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Telegram does not make money (for now), so who pays for the party?

Telegram is completely free so who maintains it?

Although WhatsApp is the most popular messaging application of the moment, the truth is that there are more and more alternatives that we can find in the different application stores.

On the one hand we have Signal, an app that has been placed overnight in the top 1 of the most popular applications and on the other hand Telegram, the tool that we always recommend because we consider that it has many more functionalities than WhatsApp itself .

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Now, there is a question that many users ask. We already know that WhatsApp has a giant like Facebook behind it and that it survives thanks to our data and advertising but, How is Telegram financed and survives?

This is how Telegram is maintained

What is Telegram and how does it work

Telegram continues to be one of the most popular messaging apps.

Telegram was created in its day by Dável Dúrov, also known as the Russian Mark Zuckerberg. The idea of ​​this gentleman was to create a totally secure and private messaging application with which we could talk with our contacts and be sure that no one would spy on us, not even Telegram itself. Of course it would also have to be totally free.

This is how Telegram was born and is still alive, a messaging app with a multitude of functions and that has us in love. But, if users do not pay anything for Telegram, how is it financed? Who is behind its maintenance?

Even though Telegram is free, obviously maintaining its entire infrastructure is not. According to the Nerdschalk medium, ** Telegram subsists in the first place thanks to the funds that Dúrov himself invests in its application ++. Dúrov did not create Telegram to get rich so making money with Telegram is not among his plans. In addition to the donations made by its creator, Telegram also lives thanks to other anonymous donations that any user can make.

However there is a problem. More and more users are using Telegram on a daily basis, which is why the app is increasingly expensive to maintain and some doubt that Telegram can survive solely on donor income. For Dúrov, Selling Telegram is not an option but it has recognized that it is necessary to look for other sources of income to make Telegram continue to be the Telegram that we all know.

This means that, unlike WhatsApp, Telegram will not be sold to an evil company like Facebook, so despite the fact that other avenues of investment are sought beyond donations, our privacy when using Telegram seems to be guaranteed.

So for now Telegram will continue to be financed through donations but it is possible that soon it will announce another type of financing that yes, it will maintain the spirit of Telegram, that is to remain a private and secure messaging app for its millions of daily users.