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GroupFlier Announces New Options That Give Group Texting Creators More Control(January 12, 2011)
BETHESDA, MD -- (Marketwire) -- 01/12/11 -- Group texting service GroupFlier today announced a few options that give group texting administrators a better way to manage their group members. GroupFlier (www.groupflier.com) allows any community of friends -- club, team, class, party, family -- to use a single text message to reach everyone in the group at once.
To get started with the service, all that's required are the cellphone numbers of the members in your named group. The new options being announced today provide another level of control over the management of groups.
Group creators can access the new features by logging into "Your Groups," clicking on a group name, and selecting "Settings." A group creator may delete a group, remove a group member, as well as adjust settings for a group.
As was previously available, creators/administrators can change the group's name. Notifications can be set to inform members when a new member joins or leaves the group.
Another feature allows the group creator the option to be the only sender in a group; this works well in situations where communications are designed for one-way only, such as a weather report for when a team coach needs to cancel or delay a game.
GroupFlier is managed using a set of star (*) commands sent from the cellphones of members.
For example, text *help to the group number and a full list of the commands will be sent to your cellphone. The full list of * commands include: *new [name], *add [name] [number], *bye, *hi, *nick [name], *remove [name], *delete, and *who.
To receive a text listing all members that are currently in a group, as well as those members' cellphone numbers, text *who. To add a level of privacy, administrators can disable the *who command.
A new option is that GroupFlier now allows you to restrict the *add command to only the group creator. This option lets nobody else but the group's creator to add people.
Says CEO Morris Panner, "The thinking behind this was to give group creators some flexibility and options to tailor how they want to administer things depending on the type of club or organization or application use they have in mind. These options are based on users' feedback, so we want to thank everyone for their comments and encourage others to send us new ideas."
About GroupFlier, Inc.
Based in Bethesda, Maryland, GroupFlier's mission is to empower clubs and associations of all kinds. The service is free and compatible with all cellphone devices and platforms, whether it be a BlackBerry, Android, iPhone or old Nokia, as well as supporting any service plans by AT&T, Verizon or a phone card.
Please contact us at [email protected] with any questions or feedback.
Friend us at http://www.facebook.com/groupflier or follow us on Twitter @groupflier.
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