Skype has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire GroupMe, a provider of mobile group messaging services that helps users stay in touch and make decisions.
The acquisition of GroupMe complements Skype’s leadership in voice and video communications by providing best-in-class text-based communication and innovative features that enable users to connect, share locations and photos and make plans with their closest contacts. Skype and GroupMe have a shared vision of creating applications and experiences that are the daily communications choice for a billion people.
Skype CEO Tony Bates said:
“The GroupMe team has created an incredibly sticky group messaging experience that works across mobile devices and platforms, making this a perfect addition to the voice, video and text products in the Skype family.”