IM+, the popular instant messaging app for iPhone and iPad, has updated to 5.0 and bring a new feature called Neighbors. With Neighbors, you can locate your friends on a map and chat with people nearby.

Neighbors offers a new dimension of communication in IM+ by providing users the opportunity to find new real life connections and friends with common interests. When signed in, users of Neighbors IM+ will be able to locate friends on the map, chat with local friends as well as initiate conversations with other people who are located nearby.

The update also includes:

  • New services icons
  • DND/Busy status support
  • Account history delete
  • Multiple bug fixes

The folks at SHAPE Services generously provided us with a few promo codes for IM+ Pro to give away to our readers! For a chance to win, just let us know what you think of the new Neighbors feature in the comments below!

[$9.99 for Pro - iTunes link] [Free for lite - iTunes link]