"Building on our concept of Intelligent Video™ coupled with other technical enhancements, we are the first in video chat to ever provide mobile users with the ability to express themselves and their emotions through the use of full-screen, animated avatars," said Robert Jackman, CEO of ooVoo.
ooVoo's growing number of mostly-millennial users primarily use the service to stay connected and have fun online with friends when they are unable to be together in person. The young audience is a significant contributor to the billions of minutes spent in ooVoo video calls each month. Now, in addition to some of ooVoo's most popular features like 12-way video chat, text and picture messaging, and colorful filters, mobile users will have the opportunity to interact with one another as a number of different fun and expressive 3D characters.
"Our new Character feature empowers users to express their emotions in ways that go beyond a simple and plain emoji conversation," said Rajesh Midha, Chief Product Officer. "Through the use of animated characters, we are taking our first step in allowing content, brands, and other experiences to coexist in ooVoo conversations, resulting in more meaningful and engaging interactions for our users. Keep an eye out for more funny, quirky, and topical characters to come."
ooVoo Characters are now available for download for iPhone 4S and higher, and Android devices with OS 4.0 and higher. Download the latest versions of ooVoo by visiting the App Store https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/oovoo-free-video-call-text/id428845974?mt=8 and the Google Play store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oovoo&hl=en.
ABOUT OOVOO LLC: New York-based ooVoo is the largest, independent, video chat provider offering free, high-quality, one-on-one and group video calling and messaging. ooVoo has more than 135 million registered users worldwide, and supports additional platforms to Mac including iOS, Android, Windows Phone and PC. This year, ooVoo was awarded Best Social/Lifestyle App during the spring's Best Mobile App Awards. To learn more about ooVoo's high-quality HD video calling, visit www.oovoo.com.
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