Did you know that GroupMe works on every phone? In fact, you can start and manage your groups with any phone that can send and receive text messages. Seriously!
If you have a smartphone, you probably just use the button in the iPhone app or on our website to start a new GroupMe. But if your phone doesn’t have web access, you can still easily start one on the go. Just text “#new” to any existing GroupMe. If you’re starting a group for the first time, you can text “#new” to (917) 791-2178 (save it in your contacts now!) and we’ll text you back from your new group number.
To add people to your group, text your new group number “#add [name] [number]”. For example, if you want to add your friend Mark to your group with the phone number (555) 444-7777, just send this text message to your GroupMe: “#add Mark 5554447777”.
There are a lot of #commands to help you use GroupMe to its fullest capabilities. If you ever forget them while you’re on the go, you can text “#help” to your group and we’ll reply with a quick explanation of them. Or you can always look at the whole list on our help page.
Of course, if you do have an iPhone, our app is really great (and Android users, fret not, your app is coming soon!). But GroupMe is for everybody, no matter what phone they use. We’re committed to that.