@time @to @get @your @username!
We have some important news — Wire’s @usernames are here.
Next time you update Wire, you will be asked to pick one, so don’t wait for too long to claim yours… they’re first come first serve.
Our phone numbers change — we lose them, change the mobile operator, or move to a different country. Same with email addresses. Usernames are super useful identifiers you can give to people you want to connect with, and what’s really important — you don’t need to hand out your phone number or email address.
You can always change your username but the previous one will get recycled — anyone can claim it once it’s back in the pool.
Couple of other things to know about the latest update:
- people can no longer search you by your email
- your email is no longer visible to your contacts (phone numbers never have been)
- if a person is in your address book but they use a nickname Wire will show something like “Darth Vader, aka @anakin, Dad in your Address book” in their profile.
That’s all—go grab your username. Someone already got @batman but many other awesome ones are still available. Update Wire and claim yours now!