MOSCOW, 29 Aug – PRIME. Telegram removed the addresses of all channels that were inactive for a year in order to return free usernames to users and unload the search, said the founder of the messenger, Pavel Durov.
“In mid-August, we removed all public addresses on Telegram associated with channels that have been empty and inactive for the past year,” Durov wrote on his official Telegram channel.
The founder of Telegram noted that about 70% of usernames in the messenger accounted for inactive channels, because of this, the search is clogged, and users cannot find the channels they need. The messenger will gradually reintroduce 99% of the released addresses for public use.
As for short usernames, Durov believes that auctions will be the most appropriate way to distribute them. “Thus, those who have acquired these memorable names will be motivated to put them to good use and bring value to users through original content,” he said.
Telegram is a messenger that allows you to exchange messages and media files in many formats. The project was created in 2013 by Pavel Durov, the founder of the VKontakte social network.