Emoji are here!
We hear you: you love emoji! So do we. Team GroupMe loves using those little guys to make our conversations cuter and more fun, but it’s always been tough using them with friends using different types of phones. People on some Android phones can’t see emoji sent from an iPhone, and vice versa — it’s frustrating, and it doesn’t really jive with our mission of making group messaging feel truly cross-platform.
That’s why today, we’re releasing two brand new emoji packs for free, illustrated by Julia Heffernan and available exclusively in the GroupMe app.
First off, there’s the GroupMe Pack, featuring all sorts of expressive faces and Poundies, plus lots of other stuff we love (like tacos!).
In celebration of the season, we’re also introducing the Summer Pack, which includes watermelon, swimsuits, a surfing dog, and so much more — all the stuff that makes summer great.
You can send them from your iPhone starting today — just upgrade your app to the newest version. They’re coming to Android and Windows Phone in the near future, so stay tuned!