IM+ for Android jumps to 5.0

IM+, the popular instant-messaging application for Android, jumps to version 5.0 today, bringing with it a revamped tablet-optimized interface, improved battery usage, and a host of what we would call minor features...save for one.

IM+, the popular instant-messaging application for Android, jumps to version 5.0 today, bringing with it a revamped tablet-optimized interface, improved battery usage, and several other really nifty features.

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Beyond its shiny new interface, the big addition to IM+ is its support for Android's native Share tool. Now you can select text from other apps or your browser and easily add it to an instant message through IM+. Sure, this seems like a basic feature, but that's precisely why it's a big deal that IM+ is finally getting it.

Additionally, IM+ now offers group chats for AIM, iChat, and ICQ, an IM+ widget that lets you change your status from your Android Home screen, and the option to select different notifications (sound, vibrate, LED) for active chats.

IM+ version 5.0 is available now for free in the Android Market. You can also upgrade to the ad-free IM+ Pro for $9.99.

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