Telegram 4.4

Broadcast your current location to any chat in real time

#3 Product of the DayOctober 11, 2017

Telegram 4.4 - Live Locations, Media Player and Localization platform is the new update from the Telegram team. You can broadcast your current location to any chat or group chat in real time. This is useful when you are on your way to an appointment or are trying to coordinate with friends at a large event.

Reviews
  • The Andriy Bond
    The Andriy BondCEO, Noteburger
    Pros: 

    Fast and secure, a lot of cool features.

    Cons: 

    Everything is great

    The #1 messenger app on the market.

    The Andriy Bond has used this product for one year.
  • Artyom Krivolapov
    Artyom KrivolapovAndroid & Web Developer, Anizoptera
    Pros: 

    Media Player feature is a great addition for the awesome messenger. Love to use it.

    Cons: 

    It's a pain to use current simple list of all contacts, bots and channels. Some organization is absolutely needed for this mess.

    Also waiting for video calls with desktop sharing to finally abandon all other messengers :)

    Artyom Krivolapov has used this product for one year.
Discussion
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Sooraj 🌏
Sooraj 🌏@iamsooraj · Building AsyncMatic for remote teams
Have been a Telegram user for a long time! Telegram is just killing it with new features. Best messenger app hands-down!
Fred Rivett
Fred Rivett@fredrivett · Co-founder @ The Dot
I've only just started using Telegram (to join @marckohlbrugge's https://wip.chat/ group) and it's been a good experience so far. Such a buzz of activity in the group and Telegram seems more fully featured than Whatsapp with the ability to use bots. The fact it's "free forever" still worries me as it means we're the product, but that seems to be the status quo with these sort of apps. Live Locations should be cool for the makers in the group to see who's nearby.
Arun Sathiya
Arun Sathiya@arunsathiya · Happiness Engineer, Automattic
@marckohlbrugge @fredrivett I have been sharing live location with friends and family members using Google Maps' live location sharing. Telegram will replace this now.
Kristian Freeman
Kristian FreemanPro@imkmf · software developer, musician
@fredrivett another member of that group here 😄 Telegram is really incredible! This is my first time using it, and the bot integration is impressive. I’ve set up a couple myself in a matter of hours, and they’ve been running without issue now for a week or so 👍
Niels Philbert
Niels Philbert@nippr · Concept Developer
@fredrivett I'm a heavy user of Telegram and find peace in them being a not-for-profit company. So I do not consider myself the product. https://www.telegram.org/faq#q-h...
Fred Rivett
Fred Rivett@fredrivett · Co-founder @ The Dot
@nippr Oh cool, wasn't aware they were a not-for-profit. That changes everything.
Nikita Martynov
Nikita Martynov@nikita_martynov · Product Manager @PandaDoc
Great new about live locations, @durov! Looking forward for allowing bot to track live locations...
Elies Campo
Elies CampoHunter@elies · Partnerships & BizDev @Telegram
@nikita_martynov The new Bot API v.3.4 supports live locations: https://core.telegram.org/bots/a...
Nikita Martynov
Nikita Martynov@nikita_martynov · Product Manager @PandaDoc
@elies but bot still can’t track this shared location
Antonio Massaro
Antonio Massaro@antonm2015 · Creative software developer and maker
@elies @nikita_martynov Hi Nikita, I am the maker of the @BlitzyBot and I can confirm you that live location work also in bot API, because I implemented it in my bot (it matches people basing on location and needs.) If you need, I am available for some assistance, actually the official doc doesn't go really deep with this topic. Contact me via PH or reply to this msg. And if you would like to try the Blitzy bot with your friends that would really make me happy :) it's fun and useful ;) Have a nice day Antonio
Jonathan Baillie Strong
Jonathan Baillie Strong@jonbstrong · Community builder, podcasting geek
Love telegram! I wonder how the audio feature could tie in with sharing podcast episodes.. would love to see future functionality related to podcasting..
Product Pearson
Product Pearson@productpearson · Product Manager @ Property4Media
Looks like Telegram is becoming more and more popular!