Meebo Unveils Support For MySpace and Facebook IM
Meebo is on quite a roll this year. The messaging service announced a deal Friday in which it’ll bring Facebook and MySpace IM capabilities into its meebo.com interface. It’s the first company to offer such an option and may actually give some value to the social networks’ until now rather restrictive IM offerings.
Starting today, you can set up a Meebo account and communicate with both MySpace and Facebook friends from a single interface. Meebo also already supports AIM, Yahoo IM, MSN, Gtalk, and ICQ, among other platforms. It doesn’t require any program download to use its services, either.
The move follows a string of other successes in recent months. Meebo launched a partnership with Universal Music just weeks ago that’s brought videos by artists such as Kanye West and The Killers into its site. The deal also puts Meebo chat rooms on those artists’ own sites and social network profiles. A month earlier, Meebo signed on to handle all the chat rooms on Comedy Central’s election night Web site. The company introduced an Android IM app shortly before that.
Meebo currently claims 40+ million users and 5+ billion messages a month. It was founded just over three years ago and is based in Silicon Valley.