posted this on March 31, 2011 12:04 PM
At its core, GroupMe is free group messaging for your real life network. It’s sort of like a private chat room over SMS, or reply-all text messaging.
When you start a GroupMe, we give it a unique phone number. When you send a text message to a GroupMe number, that message is sent instantly to everyone in the group. We put the sender's names before each message, so it sort of like an instant chat room. All of the texts below, for example, were sent to and received from a unique phone number. It's that easy!
Steve: Hi everyone!
Max: Hey! Where are we meeting tonight again?
Kyle: I think we were going to meet at Emily's place?
Emily: That's fine. Just give me a few minutes to clean up.