Introducing Questions (Beta)
Today, we’re excited to introduce a new type of chat you can start on GroupMe. It’s as simple as asking a question to spark a conversation.
As we’ve heard from our users over the last few months, sometimes starting a group feels like too much pressure. You may know what you want to talk about, but not necessarily who you want to talk with. Maybe you want to ping a few friends to see who’s up for dinner. Or maybe you just have a burning question you’d like all your friends to answer.
That’s why we built Questions. It’s the easiest way to start a conversation with whomever you want. Direct it to just a few people, or to all of your groups. You can even broadcast your question on Twitter or Facebook.
Everyone you ask has a chance to decide whether they’d like to join the discussion, or just comment on the question without receiving everyone’s updates.
You can use it to plan a real-life meetup:
- Anyone want to see a movie tonight?
- What is everyone doing this weekend?
Or to chat about something with your friends in real time:
- Is anyone else watching this game?
- What’s the best restaurant for a date downtown?
Or even let your friends come to you.
- I’m in Brooklyn. Who else is here?
We think of questions as a lightweight, fun companion to groups. It’s the fastest way to start chatting with your real life network.
At launch, you can ask questions from iPhone, Android, and the web. Anyone can answer a question and participate in the discussion, either on our website, on an app, or via SMS.
The uses are limited only by your imagination… and we can’t wait to see what you ask. It’s a brand-new beta feature, so we’re looking forward to seeing what people really do with it and where it goes next.
So what are you waiting for? Ask your first question now!