IMO killing support for third party instant messaging networks

IMO announced this week that they have decided to focus on their own messaging protocol. As a result, they would stop supporting third party instant messaging networks.

Basically, you would no longer be able to use their apps to connect to Google Hangouts, Facebook Messenger, Skype and other platforms.

The company said:

To provide the best and most reliable service for our users, we need to focus on the areas we feel we can make the biggest impact. We are now going to concentrate on building out our own communications platform to help people easily connect in their everyday lives. Our goal is to create the fastest and most reliable messaging, voice and video call service in the world.

They are giving their users a week to download their chat histories from third party networks.

Here is the mailer:

imo.im gets a brand new avatar on the web with high quality video calling update

imo.im rolled out a major update on their web app. The user interface has been completely redesigned and the video calling feature has been improved massively.

The company said that users no longer require any browser plug-in to use their video calling feature. They are now using WebRTC in capable browsers.

Other enhancements:

Easy-to-use image galleries and new photo viewing experience
Infinite scroll chats that let you easily look back at your chat history
Broadcast multimedia content and exchange images and videos in chat
Synchronized contact list across mobile and Web platforms
Stickers!

Read more: New Features & Product Updates | imo.im — Introducing the all-new imo.im

imo.im Announces Completely Redesigned imo messenger iPad App with High-Quality VoIP Calling Feature, New User Interface and Additional Communications Features

Following the recent overhaul of imo.im’s iPhone and Android apps, top messaging platform revamps iPad app to meet the evolving needs of consumers by allowing users to make free voice calls and share group photos.

imo.im, a top-messaging application that allows users to communicate across 10 of the most popular third-party messaging services, announced today the release of imo messenger for iPad version 2.0. The app features high-quality voice calling functionalities that allow friends and family to stay in touch without sacrificing data usage when connected to Wi-Fi. Additionally, a brand new UI design streamlines access to conversations by combining messages and contacts for a faster, simplified chatting experience.

Working to stay a step ahead of the competition, the imo messenger application allows iPad owners to make voice calls to imo messenger users on all iOS devices and Android platforms over 3G and 4G connections as well as Wi-Fi. The function is ideal for anyone looking for a cost-effective, fun way to stay in touch both domestically and abroad.

With the goal of simplifying how users interact with the app, the new version’s streamlined and elegant design enhances the chat experience by seamlessly combining the layout of messages and contacts to create a user-friendly experience. The new redesign also includes a status indicator bar in the messaging tab that changes color based on your current status, as well as a similar bar in chat windows reflecting your contact’s availability.

Additionally, imo.im’s iPad app now offers group photo sharing and real-time uploading of photos, a new feature introduced to iPhone users last month. This means that users can take photos with imo messenger’s native camera and automatically upload those images to their chat groups in real-time. The new features and UI redesign follow similar and recent updates for imo.im’s Android and iPhone applications.

“Our VoIP feature and UI redesigns for iPhone and Android have proven extremely popular, and many of our users have requested these same functionalities on our iPad app,” said Ralph Harik, CEO of imo.im. “By providing a more consistent experience across all of our platforms, we feel this streamlines the communication process, making it easier for our users to stay in touch using multiple devices.”

imo messenger is a top messaging and mobile communications client with more than 5 million mobile downloads and 700,000 unique daily users delivering an average of 50 million messages per day. imo messenger supports both private and group chat conversations with the ability to share multimedia files, send voice and text IMs and conduct quick chat history searches. Unlike competing applications, imo messenger’s cross-platform service and simultaneous sessions allow you to switch between desktop, mobile and tablet devices without losing conversations.

For more information about imo.im and its iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry imo messenger apps, visit http://www.imo.im.

Imo working on a feature to import chat logs from Meebo

Imo has revealed that they are working on a new feature that allows Meebo users to import their chat logs to their Imo accounts.

Meebo was recently acquired by Google and they are killing the Meebo Messenger platform.

Imo is one of the best alternatives to Meebo Messenger on the web today and if they can come up with this functionality, it would be great news for the users of that platform.

imo instant messenger now available from Blackberry App World

imo instant messenger now available from Blackberry App World

Imo has finally made available their mobile instant messaging client for the Blackberry platform through the official app store.

Imo can now be downloaded right from the Blackberry App World for free.

The app allows you to connect and converse with your contacts on multiple instant messaging platforms including AIM, Facebook Chat, Google Talk, Hyves, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, MySpace, Skype, Steam Chat, VKontakte and Yahoo Messenger.

Imo.im launches an instant messaging based social network

Imo.im is already a popular web and mobile based instant messaging platform. The service offers connectivity with all the popular IM protocols and you can use it inside a browser. There are also mobile apps available for most smartphone platforms.

The company has just launched a new real time social network based on instant messaging.

Imo.im launches an instant messaging based social network

The idea behind this network is to meet new people based on interests and location and start an instant messaging session.

This platform also allows you to connect to your existing social profiles and invite your friends and relatives to imo.im.

We are huge fans of imo.im… We like it more than Meebo. But the fact remains. There are also too many social interactions going on in our lives. But for people who are looking for new friends, this is a cool new feature to have!

This new feature is currently available on their web edition. They plan to offer it through their mobile apps in the near future.

imo beta arrives for Nokia devices

imo beta arrives for Nokia devices

Imo.im has launched a beta version of their instant messaging app for the Nokia devices.

The company said that this beta version would work with devices running Symbian^1 5th Edition and Symbian^3.

The app supports multiple instant messaging protocols including: AIM, Facebook Chat, Google Talk, Hyves, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, MySpace, Skype, Steam Chat, VKontakte and Yahoo.

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Imo.im gets support for Steam Chat!

Imo.im gets support for Steam Chat!

IMO has announced support for Steam Chat on their instant messaging platform.

The service already supports a wide variety of instant messaging protocols.

They might be one of the first ones to support Steam Chat in the instant messaging market.

The company developers said:

Now, Steam Community members can keep in touch with Steam friends via text, voice and video chat on imo.

Imo for Android gets chat groups

Imo for Android gets chat groups

IMO has updated their Android app with some cool new features.

The app now supports group chat capabilities. IMO has also added support for Skype chat groups in this latest update.

Features:

Any group member can invite their buddies to participate
View history of group messages on imo.im sent and received after joining
No limit on the number of group members
Send and receive instant voice IMs up to 30 seconds long
Send and receive files

These features are already available on their web app accessible through a web browser.