GroupMe

Last modified
Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Description of App

GroupMe - A Home for All the Groups in Your Life.

Family. Roommates. Friends. Coworkers. Teams. Vacations. Greek Life. Bands. Faith Groups. Events.

“Lifechanger.... utterly indispensable”
-Gizmodo

START CHATTING
Add anyone to a group via their phone number or email address. If they don’t have the app, they can start chatting over SMS immediately.

CONTROL NOTIFICATIONS
You’re in charge! Mute specific chats, or the entire app – you can even leave or end group chats.

SAY MORE THAN WORDS
With an extensive set of exclusive emoji, you can express yourself in a whole new way.

THE WHOLE INTERNET IN YOUR GROUP
Meme images, search for and send GIFs and videos, and see content shared from URLs displayed in the chat.

SHARE NOW, RELIVE LATER
The gallery saves your memories. Easily explore the photos and videos shared in your group now, or later.

LEAVE TEXTING BEHIND
With direct messages, you can use all the features you love for group chat, but one-on-one.

CHAT WHEREVER YOU ARE
Including from your computer at groupme.com

Stay in touch whether you’re separated by a hallway or a hemisphere. Get your group together.

We want to hear your feedback!
Email: support@groupme.com
Twitter: @GroupMe
Facebook: facebook.com/groupme
Instagram: @GroupMe

Love,
Team GroupMe

NOTE: SMS chat currently available in US only. Standard text messaging rates may apply.

Privacy Policy: https://groupme.com/privacy

Made with love in New York

Version

5.2.3

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

iOS Version

9.2.1

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

All features of the app are accessible with VoiceOver. The app is very intuitive and easy to use.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments

In addition to using an email address, you can register using your Facebook account to use this app.

Developer's Twitter Username

@GroupMe

Recommendations

1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Smiling Sunshine 4 years 11 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Jessica S. on Monday, May 13, 2013

I just attended a Leadership conference, where I was the only visually impaired person there. The other people who attended wanted to use GroupMe to keep in touch. I am happy to report that I am using this app with very few issues. There are some places where this app could be improved, but if you are just wanting to chat, it works great! I definitely think the accessibility comments on this app need to be updated... I am glad I didn't check AppleVis before giving it a go, because I'd be missing out...

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Monday, May 13, 2013

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
Hello Yessie, Thanks for the update! Glad to hear that the app itself has appeared to make things more accessible! What kind of rating would you say are in the new version? Buttons, Elements, and How much of it are Acessible? At that point we can update it to reflect it correctly for others to view! Thanks!

Submitted by Jessica S. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013

In reply to by AnonyMouse

Good afternoon, I wanted to make sure I'd looked over the entire app before posting another comment. Most of the app is accessible, and it is pretty easy to use. It's setup kind of like the Facebook app, with two slide out panes on the left and the right of the screen. Setting up an account, connecting with other services and changing settings are all accessible. If you are added to a group, you will receive a push notification, and it is very easy to chat from there. If you want to create a group, however, there is one small issue. After choosing people, it doesn't tell you the names that are already in the text field. The only place I've had problems is in the right pane that comes up when you click the more information button in a group. There are three buttons at the top, which VoiceOver doesn't read. They allow you to look at photos and split costs for things with the rest of the group. You can also see members here, and VoiceOver does read them, but you cannot click on them. You can edit the name of the group, and how your name appears with no problem. Lastly, at the bottom of the screen, there is a mute switch to turn off alerts for the group. VoiceOver calls it an adjuster even though it is a switch, and it doesn't tell you if it is on or off. It does work, though. So, in my opinion, this app works great. The right pane needs some work, though, and it would be nice if it would tell you names you've already added in the text field when creating a group. I hope this helps! If there are any more questions, just let me know.

Hi! Thank you for the thoughtful and thorough response. We would love to talk to you more about how to improve our accessibility in the app. If you would like, you can join this group and chat with us about it! https://groupme.com/join_group/4454932/ZLpgGd?source=Copy Thanks! Julia GroupMe Support

What costs are there? It mentions in a coujple places about a cost. Thank you.