February 10, 2014 11:00 ET Unveils WebRTC Support to Provide Seamless, Cross-Platform Video Communication

Leading Messaging Platform Revamps Website; First to Offer Real-Time, Browser-to-Mobile Video Calls

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 10, 2014) -

  • -- the leading communication and social discovery platform -- unveiled an updated website today that features WebRTC-enabled communication for seamless video calls across all devices. imo is the first consumer messenger product to unveil WebRTC so users can easily connect over video with friends and family between desktop and mobile.
  • Imo's integration with WebRTC makes it simple for its users to communicate using video in real-time, vastly expanding the set of devices we can use to connect:
    • No need to sit by the computer waiting for a video call: you can now make and receive video calls from a browser or mobile device (and vice versa)
    • Leave the hassle behind: with zero-install you never have to wait to download extra software or plugins to place a video call
    • No product downloads: Unlike other video calling software, there is no need to download imo on the Web. To get started, just head to on your browser
      • WebRTC currently supports Chrome, Firefox and Opera, which makes up 90 percent of imo browser users
  • In addition to WebRTC-enabled video calling, imo's revamped Web platform also includes:
    • Easy-to-use image galleries and new photo viewing experience
    • Infinite scroll chats that let you easily look back at your chat history
    • Broadcast multimedia content and exchange images and videos in chat
    • Synchronized contact list across mobile and Web platforms


  • "Our goal is to make communication easier by building products that connect you to your family and friends anytime, anywhere. WebRTC pushes us even further toward that goal by being the first to bring zero-install video chat to desktops," shares imo CEO Ralph Harik. "WebRTC makes it easy to connect between your browser and mobile device, so you never have to worry about missing a video call from a friend or loved one."


imo is a leading communication and social discovery platform that seamlessly connects you with friends and introduces you to new people and information. Free on the Web, Android, iPhone and iPad, imo has more than 10 million mobile downloads and 1 million monthly active users. imo supports browser-to-mobile video calls, private and group chats, and helps users discover new friends and relevant content through Broadcasts. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., imo was founded by brothers Ralph and Georges Harik, one of the first 10 employees at Google. For more information on imo, please visit

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