IMO has finally started monetizing their instant messaging app on Google Android devices.
The company is allowing users to opt out of ads by paying USD 1.99 per year.
IMO already offer an ad-free experience on the desktop for USD 4.99.
The company said:
If you have already purchased an imo Premium Account on the web, you will not see ads on the Android app. If you choose to opt out of ads on Android first, and would like to later upgrade to a Premium Account on the web, you can do so for a discounted price of $2.99 USD. Eventually users will be able to sign up for Premium Accounts on Android and iOS.