November 20, 2012 09:00 ET

Tango Cranks Up the Fun -- Launches New Filters and Avatars for Video Calls

More Than 75 Million People Connect Through the Mobile Service for Free Text, Voice, Video and Games

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Nov 20, 2012) - Tango, the leader in mobile communications, takes its offering to a whole new level with the introduction of key new features. Starting today, Tango members can turn themselves into talking avatars or select a filter that changes their look during a video call. These two new features are the first-ever of their kind and strengthen Tango's technology lead in mobile communications. They join an existing suite of premium content that include games, video greeting cards, animated Tango Surprises, and more -- all in an effort to turn mobile chat into a more entertaining experience.

"We want Tango to put a smile on people's faces when they connect with those they care about. People really are looking for better ways to express their emotions and creativity regardless of the mode of communication they choose. With avatars, games, fun animations and more -- we're giving them the tools to do that," said Uri Raz, CEO of Tango.

The new features, available on iOS and Android in Tango's latest release include:

  • Avatars: Whether it's a bad hair day or just for fun, Tango avatars can take your place on a video call! Change yourself into a fun character like "Bill the Dog" or "Minx the Cat" and have them do the talking for you.
  • Filters: Make sure you look your best during calls. Choose between Vintage, Holga, Mafia or Comic filters to find the look that suits you best.
  • Read receipts: Find out when the text, pictures or video messages you've sent on Tango have been seen.
  • New game: Compete with your friends to see who will be the king with our latest title, Checkers. Join millions of people already playing games together on Tango -- like Squish, TicTacToe and ToonTag.

Tango is available for free in Google Play, the iTunes App Store, and the Windows Phone Marketplace at

About Tango
Tango, the leader in mobile communications, enables you to connect with friends and stay closer to family in a way that is easy, spontaneous, fun and fits the moment. Tango allows you to send free text messages, play games, and make free phone calls and video calls with those you care about. Tango works on iPhones, iPod touch, hundreds of Android phones and Windows Phone devices, as well as tablets and PCs, and provides high quality experience over 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi. More than 75 million people in 212 countries already use the service.

Founded in September 2009, Tango has raised over $85M from leading venture capital firms and top individual investors. Download the Tango application for free in the iTunes App Store, Android Marketplace, and the Tango website, Tango is based in Palo Alto, California.

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