GroupMe: How to Mute Chats

by Valodin

(PartylikeaBantha)

GroupMe is great for sharing information, but sometimes it gets annoying to get notifications about new messages.  There are several ways to turn off the notifications:

(Some personal info has been blurred out for privacy reasons)

Mute a Single Chat

Mute All Chats for a Period of Time

This is a great option at bedtime or work time. NB

From the chat list screen, you need to bring up your settings.

Click the three horizontal bars in the top left corner

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Then click “Settings”

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Then click “Turn off all notifications”

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Then click the appropriate mute time from the list.

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Handy Guide To GroupMe App

by Valodin

(PartylikeaBantha)

We love the in-game chat feature, but with only a 50 message window, no permanence, and no attachments it is really not practical for whole-squad communication.  When you start talking about communication across multiple Squads, then you definitely are beyond the capabilities of the in-game chat.

To solve these problems we use GroupMe.

Why not X or Y?

We know there are other messaging apps out there.  GroupMe seems to serve our needs well.  Moving hundreds of users would be a giant pain in the buttocks, so there is huge inertia to stay with the platform we are on.
But if you can make a compelling argument, please let us know.

Link Room

The easiest way to join GroupMe and wind up in a PLFamily chat room is to click this link.
After you sign up, you will end up in the “Link Room”.  Think of it like an airlock where we can screen the outsiders.  If you pass muster, your squad leader can pull you into the other chat rooms.
As soon as you arrive, follow these instructions (Android/IOS) to change your alias before you get added to other chat rooms.
Then alert your squad officers to your presence in the link room and they will add you to other rooms.

Signing Up

If you cannot use the link room above, you can go to the GroupMe site and directly sign up.  Or you can give your email address to one of your squad officers and they can send you an invite to one of the rooms.  But by far, the easiest way is to use the link to the link room.

Foreign Cell Companies

Here is a list of all the cell companies that support GroupMe.
If your provider is not on there, fear not, you can still access GroupMe via the web browser.

Web Browser

You can also use GroupMe in a web browser.  After you have signed up on the GroupMe web site, you can go to https://web.groupme.com/chats

Here Are Some Common Actions You Might Want To Do

GroupMe: How to Change Your Nickname for Only One Chat (on Android)

by Valodin

(PartylikeaBantha)

If you need to change your nickname in a chat (like when you change squads or level), you can follow this procedure below. You will probably need to do this for every chat room you are in.

It is much easier to change you Alias before you are added to lots of groups.  Follow the procedure here.

(Some personal info has been blurred out for privacy reasons)

From the Chat Room

From the chat room you with a nickname you need to change, click the three horizontal bars in the upper right corner.

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That will bring up a menu. Click on the “Change Nickname” button.

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And a text box will pop up.

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Easy peasy.

GroupMe: How to Add a Person to Many Chat Rooms (on Android)

by Valodin

(PartylikeaBantha)

This is the easiest to way to add someone who is already in at least one chat room with you.

(Some personal info has been blurred out for privacy reasons)

From the Chat Room

From the chat room, click on the picture next to the person’s name.

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This will bring up their info page and there is a menu to add them to other groups.

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Told you it was easy.

GroupMe: How to Rejoin a Chat Group You Left (on Android)

by Valodin

(PartylikeaBantha)

If you have voluntarily taken yourself out of a chat, you can rejoin that chat using the procedure below.  If you were removed from the chat by someone else, you will need to be re-invited.

(Some personal info has been blurred out for privacy reasons)

You can also find similar content on the GroupMe website

From the Chat List

From the chat list screen, you need to bring up your settings.

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Click the three horizontal bars in the top left corner

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From the Settings Screen

From the settings screen, you need to bring up your profile. And then click the “Archive” button.

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That will bring up the Archive screen with two tabs, you need to click the “Groups You Left” tab to make it visible.
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You should see any chats your removed yourself from. (If the one you are looking for is missing, you will need to ask to be re-invited.)
Click on the chat you want to rejoin
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and then the pop-up to confirm.

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GroupMe: How to Leave a Chat (on Android)

By Valodin

(PartylikeaBantha)

Sometimes you move around between Squads and need to leave a chat room.  Here’s how to do it on an Android device.

(Some personal info has been blurred out for privacy reasons)

You can also find similar instructions on the GroupMe website.

From the Chat Room

From the chat room of the chat you want to leave click the picture near the top right corner

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This will bring up the Chat Room Info Page.  Click the Settings button.

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This will bring up the Chat Room Settings page.  Click the big red “Leave Group” button at the bottom.  And the confirm pop-up.

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At this point you have an option to undo if you did it by accident.  Or you can rejoin later (see instructions).

GroupMe: Changing Your Alias (on Android)

by Valodin

(PartylikeaBantha)

This is a walk through of how to change your alias for GroupMe on Android.  This does not affect your nickname in existing chats (for that see instructions here), but it does change what people see when they bring up your profile as well as when they add you to new chats, it should use the new alias.

(Some personal info has been blurred out for privacy reasons)

You can also find similar info on the GroupMe website.

From a Chat Room

From a chat room, you need to get back to the chat list screen.

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Click the arrow in the top left corner.

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From the Chat List

From the chat list screen, you need to bring up your settings.

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Click the three horizontal bars in the top left corner

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From the Settings Screen

From the settings screen, you need to bring up your profile

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Click on the blue face/person area

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From Your Profile

From your profile, you need to go into edit mode

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Click the word “EDIT” in the top right corner

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Then you are in edit mode

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Where you can change your picture, email, or alias.  Now click on your alias

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And it will pop up the editor, so you can change this to your game name and squad/level.

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When you are done, just click the check mark in the top right corner

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