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EduTech: The Best Educational Cross-Platform App For Group Messaging

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EduTech is a 9to5Mac week after week series that spotlights on technology's application in education, lower and higher level, both for efficiency and satisfaction. However, in education, group communication is practically fundamental. Regardless of whether you are a student working through a repulsive group project, or an educator speaking with associates, group communication is very significant.

According to TechCrunch, a lot of applications exist that make group communication very easy. Whilst there are iMessage, which is not usually advisable because of a large number of individuals who make use of Android. Nevertheless, when working with educational group messages, there are a couple of things that are required. This consists of cross-platform accessibility, seamless image, media and notification support.

GroupMe was first released as a TechCrunch Disrupt product, getting $10.6 million in funding. After a year, thereafter, Skype bought GroupMe for $80 million. GroupMe is a group communication application that gained notoriety generally because of its utilization in educational environments, particularly in universities.

GroupMe is cross-platform, accessible on iOS, Android, and the web, something that is critical for educational group messaging. Moreover, in the United States of America, GroupMe features SMS messages, which means the individuals who don't have the application can at least send and get messages, though in a more restricted manner reported 9to5Mac.

It was revealed that when the GroupMe application is opened, one will see the option to sign in either with Facebook or Twitter account, or to create a new account making use of biodata such as name, cell phone number, and email address. When all these are done, GroupMe will request permission to synchronize one's contacts to see who is already a GroupMe member. It should be noted that once the behind-the-scenes setup is finished, the next thing is to build a profile by adding things such as a profile picture.

The GroupMe interface will be known to any individual who has made use of iMessage, offering an easy to use home screen of one's active threads. Within a thread, one can see inline pictures, videos and documents, and also have the capacity to "like" a message. GroupMe application can be downloaded freely from the Apple App.

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