IM is a popular instant messaging service that's relied on by many to provide a way to communicate with contacts, friends and family. With apps on numerous platforms, including Windows 8 and Windows Phone, it's certainly one we keep our eye on. We've received word that IM+ (the premium version of the app) for Windows 8 is currently on sale.

The apps support the sending of photos, multiple protocols and starting groups. What's the difference between IM+ and the free version? For $2.49 consumers can enjoy chat history viewing, customisable push timeout and no advertising. If you're looking to pick up the app, be sure to do so promptly as the deal closes on Monday.

You can download IM+ from the Windows Store for $2.49 (usual price is $4.99).