GroupMe for iPhone and Android 3.2
It’s a holiday miracle! We just released our new iPhone and Android apps to their respective markets. There are lots of little tweaks to make the GroupMe app faster and more fun, and we think you’ll agree it’s the best version yet. Here’s what’s new!
We’ve heard from a lot of you that while your GroupMe chats are hilarious and fun, they move so quickly that it’s sometimes hard to remember all the best things that have happened. Some of the best messages get lost in the shuffle. That’s why today, we’re introducing Likes.
Now, when someone in one of your groups posts something you like, you can tap the message and then tap “Like”. They’ll get a notification that you liked their message, and it’ll be saved for you in your own personal list of Likes from all your groups. Plus, the entire group will see a running total of the number of people who liked each message inline.
Team GroupMe has been using Likes for the last few weeks, and we can guarantee that they’re really fun—it’s a whole new dimension on top of the GroupMe experience.
A note about conference calling
The best thing about GroupMe is the way people use it. We’ve seen extraordinary use cases that continue to inspire us. From baby deliveries to bible study groups, and the 11% of groups that are used for keeping families close, we’ve see GroupMe help all types of people.
As the service continues to evolve, it’s important that we focus on and enhance the features that people use most. GroupMe messaging has helped bring people closer together across the globe. In fact, push messaging within the app recently exceeded total text messages across our network.
As we continue to focus on our core functionality of group messaging, we believe it’s important to sunset features that are not widely utilized.
As of January 7th, 2013 we will no longer create new groups with the conference calling feature enabled. For the time being existing groups with the feature will continue to work, but we recommend that you migrate to other services for your conference calls because the feature will be entirely removed in the future. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this change causes you.
Questions? We’re always here to chat with you — just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
That’s all for now! There’s lots more cool stuff coming soon, so stay tuned—we can’t wait to show you all the new things we’ve been working on.
Now, go ahead and get the new GroupMe app for iPhone or Android! From all of us at GroupMe, happy holidays, and a happy new year!