Microsoft launches social networking app ‘Who’s In’ via Apple’s App Store for iMessage

“Microsoft launched a new app for Apple’s iMessage App Store today called ‘Who’s In’ intended for coordinating activities between friends,” Giovanni Bruno reports for TheStreet.

“The app is not downloadable via Apple’s App Store, only through iMessage’s app store,” Bruno reports.

Te app is “intended to help friends plan events and other outings, like movie dates, dinners out, visits to nearby attractions, and more,” Bruno reports.

Read more in the full article here.

“When you first launch the app, it asks you to select an activity: ‘Eat and drink,’ ‘Watch a movie,’ ‘Visit an attraction,’ or ‘Create your own,'” Sarah Perez reports for TechCrunch.

“With a few more taps you enter the other details, like the event time, or – in the case of a custom event – the location, name, and a description,” Perez reports. “The app will the create a custom card for your event, designed for texting, which includes a [generic] thumbnail image with the location and the time.”

MacDailyNews Take: “Who’s In?”

Not us.

Microslop should have named it “Who Cares?” (Plus, good luck to the average Joe/Jane in finding the App Store that Apple’s hidden so well in Messages.)

We already have Apple’s Calendar and Find My Friends, and they both work seamlessly across our Macs, iPhones, and iPads, thanks.


  1. You should check out the article on Mashable about this. It is hilarious.


    Do you find planning casual social meet-ups too straightforward?
    Have you ever wanted to get together with friends, but longed for a way to make that process complicated? Not “complicated” like you just slept with your best friend complicated, but more along the lines “wait, what is going on here?”
    If so, then Microsoft has a product for you.

  2. This app falls short in a lot of ways. The Let’s Grub app, for iOS and Android, is a winner as it works all over the world. Search – Invite – Eat. Quick and easy…and along the way to the bar or restaurant, you can chat with others who are attending and track their progress.

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