In addition to basic messaging, Gratis users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages, automatically translate received message in a foreigner language, re-send chat message as SMS for urgent message and customize the look of the app with different themes (different colours and background images availabe).
Gratis has advanced privacy features where user can hide «Last seen status », «Online status » and «Message Read status » to selected users in contact and allow only some users to see your status.
Finally Gratis has very competitive calls price when Gratis users calls friends who do not use Gratis.
Here is the list of features offered by Gratis and most of them are not found in any of existing messaging, chat or/and VOIP app:
1. Gratis has no ads and is free to download and free to use.
2. Your phone number is your user ID. No need to create a username and password.
3. You can make free calls to other Gratis users that are online. You can make cheap international calls.
4. You can make charged calls (Gratis Out) that are charged using the lowest possible rates. All international destinations are reachable by Gratis.
5. EMERGENCY call credits. When you do not have credit and you cannot top up, you can request urgent credit ($2) and it will be immediately credited to your account. Next time you top up, it will be deducted from the top up.
6. You can personalized the app by changing app colours and background image.
7. You have option to translate automatically received messages in the language that you understand. People who do not speak the same language can chat, each write in his language and receive messages in his language. You can translate also one message from a chat room.
8. Resend chat as SMS (mobile text message). When you send an urgent message and you noticed that it was not read, you can convert the chat message to SMS and SMS is sent to the same person by one click. SMS is received even if the receiver is not online.
9. More privacy. “Last seen” status, "Online" status and "Message read" or not read information can be disabled / enabled for one or more contacts in your address book by a simple click.
10. More security. You can recall a message that was sent by mistake to another user any time. The sender is always the owner of the message and can delete it on any device remotely. What’s important is to avoid embarrassing messages or photo/video.
11. Unlimited free calls to other Gratis users via WiFi, 4G and 3G.
12. Unlimited free chat to other Gratis users via WiFi, 4G, 3G and 2G.
13. Gratis allows to create chat groups and share you messages with several friends at the moment. Chats to a group are free and unlimited. Group owner/admin manage his/her chat group: add and delete members.
14. Unlimited free photos and video sharing with other Gratis users.
15. Gratis allows to share the contacts from your Address book in chat messages.
16. Use VOIP to make local, long distance and international calls.
17. Gratis VOIP calls, SMS and chat messages use minimum bandwidth.
18. Gratis VOIP calls, SMS and chat messages use minimum battery.
19. Gratis sends you push notifications, so you'll be always notified about important call or chat.
Note: - Emergency calls cannot be made by Gratis.
- You might be charged for your network data usage.