Telegram is one of the leading social media messaging app that many of us use every day. It has certainly made communication easy and for some functions its even better than WhatsApp. Even I use telegram to communicate with various Business groups and Cryptocurrency exchanges. The good thing about telegram is that it has no limit of users to be part of and I can see some groups have a huge number of users part of the group.
The telegram was launched a few years after WhatsApp in the year 2013 and I have seen more people joining it in the last few years. I think that after crypto popularity in 2017 more people have started using telegram and nowadays there are so many channels treated for movie download as well. It may not have a userbase like WhatsApp but in terms of functionalities, I don't find it less than WhatsApp. Whatsapp has already started their business channel option and they charge for the same and now its time for a telegram to follow the trend.
Instant messaging app Telegram is “approaching” 500 million users and plans to generate revenue starting next year to keep the business afloat, its founder Pavel Durov said on Wednesday. Durov said he has personally bankrolled the seven-year-old business so far, but as the startup scales, he is looking for ways to monetize the instant messaging service. “A project of our size needs at least a few hundred million dollars per year to keep going,” he said.
This is the reality that any company needs funding to sustain the business and introduce new technology as well and telegram has come to the same place. Its going to start charging for business groups however user's chat will remain free.
Telegram is so advanced with technology that we can share heavy files, media, voice notes, and even we can use it for audio and video calls. This is not all because technology is all about innovation and bringing new things and if any project is not earning revenue then it would be difficult for the company to run the operation and bear its cost. Lack of funds will also stop new research that will not be good at all.
Telegram team will launch its advertisement platform to generate revenue and monetize the app and this way they will try to gain some revenue and I think for a user it will be a little disturbing but we should be ok with it however they will provide the option to opt for pay and remove the ad any time.
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