Our parent company, Microsoft, is streamlining and updating the Microsoft Service Agreement and the Privacy Statement across all of Microsoft services. GroupMe terms, like other Microsoft services, will now be part of the agreement and there’s additional clarifications and changes provided below.
We’re making these updates to ensure terms remain transparent and clear to understand, as well as, include additional Microsoft products, services and features in one, easy to access agreement.
What is the Microsoft Services Agreement? It’s an agreement between you and Microsoft (or one of its affiliates) that governs your use of Microsoft consumer online products and services.
Here are some of the most notable changes to the Microsoft Services Agreement:
Coverage of additional services and features (including GroupMe, Group Messaging, Skype, Bing and our Rewards program)
Clarifications that your work or school account is covered by different terms
Notice that Xbox now requires that you sign in at least every 5 years to keep your gamertag active
You can read the entire Microsoft Services Agreement here. You can also learn more about these updates on our FAQ page here. The updates to the Microsoft Services Agreement will take effect on Septe‍mber 15, 20‍16. If you continue to use our products and services on or after Septem‍ber 15, 20‍16, you are agreeing to the updated Microsoft Services Agreement.
We are also updating the Microsoft Privacy Statement. These updates are described on our FAQ page here, and are effective as of August 15th, 2016.
If you do not agree, you can choose to discontinue using the products and services.
Thank you for using Microsoft products and services.
For more detail on the changes, see the links below:
Microsoft Privacy Statement
Microsoft Services Agreement
Frequently Asked Questions
Microsoft respects your privacy. To learn more, please read our Privacy Statement.

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