The new protagonist of this news had already been known to users for some time and its debut had already been set for this month. Following the example of Instagram, Telegram at the end of June it confirmed the arrival of the Stories and, finally, it’s all official: after months of requests from users, the feature in question has arrived on Pavel Durov’s messaging service, even if only for some users – at least for the moment.
Telegram welcomes Stories, but beware
Also reported by 9to5MacStories on Telegram allow you to share photos and videos that automatically disappear after a variable period of time set by the users. Well yes: instead of leaving them online for 24 hours, the white and blue airplane allows you to choose whether to delete a Story after 6, 12, 24 or 48 hours. In addition, the service allows you to create lists with different contacts for each story, so that one story is visible only to friends and one only to colleagues.
Similar to the Stories feature in apps like Instagram and Snapchat, you can send reactions and reply to someone else’s Story. However, there is a problem: everyone can see Stories, but only those who pay for Telegram Premium can publish them. When non-Premium users try to create a Story the app responds: “Story publishing is currently only available to subscribers”.
It is unclear whether this functionality it will become free for everyone after an initial test phasebut it is highly probable. It would be counterproductive for Pavel Durov and his associates to introduce this novelty and block it from all those who do not intend to pay the monthly subscription at the price of 4.49 euros per month.