How much will it cost to subscribe to unsubscribe from Telegram ads?
In February, Pavel Durov said in the chat of his main channel that he would take less than $ 1 annually from each active Telegram user - this was the answer to the question of how much a subscription would cost if Durov thus decided to cover all infrastructure costs.
Some channels began to use this information as confirmation that disabling ads will cost that much. However, it is not:
- According to White Paper of the already closed TON project, Telegram expected 675 million users in 2021. The messenger team estimated that infrastructure costs this year would be $ 220 million, or less than 31 cents per user.
- As of today, this figure cannot be correlated in any way with the real price of a future subscription. At the beginning of the year (https://t.me/d_code/10004) there were more than 500 million active users.We don't know how many now, but it is easy to see that this indicator is growing rapidly. For this reason, the cost of a subscription can be higher or lower.
- Officially, Telegram representatives have not yet clarified the principles of the subscription and its cost. Therefore, you should not rely on the data voiced by Durov back in February.