Telegram reduces subscription fee in India for premium users

Messaging platform Telegram has reduced its monthly subscription fee in India for premium users to Rs 179 from Rs 469.
Telegram on smartphoneGlobally, Telegram’s monthly subscription for premium users is in the range of $4.99 to $6.

Telegram, in a message sent to its users, announced the discount in subscription fees. Telegram focuses on aggressively growing in India, where rival WhatsApp has nearly 500 million users.

India is one of the key markets for Telegram. It has amassed over 700 million monthly active users globally.

Telegram has more than 120 million users in India, and aims to fast tap into the ever-growing WhatsApp user base.