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imo free video calls and chat

by imo.im
Platform: Android Rated: Guidance Suggested
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,667 customer reviews)

Price: FREE
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 5.4.6
  • - video call improvements
  • - lots of new stickers

Product Details

  • ASIN: B0052AZJV8
  • Release Date: May 23, 2011
  • Rated: Guidance Suggested This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,667 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,150 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Avoid SMS and phone call charges: Send unlimited messages and make free video and voice calls over your 3G, 4G or - Wi-Fi connection
  • Make high-quality video and voice calls
  • Group chat with friends, family, roommates and others
  • Share photos and videos
  • Express yourself with hundreds of free stickers!
  • Encrypted chats and calls

Product Description

Join the millions of people using imo to message and call your family and friends for FREE! imo makes communication easier between you and the people you care about. imo's text, voice and video make it fast and easy to share experiences with your family and friends, wherever they are. With imo, you can video call a family member in a different country, upload photos in a chat group to show your closest friends, and more.

Technical Details

  • Size: Varies by device (6.7MB - 6.8MB)
  • Version: 5.4.6
  • Developed By: imo.im (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Write to external storage
    • Access information about Wi-Fi networks
    • Monitor incoming SMS messages, to record or perform processing on them
    • Access the list of accounts in the Accounts Service
    • Read the user's contacts data
    • Read only access to device state
    • Read SMS messages
    • Get notified that the operating system has finished booting
    • Required to be able to access the camera device
    • Access fine (e.g., GPS) location
    • Broadcast sticky intents
    • Access information about networks
    • Record audio
    • PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming
    • Directly communicate over NFC
    • Allows installation of home screen shortcuts
    • Send SMS messages
    • Allows an application to receive messages via Google Cloud Messaging
    • Modify global audio settings
    • com.google.android.providers.gsf.permission.READ_GSERVICES
    • READ_PROFILE
    • Open windows using the type TYPE_SYSTEM_ALERT, shown on top of all other applications
    • Open network sockets
    • Connect to paired bluetooth devices
    • Access the vibration feature
    • READ_CALL_LOG
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 4.0
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 1 minute

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
71 of 75 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars IMO.IM spammed ALL my contacts' email addresses. June 16, 2013
By Ehud
Looking for the "best" Android IM client, I installed IMO on my tablet.
Once I verified my IMO.IM account it sent out email to ALL THE EMAIL
ADDRESSES in my contacts inviting them on my behalf to join the IMO
network.

It's going to take me days of apologizing for "giving out" people's
addresses...

It doesn't matter if it's the world's best gold-making app. It is
now uninstalled and I've emailed them to cancel my account and I'll
never use any of their software.

E
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207 of 231 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DOESNT EVEN DESERVE 1 STAR November 18, 2012
By highway
Verified Purchase
this app is terrible. It made me give my email and picture just to go on. I gave a picture of my table instead, and found it on the internet the next day.

The developers would never answer my emails about the application's flaws, including the User unfriendly setup, and the fact that it would log me in and tell my friends that I was online at random times.

It also messed with my email and skype accounts. My friends would be video chatting with me, both on computers and the app was not logged in, when the app turns on from in my backpack and ends the video chat and kicks me off of skype because you cannot be logged on twice.

It also DELETED some of my preexisting accounts.

Please don't discard my review, I know this app is free but I had to warn you guys about the app.

uninstalled.
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215 of 248 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars TERRIBLE APP PLEASE READ THIS September 30, 2012
Verified Purchase
The instant I linked it to my Yahoo account I had strangers sending me endless strings of letters and symbols, and when I tried to delete them, they were worming their way into my Facebook Friends list and all my other accounts. DO NOT GET THIS APP IF YOU DON'T LIKE RANDOM STRANGERS SPAMMING / STALKING YOU!
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DO NOT GET FOR SKYPE May 19, 2012
Verified Purchase
READ BEFORE GETTING. THIS MAY BE LONG, BUT YOU NEED TO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GETTING BEFORE YOU DOWNLOAD.

Yes, this app does not do video calls, I know that. But that is not the problem I have with it.

I use this app for both, Facebook and Skype. The reason why I hate this app is because it constantly explodes your Skype wall with "android.Imo.im" Any Skype posts that you put are overided within the next half hour. All up and down my Skype wall is that cursed message. I want to be able to post my own statuses on Skype, without a program spamming it's program name on my wall.

As for Facebook, it works fine. But you are still able to chat on Facebook, simply use the "Chat" app that can be found under that "Apps" section on the left sideboard (on mobile or on desktop). So it isn't needed for Facebook really.

Overall, if you don't mind the consistent spam on your Skype wall, feel free to get it. Personally, I do not like it. Just wanted to warn people before they got the spam. There is no option to turn it off, other than to log out. Hope this gets fixed!
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Won't connect to FB October 3, 2012
By Dxer
Verified Purchase
I have tried several times to "like" this app. It seems to work ok for Google Talk, but I can't connect to Facebook, which is my main reason for downloading it onto my Kindle Fire. It gives me a message telling me it is misconfigured for Facebook.
Interesting, there is a link to IMO on the Facebook App, but when I click that it goes to the Silk browser and then crashes.
Uninstalled, perhaps will try again later if they ever fix it.
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396 of 474 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Fire, aim, Yahoo!, facebook December 11, 2011
Verified Purchase
It works great on my Kindle Fire, having aim, Yahoo!, and facebook messaging simultaneously. It's very easy to use; I can simply swipe my finger to the side and it'll go to another active conversation. It can even show you your older conversations. Adding accounts was quick and simple. Very content with the programming. Was well-adjusted to touch screens with simple layout and usage. Definitely get this.
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
By Rikrok
Verified Purchase
Plenty of other users have been complaining of this same issue since May 5th. Skype account via IMO says you are offline. Amazon support has been of little help so far. The usual "uninstall...reload...contact us via phone..." TO THE DEVELOPERS - IT WASN'T BROKE, WHY DID YOU "FIX" IT? Arrrrrrggggghhhhh!!!!!!
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33 of 36 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars the new version simply do not work with msn February 23, 2013
Verified Purchase
new version is a disaster. I 'm dumping it. dont recomend it to msn users. xxx xxxx xxxx xxxxx cccc
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