GroupMe's free Android app lets you create specialized groups out of your contacts, making it easy to stay in touch with everyone. The people you contact can start chatting right away via SMS if they don't have GroupMe. You can share images, video, URLs, and more, and continue chatting from any PC at GroupMe's website. You can search and send memes, GIFs, and more, too.
Easy grouping: Creating a new group involves choosing a name, adding members, and sharing the finished group. It's easy to edit groups, change avatars and nicknames, and add new members.
Mute: We could mute specific chats or the whole app or end entire group chats when the conversation heats up or cools down.
Emoji: GroupMe's exclusive, high-quality emoji make wordless communication easier yet more sophisticated than ever.
Explore Contacts: You can search for other GroupMe users and send them direct messages.
Private group: Though your contacts can see and respond to group messages using SMS if they don't have GroupMe, they'll need the app to receive private messages.
GroupMe is easy to set up and use. Its excellent emoji say more than mere words can and help GroupMe beat out texting apps.
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From Mindless Dribble:
GroupMe - the free, simple way to stay connected with those who matter most. Family. Roommates. Friends. Coworkers. Teams. Greek Life. Bands. Faith Groups. Events. Vacations. Add anyone to a group via their phone number or email address. If they are new to GroupMe, they can start chatting over SMS immediately.
What's new in this version:
New groups with no messages were being put at the bottom of the Recents list
Fixed some annoying scrolling issues around tall messages
Fixed a crash that would happen if someone had mentioned you in an old client
Fixed a crash that might happen if someone was typing when you started the app
Fixed a common crash when sending messages with a weak network
Improvements to read receipt handling for direct messages