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Socratic Launches Study Groups and Chat to Make Homework Social

Top homework help app rolls out Snapchat-inspired features to boost learning with classmates and friends

NEW YORK, Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Socratic, the top-rated homework help app, today unveils a new feature, Study Groups - a brand new social experience that will help students tackle their toughest assignments with their friends and classmates.

The launch of social is another big move for Socratic as they continue to make learning easier, free, and more intuitive for all. Homework is a social activity, and students struggling in school often turn to the Internet and friends for help. But they communicate across countless content-heavy apps like Instagram and Snapchat. Students can now do it all on Socratic with zero distractions, whether it's figuring out logistics, sharing resources, or providing pointers.

Watch how it works here.

This will be the first time a social dimension comes to a homework help app. With Study Groups, students can create groups focused on academic topics. They're discoverable by anyone in the school, helping students reach out to classmates outside of their friend circles. With chat, students can instantly share photos of homework and struggle selfies all in one place without constant app and context switching. Students easily maneuver through the Snapchat-inspired interface since they're already comfortable using it.

"Homework isn't fun, and a heavy workload can be a stressful, anxious experience for many students. We want to keep Socratic as the go-to app for homework help, but add a new component: the support of a kid's closest friends and encouraging classmates," said Chris Pedregal, Founder and CEO of Socratic.

The launch of social features follows quickly behind Socratic's release of a top-rated Android app, a student-first math experience, and availability in five languages in the last year.

Shreyans Bhansali, Founder and CTO, added, "We've seen the rapid increase in chat messages and homework photos sent every day. We're thrilled by how quickly students are taking to chat for help from friends. We can't wait to work on more features that will not only help students learn, but also help others."

To learn more about Socratic, visit socratic.org. Journalists can visit their press page at socratic.org/press.

Socratic is a top-ranked and rated homework help app that combines cutting-edge AI with expert-made content to put a free, instant tutor in every student's pocket. Like a tutor, the Socratic app understands where a student is stuck and provides high-quality teaching content, step-by-step solutions, Q&A, videos, and more.

The team of ten has helped over 60 million students and have their sights set on the next billion. Socratic has been featured by Apple, Google and Time, and is the 2017 winner of the CognitionX Best AI in Education Award.

Socratic raised $7.5 million from Spark Capital, Shasta Ventures, Omidyar Network, betaworks, Box Group, a16z, John Maloney (former President of Tumblr), and Andrew Kortina (co-founder of Venmo). Socratic is based in New York City and was founded by Christopher Pedregal (Forbes 30 Under 30; previously Google) and Shreyans Bhansali (previously Venmo's first employee).

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Stuck on a tough question? Students can join or create Study Groups and get help from classmates or friends.

Study Groups are focused on academic topics, so students can chat away and get help!

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