Telegram is launching a brand new upgrade to the Telegram mobile app for Android and iOS starting today. The new version will now support the ability to share live location with other users for a certain time, and is also featuring an improved music player.
Telegram’s new live location sharing feature will enable users to share their location with other Telegram users over a private chat or with a group of users over Telegram groups or supergroups for a certain period of time. Users can choose between sharing live location for 15 minutes, 1 hour or 8 hours, post which the live location sharing setting will toggle off automatically.
This can be related to Google Maps’ live location sharing that allows users to share live location with selected contacts using Google Maps.
When you share your location with your contacts or a certain group on Telegram, you will also see a notification at the top of your Telegram chats view. Like how a pinned message shows up on a Telegram supergroup.
Telegram 4.4 is also launching a cleaner music player on the Telegram apps. This will now better support MP3 and other audio files that you send and receive. User can download the audio and play the audio there, with a neat playback tracker showing up at the top.
Telegram 4.4 is now available for Android on the Google Play Store, and for iOS on the App Store.