Telegram on October 1 has announced that its Telegram Premium paid subscription is now available in the Philippines starting at a ‘discounted’ price of PHP 131.99 per month.
By subscribing to Telegram Premium, the company says that not only that it unlocks additional and exclusive features, it will also help support of the messaging app’s continued development.
See below for the full list of Telegram Premium features.
Telegram Premium additional features
- Doubled Limits
Up to 1000 channels, 20 folders, 10 pins, 20 public links, 4 accounts and more.
- Animated Emoji
Include animated emoji from different packs in any message you send.
- 4 GB Upload Size
Increased upload size from 2 GB to 4 GB per document, unlimited storage overall.
- Faster Download Speed
No more limits on the speed with which media and documents are downloaded.
- Voice-to-Text Conversion
Ability to read the transcript of any incoming voice message.
- No Ads
No more ads in public channels where Telegram sometimes shows ads.
- Infinite Reactions
React with thousands of emoji – with multiple reactions per message.
- Premium Stickers
Exclusive enlarged stickers featuring additional effects, updated monthly.
- Advanced Chat Management
Tools to set the default folder, auto-archive and hide new chats from non-contacts.
- Profile Badge
A badge next to your name showing that you are helping support Telegram.
- Animated Profile Pictures
Video avatars animated in chat lists and chats to allow for additional self-expression.
- Premium App Icons
Choose from a selection of Telegram app icons for your homescreen.
- Emoji Status
Add any of thousands emojis next to your name to display current activity.
Telegram does say that the mentioned subscription price is ‘discounted’, however it has not disclosed its base pricing. In the US, Telegram Premium is priced at USD 4.99 per month, which is roughly PHP 294 in today’s conversion rate.
To subscribe, open the Telegram app and find Telegram’s service notifications (with the verified tag) in your inbox. Tap on ‘Learn more’ from its message sent on October 1, and you’ll be redirected to the Telegram Premium page. From there, you will see a button at the bottom to subscribe.