iPhone is without any doubt a cool smartphone with tons of features.I wrote a post on best instant messaging apps for iPhone.There is another social networking and media app imo.im which is is a web-based multi-network instant messaging service that supports multiple protocols (AIM, Facebook, GTalk, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, MySpace, Skype, and Yahoo).
It is a completely web- based app as if you want to use Skype, you can use it anywhere without downloading the Skype software. Users love this because they can IM, video, or voice chat with their contacts from almost any computer including university labs, internet cafes, or any publicly accessible computer.
The folks at imo.im have released a free app for iPhone .In addition to the visual upgrade imo.im now supports concurrent sessions, allowing you to be logged into imo.im with multiple computers, iPhone apps, and Chrome extensions — all at the same time. Subsequent logins after the first one will be extra fast. The app supports background sending to allow more time to send out IMs. It also features faster startup and closing times.
With the iPhone app, you can:
sign into multiple accounts at once to stay in touch with your friends on many different networks: AIM, Facebook, Google Talk, ICQ, Jabber, MSN, MySpace, Skype, and Yahoo
stay signed in, even when the app is closed, for up to 72 hours
receive messages via push notifications when the app is closed
search through your chat history to find important details on the go
avoid text messaging costs by sending IMs instead
type comfortably with landscape mode
Tips and Tricks:
In addition to these new features, here are some tips and tricks that will enhance your instant messaging experience:
access your settings from the sign in page to:
enable/disable chat history
allow/disallow IMs from people who are not on your buddy list
save passwords for quick login
select “add iPhone to status” to let your friends know when you’re using the iPhone app or the web
add some color to your chats by selecting a color theme
link accounts together so that next time you log into a linked account, you will automatically be logged into all the accounts you have linked to it as well
tap hyperlinks to load the page within the app
copy and paste text from one chat to another, or from a chat to another app.