In order to measure up to Skype and Google Hangouts, IMO messaging application announced that it would cut its relationship with third party networks such as Google, Yahoo, Facebook and AIM. As an alternative, IMO Messenger has concentrated its features on imitating the Skype like video and audio calling features.
IMO gave all and sundry a fair warning in order for them to download their chat logs and they all cut access to all external services in the end. The change in focus has nothing to do with any instantaneous pressure to contend and gather revenue. Having as many users as possible is the general goal of this new development.
More exclusively, the changes come from the problems and challenges encountered in writing software that supports third party communications effectively by the developers of IMO Messenger.
The troubles began in 2014, when, without any warnings; This development was because Skype unexpectedly started blocking IMO accessing their network in 2014, without any prior notice. Of course, IMO clients believe that it was the fault of IMO and the company consequently carried much of the blame.
Moreover, the services of other third party work on IMO, but not as well as they probably could. For example, IMO users don’t have the opportunity of updating their statuses on Google Hangouts, which makes it look as if they are offline all the time. On the other hand, third party apps are treated differently by Facebook and this has resulted in messages going undelivered for users of IMO messaging application.
This has been annoying, but things looked even austere, looking at what the future will bring. Messaging applications such as Line, Viber, and WhatsApp never tolerate any access from third party apps at all. IMO decided to consolidate with this in mind. It was concluded that in the long term, the third party route was not feasible and that IMO should focus totally on its own network. Intentional or not, The focus on its own network now puts IMO on a sturdy footing to vie with the major competitors such as Skype and Google Hangouts.
The new IMO Messenger has been described by a lot of analysts as a cross between Facebook and Google Hangouts. IMO has not deserted its original reason of being an instant messaging service provider. However, IMO is moving away from being the go to application in terms of consolidation of instant messaging all over different networks; it now wants to be the sole alternative.
The audio and video chat options with any contact have given it the power to tackle Skype and Google Hangouts. Live chats occupy the core of the screen, with a new feature referred to as Broadcast with imported contacts on the right.