imo instant messenger receives update that enables NFC and location sharing

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While I love the concept of NFC on my HTC EVO 4G LTE, its actual uses have been somewhat limited so far: I’ve used it several times to make Google Wallet purchases, and I’ve used the Android Beam feature only once. So if you – like me – are looking for more ways to utilize NFC, you might be interested in imo instant messenger.

imo is a multi-protocol instant messaging service that’s compatible with AIM, Windows Live, Skype, Facebook, Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger, Jabber, MySpace (that still exists?), and more. But the latest update now adds the ability to share your profile with other imo friends using NFC, as well as making it much easier to share your location.

What Does NFC Mean on a Phone?

I personally don’t really IM people anymore, but this is still a nice one-app-fits-all IM client, and NFC seems like a great way for it to stay relevant. To try out the app for yourself, or update it if its already installed, just hit the link below.

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Download: Google Play

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John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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6 thoughts on “imo instant messenger receives update that enables NFC and location sharing

  • Avatar of Nick
    September 13, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Nice, i never heard of this app before now, but this will solve some issues for me with multiple IM clients for work. Thanks!!

  • Avatar of Doug Culp
    September 13, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Yeah, I don’t really instant message anymore either. Woah, that took me back. “Hey, what’s your AIM?” Haha, seems like 20 years ago.

  • Avatar of etiyi
    September 13, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Yeah I gave this app a shot, but the only im account I really use is gchat. So, I just switched back to using the google talk app.

  • Avatar of Robert
    September 14, 2012 at 3:43 am

    I have trillian that I got for free from amazon. This looks interesting, but you have to have someone that has an nfc phone. And really it would probably only be useful at work things or a party. Also location sharing via NFC or just part of the app? Because if you have to use NFC to share your location with someone then… well I fear you can’t operate in public with your smart phone anymore.

  • Avatar of Abraham
    September 14, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Might give it a try just for the apparent steam support.

  • Avatar of Bill
    September 17, 2012 at 10:43 am

    I also use Trillian as a multi-platform IM. I use it heavily for interoffice communication when I am out on service calls, since the office is on MSN while most of my friends are on AIM. The facebook support is there, but that platform suffers from FB changing their code to keep ahead (it seems).


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