Telegram’s founder Pavel Durov stated in a statement that they will finance the application by showing ads on Telegram channels from next year.

Pavel Durov, the founder of the messaging app Telegram, said in a statement from his Telegram channel that the app is approaching 500 million active users and plans to generate revenue to keep the business afloat. Durov stated in his statement that he had financed the application from his own capital until now, but that the application had to earn money from the application in order to reach a wider audience. Durov will start showing ads in the app from next year in order to monetize the app.

‘To remain independent’
Durov criticized the founders of WhatsApp for setting a bad example by selling it to a larger company for financial security. Durov: “We will not sell the company like the founders of Whatsapp. As a place where users are respected and quality service is provided, the world needs Telegram to remain independent. Telegram must continue to serve the world as an example of a technology company striving for excellence and integrity, and our predecessors It’s impossible if you become part of a company, as the sad examples show. ” made statements.

Saying that a project of its size needs at least a few hundred million dollars a year to continue, Durov aims to generate this income from advertisements and paid stickers.

No ads will be shown in one-on-one and group chats
Ads on Telegram will only come to large channels. Channels where ad shows are made will also earn a certain amount of money from these impressions. In addition, paid stickers are seen as another means of income for Telegram. Again, some of the money to be earned from the purchase of these stickers will be paid to the artists who designed the stickers.

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There will be no ads in personal one-on-one and group conversations. Durov points out that personal communication between people should in no way be confused with advertisements. Therefore, the messaging part of Telegram will remain ad-free for the foreseeable future. Also, all Telegram features that are currently free will remain free.

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