Sapo’s email service will start, as of this Wednesday, with the functionality of chat, announced the company in a press release.
Sapo already had an instant messaging service, via a program that was downloaded to the computer and worked in a similar way to Windows Messenger and also through a web-based version, which users can access on any computer with access to a browser.
The novelty comes with the integration of the Web version of Sapo Messenger in the email service, which now allows users to exchange instant messages with their contacts who are online while browsing the mailbox, without having to use a second page or program – just like what already happens, for example, with services like Gmail.
Thus, whenever the user makes Login an email service is loaded with widget of Sapo Messenger. Contacts can be added via an invitation to Messenger or from the list of email contacts. Sapo Messenger also allows users to import their contacts in services such as MSN / Windows Live, Gtalk, AIM and ICQ.
The Sapo team explains in a statement that this was one of the features most requested by users of its email service and that it is also another step in the service integration strategy pursued by the company.
According to the data provided by Sapo, its electronic mail service currently has around 1 million monthly users.