Oovoo is one of the most popular instant messaging applications on the market today, with 75 million subscribers accumulated since the app’s initial launch in 2007 (previously launched as Arel Communications in 2006), with 100,000 subscribers added daily. 80 percent of those who signed up so far this year have utilized a mobile device to do so.
Speaking of mobile devices, Oovoo is now looking to completely revamp its calling app for Android and Apple devices sometime this summer according to a report from Fierce. The updated app will include an “improved user interface” with “quick links to users’ top five contacts, video filters and other features” while continuing to rely on advertising within the app for revenue.
The company did provide some specifics regarding what we’ll see with the overhaul, including a “My Moments” section that will serve as a “digital, living” news feed, where users can share photos, videos and status updates with one another. Group chats for up to 12 participants will be easier to set up and users will be able to choose from six different video filters during video calls. In addition, users will be able to record and send videos to friends.
“We’ve included the most requested features from our users to share moments with their friends and family,” an unspecified spokesperson for the company said. “They can just live their normal everyday lives with their friends on ooVoo.”
There was no specified timeframe mentioned on when we’ll see this update release, but we’ve contacted the company to see if we can find out more information and will update accordingly. For now, we’ll keep our ears open for any additional info we can find from other sources. Stay tuned.