping up on your messaging apps when you are in the middle of your work or something. And to help with that, Telegram CEO Pavel Durov said on his Telegram channel that the messaging service is working on a subscription model that would allow users to deactivate advertisements. He didn’t say how much the service will cost, only that it will be “an inexpensive subscription.”
While announcing the feature, Durov said, “We have already started work on this new feature and look forward to launching it this month. It can be issued in the form of an inexpensive subscription, which will allow any user to directly financially support the development of Telegram and never see official advertisements in the channels.”
All users will be able to “turn off” adverts on their channels with the new subscription service. The corporation is assessing the economic circumstances for this possibility, according to Durov.
He further said, “Advertisers will soon be able to place an “invisible” ad on any channel that, assuming there is sufficient cost per impression, will result in no ads on that channel. We will continue to work on features that will allow Telegram to break even. The interests of users and content authors will remain our priority in this process.”
Durov stated that the ideas are still in the works and that nothing has been decided properly.
It’s worth noting that endorsed messages on Telegram are restricted to 160 characters and appear in huge public one-to-many channels with 1000+ users. It is primarily dependent on the subject matter of the public channels on which they are shown. Displaying advertising, on the other hand, does not imply that Telegram has access to your conversations. Telegram claims that no user data is collected or processed in order to show adverts and that every user who visits a certain Telegram channel gets identical sponsored messages.
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