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.

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Reviews

  • Aishwarya HariharanMarketing at Freshworks
    Pros: 

    The desktop app! I switched phones (Nexus 6P to 3310) and the only messaging app I use is Telegram. Plus, the desktop app has themes!

    Cons: 

    I want a sticker store with ALL the stickers. Why can't all my friends be on Telegram instead of Whatsapp?

    It's simple, beautiful and fast. What's not to love?

    Aishwarya Hariharan has used this product for one month.
  • Phil BuckendorfProduct-driven entrepreneur
    Pros: 

    Simply the best and leanest messaging experience. I mean look at FB messenger overview screen - It's like a cluster fuck.

    Cons: 

    There is so many hidden features in Telegram. I never get to explore them all. Hard to find out.

    @producthunt this field should be optional

    Phil Buckendorf has used this product for one year.

Discussion

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Sooraj Chandran@iamsooraj · Entrepreneur & Engineer.
Have been a Telegram user for a long time! Telegram is just killing it with new features. Best messenger app hands-down!
Fred Rivett@fredrivett · Co-founder UserCompass.com & @wecontrast
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@arunsathiya · Marketing, Freshworks
@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@imkmf · Building, teaching, writing, thinking
@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 👍
Nikita Martynov@nikita_martynov · Product manager
Great new about live locations, @durov! Looking forward for allowing bot to track live locations...
Elies Campo
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@elies
@nikita_martynov The new Bot API v.3.4 supports live locations: https://core.telegram.org/bots/a...
Nikita Martynov@nikita_martynov · Product manager
@elies but bot still can’t track this shared location
Ashley Pearson@theashtube · IT Executive @ News4Media / TravMedia
Looks like Telegram is becoming more and more popular!
Mohammad Kermani@_kermani · Programmer and Designer
I really liked the both live locations and new media player! I wish people know more about Telegram, I use WhatsApp sometimes, in compare to Telegram (in short) "it sucks"