Imo users, brush your hair and powder your nose, as you might be in for some face-to-face conversation -- now that the IM aggregator has added video calls to its repertoire. It was initially released to a small group of beta testers, but the feature, which is the app's biggest update since launching free voice calls, is available both on Google's platform and on iOS starting today. After you've updated the app, you'll see a camera icon next to a contact's name that you can use to initiate a video chat. It'll work over WiFi and cellular (3G / 4G) regardless of the messenger service, so long as the person you're calling is also logged into Imo. If you'd like to give the new feature a shot despite being married to another video chat app (or two -- as you likely are), hit the source links below.
imo.im Releases Video Calls on All Mobile Apps
Leading all-in-one communication app now lets you stay connected via video
with friends and family across the world
● imo.im – the leading all-in-one communication and social discovery platform – now lets its 10+ million app users video call with friends and family across the world for free.
● imo makes it easy to connect via video calls on Android, iPhone and iPad devices by using Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G or LTE Internet connections.
○ To start a new video call, just find the contact you want to chat with and choose the video icon right beside their name.
● Video calling is just another way to communicate on-the-go with imo. In addition to the imo core platform allowing you to connect across nine third-party IM networks, mobile apps let you:
○ Use the group chat feature to keep everyone in the loop on Friday night's plans
○ Send quick voice and multimedia messages
○ Carry on conversations from desktop to mobile when running out the door
● The announcement comes on the heels of imo's Broadcasts launch – a new social discovery feature that lets you discover and connect with people and groups on topics you care about to build relationships and spark discussions.
"Our customers love to stay connected," says CEO Ralph Harik. "Whether it's sharing life's moments over video with distant family, or sending a quick voice message to a friend, the launch of video calls further demonstrates our commitment to letting our users dictate how they want to communicate."