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Niantic Chat Update | Official Groups

CATANdominikCATANdominik Administrator, Community Manager Posts: 224 Community Manager, Global
edited September 17 in News & Announcements

Greetings Explorers!

Now that you’ve had some time to explore Niantic Chat, we wanted to provide another update! Since we rolled out this feature in early July, we’ve added public groups which surface on the map for all to join. We know that you’re already familiar, and it’s been amazing to see all of the public groups that you have created across the world.

Niantic Chat has a lot of exciting updates coming in the next few months, so in the meantime, we wanted to make it easier for players to find each other, chat about the game, and form communities. 

Introducing Official Explorer Groups

We have created official public groups for each of the current beta countries. Similarly to when we experimented with national competitions for a few seasons, you will once again have a place to chat with all players in your country, and stay up-to-date with what the local, regional, and global player base is doing. These groups will be updated with the latest upcoming announcements and events in the coming weeks. To join, you can either find the groups labeled “[COUNTRY] - Official” or use the codes below:

Denmark: ZrWiX0Y7

Switzerland: y0CmgLtt

New Zealand: ww5BXlCI

Australia: xOwRboV8

Singapore: M1FWvkhC 

We have pre-populated those groups with some channels where you can chat. Please let us know if you are missing something.

If you’d like to provide feedback about Niantic Chat, please use the feedback and bug report sections on the community forum and tag as “Niantic Chat”. If you’d like to provide feedback privately, please feel free to do so using this form. We’re so excited and grateful that we are able to build Niantic Chat with you. More to come soon!


The Niantic Chat Team & the CATAN – World Explorers Team

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  • GrogyanGrogyan Member Posts: 713 ✭✭✭✭

    I am using Niantic Chat, to ensure that there is at least a human bridge between that and our local Telegram Group

    @CATANdominik Niantic Chat needs push notifications, and some small API to enable an automatic bridge between the Niantic Chat and Telegram

  • PkmnTrainerJPkmnTrainerJ Member Posts: 38 ✭✭

    What’s to stop someone making a “[UNITED KINGDOM] - Official” or “[JAPAN] - Official” group and claiming it is so before global release? I assume there are some safeguards in place.

  • TahalnyouTahalnyou Member Posts: 156 ✭✭✭


    The problem with the codes is to see the difference between the lowercase l and the uppercase i.

    Here the size is not the same.

    see New Zealand code.

  • IcefalkeIcefalke Member Posts: 37 ✭✭✭

    a function to sort the chat groups by hand would be very useful

  • GrogyanGrogyan Member Posts: 713 ✭✭✭✭

    Ironically @CATANdominik our Telegram is more talkative than official Catan Niantic Chat.

  • WindWind Member Posts: 764 ✭✭✭✭✭

    If Niantic release a standalone app for Niantic chat, thatll be great

  • IcefalkeIcefalke Member Posts: 37 ✭✭✭

    if a small national flag was integrated in the official chat icon would be helpful

  • IcefalkeIcefalke Member Posts: 37 ✭✭✭
    edited August 15

    if there was still a free text field for comments in the event window, this would be very helpful for organizing fabled harvests, online meetings and similar events

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