How many users have bought Premium subscription in Telegram

When a Premium subscription appeared in Telegram, the founder of the messenger, Pavel Durov, explained this by the need

covering the cost of maintaining the resource. Discuss

According to Durov, in order to cover all expenses, at least 3% of users must buy a subscription, and then the messenger will be supported only by users.

As a result, as of September 21, 2022Premium was issued by 2.6 million people, which is 0.37% of all users of the messenger, the Premium Statistics Telegram channel reported. At the moment, the Telegram audience is 700 million people.