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GroupMe updated with improved message delivery, faster start up and much more

GroupMe

One of our favorite apps at events, like this past Nokia World 2013 or //Build/, is GroupMe for Windows Phone. The app allows those of us covering the event to stay in communication with the rest of the Windows Phone Central team. It’s great because it works on nearly every phone, either via push notifications in the app or SMS. GroupMe was also just updated for Windows Phone. Let’s see what’s new in this latest update.

The last update for GroupMe came out back in August. That update was notable for including new emoji and fixing some issues for the previous update. Today we’re looking at version 4.6.4.0 in the Windows Phone Store. Here’s what is new with it:

  • Copy messages
  • Improved message delivery
  • View previously sent messages while offline
  • See muted group members
  • Faster app start up
  • Bug fixes

This is actually a pretty nice update. The app will now let you see previously sent messages even if you’re offline. You can also copy messages, which is always handy when needing to look up directions.

The app is also looking at general performance improvements and bug fixes. For example, it’s pretty fast at start up now. Overall, a solid update to a great app.

Want GroupMe? It’s free for Windows Phone 7.x and 8. Grab it in the Windows Phone Store, use the QR code below, or swipe to the right in our app.

Thanks for the tip @wpscoops!

QR: GroupMe

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GroupMe updated with improved message delivery, faster start up and much more

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I find group texting to not work very well on WP8 (920, Bell). What are people's experience with GroupMe? I have several friends that use group iMessage (or is it iChat?) and because of that, my wife and I get left out. Would GroupMe be a good option if I could get some iUsers to make the switch to GroupMe?

I have actually had a great group experience as long as the person/people are not VZW. Group me is nice, I use it daily. Sometime messages are delayed or not alerted. Hope today's update fixes that.

I think by lag he means general app sluggishness, not receiving messages which is very quick. We'll see how much this update improves it...

I play in an online football LG for madden. We use groupme and with 20+ members, it worked great during a 2hr draft. We transitioned from Skype which is horrid for large group chats, but group me performed great. Didn't hear any issues afterwards.

If Groupme would pretty plz add the location feature from Nokia Pulse, that would make it my official favorite app.

I use GroupMe every day, works great! Nice update, but when can we post animated gifs and make memes as in the recent ipad/iphone update?

It really isn't... Eliminates SMS and uses data(unless you use SMS group me). The benefits being that it is cross platform and eliminates the problems with groups seen on some phones and or carriers. Some carries don't support group so when someone replies it just goes to original sender and not the group. But, if your group messaging works as it is designed, I don't see a need for this. Unfortunately groups do not all work as they should....

GroupMe is very feature rich, just all of those features aren't on the WP8 version. Its a lot quicker and faster than group SMS

Thank goodness. It was always annoying getting delayed notifications compared to my android / ios. I have them on and they both get notifications simutaneously (and opens quicker) and i'm always like :|

 

 

Hi there — I work at GroupMe.

This release should be available in India! Can you try one more time? If it still doesn't show up, please email us at support @ groupme.com and we'll see what we can do to get it fixed. Thanks!

People hub that is already on WP does the same thing you can create groups and send mass message.