Hey opens its email service to everyone as Apple approves its app for good

From The Verge: Hey — the new email service from Basecamp that’s been the subject of the latest fight over Apple’s App Store policies — has announced that starting today, it’ll be open for anyone to join, no invite code required.

The public launch of the service comes alongside a second piece of good news for Hey: Apple has approved Hey’s update containing proposed changes to meet App Store guidelines. The app’s version 1.0.3 update is now available, offering free, temporary 14-day burner Hey accounts with randomized addresses for iOS users, making the app “functional” by Apple’s definition when it’s first downloaded. Hey is also adding support for multiuser corporate accounts with this update, as Apple had originally taken issue with the purely consumer-focused nature of Hey.

Hey had originally launched as an invite-only service that costs $99 per year to use. Unlike other email apps, like Superhuman, which are effectively extra layers on top of an existing Gmail account, Hey is a completely new email service, offering features like contact screening and advanced sorting options.

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