In a comment to RIA Novosti, he noted that the innovations will not affect the operation of applications.

“They (messengers -


) are obliged to request confirmation of the phone number from the telecom operator and only then provide services.

If the telecom operator subsequently terminates the contract with the user, he is obliged to inform the owner of the messenger about this, ”Hintstein explained.

In 2018, the government approved the rules for identifying users of instant messengers.

Instant messaging application organizers must identify users "by reliably establishing a mobile radiotelephone subscriber number."