Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re on Windows or Mac, click here. If you’re using a mobile device, download the illumy mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.
The messaging app is secure and easy to use. To get started using messenger, create your user account by signing in to the website or downloading the iPhone or Android app:
Sign up on your desktop or laptop computer.
Once you create your account, start sending messages to your friends by using their email addresses or by inviting them to join illumy.
Instant messenger apps allow you to communicate quickly from a variety of devices using rich text, emojis, giphys, videos, and live photos. Unlike SMS, our messenger also lets you communicate using multiple types of devices, including mobile phones, laptop and desktop computers, and tablets. There is never a per-message fee, and you can communicate with people anywhere in the world.
It allowed people to send and receive messages to each other in real time (while both people were online), instead of sending something and waiting hours, days, or even weeks for a reply. However, it was usually limited to a single platform (such as AOL) on a single device (a PC or Mac).
Building on this idea, illumy created persistent messaging that works across device, doesn’t require the recipient to be online, syncs in the cloud so your message history is available (no matter where you’re signed in—even on a mobile device), and allows you to chat with up to 100 people at once.
illumy is a secure messaging app using 256-bit encryption from your connected device to our secure cloud servers. illumy users can send messages to each other privately, without worrying about their data being intercepted by anyone.