the instant messenger that goes beyond chat sign up free illumy is a free, secure messaging app you can use with friends and family on your computer or your mobile device (iPhone or Android).

Our instant messenger technology combines email, SMS, instant messenger, and group chat into one full-featured app so you can keep track of your social life on one secure platform.

keep individual & group conversations going illumy's messenger platform lets you chat one-on-one with your contacts or with groups of up to 100 people. Have conversations in real time—or pick up where you left off after an extended break—without losing any of the context or message history.

cloud sync'd across your devices

Your messages and files sync securely with your illumy account. You can access your conversations, contacts, and content on your computer or mobile devices, and nothing's lost when you get a new phone—no more, "New phone. Who's this?"

send emojis & giphys, share photos & videos, and upload files illumy's messenger is secure and lets you privately share rich media, emojis, giphys, regular photos, live photos, videos, and other files without having to worry about upload or account limits. The messages, content, and files you share are stored in the conversation thread, so you can access them whenever you want.
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enjoy instant messaging with privacy & security

You are in control of the content you share on illumy (photos, videos, or files), and the same goes for your personal information. You can choose to share or keep it completely private, thanks to illumy's end-to-end encryption. With illumy, you don't have to worry about third-party advertising or your personal information or messages being sold to the highest bidder.

experience persistent communications

Switch between text, voice, and video conversations with ease. When you send messages to friends or family who aren't on illumy yet, they'll receive the messages as emails.

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:

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.

Messaging apps allow you to keep in regular contact with the people you know, focusing more on conversations than broadcasts. Messaging allows us to communicate more casually and easily than other methods. That said, not all messaging apps have the same features or benefits that illumy offers. For example, illumy allows you to message with people who may or may not be on illumy, and we take your privacy very seriously.

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.

Typically, texting requires a mobile device and has character limits and restrictions on what types of media you can share. Texting is not always in real time. You can send a text and not get a reply back for hours or days, which is why it’s a very convenient way to interact. Instant messaging, on the other hand, is real-time conversation conducted primarily from computers. illumy brings you the best of both worlds with Persistent Messaging, which can operate from any device and allows all media types (text, emojis, giphys, pictures, voice, video, etc.) to be shared. Conversations can take place in real time or at your convenience, and you can start or resume a conversation from any device with your illumy account.

illumy works anywhere you are. That includes countries around the world that offer the ability to connect to the open internet. If you have internet access, you can use illumy to send messages to anyone, either through illumy (if they’re members) or using their email address. It’s that simple.

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.

We might be biased, but you should definitely use illumy. It takes the best features of texting, chat, email, and IM and combines them into a single, simple interface.

illumy is changing the way the world communicates by bringing together the benefits of messaging, text, chat, and email with voice and video calling to deliver a rich, contextual messaging experience. Sign up and see for yourself!

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