Easily create and join chat groups
The program's interface is similar to that of any instant messaging client: you can change your status message and nickname, create groups or add new friends to your list. However, the application is built as a group messaging system, which means that it encourages the creation of groups that have common interests.
In order to use it, you need a valid Palringo account. Just input your username and password and you can start finding friends.
Find groups and friends in close proximity
One interesting feature of this application is the location service, which is actually the most efficient method to find people who live nearby you. The program tries to track your location automatically using Google Maps, but that can also be done manually. Then, all the available nearby groups are displayed on a geographical map, allowing you to join any of them with just a click.
After joining a group, you can view the online and offline members and start one-to-one conversations. The chat window allows you to easily type messages, initiate voice calls or share photos. Also, there is a user blacklist, where you can add contacts that you want to block.
Find people by various criteria
Of course, you don't have to join a group based only on the geographical criteria. You can search for a group by name, its popularity, category and interests or even create your own group of friends.
The application comes with several ways to personalize your messaging experience, by providing users with communication bots, themes and avatars.
To sum it up, with more and more fans around the world, Palringo has become one viable alternative to more popular IM clients, allowing you to stay in touch with old friends and find new ones by joining thousands of social groups. Since it is compatible with a large variety of mobile devices, it opens up a lot more possibilities.
Reviewed by Mihaela Citea on August 18th, 2014
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- In-App User Notifications
- Added support for pulling image message thumbnails.
- Added support for rendering location messages.
- Added enhanced avatar picker.
Application descriptionPalringo was designed to be the first Rich Messaging Service - bringing together for the first time the ability to eas...