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How to use the GroupMe SMS

What are GroupMe SMS Commands? Avatar Steve Spillman October 02, 2016 15:56 Follow

To start a group: Text START to our shortcode, GROUP (47687).

These #commands affect your membership in a specific group. Send them as a text message to a GroupMe number to manage that group.

These commands will work in any group:

#help - This command will send you a text with the basic commands you might have forgotten.

#new [topic] - This command will start a brand new group, with its own unique telephone number. You will receive a text from the new phone number and be able to start adding members and chatting right away!

#add [name] [phone] - Follow the "#add" command with a person’s name and phone number to add them to the group. For example, #add Pat 5551234567 will add the number (555) 123-4567 to the group with the name "Pat".

#list - Send this command, and you'll receive a list of the names of everyone in your group.

#topic [topic] - This command changes the name of a group. For example, text #topic Study Group to set your group name to “Study Group.”

#name [name] - Set your name with this command, so others know who you are. For example, #name John will change your name to John. This command will only change your name for one specific group.

#mute | #unmute - Use this command to mute and unmute groups. The first time you send it, you will no longer receive messages from this group. When you’re ready to start receiving messages again, text #unmute to begin receiving messages again!

#remove [name or number] - If you are the creator of a group, send the group "#remove," with the name or number of the group member you’d like to remove, and we’ll remove them from the group.

#exit - This command will automatically remove you from a group. If you are the group creator, you cannot leave the group. As the creator, though, you can delete it entirely by texting #delete.