Here’s How to Buy and Sell Telegram Usernames on Fragment

How to Buy and Sell Telegram Usernames on Fragment
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Are you tired of missing out on your desired Telegram username because it’s already taken? Well, worry no more! With the recent update to Telegram Premium, users now have the opportunity to buy and sell short usernames through live auctions on Fragment. In this article, we’ll delve into the specifics of this exciting new feature, outlining the requirements and providing a step-by-step guide on how to navigate the process. So, let’s dive in!

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Telegram’s Collaboration with Fragment

Thanks to Telegram’s partnership with Fragment, users can now engage in the buying and selling of short, recognizable usernames for personal accounts, public groups, or channels. Fragment, a decentralized platform, facilitates transactions for collectibles among users. This collaboration positions Telegram as one of the pioneering social networks to grant users complete ownership of their respective usernames.

How Does it Work?

The process of buying or selling a Telegram username involves a live auction on Fragment. The currency involved in this exchange is Toncoin, which can be later swapped for your local currency on exchange platforms. As with any auction, the highest bidder at the end of the process secures the coveted username.

To access these usernames, also referred to as collectibles on Fragment, you can use the format @username on Telegram. Alternatively, outside the platform, custom Telegram links such as or can be employed.

Requirements for Selling and Buying a Telegram Username

Before diving into the buying or selling process, certain prerequisites must be met. For those looking to sell their Telegram username, being a long-time user with a registered short username is essential. Additionally, a secure wallet on the TON app is required to facilitate transactions. To create your wallet, follow these steps:

  • Visit to install the Tonkeeper app using one of the available buttons.
Buy and Sell Telegram Usernames on Fragment: Install Tonkeeper App
Install Tonkeeper App
  • After installation, tap on “Get Started” > “Create New Wallet” in the app.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the wallet creation process.
  • Take note of the numbered list of words presented; this serves as your password.
  • It is crucial to write down or securely store these words to prevent irreversible loss of your wallet, funds, and collectibles.

Deposit funds into the wallet

  • If you have existing TON from elsewhere (e.g., from a friend or family), scan the QR code under the receive button.
  • If you don’t have any TON, you’ll need to purchase it.
Buy and Sell Telegram Usernames on Fragment: Deposit fund into your wallet
Deposit fund into your wallet

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How to Sell a Telegram Username on Fragment

To auction your username on Fragment, follow these steps meticulously:

  1. Open Fragment after funds appear in your wallet. Click the ‘Connect Telegram’ button in the top-right corner to log in.
Buy and Sell Telegram Usernames on Fragment: Connect Telegram to Fragment
Connect Telegram to Fragment
  1. Use the Telegram login widget to enter your phone number in international format.
Buy and Sell Telegram Usernames on Fragment: Link Fragment to Telegram
Link Fragment to Telegram
  1. Your Telegram account and phone number remain private during auctions.
  2. After Telegram login, use the Connect TON button for Tonkeeper login.
Connect Fragment to TON
Connect Fragment to TON
  1. If using a separate device, scan the Tonkeeper app’s QR code.
  2. If using the same phone, tap the button below the QR code.
Scan QR code to connect TON
Scan QR code to connect TON
  1. Navigate to the Ton Wallet section on the top right of the app and select ‘Convert to Collectible.’
  2. Choose the Telegram username you wish to sell from the dropdown. Note that recent usernames might not be displayed here.
  3. Specify an amount for your starting bid, which sets the minimum for potential buyers.
  4. Scan the code with Tonkeeper to initiate the first bid.
  5. If no one outbids you, you’ll receive your bid minus the conversion fees. However, if there is a bid, you’ll receive the proceeds, excluding the conversion fees.

The auction proceeds will be transferred to your Fragment wallet, and the username will be reassigned accordingly.

How to Buy a Telegram Username on Fragment

The process of purchasing a Telegram username on Fragment closely mirrors the steps outlined above for selling. Here’s a concise guide:

  1. Connect your Toncoin wallet and Telegram account to Fragment.
  2. Log in to Fragment using your Telegram and Ton accounts.
  3. Search for the desired Telegram username.
Search for username to buy
Search for username to buy
  1. Tap on “Place bid” button and enter your bid amount.
Place a bid
Place a bid
  1. Scan the QR code and complete the transaction using Tonkeeper.
  2. If your bid emerges as the highest, the username will be assigned to you. Otherwise, you will receive a refund to your wallet.


In conclusion, the ability to buy and sell Telegram usernames on Fragment presents an exciting opportunity for users to secure their desired usernames or monetize their existing ones. By following the outlined steps and meeting the necessary requirements, users can seamlessly navigate the auction process and participate in this innovative feature offered by Telegram Premium. So, whether you’re looking to claim your ideal username or explore the world of username trading, Fragment provides the platform to do so with ease and security.