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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.
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.
In this article, we will tell you about how Telegram affects the crime rate in the world and how the messenger filters content. If you thought there was no censorship in Telegram, you were wrong.
Last week, more than 25 million new users worldwide joined Telegram. Such growth led to a significant increase in the cost of maintaining the messenger's infrastructure. Therefore, Telegram is looking for additional funding.