Groupme App

Find and tap the GroupMe app in the search results. The GroupMe icon looks like a blue speech bubble with a white '#' icon in it. Tapping it will open the app info page. Tap the green INSTALL button. This button is located below the GroupMe icon on the app info page. It will download and install the app on your Android. A real-time messaging app that can be used on Windows 10, iOS, and Android devices. GroupMe Video and Images. Deployment & Support. Cloud, SaaS, Web-Based. GroupMe — the free and simple way to stay in touch with friends and family, quickly and easily. Organize a night out, keep in touch with friends and family, plan your events, or coordinate with coworkers — all in the same place. GroupMe works on Windows, iOS, Android, and the web, so you can stay in touch on the go. Description: GroupMe (manufacturer’s site – owned by Microsoft) is a group texting app that allows access to GIFS, emojis, images, videos, and links to websites, without ever leaving the app. It also includes direct messaging for one-to-one contact, allowing you to “ditch” the old-fashioned SMS text message and plan events with contacts.

As the saying goes, a picture speaks a thousand words—and with free photo sharing from GroupMe, you can say even more!

Whether you're sharing a photo of the kids on vacation or want quick opinions on an outfit you've just tried on, photo sharing lets you say it all. And, with free photo sharing with GroupMe’s group texting app, sharing your photos has never been simpler.

Share photos easily with GroupMe

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GroupMe works with the existing contacts on your phone to create groups you can easily text or share photos with. You won't need to memorise any new passwords or login each time - meaning the fun of photo sharing can start the minute you download our app.

You can choose to share a photo from your phone or snap off a new one to send to friends or family. Your friends with the app will be able to see the photo right when you send it, and others in your groups will receive a link to view it online instantly.

With GroupMe, sharing your photos has never been easier… or more fun!

Download our free photo sharing app

GroupMe has apps for every major smartphone operating system. Choose GroupMe for iPhone or Android to start sharing photos. Additionally, we also have apps for Windows Phone users.

Start sharing your photos for free today by downloading GroupMe for your smartphone.

What is the GroupMe app and is it Safe?

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GroupMe is a messaging app owned by Microsoft. Users can send group or private messages from their computer or phone using WiFi. This app is extremely popular among students. Users can chat with friends (or strangers) for free, share emojis and GIFs, and set up calendar events.

Smart Social wants to caution parents that students can send and receive messages on GroupMe without limits and there is no way for users to delete past posts.

What is the GroupMe app?

  • GroupMe is a messaging app where users can send group or private messages from their computer or phone using WiFi
  • Users sign up using their Facebook, Microsoft/Skype account, or their email
  • Users are prompted to verify their phone number through a text message
  • GroupMe then asks the user to grant the app access to the contacts on their phone and their location
  • Aside from basic messaging capabilities, the app offers emojis (both free and for purchase) and GIFs
  • Users can also create calendar events and invite their friends directly in the app, create polls, or send photos and videos

GroupMe cheating scandals in the news

After information about an upcoming test was posted in an introductory anthropology class GroupMe chat, about 70 students at the University of Texas at Austin are facing either automatic failing grades or expulsion for being members of the group message. The Cougar, student-run newspaper
Graduation for dozens of The Ohio State University students is in jeopardy after… an investigation… found that 83 students in the Fisher College of Business were using [GroupMe] for ‘unauthorized collaboration on graded assignments.’ ABC6 News

Some students forget that GroupMe chats are never really private since anyone can take screenshots

[A sorority at the University of Central Florida] has been suspended after allegations of its members posting an explicit photo, offering payment to complete schoolwork and swapping IDs to buy alcohol [on the GroupMe app]. Yahoo! News

Why should parents care?

  • Some students favor the GroupMe app because the content of a message isn’t displayed when notifications pop up on their device. This feature makes it easy for students to hide negative behavior or content from their parents
  • Parents have reported instances of kids using the app solely to bully others
  • There is no way for users to delete old messages, bringing concerns over a user's ability to control content
  • Since activity from the GroupMe app doesn’t show up on their parents’ phone bill (like text messages), students could use the app to hide their messaging activity
  • GIFs available on GroupMe can showcase mature or inappropriate content
  • The app has built-in features that allow users to search the web directly from the app. There is no way to moderate or filter that content
  • Users can enable geo-location, which encourages them to chat with strangers nearby. This feature can be very dangerous since predators can use it to target victims in their area
  • GroupMe's privacy policy promises to never share users' phone numbers or email addresses with other group members, but parents should be aware that within 10 minutes of our team verifying their phone number with GroupMe, we started to receive spam phone calls

What can parents do?

  • Even though some apps allow students to send unlimited messages, take time to discuss and set limits on how much your teen can use texting/messaging apps to connect with their friends
  • Remind your teen of the importance of keeping their messages Light, Bright and Polite, because any message they send online, on social media, or through text messaging can be shared by someone else. Even if the person wanted the message to remain private
  • Talk with your students about the dangers of:
  • chatting with strangers online
  • sharing personal information on apps, like GroupMe
  • sharing your location on a messaging app

Conclusion

When you’re ready for your teen to have access to messaging apps, check out our Parent App Guide page and encourage your student to use the messaging apps in our Green Zone.

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