If you're an ooVoo user, you already know you can use it for four-way video chats, 12 simultaneous text conversations or simply catching up with your BFF one-on-one. Well, get ready for a whole lot more features, as ooVoo has just let loose a monster of an update for both iOS and Android that brings with it a fresh design as well. Arguably the most pertinent new feature to its core user group of millennials is the ability to send and receive video messages, or "ooVies" as the company likes to call them.
Additional features include video filters, a customizable user profile page, speed dialing for five of your best pals and a "tap-tap-go" UI for calling a bunch of your mates at once. The app is also now available in twelve languages that include English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portugese, Russian, Turkish, standard and traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese. We've barely scratched the surface of the app's latest goodies, so feel free to peruse the release after the break or download it from the links below to see what else is new.
ooVoo Reinvents The Video Chat Experience
New app for iOS and Android devices gives subscribers simplified design with unprecedented content creation and sharing capabilities with enhanced personalization, video filters and 'tap-tap-go' calls
NEW YORK – Sept. 5, 2013 – ooVoo, the largest independent social video chat provider with
over 85 million registered subscribers worldwide, today announced a new mobile app for the
iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphones and tablets. The ooVoo mobile app provides leading
quality video chat and now enables users to record and share video messages called "ooVies,"
further intensifying social engagement among friends. The intuitive design streamlines the
video calling experience on all devices and is available in twelve languages.
The free ooVoo app can be downloaded today in the App Store or in Google Play.
Additional innovative features include:
Entirely new user experience including "tap-tap-go" group calling interface.
Industry-first video status updates
Video call effects including filters available during video calls
Photo messaging and video messaging (our users' most requested features)
Group video chat, group voice calling, and group text messaging
Speed dialing feature for your "Fab 5" best friends
One-touch screenshot capturing to save and share with friends
Me screen: User created profile with videos, photos, and text status updates
Friends screen: See videos, photos, and text status messages created by your
friends Advanced friend finder: Search ooVoo, Facebook, Twitter, Google, and your
personal contact list to add friends
Localized to English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian,
Turkish, standard and traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
Primarily used by millennials in the US, ooVoo remains steadfast in its commitment to the
"Since the beginning, our industry has treated mobile video chat the same way as texting or
phone calling," said Robert Jackman, CEO of ooVoo, "but we know from watching our users that
video is fundamentally different, it's more personal and intimate. It deserves its own design
principles and unique features and that is exactly what ooVoo has done for its users."
Since most millennials prefer to have a close-knit network of friends over a large amount of
contacts, ooVoo found an innovative way for users to stay close to their favorite friends and
family members with "Fab 5," a feature that allows easy access to their closest contacts with
one tap from the app's welcome screen.
Powered by cloud-based technology, ooVoo is a social video chat hub that streams HD-quality
video and audio with less dropped calls than its competitors. ooVoo supports all platforms
including iPhones, iPads, Android mobile phones and tablets, desktop computers, and
Facebook. In addition to video chat, users can also exchange text messages, send video
messages, and capture screenshots of their video calls.