GroupMe Review: Is It Better Than WhatsApp?

GroupMe, a Microsoft owned messaging app that lets users add multiple contacts in a group and have conversations among all of them. Well, it’s nothing new as other messaging apps like WhatsApp, Facebook messenger also let you create groups for the same. So what makes it different? In this GroupMe review, we are going to explore what it has to offer.

GroupMe Features

1. Creating Groups – You can create multiple public groups with contacts as per your desire. It allows adding up to 40 contacts in a group. The contacts can be either add using phone numbers, saved contacts or email ids.

GroupMe - Creating groups

2. Direct Message – If you want you can also send direct messages to the contacts who are on GroupMe.

3. Contents that can be shared – In a group, you can send photos, videos, locations via Google Maps, GIFs etc. and even like the texts from other friends in the groups.

GroupMe - shared content

4. Split Bills – This app can make splits for any expenditure you make with your group. It will divide the amount as per the members in the group and they will get notified for the same. This feature may or may not be available depending on the country. If it’s not there after you have installed it then it is not available for your region.

5. Create Events – The event feature will let you create invitations for any gatherings for any of the groups. Your group members can RSVP it and you will get to know their status immediately whether they will attend or not.

GroupMe - events

6. Make Polls – The poll feature is also useful. You can use it to ask questions and see what most people answer or prefer in the group. This can be useful for making decisions or selecting any particular thing.

GroupMe - polls

Ease Of Use

If you have many groups like in office, society, family then this app can work like wonders for you. Creating groups for keeping in touch with all of your contacts and sharing multiple contents is super easy. This app adds your selected contacts to the group and they will get notified for the same. Even if they don’t have the app they will be notified via text message or SMS. You can also set closed groups where only the admin can add other members.

It allows checking the info, previous polls, events, changing the name, and topic of the groups. Set nicknames or see member details, the liked text and the shared contents for each group that you are a part of. If your friends are physically near you and using GroupMe then you can scan their GroupMe barcode from their app to add them to the groups.

GroupMe - check group info

You can leave any group whenever desired and have the info about the groups you have left in archives. Overall this app is really great.

Compatibility

This app is compatible with all the iOS and Android devices and you can download it for free.

Download from: App Store | Play Store

Pros

  • Creating Events and Polls
  • Creating groups with 40 people
  • Super easy to manage groups
  • Send GIFs

Cons

Not really a drawback of the app itself but you won’t find most of your friends on GroupMe. It only has 10 million+ installs while WhatsApp has more than 1.5 billion users.

GroupMe Review: How Is It Different From WhatsApp?

I would definitely recommend GroupMe as it is the easiest way to manage group conversations. Though it is very useful, WhatsApp has its own place. GroupMe is great for group texts while WhatsApp is best for single conversations. If you are looking for an app that will help you build the best connections with your groups then go for GroupMe app and you won’t be dissatisfied.

Summing Up
  • 8.5/10
    Usability - 8.5/10
  • 8/10
    Interface - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Features - 7/10
7.8/10

Summary

With GroupMe, you can get in touch with your friends, colleagues and family in one place. With a clean interface and easy manageable groups, you can consider it for group conversations.

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