Goodbye Zello Local

By Bill Moore on September 26, 2014

Zello Local feature first introduced this June never became popular so was pulled to simplify the app.

Many found the feature and a few started local conversations. But even with hundreds of nearby Zello users listening, the conversations seldom lived on.

Zello is anonymous and only used approximate location, yet many users worried about their security. Maybe they worried because our live voice is uniquely authentic. Of course that’s what makes Zello special.

Live public and private voice channels remain popular and we’ll keep trying new ideas to make Zello a better place to keep and make friends.

Comments (4)

  1. That was a feature? Serious? What did it do? Maybe no one else knew about it?

    Comment by Bat — September 27, 2014 @ 9:45 am

  2. It was a feature for subset of Zello users who were smart enough to know about it and use it. For majority of Zello users who never found this feature for there lack of whatever, I believe it is not justified to remove local. It was a feature for Select sharp and smart Zellows and for majority laymen not using it remove it from app? I disagree. For security: yes it was a threat but there was a need to address it and not wipe it off the app.

    Comment by Nm — October 24, 2014 @ 8:08 pm

  3. The writer above is right,
    i found friends, if was was in a city and couldn’t find the location i was looking for, a call in the local channel was always a fast solution.
    Even welcoming new People in the Area was Fun, sometimes lead to spontan Grillparty with some Zello users in the Area.

    Comment by Roger — February 15, 2015 @ 7:40 am

  4. more to comment
    Never resolved Problems:
    – High Battery consumption
    – Google Play Usercomments seems to be unnoticed
    – Application goes in Mute while the other side is Talking until end of speech, the meter still show he is talking This happens on iOS as on Android as well

    Conclusion: all my Friends stopp using Zello, and will not recommend it use it for Work because of the fading reliability.

    Comment by Roger — February 15, 2015 @ 7:48 am

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