Google has launched a group texting application, Disco, for the iPhone devices. Disco provides group texting services through an app and a website interface.
Wannabe users can download the app from Disco’s website from their iPhone. Interestingly, ‘The download an app link” on the Disco website goes to the Apple website.
Initially the app will work only in the US, and those who sign in will get a new phone number.
Using the group texting app, users may send messages to as many people they want, but they should also make sure their group members have also chosen the unlimited messages option, because the text messages will keep bouncing around all the time.
Disco was made by Slide Inc, which was in turn acquired by the Google sometime back. Google had announced at the time of acquisition that it is planning to create ‘a more social web’, which was considered cryptic because no specific product plans were shared then.
With the group texting app launch now, the picture is becoming clearer.
Surprisingly, Google has decided to launch Disco first for iPhone devices and not on Android. It could be due to the face that Slide has made iPhone apps earlier also.
The app is expected to be available for the Android devices soon.