When it comes to technology, it's nearly impossible to get everyone you know on the same page, and this is certainly the case with instant messaging. Some people love Skype, others like Facebook chat, and still others prefer AOL Instant Messenger.
Today on WSAV Tech Tuesday, we talk about Imo, one-service to rule them all. Imo takes chats happening across multiple IM networks and brings them all into one place.
What networks does imo support?
Imo offers support for 11 major networks including Skype, Facebook Chat, AOL Instant Messenger, Google Talk, MSN chat, Jabber, Yahoo and more. Imo will let you place Skype calls using your computer or smartphone's data plan. It also uses your data plan for sending messages to your contacts, so you won't accrue text message fees using imo.
What else can imo do?
Imo allows you to share photos and video files with your chat groups the same way you would with any other instant message service. You can also send short voice IM's to your friends and continue your chats seamlessly whether you are on your computer or your phone. So it doesn't matter if you start a chat on your computer at work; you can continue that chat on your phone after you leave work and pick it up again later that night on your iPad.
How much does imo cost and where can people get it?
Imo is free for Androids, BlackBerries, iPhones and iPads. Go to