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Pavel Durov says, “Telegram to monetize its platform from this year”

Telegram founder Pavel Durov said, “It will begin to generate revenue, starting next year (From 2021).

Pavel Durov in its post said, “Telegram will begin to generate revenue, starting next year (From 2021). We will do it by our values and the pledges we have made over the last 7 years. Thanks to our current scale, we will be able to do it in a non-intrusive way. Most users will hardly notice any change”

All the features that are currently free will stay free. We will add some new features for business teams or power users. Some of these features will require more resources and will be paid for by these premium users. Regular users will be able to keep enjoying Telegram for free, forever,” Pavel said.

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“All parts of Telegram devoted to messaging will remain ad-free. We think that displaying ads in private 1-to-1 chats or group chats is a bad idea. Communication between people should be free of advertising of any sort,” He added.

“Our massive public one-to-many channels can have millions of subscribers each and are more like Twitter feeds. In many markets the owners of such channels display ads to earn money, sometimes using third-party ad platforms. The ads they post look like regular messages and are often intrusive. We will fix this by introducing our Ad Platform for public one-to-many channels – one that is user-friendly, respects privacy, and allows us to cover the costs of servers and traffic,” He added.

“If we monetize large public one-to-many channels via the Ad Platform, the owners of these channels will receive free traffic in proportion to their size. Or, if Telegram introduces premium stickers with additional expressive features, the artists who make stickers of this new type will also get a part of the profit. We want millions of Telegram-based creators and small businesses to thrive, enriching the experience of all our users,” Pavel said.

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