Tango VoIP and Messaging App: Where It’s Been, Where It’s Going

Tango is a successful all-in-one calling and messaging app that is currently available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 7 devices. Recently, we had the opportunity to speak to the company regarding its future plans, including the possibility for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 support. We’ve posted the short Q&A below.

Q: Where does Tango plan to go as both a company and a platform this year?

A: Tango was started as a video calling company and has evolved into an all-in-one communication service that enables enriched and meaningful interactions with the people in your life. Tango blends the various ways we communicate (video and phone calls, texting, photo sharing) with relevant content (games, avatars, greeting cards, music) to help nearly 100 million people around the world turn the simplest of conversations into a memorable experience.

With Tango, people now have access to an all-in-one tool

Tango enjoyed huge success based on its free video calling technology, but in just the past few months, we’re starting to see a new trend start – the convergence of social, content and mobile. With advancement of smartphones, people have access to all the interactions and communications (texting, calling, photo sharing, etc) and content like games, music, movies and third party apps anytime, anywhere. With Tango, people now have access to an all-in-one tool that truly lets them do all of this from one platform. So as we look at the future, we see Tango leading this convergence.

Are there any other recent features you can discuss?

Tango recently announced a new update on iOS and Android to give people more fun and romantic ways to interact with their friends and family prior to Valentine’s Day. The updates included personalized Valentine’s Day content with new Tango Surprises, a media gallery to automatically store picture and video memories from all chat threads (ones you’ve sent and received) in a central location and faster connection times.

Tango is growing at an astonishing rate and just moved into a fantastic new space in Mountain View. We also have several key product updates and corporate momentum announcements coming up in the near future and we’ll be sure to keep you in the loop on all of the latest Tango news!

Tango will wait and see with Windows Phone and Windows 8

What about Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 support?

We’re currently watching the Windows Phone 8 / Windows 8 space very closely to see how it takes off before we commit to supporting it.

Tango also told us that it is tightly integrating its platform with “engaging third party apps such as games and music,” which it says has been very successful and “really enables our users to interact in a much more meaningful way with each other.”

We’ll keep our eyes open for any new information regarding the Tango service. Stay tuned.

  • Anna Warren

    I love Tango. I use it all the time to keep in touch with my family and friends back home to save on long distance cost. Hope it will be on WP8 soon.

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

      We’ll have to see how Microsoft’s OS goes this year. If Windows Phone 8’s current level of growth is maintained (or hopefully increases), we should be able to use a full WP8 version of Tango on our phones sooner rather than later.

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

      Me too. We need more calling and messaging apps.

  • Chris Weber

    I didn’t know Tango had integrated games until now. LOL

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

      You’re welcome! ;)

      • Chris Weber

        Lol yes I am :P

  • SaaD Manawar

    I thought Tango was already available for WP8?

    • Bri4772

      Nope, just WP7

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

      Hopefully soon…just WP7 right now

  • Jamie Moon

    Love tango

    • SoberAtDawn

      I used to. Switched to Viber. Haven’t used Tango in forever.

  • fahad sandhu

    if i can not dowload any application such as tango in nokia lumia 520 window 8 then in future i shall not buy any window phone.

    • geema

      umm it’s not Windows Phone’s fault. Tango is stupid and lazy. There are plenty of alternatives available for Windows Phone.