imo free video calls and chat
- Last update: 2 years ago
- Version: 9.8.000000005411
- Size: 6.94M
- Compatibility: 4.0 and up
- Author: imo.im
- Content rating: Everyone
- Package name: com.imo.android.imoim
- Last update: 2 years ago
- Version: 7.0.56
- Size: 21.4 MB
- Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Author: imo.im
- Content rating: Rated 4+
- Languages: English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese
Imo Review: Nice Messaging App
Imo is an instant messaging app and communication tool with high-quality video and voice calls. Download Imo and keep in touch with your friends for free.
Functionality — 3.5/5
Imo’s main feature is free text messages, but it is not something unique at all, and the app is behind the largest players on this market. And to compete with them, Imo tries to attract users with unlimited high-quality voice and video calls which are really better than what most of the competitors have. The app allows you to exchange photos and videos with your friends, and there are group chats. All in all, the features are common, and almost nothing really stands out.
Design — 3/5
The interface is quite smooth and simple, but it is pretty basic. You have only two panes for your contacts and chats, and while you can easily access them, you always risk calling somebody by accident. The in-app stickers are somewhat boring, and the app looks like it requires a bit more polish. And there are advertisements in this app that are sometimes annoying.
Usability — 3/5
One of the greatest features Imo has is the ability to connect with users of other networks. For example, there is an option to make video calls to Skype or WhatsApp users, but the big players tend to eliminate that possibility, so Imo has to build its own network. After all, the number of users is what determines the success of messaging apps nowadays. But the user base of the app is still pretty small, and that limits its usability.
The developers claim that all chats and calls in the app are encrypted, but there is no real evidence. So if you worry about your privacy, better try something else. There are also occasional problems with the quality of video calls, and the stories feature can increase the number of unwanted social interactions within the app. All in all, the app is rather useful, but it is definitely not without its flaws.
Cross-platform use — 5/5
There are versions of the app for different mobile devices including iPhones and iPad, Android devices, Nokia Windows Phone and BlackBerry. All those versions slightly differ, but there are no huge differences between them.
Although the app is free, you can subscribe to remove ads from the app and get 25Gb of free cloud storage to keep all your videos and photos there. All of the other features are free, including stickers and unlimited video calls, so if you can endure watching the same few ads all over again, you don’t really need the premium option.
The Bottom Line
Trying to review Imo in comparison with more popular messaging apps is a bad idea, because Imo just isn’t as useful. But you should have it on your device anyway, in case you need to make a video call.Collapse
Imo is a nice and simple messaging app with great video calls. Download Imo and talk to your friends anytime you want.
Pros : Completely free to use
High-quality video and voice calls
Cons : Limited functionality
Small user base
Cross-platform use 5.0
Average : 3.6
How to start a video chat on IMO?
If you want to make a video call, then tap on the user's name to initiate a video chat with him/her. You'll see a video of your friend as soon as he/she answers. The video of yourself will be in the upper left corner.
How to invite friends to the IMO app?
If you didn’t enable access to your contacts, you may invite other people to join you by choosing the “Invite Friends” option at the top of the screen. You can generate or write own text message by tapping on friend’s name from your contact list. He will get an invite with a download link.
Do I need to enter my phone number for using the IMO app?
Yes, the app will ask your phone number to establish an account. After you enter in, you’ll receive an SMS with a verification code.