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| December 13, 2013
GroupMe Group Messaging App Updated With Premium Emoji Plus More Features
GroupMe, the popular Microsoft-owned group messaging app, has gone premium ... premium with emoji, that is. Through its latest update, GroupMe has gained its first set of paid emoji or stickers, as they're called in Line, KakaoTalk, and other sticker-happy messaging apps. Initially available on iPhone and iPod touch, GroupMe's premium emoji are grouped into special packs. There's the $0.99 Most Wanted pack, which contains the most-requested emoji. There's also the $1.99 South Park pack, which features characters from the eponymous adult animated sitcom. The initial set of premium emoji also includes the University of Alabama and University of Texas packs, which goes for $1.99 each. [caption id="attachment_496785" align="aligncenter" width="640"] GroupMe[/caption] In addition to premium emoji, the latest update to GroupMe introduces an easy way to add nearby GroupMe users on iOS 7. The GroupMe team explains:
Today’s iPhone update also includes the ability to add nearby users to groups. Now, the app can automatically find people near you who are also using GroupMe. It’s perfect for starting groups with your classmates, or with people you meet at conferences! Just tap the add member button, and nearby users’ avatars will appear at the top.The new GroupMe update also lets you long-press on shared videos to save them to your camera roll. It also makes sending messages faster, adds support for Dynamic Type, and delivers iPad layout and attachment improvements. Also including bug fixes and other improvements, the new version of GroupMe is available now in the App Store for free. The app is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 6.0 or later. GroupMe was redesigned for iOS 7 and updated with video sharing a couple of months ago. Its previous update arrived last month and introduced GroupMeme for sharing photos edited based on memes.