Apps

Sicher from the IM+ team promises to keep your messages 'super-safe'

General News

250 new emoji could be coming to a phone near you

Apps

Threema working on a super secure messaging app for Windows Phone

Apps

GroupMe bumped to 4.8 with video messages and more

How To

How to Mute message threads on Windows Phone 8.1 to get some quiet time

Apps

Skype reveals new features in Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 apps

Microsoft News

Microsoft is making changes to Outlook.com messaging; this is your last chance to save your chat history

Apps

Chatting with Facebook friends from your Windows Phone

General News

AT&T rolls out unlimited international messaging for texts, pictures, and video

Windows Phone News

BBM will be released on Windows Phone this summer

Apps

FasText app lets you send text messages in fewer taps

Apps

Prepare for animations as GroupMe for Windows Phone gets updated with GIF image support

Apps

Viber v4 hits the Windows Phone Store with stickers, notification sounds and more

Apps

Latest WeChat update for Windows Phone brings increased group sizes and more

Apps

WeChat for Windows Phone gets updated with more stickers and email linkage

Apps

6snap for Windows Phone gets updated with improvements and bug fixes

Apps

GroupMe brings new group design and bug fixes in latest update

Apps

Nokia updates its Chat beta app, adding offline mode support and performance improvements

Apps

Telegram coming to Windows Phone in January - promises to be faster and more secure than Whatsapp

Apps

WhatsApp update now live in the Store; brings voice messaging improvements and more

6

Palringo going solo and dropping 3rd party IM services

Palringo

Due to feedback on how users are actually taking advantage of their app, chat app Palringo is retiring support for 3rd party IM services like MSN, AIM, Google Talk and more. The company sent out a notification to users just a little while ago directing them to the website to read the full announcement:

"Further in our move to focus on the features our users love - our community of groups - we have decided to pull support for 3rd party instant messaging services. We've noticed that the vast majority of you no longer use this feature and instead prefer to invite your existing friends to signup to Palringo, which is now easier than ever."

That's obviously bad news for those who used the app only to connect to other networks but it sounds like the Palringo team were spreading themselves thin trying to support everybody. In addition, with competition like IM+ out on the market, it seems like Palringo would rather focus on their own IM service.

For those who haven't tried it, Palringo is currently in open-beta on the Windows Phone Marketplace since February and is now at version 0.7. Palringo has been around for years and has quite the fan base built up, including many from the Windows Mobile heyday. The service is unique in allowing users to create chat rooms and send voice clips

Try out Palringo here in the Marketplace (currently, it still has support for other IM services). For kicks, read our 2009 review for Windows Mobile.

Source: Palringo; Thanks, holysheyat, for the tip

QR: Palringo

-
loading...
-
loading...
-
loading...
-
loading...

Comments

There are 6 comments. Sign in to comment

dkp23 says:

YO MS, get AIM app on this biatch!

Saljen says:

Thanks for the heads up! Just uninstalled Palringo from my HD7. It's unfortunate because I've been using Palringo since I got my iPhone 2G in 2007 and was extremely excited when I found out that it came to Windows Phone. This is just a disapointment.

peterfares says:

I will also be uninstalling it. Who even uses the Palringo service? I only used it because it let me use GTalk.

jodybiz says:

I used palringo on winmob for ym and fb chat. loved it. now been using IM+ on wp. palringo is killing itself by this decision.

PowerAbuse says:

I used to use palringo it used to be an amazing app till it started getting over policed. You have to watch your wording and any time you upset a palringo agent or vip they barr/ban your account quoting "tos violation" but when you read the tos there are a lot of rules but none that pertain to ur barr or ban they throw the term loosly. Its why so mamy rooms have died one.person messes up they lock the room and ban anyone who speaks up they squashed freedom of speech and the app is slowly dying. Dont try to get support from zendesk either they ignore you or takes days and basically in kind words tell you to deal with it