2go is one of the fastest growing Instant messaging & chat app in Nigeria and all over Africa. On 2go you can send and receive messages free to other users on your mobile phone. So, you want to know what the fuss is all about, we will show you how to download the 2go chat app.
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2go is a social networking, chat, and Instant messaging app. It enables users chat on their mobile phone free. You can meet and add other 2go users as friends. 2go also has open chat rooms on different topics where you can join in the discussion and socialise with other users. There are also games to play. 2go also has gateways that enable users chat with friends on GTalk, Mxit, and Facebook.
One of the greatest selling points of 2go chat is its simplicity and lightweight, making it available to lots of low-end phones, something Facebook has failed in initially, but now correcting with the Facebook for all phones initiative. 2go can run on any Java enabled mobile phone be it Nokia, Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson, or BlackBerry. Users can now even use 2go on their PC as part of an experimental service by the company.
This means that with as low as N5,000, one can buy a phone that is 2go ready. You can now see why it is very popular in Nigeria. So, enough of the rambling, it is time to try things for yourself.
How to Download 2go on your phone
Visit the 2go website at wap.2go.im on your mobile phone browser eg Opera mini. Choose your country eg. Nigeria. Click on the download 2go link, enter your mobile phone number in the view that follows and press Go. Fill out the form with the required information and send.
2go will now attempt to automatically detect your mobile phone model. If the auto detection is successfully your 2go chat app will begin to download. If auto detection fails, 2go will give you the option to select your mobile phone model manually. Click on Select another phone and manually look for your mobile phone model. If you find the model of your mobile phone, click on the link to begin your free 2go chat app download.
After the free download, the installation begins automatically. Make sure you note your 2go password, you will need it if you require to use 2go on PC. At the end of the installation launch your 2go app to meet your friends. 2go app will automatically detect your contacts on your phonebook that are using 2go. These contacts will be automatically added as your friends on 2go.
You may also be alerted of some messages, read those messages; they will prepare you to use the 2go chat. Be careful who you deal with on 2go, because like in any social networking service there are questionable characters on the network.
Now that you have 2go, you can now do a number of things. You can improve your 2go profile by adding a photo and more details. You can also start a chat with a friend. You can also visit any of the 2go chat rooms to meet other 2go users, make new friends and play games. However, do not be fast in accepting friend requests.
Are you using 2go app? What do you do with it? What improvements do you expect? Share your thoughts as a comment.