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GroupMe bumped to 4.8 with video messages and more


GroupMe is a popular group-messaging app from Microsoft, enables you to communicate with multiple contacts at once in chatrooms. We previously covered version 4.7 back in December, which introduced a new group design. Today we'll be checking out the recently released 4.8 update, enabling users to record up to 30 seconds worth of video and more.

As well as the added functionality to record some footage for sending in group chat, version 4.8 also brings:

  • See content shared from YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter, Vine and Instagram URLs displayed in the chat
  • Unhide chats and rejoin groups from your archive
  • Remove attached images before sending

A sweet update and we're sure many will enjoy the sharing of video URLs. If you require a service to serve as a communication tool for a group to converse amongst one another, we recommend you give GroupMe a shot.

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Reader comments

GroupMe bumped to 4.8 with video messages and more


What Microsoft want to do, it is really very confusing. Group Me is such a bad app and still not mature as WhatsApp or Skype. I think Microsoft need to enable more features on Skype and to make it a powerful app. They should work on Skype instead of GroupMe. I think Skype has so much potential but Microsoft isn't doing right with it...

I'm not seeing the update yet. About a week ago a friend sent me a youtube video in a group chat on GroupMe. I haven't been able to open the chat since then. The app closes every time I try. I'm hoping this update fixes that...

Not good enough! I'm pleased to see development as i use this everyday, but its a battery killer! Half hour on groupme will completely drain my 920.

I've been using it on a 920, 925, and 1020 for nearly 2 years and have had no such experience. Check your other apps man and don't rush judgement

I'm not rushing judgement. I stand by my original comment. If I stay off groupme my battery lasts all day, as soon as I check into groupme my battery drains. If it was another app then I would of left my comments elsewhere. I have also been using groupme for two years on two 920's.

They still haven't fixed the UI. Using this GroupMe app on a high-resolution device makes me feel blind. The "like" bugs still exist too. The font needs to be smaller since messages seem too long. This app is just so annoying to use. It lacks a fluidity and isn't easy on the eyes. Please GroupMe, update the UI.

This my god, and they update like once a month sometimes once every two months. Why does @ small 3.5 inch screen iPhone 4 see more messages on the screen than my Lumia 920 with a bigger screen and higher resolution?

GroupMe help me understand.

I wasn't much into groupme as push notifications were very unreliable, never had an issue with it since 8.1 though. Best way to communicate with my colleagues across the pond when I'm (or they're) out and about.

Cool story, bro but this app still sucks compared to iOS and Android and it's a MS product. They should just start over from scratch. Do any of the people over @ GroupMe use WP?

Huge missed opportunity here for Microsoft and the WP platform. GroupMe is loved by users of all platforms. iOS is adding much of the functionality of GroupMe to it's messaging app which will create some redundancy. Why not encorporate GroupMe into the WP messaging app and create an 'iMessage' type feature for WP since there's obviously no urgency to develop a quality standalone app?