Won’t ever monetize private data: Telegram’s Pavel Durov
'We will never force you to view 30-second ads on Telegram', says Pavel Durov, founder of Telegram.
Instant messaging app Telegram today said it will never monetize users’ private data for profiling for targeted advertisement. “We will never force you to view 30-second ads on Telegram. If we ever introduce ads, the ads will be shown only in large one-to-many channels which are expensive to run due to server and traffic costs (like my channel @durov) and not targeted based on any private data (unlike Facebook). So, no collecting private data, no user profiling etc. And if you don't use our one-to-many channels (which are non-existent in all other messaging apps), you won't see a single ad," said Pavel Durov, founder of Telegram.