Telegram has added a new option to pin a group to a location, but I only see the option to create a new group. I would like to pin my existing supergroup to a location, how to do that?

  • it's not the way it works and it's not pin it's to add, the option works as GPS based group upon your location, if you created a simple group before it is not a location based group.
    – JoKeR
    Jul 17, 2019 at 12:02
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    so there's no way to "upgrade"? what is the fundamental difference (except geo tag which is I believe 2 decimals of latitude and longitude) Jul 18, 2019 at 8:16
  • geo chats are only serve as a close to you users or friends that are not far from you it is more kind of a local communication chats.
    – JoKeR
    Jul 18, 2019 at 10:38
  • yes I know. We have our condominium chat for example, which I would like to convert to a local group Jul 19, 2019 at 5:57
  • This was my first though to pin local city cycling club chat to city’s location to make it searchable. Dec 3, 2019 at 14:40

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It's impossible to convert a regular group to a local one. You could try making a location-based group and sending a link to it into the regular group but that's about it.

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