GroupMe version 4.3 submitted, introduces badge counts and notifications

GroupMe is a popular service from Microsoft, enabling consumers to connect with others using groups (hence the name). It's an app that allows the transfer of photos, while making use of both push and SMS for messages. GroupMe was previously bumped to version 4.2, which is now being replaced by 4.3. The latest release has been submitted for publication.

The question is: what's new in v4.3? Well, you'll be pleased (as a GroupMe user) that the team has followed what feedback was provided and we're now looking at an update that includes a number of new features. 


Oh, I say! Hello there, counters!

Here's what's new for Windows Phone 8 owners only:

  • Custom tile sizes and badge counts
  • Lock screen notifications

New features and improvements for all users:

  • Load earlier messages in any group
  • Mark all unread now works correctly
  • Non-standard characters in a name are now supported

That's right, folks. Custom tile sizes and badge counters will be implemented in the next release. It's good to see some features and fixes being added for those on legacy hardware too. The team behind GroupMe isn't stopping here though. Talks on future development is already underway and they're eagerly looking at what can be added next.

We are told that consumers can expect to see the update go live within the next 24 hours. You can download GroupMe from the Windows Phone Store.

QR: GroupMe

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • Nice
  • Good. Use this for work. Wish I could change the notification tone though.
  • Fucking awesome. In our current version they had code there for lock screen notifications (check right now) business. Obviously couldn't get it working right. Glad they followed through
  • Yay! Glad to hear you like it. #)
  • and still no fix on the not recieving the PIN texted to you :(
  • Hey, I'm sorry! We can help you get the PIN if you email #)
  • it's showing up as an update but it throws an error about halfway thru the download every time
  • Hmm, that's no good. Can you email so we can help you get it working? #)
  • Why doesn't GroupMe not work in Denmark? I don't receive a confirmation code on my phone!
  • It doesn't work in Singapore either
  • Is there anyone else who don't receive the text message code on phone?
  • Yes, here in Norway it don't work
  • It seems like only USA is available - no countries else?
  • works in South Africa
  • Quintin Im from SA and dont recieve the vertification code. What network provider are you on?
  • Have they fixed the bit where your messages aren't read by their staff in plain text?
  • Is that actually an issue for you personally? Or are you just trying to voice concern over a privacy issue? (not bring a dick.. Just curious)
  • It genuinely is an issue as customer privacy used to be a thing. Even though I have nothing to hide, Im sure others I talk to via that app wouldn't think the same way. Its harder to move people away from whatsapp to this knowing your text is stored bare plain text and is monitored at tandem.
    Another bug: can we actually invite non-US friends without having to fiddle the format in which numbers are stored?
  • Hi there, we do not monitor your chats. What makes you think we are reading your messages? Could you email with your concerns?
  • An email correspondence with support staff on the same email address makes me think that all these chats are not encrypted and also monitored. I was told - we don't have people reading your chats all the time but we can see it.
  • Not available for India....
  • It uses SMS? How does that work with overseas contacts??? Hopefully as this integrates with Skype, it will use data instead. Speaking of Skype...
  • Hi! If you are using the app, you are using it over data. You only use SMS if you decide to switch to SMS. #)
  • @dalydose you can configure the app to use push and it won't use SMS.