The app appeared on a couple of websites previously, which was a clear indicator that Microsoft is working on such an app already. The app is available for Windows Phone 8 for years and the company even released a universal windows app a few months ago. However, back then the app was only compatible with Windows 10 Mobile, with the update published today it can be installed on PC’s and Tablets running Windows 10 as well.
As you might expect it from a universal app, it is looking completely the same on your PC as it does on your phone. It even brings the same nice features, you can attach images, calendar appointments and also the video, gif and image search is implemented in the app. Here are all the features listed by Skype in the app description:
- START CHATTING FOR FREE:
It’s simple to add anyone to a group using their phone number or their email address. If they’re new to GroupMe, there’s no need to download right away — they can start chatting over SMS immediately.
- INTEGRATED WITH WINDOWS
View your groups right in the People app, and you can reply to messages fast with interactive notifications. Share photos and links with your groups from other apps.
- YOU’RE IN CHARGE
Choose when and what type of notifications you receive. @Mentions help you find messages specifically for you, and you can mute or snooze a chat if it gets too noisy.
- THERE’S NO END TO THE FUN
Meme images, find and share GIFs and videos, all right from GroupMe. Go ahead – fall in love with our exclusive emoji.
- COORDINATE EASILY
Create and share events with your groups. See who’s coming and who has liked your messages.
- CHAT WHEREVER, WHENEVER
It doesn’t matter if you’re on a computer, at home or out and about — you can stay in touch easily on smartphone or tablet. Whether you’re in class or at the office, GroupMe lets you stay in touch with your favorite people and makes sure you never miss a thing.
The app is now live in the store and can be downloaded from the link below. Feel free to let us know your opinion on the new universal GroupMe app for Windows and what you think Skype should improve on their chatting service.
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