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Nimbuzz Messenger app review: a full-featured mobile messenger with free video calls, texts, and IM



Nimbuzz Messenger is one of the pioneers in developing cross-platform voice over Internet protocols. It started as a desktop application that aggregates different instant messaging services such as AOL, Yahoo, Gtalk, AIM, MySpace, and later, Facebook and Twitter. It offers free video calls, voice calls, text messages, and instant messaging. This is a universal app and it works with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Connect with Your Friends using Nimbuzz Messenger

Nimbuzz is one of the most successful instant messaging platforms with more than 150 million active users worldwide. It started as a chat aggregator allowing users to connect with their contacts from Yahoo, AOL, Gtalk, ICQ, AIM, MSN, Twitter, and Facebook. It eventually grew into a robust VoiP application providing free voice and video calls.

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The Nimbuzz Messenger for iOS retains all key features of the desktop version. You can use it as your all-in-one mobile chat platform with free video calls, text messaging, and voice calls.

The app is available for free on the App Store. After completing the installation, you can create a user ID by registering a valid email address. You can then connect your social networking contacts with Nimbuzz from the options screen. It currently supports Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Yahoo, Windows Live, and Google Talk.

The app automatically adds your contacts to your profile. To make a video call, just tap any online contact and then tap the green video call icon. You can also send an IM or a text message from the built-in conversation box.

Nimbuzz Messenger is intuitive and easy to use. It gives you one-tap access to chat rooms, contacts, calls, and N-world from the menu bar at the bottom of the screen.

Best Features of Nimbuzz Messenger

Nimbuzz Messenger offers free cross-platform video calls. It supports mobile to mobile and mobile to PC calls. It also allows you to make voice calls with your Facebook and Google contacts.

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This app offers fully integrated instant and text messaging platforms. It allows you to add contacts from different chat services and social networking sites. You can then start a conversation with your contacts directly from within the app.

Nimbuzz supports VoIP and allows you to make international calls at affordable rates. This is a premium service so you need to buy credits to take advantage of cheap VoIP calls to landlines and other mobile phones.

The app offers dynamic public chat rooms where you can meet new friends and connections. It allows you to join public conversations using the public chat board. It offers dozens of categories organized by interest groups, regions, and countries.

Nimbuzz Messenger


Pros and Cons


  • Offers free video calls with instant messaging and text messaging
  • Supports free voice calls via Facebook Messenger and Google Talk
  • Offers affordable VoIP service
  • Allows mobile-to-PC or -landline calls
  • Public chat rooms
  • Allows you to connect your social network and chat contacts
  • Supports group messaging


  • Some chat rooms may contain nudity and mature content

Final Thoughts

Nimbuzz Messenger offers a dynamic social platform with free video calls, text messages, and instant messaging. It is one of the most comprehensive chat aggregators with an impressive user base.


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Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.