Recently, Telegram released the 8.7.2 beta version for iOS and the Telegram beta channel has spotted a wide new range of reaction emojis and stickers. Apparently, only the Telegram Premium users have access to these new stickers and emojis.
While viewing these premium stickers or reactions, all users will be receiving a prompt asking them whether they would like to sign up for the Telegram Premium subscription plan. It seems the instant messaging platform is looking for new ways to monetize its platform. And adding a premium plan with special reactions and stickers can be considered a start.
There hasn’t been much information regarding the availability and pricing for unlocking the premium stickers. As of now, it has only been confirmed that the premium subscription will give users the access to use these exclusive reaction emojis. And for the time being, this service has been spotted only on the iOS beta app and it is uncertain regarding when and if the feature will be available on Android.
According to the observations by the Telegram beta channel, the free users will not be able to view the premium stickers in conversations on the platform. They will rather see a banner asking them to unlock additional reactions by subscribing to Telegram Premium.
There have been a few more features launched by telegram in the second spring update of this year including setting custom duration for muting chats, auto deleting messages, custom notification tones and more. Using these features, all users have the access to receive and send both animated emojis and new animations. There has been another major feature where the bots will be capable to allow developers to offer website-like experiences through the messaging app.
Telegram is yet to share more details regarding the latest subscription unlocking price and the other perks it includes.