Pip lets you send brief texts and notifications to your friends in just a couple of taps, allowing you to quickly and easily let them know that you’re running late, share your location with them, ask them to call you, and more. Your friends can also quickly and easily respond to you with just a tap using Pip.
Launched last December, Pip has just been updated to version 2.0.
First and foremost, with its 2.0 update, Pip has finally gone international. No longer limited to users in the U.S., Pip now lets users in more than 150 countries around the world to sign up. Note, though, that because of a certain bug, you may have to reenter your username and phone number to register or re-register in Pip 2.0.
Once you’re inside Pip 2.0, another significant improvement awaits: custom Pips. That’s right: You’re no longer confined to using Pip’s predefined messages. Now, you can create your own Pips for whatever purpose (e.g. “Pancakes for breakfast!” or “Game of Thrones is on!”) and even create multiple sheets of them in any language, customize their colors and order, and add emoji to them.
Pip 2.0 also introduces a new tab-based layout that lets you easily send Pips from the home screen, view your friend list, see your notifications, and access the revamped settings.
Moreover, Pip 2.0 offers improved friend management with friend search, easier friend invitation (particularly via email), and friend deletion (without letting the unwanted friend know, of course). It also lets you completely delete your Pip account, for when you realize Pip is not the quick messaging app for you.
If you want to try the app or install its 2.0 update, download Pip now for your iPhone or iPod touch on the App Store for free.
I expect Pip will soon be updated with support for the Apple Watch, since its preset messaging functionality is well suited to the device.
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