How to Change Your Email Address in GroupMe
If you’re a regular user of GroupMe, you’ll need to update your contact information should you decide to change your email address. Otherwise, you might miss updates, messages, or other important information. Fortunately, you can update your personal information in just a few easy steps.
Read on to learn more about how to change your email with GroupMe.
Update Your Email Address
As mentioned, failing to update your email address on GroupMe can cause problems. Not only will you miss out on knowing if someone joins or leaves the group, you won’t know when someone updates their profile picture. GroupMe sends you email notifications about important changes to keep you in the loop.
To update your email address, follow these steps if you’re using an Android device or iPhone:
- Open the GroupMe app on your device.
- Go to your profile picture.
- Tap “Profile” and then select “Email.”
- Enter your email address.
GroupMe will notify you about the changes you made to the account by emailing your new account. There’s nothing further that you need to do with the email. It’s simply to notify you that you made the changes successfully.
You can also change the email on your browser if you’re using GroupMe there. The process is the same:
- All you have to do is ensure you’re logged into your account.
- Click on the avatar picture.
- Select “Profile” and update your details.
- When you’re done, click on “Save.”
And that’s all you need to do. An email will be sent to you regarding the changes.
Add an Email (Contact)
You can also email GroupMe to add the person to the group.
- All you have to do is open the chat and select the group avatar at the top.
- Select “Members”
- Tap on the +icon and select “Add Members.”
- Add the name and email of the person you want to add to the group.
Why Change Your Email?
There are many reasons why you may want to change your email address. Suppose you have an account with domains like Yahoo, Hotmail, or AOL. In that case, it might not be appropriate in a professional context. Why? It’s old and might signal that you’re behind the times. Using emails with these domains for personal use is fine, but you may look outdated in a professional setting.
If your account has been compromised or hacked or if you feel your identity might be threatened, you’ll probably want to change your account. Whatever the reason, it’s great to know that you can easily update that information on your GroupMe account.
Steps to Change Your Email
You may need to update your email, but need help figuring out where to start. Consider the following before updating your GroupMe info:
- Choose an appropriate email provider
Gmail, iCloud, Outlook, or Zoho Mail are all excellent options. Gmail is the most popular email provider worldwide. Still, you can look into the options and see which works best for you. Consider why you need the email and weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each provider. For instance, consider a provider that provides two-factor authentication, which will help keep your account safe. Consider having two versions, one for friends and family and another for interactions with persons from your work. Make sure you think about what you need and weigh your options.
- Create a good password
After choosing your new domain, remember to create a complex password and avoid using the same password associated with your old email account. In fact, don’t use a password that is associated with any other service or log in. This follows the best practice of what is called privileged access management.
Some Helpful Tips When Changing Your Email
Don’t Use Automatic Replies
Don’t turn on automatic replies. Some recommend auto-reply to give new information about your address as a backup. It might be helpful to notify others, but it will also inform junk or spam vendors of your new account, and that’s information you don’t want to spread. Besides, you might only want to tell some people who contact you about your new account. Hence, there might be better choices than turning on automatic replies for some people. Instead, you can inform people that you know that you’ve changed your email account.
Delete the Account
If you’re considering deleting your email, don’t do it immediately. There are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind so you can get all the essential information.
Firstly, set up a forwarding rule for incoming emails. Make sure you also save all the essential files you need and the information for your contacts. Often, you can migrate your emails and communications into a new one. You can usually do this by signing into your new account, going to settings, finding the accounts or import tab, and then “adding a mail.” You can check the specific steps based on your new email domain. Then, you can disable the account until you decide you want to permanently delete the account.
There is no general rule about the time frame, though. Forbes suggests that some people wait as long as a year to ensure all bills and tax information have been changed successfully.
But it’s definitely something you should do. If not, you could be targeted by a hacker. If you’re not using the account and have all the information you need, then delete it. Make sure you add your new address to all accounts though, including GroupMe.
What should I do if I still need to receive a confirmation email from GroupMe?
If you didn’t get a confirmation email, follow the steps again, and re-enter your new email until you receive the confirmation.
Can other people in the group see my email after I update it?
The short answer is no. GroupMe doesn’t share any personal information that you provide with others. Rest assured that other group members won’t see your phone number and email data. The only details you can find about members are their GroupMe name and avatar.
Updating Your GroupMe Email Address
GroupMe makes it easy to update your email. All you have to do is click on your profile, hit edit, delete your old email account, and add your new one. The process is the same whether you want to update the information on your iPhone, Android, or computer. Remember that choosing a new email matters, so pick something effective.
Have you ever changed your GroupMe email? Did you use any of the tips and tricks featured in this article? Let us know in the comments section below.