Video Chat App Tango Hits 100M Users, Adds iPad Support

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Video chat app Tango on Thursday announced a new milestone — 100 million registered users.

Plus, that number should grow even further since Tango today finally rolled out an iPad version of its app. While Tango has been available on the iPhone for some time, the new iPad app takes advantage of the tablet’s larger screen and more powerful processor to deliver high-resolution video calling, the company said.

Tango also revamped its existing iPhone and Android apps with a new design, and some other cool features. Video calls will now take up the entire screen, and the app will highlight games and animations that can be played to “make any communication more fun and memorable,” the company said.

Users will now have the option of starting a game of Reversi during Tango calls, in addition to the six other free games already available in the app. There’s also new “Tango Surprises,” which are animations that can be played in calls and texts.

Finally, iPhone users can now customize photos with filters thanks to a partnership between Tango and photo-editing app Aviary, which also powers Twitter and Flickr’s photo-editing features.

“I’m proud that Tango’s vision of blending communication with engaging content for the mobile space has surpassed this great milestone,” Uri Raz, CEO of Tango, said in a statement about reaching 100 million users. “By including great features like games, music, animations, avatars, eCards, and photo editing, Tango has truly transformed into a true social networking app and content platform, changing the way people all over the world interact.”

PCMag reviewed Tango in 2011, and found it to be “the simplest mobile chat application out there, with a good range of support,” but deducted points for poor call quality.

The latest versions of Tango are available in Google Play for Android and the App Store for iOS. Tango is also available for Windows Phone.

By Angela Moscaritolo, PCMag


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