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Pavel Durov is widely known for founding VK, a popular social networking site, and Telegram, an encrypted messaging service that now has about 200 million active users monthly. Currently, Durov and his team are developing the Telegram Open Network (TON), which is a darknet decentralized blockchain and cryptocurrency platform.
One standout feature demonstrated in the teaser is an immersive video player that enhances the viewing experience. Additionally, the app includes animated AR stickers that expand beyond the app window, adding an extra layer of interactivity.
Telegram joins other messaging apps like WhatsApp and Signal that have already implemented their versions of Stories, allowing users to share content with a time limit and engage with their contacts in new ways.
In an exciting announcement, Pavel Durov, the founder of Telegram, revealed that the messaging app will be introducing Stories next month. This highly requested feature will allow users to share vibrant moments from their lives with their contacts.
Telegram messenger has launched a paid Premium subscription that gives users access to a flurry of exclusive additional features like voice-to-text conversion and a larger maximum file upload size. The existing features will remain free for all users.
Not all Telegram features are implemented in both web apps at the moment. For example, they do not yet support secret and voice chats, audio and video calls, media editor, and the option to switch between multiple accounts at the same time.
Disruptive Era Fund, managed by Da Vinci Capital, was one of the largest TON investors. The fund entered into agreements with Telegram to purchase tokens for $72.1 million and transferred $45.4 million to the company's accounts in 2018.
Telegram officially rolled out the 7.5 update that brings a bunch of new features, including auto-delete messages, expiring invite links, and a set of new animated emojis.