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Imo.im a Meebo alternative

Like Meebo, Imo.im offers you the option to connect to various instant messengers using a simple web interface. Imo.im lets you connect to the following four popular instant messengers: AIM, Yahoo, MSN and Google Talk.

The service that Imo.im offers is free and easy to use. Just enter your username and password and select the service that you want to log in to.

It is possible to sign on into more than one account at a time. By using the Link Accounts feature you can link those accounts which has the following result: as soon as you sign in to one account you are automatically logged in to all other linked accounts as well so that you do not need to do so manually for each account.

imo.im instant messenger interface websiteImo.im offers one more feature that separates it from other websites that let you log into your instant messenger. The so called Group Chat feature lets you invite buddies from all four instant messengers that are currently supported. This way you can chat with everyone even if they do use a different instant messenger. Buddies do not have to sign into Imo.im to use the group chat feature. This is only be necessary if they want to invite other users by themselves.

I personally think that Imo.im is already a great alternative to Meebo, especially if Meebo has been banned from your network. This new service is surely new enough so that it is unlikely that it is already banned in your network. Imo.im is still a early alpha but already working fine in my opinion. If you did try Imo.im let me know how you like the service.

Update: Imo.im is available and no longer in alpha or beta status. The service is not available as a web service anymore, but also as a mobile client for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Nokia phones.

It supports the following services now: MSN, Facebook Chat, Google Talk, Yahoo, Steam, VKontakte, Jabber, AIM and ICQ.

The developers have added a number of new features to the service besides the already mentioned mobile applications. You can now for instance send voice messages to friends or access the chat history which the service makes available.

Update 2: Imo.im has just announced on the official company blog that support for all third-party messaging networks will be discontinued. If you use the service for that, you can visit the site to download your history from it before it becomes unavailable.

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Imo.im a Meebo alternative
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Imo.im is a free instant messaging service for mobile devices and desktop PCs that lets you connect to different instant messaging services.
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    1. duryodhan said on May 8, 2007 at 7:02 pm
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      “The free service that Imo.im offers is free …” WTF??

    2. Ashley said on November 1, 2007 at 10:49 pm
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      We are excited to announce the launching of a new feature on http://imo.im — Video chat! Video chat allows you to communicate with your friends through video and audio. There are absolutely no downloads necessary, as this is all web-based. Please send feedback or comments about our new feature to [email protected].

      We would appreciate it if you would write up a blog posting for us, and we look forward to answering any of your questions.

      Thank you!
      imo staff

    3. toni said on January 14, 2008 at 12:49 pm
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      it rocks my socks

    4. barbdoucette said on March 11, 2008 at 4:44 am
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      all of my buddies r talking to me but they appear offline to me i cant tell when they are online

    5. Talk Binary said on July 9, 2008 at 10:58 pm
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      This helped a lot! The linux machines I’m on run an old firefox version and Meebo keeps bugging out! imo does! =D

      Thanks

    6. Alan said on September 11, 2008 at 10:30 pm
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      Doesn’t work in Chrome, at least not yet.

    7. Snowflake_NZ said on January 30, 2009 at 10:44 am
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      Is there anyway that facebook can be added? I absolutely love this – I’ve got everyone together nicely. Video chat is a big advantage, especially coz I’m on Linux.

    8. WeBuzz said on August 19, 2010 at 11:04 am
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      http://webuzz.im/ is another meebo alternative.
      If meebo or imo.im is not accessible, take it a try.

    9. sidali said on November 4, 2010 at 10:13 pm
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      salut

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