July 16, 2013 09:00 ET

Tango Introduces New Social Networking Features

Tango's 130+ Million Members Can Now Easily Find Friends Nearby

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 16, 2013) - Tango, the leading messaging and entertainment app, is launching new social-networking features to enhance experiences among more than 130 million Tango members. Today's release follows Tango's recent introduction of a new platform for mobile app developers in the gaming industry, which signaled the company's evolution from a leading messaging app into a broad-based ecosystem combining social networking, communications and entertainment.

The new social enhancements that Tango members will enjoy:

  • Find friends nearby: Tango members will now be able to easily find friends or connect with new friends who are located nearby. This feature allows members to easily connect without having to type in contact information. Perfect for situations where you meet new friends such as in classrooms, on vacation, or attending a party.

  • Personalized profiles: Tango is moving beyond the address book contact view by giving members the ability to create and customize their own profiles. They can select a profile picture, post status updates and upload photos to share with their friends on Tango.

  • Share pictures live during video or voice calls: For the first time in a messaging app, members can sit virtually side-by-side with friends and family and flip through pictures during a video or voice call. This makes sharing pictures an interactive, real-time experience.

"With this update, Tango becomes the first company to have truly blended together the best of messaging, social and entertainment into a single platform," said Uri Raz, Tango co-founder and CEO. "We are excited to not only give members a completely new way to stay in touch with their families and meet new friends, but also provide our third-party content partners the opportunity to serve more than 130 million Tango members with fun and engaging entertainment."

These features are included in latest version of Tango for both iOS and Android devices, which can be downloaded for free from iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store now. Screenshots of the new social features can be found here.

About Tango
Tango, an all-in-one messaging and entertainment platform with more than 130 million users, enables people to connect with friends and family in a way that is easy, spontaneous and fun. Tango allows users to send free text messages, play games, and make free phone and video calls. Tango works on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, hundreds of Android phones and Windows Phone 7, as well as, tablets and PCs and provides high quality experience over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi. Founded in September 2009, Tango is based in Mountain View, California. For more information, visit

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