Skype officially introduces GroupMe

Skype users have started receiving emails about GroupMe, which is the “newest member of the Skype family.” As you may know, Skype acquired the popular group messaging service in August for $85 million, which is not that bad for a 16-month old company.

GroupMe provides users with an easy way to chat with people and groups while on the go. The application is available across many popular smartphone platforms, including Android, BlackBerry, iOS and Windows Phone. Heck, it can even work via SMS, since every GroupMe user gets a special phone number to use for messaging only.

Starting a conversation is pretty straightforward – create a new group, add a few people and… go! While in a chat, you can also share images with other group members, share location and see where your buddies are on a map. It’s pretty neat, and it’s free to download – visit GroupMe’s website, select the phone/platform you use and start chatting today. 😉

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