Telegram removes paywall posts from iOS app, report

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov said users used pay-to-view and donation bots to set up paywall posts that Apple didn’t approve

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov said users used pay-to-view and donation bots to set up paywall posts that Apple didn’t approve

According to a report by 9to5Mac, Telegram removed pay-to-view posts that allowed users of its iOS app to monetize posts.

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The report states that Telegram has tested a feature for paid posts. However, had to remove it due to Apple’s strict App Store policies that don’t allow developers to use third-party payment processors.

In a statement to 9to5Mac, Telegram said the platform is not testing the feature and users have used third-party payment bots to add paywall posts.

Telegram CEO Pavel Durov said in a post that creators on the platform have used third-party payment or donation bots to sell access to certain posts, and that Apple “is not happy that content creators monetize their efforts without paying a 30% tax to Apple.”

Durov also urged regulators in the EU and India to do the same lawsuit against Apple for its high commission fee in its App Store policy, which it says is “shattering more dreams and crushing more entrepreneurs with a tax bigger than any state-imposed sales tax.”

Earlier this year, Durov criticized Apple and blamed it for it Delaying updates for weeks.

Telegram. June brought Telemoji and premium subscriptions costing £460 a month. The price of the subscriptions has now been reduced to ₹179 per month.

Last week, Spotify also criticized Apple for making it difficult to sell audiobooks to its users, saying the company’s “anticompetitive behavior” hurts everyone, including audiobook listeners, publishers and authors.

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