Groupthink News Weekly Update – March 13, 2023

Jonathan Kressaty

Groupthink is the place for your entire team to chat with a GPT-powered AI that reads the internet to provide personalized responses. Invite your friends and family, collaborate on projects, and make use of Groups and Threads to organize conversations.

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Welcome new (and returning) users! For those who may be seeing this email for the first time, we are the founders of Groupthink and we send this daily email with our progress. This is our weekly recap email that summarizes everything from last week!

Last Week’s Updates

Groupthink Responses are Better than Ever

Answers from the bot have more nuance and a better command of natural language, especially when asking for information about research or when referencing previous parts of your conversation.

We’ve accomplished this by implementing the new features OpenAI announced last week. Rather than relying on building our own chat history and experience, we can use OpenAI’s learnings from ChatGPT’s success. 

Avatars, Usernames, and Profile Settings

We also added the ability to set a custom avatar and username. We’re working hard on making @mentions work, and this is the first step on that journey.

To set your username, log into Groupthink and click “Integrations & Settings” OR click this link, then add your Username in the settings form.

You’ll also be able to edit details including your name, email address, and password.

Coming Soon to Groupthink

Major Release: Improving Meetings

As mentioned, we’re working on functionality around meeting agendas in an attempt to improve meetings between groups of people. This includes several new features:

  • A shared “agenda”, which is a collaborative document next to your group chat
  • Email alerts and nudges from Groupthink before and after a meeting
  • Integrations with your calendar and other business tools

Improving Chat

  • Mentions – being able to @mention someone by their name or username across Groupthink
  • Renaming VI to Groupthink (yep @vi will keep working for all of you OG Groupthinkers)
  • Global notifications – see the right notifications on your desktop or… mobile device!

Mobile App

You want it, it’s coming (we’re actually using it internally!)


  • We’re revamping the website reader to be way easier to use (automatic, in fact) and much more powerful
  • Slack and Gmail will return!
  • Google Calendar

Happy Friday errr Monday!