The GroupXiT app reinstates you as the master of your inbox.
Group chats can be a great way to coordinate July 4th plans or to chat with your roommates, though oftentimes the thread becomes tiresome and obsolete. Sometimes, you’re just no longer interested in the off-topic conversation about your friend’s new coffee table, but it still pops up on your screen every time someone responds.
A new app called GroupXiT lets people escape those unwanted group conversations with just a swipe that won’t alert the other participants.
Founded by Amos Winbush III and Tyler Thackray, GroupXiT lets users exit single or group threads. The app also lets users block messages from certain individuals, so that they won’t be able to see that person’s messages in the thread.
The app lets users secretly opt out of group messages, but it has a notification function that alerts users if certain keywords, like their name for example, are mentioned in the conversation they opted out from.
GroupXiT is not a messaging app and works with the existing messaging application in the smartphone.
The app is currently available for Android. Interested users can download a free trial version that allows six “exits” or purchase the $1.99 Premium version for unlimited exits and data storage features.