The Telegram Premium feature appears in the most recent iOS beta, with its own stickers and reactions Image: Telegram / XDA Telegram is a feature-rich instant messaging software. Since its inception, the service's funding has mostly come from Pavel Durov, the platform's founder. However, as the platform continues to attract new users and achieve new heights of success, the firm is seeking ways to make money off it. Last year, Telegram began testing Sponsored Messages (adverts) in public channels with more than 1000 members. Now it appears that Telegram is developing another monetization technique that may soon require consumers to pay to access additional features. Telegram recently rolled out version 8.7.2 beta on iOS, and it introduces a new subscription plan called Telegram Premium. The subscription will give users access to premium stickers and unlock exclusive reactions. Telegram hasn’t shared more details about the new program, including its pricing and exact availability. At the moment, Telegram Premium is only accessible via the iOS app, but it will most likely be expanded to Android once the rollout has finished. According to Android Police, premium stickers will not be visible to free users in conversations. Instead, a banner informing them to "subscribe to Telegram Premium" will appear. Look at the Images below, from Telegram Beta The subscription plan of Telegram, like Discord's premium service, provides features such as custom animated emoji, more customization options, and bigger uploads. Telegram hasn't yet revealed all of the ins and outs of its Premium plan, as previously stated. However, we anticipate that Telegram will offer more information about its new subscription service soon. TestFlight can be used for iOS users to try out Telegram v8.7.2 beta. Telegram recently got a major upgrade, adding several new features, including custom notification sounds, customizable mute durations, an auto-delete menu in profiles, and more. What are your thoughts on Telegram Premium? Let us know below. For latest news in your hands Follow us on Google News.