Telegram is rolling out a new feature to users that lets you buy unique usernames on the platform via Fragment. The company CEO Pavel Durov, mentioned this update in his official blog post. The Telegram chief disclosed that with this feature now users will be able to buy and sell their distinctive usernames. In this article, you will know how you can do it.
Telegram is one of the world’s top 10 most downloaded apps having over 500 million users across the world. It is a great alternative to other instant messaging services. You may be using the app for whatever reasons but just think if you could get a username on the app of your choice.
Many times it happens that we find the username that we want available. With this new feature now you will be able to buy your favorite usernames on the platform.
Know how to buy your name on telegram via Fragment
Telegram has become the first social media network to grant people complete ownership of distinctive usernames. The platform has partnered with ‘Fragment’ which is a free-to-use decentralized platform.
This platform handles transactions for collectibles like usernames among the users. On this platform, you can get your unique telegram username if it is up for auction. Here is how you can do it.
Steps to buying a username on Telegram
First of all, login to the fragment. Then search for the distinctive username that you want. If it is available, the platform will display its availability. If it is ‘on auction’ just click on it. This will take you to a page where you can see the highest bid along with the bid step and also minimum bid.
The page will also display a telegram username with a TON web 3.0 address and the remaining time for the auction. You can even check the bid history with the price date and TON address from where the bid had come. This information will be displayed at the end of the page.
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Before you get started make sure that you are a long-time user with a registered short username along with a secure wallet on the TON app. Fragment uses special Toncoin currency so you need to connect your TON account to the app or create a new wallet for using the currency.
You have to fund this wallet so that you can bid whenever you want. When you connect your account to the TON wallet, you can place your bid for the unique username. But it is not connected, you can pay by scanning the QR code and paying with Tonkeeper.
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However, if someone places a higher bid than you, the Toncoins you’ve used for the auction will be automatically refunded to your wallet. If I username is already sold the platform also this place it as ‘sold’.
If any username is not shown this means someone is already using it and it is yet not available for sale. So if you want to buy or sell a unique username on telegram via Fragment, just follow the above-mentioned simple steps.
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