Just in time for our third straight year at SXSW, we’re introducing an awesome new version of our iPhone and Android apps with two great new features.
First off, there’s Gallery View. Sharing photos with your groups is really fun, but when you’re looking for one that was shared a few weeks ago, scrolling back through the chat could take a while. Now, you can easily see all the photos ever shared in any of your groups. Just tap the Gallery tab in the right drawer.
We’re also introducing a very useful new feature that helps you chip in on group purchases, or quickly collect money from your group. It’s really made our lives easier, and we think you’re going to find the same. We call it Split.
You can start a Split within any of your groups, just like you can attach a photo or a location. You bought concert tickets for everyone in the group? Attach a Split and get your money back right away, instead of waiting to get cash in person. Buying a group gift? Attach a Split with the total price, and with each person who chips in, the price per person will go down. Collect your money whenever you’re ready.
It’s really easy to use. Anyone in your group can chip in with a credit card. When everyone has chipped in, just tap “collect” and enter your bank account details. You’ll have your money in just 24 hours.*
Fees are minimal (you can learn more here!), and we’ve waived all of them from now through Tuesday, March 12** (11:59PM CST) so you can try it out! GroupMe has partnered with the PCI-compliant Balanced to power the payments process for Split.
All this plus, of course, tons of performance improvements and bug fixes.
We think you’ll find that our new app makes organizing and communicating with the groups in your life easier than ever before. So give us your feedback! Tweet at us @GroupMe or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to hear from you!
Download GroupMe 4.1 now for your iPhone or Android device.
*The first time you collect a Split, it may take up to 3 to 5 business days to verify your bank account. The good news is that all subsequent credits will take 24 hours.
**Free offer applies to your first split transaction up to $499. Offer is valid between March 7 and March 12.