SMS, IMs and video calls in one app
Imo for Android is an instant messaging and video call app with a twist: it doubles as an SMS sender and receiver. It also offers an unlimited number of calls made over its service, but does it hold up to newer social messaging apps like it? See for yourself in this review of IMO.
Imo’s boldest move was adding a feature that’s hardly in use: SMS.
Imo thrives in a steady Wi-Fi connection or any of the following data packages: 2G, 3G, and 4G. Although data charges may apply on the latter option.This means you can have a private call or a have fun with 6 pals in group call. In fact, you can use this to make free international calls anytime. Don’t worry about anything getting out. Imo is an encrypted call app that offers crystal-clear audio. If message threads is more your style, imo support file exchange in .doc, .mp3, .zip, .pdf, and other formats. The app is great for passing files that don’t go beyond 10G in terms of size. Files and messages are stored in the cloud, which seamlessly restores files and messaging history when needed.
Let them know what’s upThe messaging platform presents a feature called Story.This allows you to share photos and clips containing snippets of content that even your friends can interact with by commenting or reacting to your posts. But, if you’re familiar with other social media platforms, you now that Snapchat did this first and Instagram made it better.
Imo does make it up to the social butterflies by letting you create groups with 10,000 to 100,00 members ,and even lets you meet new people you share similarities with on imo Zones.
Where can you run this program?
Directly message your peers through Mac and Windows. Imo is also available in mobile phones with Android and iOS operating systems.
Is there a better alternative?
Text and call with Skype. It’s a free messaging app supported by multiple devices and wearables. Xbox One, tablets, phones, and computers are just some of the gadgets you can install Skype in.
Imo should get credit for its clean design and free HD-quality audio and video. But, it has hardly made a dent in the messaging apps game.
Should you download it?
No. Imo doesn’t differ or fare any better than its peers.
- Free international calls
- Encrypted calls
- Supports group call
- Occasional data charges
- Lacks multiple calling options
- SMS Support