Telegram has a direct competition with Signal and WhatsApp. At present, the number of monthly active users of Telegram is around 500 million. Telegram is one of the top 10 most downloaded apps in the whole world. The company’s founder has also clarified that the launch of a paid service does not mean that ads will be shown to free users.
Telegram will be free forever to Telegram users. The tagline of No Fees is also visible. The company expects revenue from the paid service. Unlimited cloud storage facility will be available with Telegram’s paid service. The free tagline has also been removed with the new version. New and 3D stickers will also be available with the paid service.