How to Install GroupMe on Android
This wikiHow teaches you how to download the GroupMe app and create a new account, using Android.
Part One of Three:
Installing the App
Open the Play Store on your Android. Find and tap the ￼ icon on your Apps menu to open the Play Store.
Tap the search bar. The search bar reads Google Play at the top of your screen. You can enter any keyword here to search the apps, books, or movies on the Play Store.
Type GroupMe into the search bar.
The search function is not case-sensitive. You don’t have to capitalize any letters here.
Tap ↵ Enter or ⏎ Return on your keyboard. This will search the store, and list all the matching results on a new page.
If you’re using Google Keyboard, tap the green magnifier icon on the bottom-left.
Find and tap the GroupMe app in the search results. The GroupMe icon looks like a blue speech bubble with a white “#” icon in it. Tapping it will open the app info page.
Tap the green INSTALL button. This button is located below the GroupMe icon on the app info page. It will download and install the app on your Android.
If you see a button that says OPEN instead of INSTALL, this means you already have the app installed on your Android.
Wait for your download to finish. You will see a green progress bar on the app info page that shows your download rate. When your download hits 100%, the progress bar will disappear.
Wait for the app installation to finish after the download. When your download is finished, your Android will have to install the downloaded app. The app page will indicate “Installing”.
Tap the green OPEN button. When the app is installed and ready to go, you will see a white UNINSTALL button and a green OPEN button on the app page. Tapping this button will open the app.
Part Two of Three:
Creating a New Account
Enter your email address on the login screen. Tap the Enter your email address field at the bottom of the login screen, and enter the email you want to sign up with.
Alternatively, you can sign up with a social media account by tapping one of the Google, Facebook, or Microsoft icons. This will automatically import your email address and personal info from your social media account.
Tap the white checkmark icon. This button is in the upper-right corner of your screen. It will take you to the Sign Up form.
Enter your name in the Name field. This will be your display name, and all of your friends will see you by this name in your group chats.
Create a new password in the Enter your password field. Make sure you enter a secure password here. You will use this password to log into your account.
Tap the white checkmark icon. This button is in the upper-right corner of your screen. It will create your new account, and take you to the Verify Phone Number page.
Part Three of Three:
Verifying Your Phone Number
Tap USE THIS PHONE’S NUMBER on the Verify Phone Number page. This is a blue button at the bottom of your screen. It will let you link your phone number to your new GroupMe account.
Alternatively, you can select Verify a Different Phone Number and enter a different phone number. As long as you make sure you can receive a call or text message, any number is fine.
Tap Allow in the pop-up window. Your Android will ask if you want to allow the GroupMe app to make calls. Tap Allow here if you want to receive your verification code via phone call.
Tap Allow in the pop-up window again. Your Android will now ask if you want to allow the GroupMe app to send text messages. Tap Allow here if you prefer to receive your verification code via SMS.
Enter your verification PIN code. GroupMe will send your phone number an SMS text message with a 4-digit verification PIN code in it. Tap the PIN field here and enter your verification code.
Tap the white checkmark icon. This button is in the upper-right corner of your screen. It will verify your PIN code, and take you to the welcome screen.
Tap the SKIP button. This button is located in the lower-left corner of the welcome screen. It will skip the welcome tips, and take you to the GroupMe app. You can now start your first group.
Alternatively, swipe left on your screen or tap the blue arrow on the bottom-right to see all the tips.
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Updated: February 1, 2018
Categories: Featured Articles | Android
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