Contacts and its Settings in iGap for Android Platforms

You can see the list of contacts whom you have already chatted with in iGap, either add more members or invite other non-users among the contacts list of your phone.

For this purpose, you can tap on the three-line icon and choose “Contacts” among the list. Then you will see all the iGap contacts you have ever chatted with.

On top of the screen you see a frame named “Add Contact” in which you are able to enter the new contact’s info in order to add.

When you scroll down the List of Phone Contacts is visible who may not join iGap yet. So, if you want to ask them for joining just send them an invitation.

Activating and Using “Nearby” in iGap Through Android Platforms

Based on the past explanations and presenting more and better possibilities, a new option has been added to the recent edition of iGap called “Nearby” by which you can estimate other users’ location around you and make new friends.

To activate and use this capability, please follow the instructions below:

You must have updated your iGap edition on the device and turn on your device GPS at first. Then tap the three-line icon and choose “Nearby” among the list.

Please note that using “Nearby” needs an access to your device GPS, also for more security every one of users’ location and map are off by default and you need to turn it on and activate it if you are completely sure. (The users whose map is on and are located within your 5 KM radius distance are visible to you on the Map. In addition, their location are shown with an inaccuracy of 100 meters for more security.

After you confirmed to turn your map on, the map with users whose map is active are shown to you. (Remember, there may be more users around you but their location is invisible since they keep it inactive on the map)

On top of the map, there is a gray frame named “Your Status”, in which you can type anything for your status using letters, numbers, emojis and signs up to 4 lines. If you type some thing and exceed 4 lines, it will not be accepted and saved.

When you want to get to communicate with any visible users on the map, it would be right to tap on her/his point on the map to see the profile picture and status. Then you will be directed to her/his chat page or able to make a voice call choosing chat or call icons.

On the top right corner of the screen, the three-dot icon is seen and three alternatives will be displayed if you tap on.

The first is “List of people Nearby” which can list users around you who are located within your 25 KM radius distance with active map.

The second one is for manual update. If you want to update the map and location less than every minute to see new joined users location, you have to update it manually by tapping this option. (The map and users location on it get updated every minute or whenever you change your position over 5 meters)

While you would not like to continue getting shown on the map, it is easy to choose the last alternative called “Disable Nearby Visibility”. (It means neither you will not be able to see others location neither on the map nor the list and others cannot see yours too.)


New Changes in Location of “People Nearby” on the Map in iGap

In the last edition of iGap for Android Platforms, displaying the location of people nearby on the map changed to 10 KM radius distance and 25 KM on the list because of the users’ praise for this capability in iGap.

As iGap attaches the utmost importance to users’ privacy and security, displaying all users with active map was reduced to 5 KM radius distance on the map and for more security and safety all locations can be displayed with an inaccuracy of 100 meters.

Dear users are ever able to see people nearby on the list within 25 KM radius distance, because there is no accurate rating on the list.

New Update of Privacy Policy and Conditions in iGap

All issues and items about privacy Policy in iGap and terms and conditions have been updated as the following:

Privacy Policy in iGap

For human beings, being authorized to get her/him and her/his information exposed to others is defined as “Privacy” which is so much worthy to iGap –the Iranian Messaging Application.

iGap collects some information and data of yours as the app-users all around the world in order to provide the best services. For instance, it asks you to access you phone number, name, email address and a picture as your profile picture all for user-account. Within the information needed, “phone number” for sending the verification code via SMS by the server in registration processing and “name” for getting you recognized as owner of the account are going to be mostly required.

The exact information about devices by which you may log in will be recorded automatically to keep your privacy safe and prevent from probable misusing your information. As unfortunately it happens, the criminal device will be detected and its session can be terminated to stop working.

Voice call is a service which only the peers (call sender & call receiver) are interfering in-between. For your privacy, server is only responsible for signaling and making a connection between peers, so that it will be disconnected after connection created between peers and even it will not be aware of the exchanged information except for those two.

Sending and receiving messages with any type, making voice call, creating group and channel, looking and finding public pages and users by their username and searching all users nearby through their location are the iGap’s worthwhile services that can be set separately in Privacy Settings section as the user wishes.

In iGap, text messages are always stored on the servers in an encrypted way (for recovering the archive and/or the possibility of getting several devices used to log in the account), so only if both users (sender & receiver) choose to delete chat or clear chat history or even both delete their accounts, the text messages will be removed from servers too. But all other types of messages included files are saved and stored on the iGap’s Cloud storage forever.

Users who get to connect and use iGap from Iran, definitely use the domestic servers, however all others residing in other countries will use international servers from France.

We have to point it out that keys made for users’ messages’ encryption have been saved on independent servers for more safety and no one except the company’s director is aware of server’s location.

Terms & Conditions

iGap’s developers group consider and control all created public groups and channels in the aspects of subject and content because of its fundamental goal from the beginning about creating a safe and secure situation. iGap will also prevent any of the followings to happen:

  • Creating groups and channels with obscene and pornographic subjects and/or contents
  • Creating groups and channels with illegal standards used in subject and content or with an insulting and offensive purpose to divine religions and religious people
  • Sending and receiving any type of messages about child pornography
  • Creating groups and channels about political issues and against Iran’s Politics

After studying the whole rules and standards above-mentioned, all users MUST agree and follow them to use the app and all its desirable services. Rooyekhat Media Company as iGap’s creator is responsible for providing all aforesaid services without imperfection and resisting any offense reported by other users.

It’s supposed to be mentioned that RooyeKhat Media may change the rules and conditions any time and if you want to continue using the app, you have to agree with all; so please remember to study and check Privacy Policy occasionally.


Last Edition in Aug, 2017

The Users’ Praise for the iGap’s Capability of Nearby in Android

In case iGap had its latest update yesterday (on Tuesday) and some minor improvements made of which another capability was added as “Nearby”, all developers and creators aimed at making a better decision about thanks to the users’ compliments.

Thus, since then the users within your 10 KM radius distance on the map (with a presumption of all in a circle with a diameter of 20 KM) who had activated their Map Status are visible to each other. However, on the list of People Nearby it is possible to see all located within your 25 KM radius distance.

All users’ true compliments on our local messenger (iGap) can give us assurance and make us more motivated in developing and growing the application as well.