SOURCE: Tango

Tango

September 10, 2012 06:00 ET

Tango Defines the Social Mobile Communication Space and Moves to Become a Complete Social Mobile Communications Platform

Tango Announces New Features Including Text Messaging, Picture Sharing and an Interactive Gaming Experience

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 10, 2012) - Tango, a company best known to-date as the leading mobile video communication platform, today announced new features that bring the company much closer to its vision of becoming a complete social mobile communication platform. Further creating a more interactive experience for members, Tango is today expanding its functionality to offer picture sharing, text messaging and an interactive gaming experience.

With over 65 million registered users and adding over 5 million new users every month, Tango continues to see record growth and usage. Today, many of Tango's members use more than one mode of communication within the application, reinforcing the belief that users are interested and will take advantage of multimodal communication capabilities when available.

Tango's service evolution stems from its vision of the way communication on mobile devices will evolve over the next couple of years. "As people begin to migrate toward mobile services that offer greater simplicity, convenience and savings in communication, we expect users to ultimately converge toward a model that combines multiple ways for people to communicate -- we're calling it the Social Mobile Communications Space," said Uri Raz, co-founder and CEO of Tango. "We fully intend to lead this space and today we're taking another step in that direction as we continue to expand our vision to not only become more social, but also to become the most complete mobile communications platform."

Text Messaging and Picture Sharing

Tango expanded its functionality to offer text messaging on iOS and Android in mid-July, allowing Tango members to send and receive unlimited texts for free. Since its launch, texting has grown at a rapid pace and today, the company is extending its texting feature to offer the ability to add pictures to text conversations for free. Tango members are now able to share unlimited photos seamlessly across platforms, providing one more way to communicate with loved ones through the Tango application.

"By sticking to our roots in terms of ease of use and simplicity, we are the only company today to offer all modes of communications: video calls, phone calls, text messaging, picture sharing, video messages, as well as our unique Tango surprises, video greeting cards, and interactive in-app gaming experience," said Eric Setton, co-founder and CTO.

Interactive Gaming Experience

Titled "Squish," Tango's first gaming experience is a casual game that adds another dimension of interaction within the Tango application, providing the ability for Tango members to compete against each other during a conversation.

"The new gaming feature is a natural evolution for us. Tango Surprises was our first step in providing animated interactions within the application and now, by developing this game, we're able to give people more ways to communicate and have fun together," said Setton. "We're also excited to be expanding the possibilities for further becoming a platform for content creation and distribution."

Tango members are able to play Squish for free and new games will be added as in-app purchases to the Tango storefront in the future.

To try these new features, download Tango in the App Store or Android Market.

About Tango
Launched in October 2010, Tango is the leading social mobile communication service that enables people to connect with friends and family around the world in a way that is fun, easy, and spontaneous. Tango allows you to make free video and audio calls, text and share pictures and video messages with the highest quality experience over 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi. Over 65 million people in 212 countries already use the service. Tango enables millions of minutes of voice and video calls as well as text each day.

Tango works on iPhones, iPod touches, iPads, hundreds of Android phones and tablets, Windows Phones, and PCs. Tango is available as a free download in the App Store, Android Market and Window Phone Marketplace. Tango for the PC is available at www.tango.me.

Learn more at http://www.tango.me/

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