IMO Messenger Not Planned for Development on Windows Phone 8 Yet

IMO Messenger has been available for iOS and Android operating systems for awhile now. The calling and messaging application is also usable via the web and allows you to stay connected with eleven different social networks at the same time. IMO Messenger includes two different versions on Android — a beta version is available for those who wish to be the first to test new features before they are officially released.

IMO.IM is not being worked on for Windows Phone, but will be considered in the future

Many users can see the enormous potential in having IMO available for Windows Phone. After all, the People Hub in the OS is all about integrating social networks all in one place, which is at the very core the same for IMO. However, Ralph Harik — a former Oracle engineer and one of the founders of the IMO app alongside his brother and former Google engineer Georges Harik — revealed to TruTower that IMO development is not something currently being worked on, but it might be something they will consider down the road.

This also extends to Windows 8 and Windows RT devices, but with the ability to bookmark and use IMO via the Windows 8 and Windows RT versions of Internet Explorer 10, it’s easy to work around until an app is planned.

  • Jamie Moon

    I haven’t tried this app yet. Downloading…

    • http://www.trutower.com/author/josh_nay/ Josh Nay

      Let us know how you like it. We’re always curious to see how users respond to different apps. :)

      • Kyle McDougal

        Personally, I like it a lot. I don’t have to download Facebook or Skype to use it. MSN messenger stopped working for me awhile ago. Any idea why that is @booklover15:disqus?

        • http://www.trutower.com/author/josh_nay/ Josh Nay

          Hi Kyle!

          Unfortunately, users who have upgraded to the new Outlook email online cannot sign in, at least in my experience when trying to do it from multiple devices, including the web. Up until last month, users could switch back to the old Hotmail and it would work again. Now, however, Microsoft has taken that functionality away and once you upgrade, you’re unable to switch back.

          I have informed IMO about this issue and I’m sure they’re working on it. It’s going to be difficult for them to fix, however, as there are a number of users using the old Hotmail and a number of users using the new Outlook. If they fix it for one, it will break it for the other, so we probably won’t be able to see a fix until June, when Microsoft moves everyone to Outlook.

          My advice is to use Skype and Messenger in your device (as you mentioned above that you’re using WP8) and utilize the other social networks through the IMO web app.

  • Kyle McDougal

    I just use the web version on my WP8 phone. It’s not the most glamorous way to use it, but it saves me from having to download extra apps.

    • http://twitter.com/BileshaWelton Bilesha Welton

      I tried that and didn’t like it. I’ll just stick to the standalone apps.

  • k.y

    Dubi…. Mari dhakna vagar na kuva ma… Kon Jane km windows phone hale chhe j n. Samjatu…..