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👉Announcing a $200,000 giveaway! 🪙

To celebrate our new feature, I’m hosting a giveaway of 10,000 Telegram Premium subscriptions 🤑

In a week, 10,000 random subscribers of my channel will receive a Telegram Premium subscription for 6 months 🤱

I have already prepaid for this giveaway on Fragment with $200,000-worth of
Toncoin I bought on a cryptoexchange. Enjoy! ☕️
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10000 winners of the giveaway were randomly selected by Telegram and received their gift links in private messages.
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🎆 A major Telegram update with 11 new features is out, just 4 weeks after the previous one.

Among my favorite new features are Similar Channels and Story Reposts. Both give content creators new ways to grow their channels organically within Telegram.

Check out all the features in the blog post: https://telegram.org/blog/similar-channels

While our iOS users can already enjoy the new features, Android users are still waiting for the Google Play version to be reviewed by Google. If you use Android and don’t want to wait, you can download the direct version of Telegram. This version offers faster updates, fewer restrictions, and the lowest price for Telegram Premium subscriptions 🤫
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Launched less than one and a half years ago, Telegram Premium has become the fastest-growing paid subscription in the history of messaging apps.

The number of Premium subscribers has doubled in just 5 months and quadrupled in the last 12 months. Today it exceeded 4 million users.

A big thanks to everyone who signed up for Premium! We add great new features every month for our Premium subscribers — check them out at @premium 💝
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🍭Merry Christmas, Telegrammers! The newest Telegram update lets you celebrate in style and congratulate your loved ones in new ways ❤️

With this update, you can also forward messages from channels to stories. Check out the full list of new features in our blog! 🧦

These are not all of our presents for you this festive season. Another major Telegram update is coming in the next few days 🛷

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🎆 I wish all our users peace, happiness, prosperity and inspiration in the new year. I have a very good feeling about 2024

Today we launched a new version of Telegram to let you congratulate your loved ones using our new, beautiful voice calls. The update contains a few surprises that we didn't cover in the blog – let's see if you can discover them 🎁

P. S. Stay healthy and don’t drink alcohol — don’t forget about the gym tomorrow 💪
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🚀 5 million users are now subscribed to Telegram Premium — just 1 month (!) after we reached 4 million subscriptions.

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📹 We've made some great improvements to video message recording on iOS. Now, you can enjoy clearer video quality, switch between front and back cameras more quickly, experience less camera shake, and have the ability to pause and resume recording. Plus, we've introduced one-time video messages.

However, a minor bug was identified during the feature's initial launch two days ago. If you're encountering any issues with video message recording, please make sure your Telegram app is updated.

💫 For our Telegram Premium subscribers, there's a mighty update: you'll now be able to see the 'last seen' of other users who share this information, even if you choose to keep your 'last seen' hidden. The same logic now applies for the ‘read’ times in private chats.

There are more new features in this update — they will remain secret until our official blog post is out later this month 🤫
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The Saved Messages feature launched by Telegram 7 years ago has since become an industry standard.

But now it’s time for the industry to move beyond the simple “sending a message to myself” concept we introduced years ago. This past week, we evolved Saved Messages into an advanced yet easy-to-use Bookmarks/Favorites/Notes service, with new options to organize and view saved content.

This comes on top of many other features we launched this past month. Speaking of which, I personally love the animation of the new one-time voice and video messages — it is pure art. Enjoy!

https://telegram.org/blog/new-saved-messages-and-9-more
😝 Next month, channel owners on Telegram can start receiving financial rewards from their work.

Broadcast channels on Telegram generate 1 trillion views monthly. Currently, only 10% of these views are monetized with Telegram Ads — a promotion tool designed with privacy in mind.

In March, the Telegram Ad Platform will officially open to all advertisers in nearly a hundred new countries. Channel owners in these countries will start receiving 50% of any revenue that Telegram makes from displaying ads in their channels.

To ensure ad payments and withdrawals are fast and secure, we will exclusively use the TON blockchain. Similar to our approach with Telegram usernames on Fragment, we will sell ads and share revenue with channel owners in Toncoin. This will create a virtuous circle, in which content creators will be able to either cash out their Toncoins — or reinvest them in promoting and upgrading their channels 🤑
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After my last post, some people expressed concern that, as a result of ad sales exclusively for TON, Telegram may end up holding an unhealthy share of Toncoin, which will be too concentrated for a decentralized ecosystem. We acknowledge these concerns and have come up with a solution.

To limit Telegram’s share of TON at ≈10% of the supply, we’ll be selling the upcoming surplus of our TON holdings to long-term investors — under 1-4 years lockup and vesting plan, but at a discount to the market price. This way free-floating TON will get locked up, stabilizing the ecosystem and reducing volatility.

Potential investors in TON have been actively trying to reach out to us through various means. To make the process of any TON sales from Telegram fair and streamlined, we set up a new email address investors@telegram.org, where large investors ($1M+) can express their interest. Thanks to the participation of more long-term holders, TON will remain stable and decentralized.
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10,000 subscribers of mine are now happily enjoying their Telegram Premium thanks to this giveaway I prepaid on Fragment a few hours ago. Congratulations! 🥳

As a result, my channel reached Level 9 and I was able to set a fancy emoji status ☕️ and a wallpaper suitable for a @nerd 🤓
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This February, we redefined many-to-many communication by adding 9 new features for group chats.

Now, groups can publish stories and save them as posts on their profile pages for all their members to enjoy. Group chats can also set their unique wallpapers and statuses, both visible to all their members. Group appearance can now be customized in detail: for example, group admins can choose a color and a logo for the group profile cover, or the style of links.

All these features are already available and are unlocked by group members who 'boost' their favorite chats (boosters can get special perks in the groups). Groups that prefer not to ask their members for boosts can instead conduct giveaways, similar to what I did in this channel today.

We wanted to include 5 more features in this update, but the App Store Gods were not in our favor. You will see these features very soon in our March update! 🍀
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