Marco Polo is a face-to-face messaging app for one-to-one and group conversations—bringing family and friends closer than ever with genuine conversations and moments shared.

Connecting face-to-face brings you closer to those you love—no matter the distance. Send a video, a “Polo”, to start a conversation, tell a story, coordinate plans, share moments.

Connect in Groups
Create as many groups as you like to stay in touch with family and friends near and far. Reminisce or catch the latest.

Fun & Funny
Laugh, be silly; voice and camera filters and doodles will make your whole group chuckle.

Share Daily Moments Effortlessly
Genuine time together happens in moments like saying good morning, the baby’s cute gurgles, watching the ball game, desperately needed advice on that outfit. One tap to connect instantly.

On Your Own Time or Real Time
Chat with friends and family real-time (walkie talkie style), or respond when it’s convenient. No need to wait for everyone to be live. Rich conversations at your own pace.

Perfect for connecting on-the-go when your hands are busy—turn dinner prep time or the walk between appointments into quality time with loved ones.

Full Expressions, No Typing
After sending a Polo, you won’t want to text again. With one tap, express yourself fully; see facial expressions, hear tone of voice. No typing, no miscommunication.

Free & Unlimited
Go ahead, chat as long as you like. It’s free to use. Most Polos are stored on our server to free up space on your device.

Enjoy Now and Watch Again Later
Watch and re-watch Polos whenever you like—they won’t disappear.

It’s Private
Trust that your communication is private. No one has access to your Polos.

What's New

Version 0.14.138

Marco Polo brings people closer through genuine conversations. We update the app weekly to add fun new features and deliver a faster, more reliable experience.

Thanks for using Marco Polo!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

474.4K Ratings

474.4K Ratings



I like the app because it allows users to send and receive videos when it’s convenient. It’s hard to FaceTime when people have different schedules and live in different time zones. Besides, I love getting video messages over text messages because I can tune into the persons mood, I love to see their face, it just makes me feel like I’m closer and it’s made all the difference! I have friends who have use this and loved it with their grandchildren! I personally started using it when I was homebound for an extended period of time due to illness and getting video messages from friends was always a highlight!
My only suggestion (and reason I gave it four stars instead of five) would be to not make people wait for some of the “bells and whistle’s”. Sometimes it’s the little things make the app much more interactive and fun. Why not give those to everyone so they have a full experience from the beginning? At the time I’m writing this you have to have been a user for 30 days AND have sent at least 50 video messages. I don’t think people view getting to use emojis while watching live as an incentive to keep using it as much as they might see it as a reason to quit using it. The more interactive the two parties can be the better.
Otherwise great app.

Developer Response

Hi there, thanks for your great review and suggestion about the emoji
reactions. We'll certainly share that with our product team. :-) We're
always looking to improve so feel free to send over any other
suggestions you have to Thanks!

love this app

Grayce K

it's perfect for me to communicate voice messages to my friends and family. Whether we are on a different time schedule for work or school or for example in a different state/ time zone or country/ on vacation and when you have something to say on the go and they can't talk and it's just too long to type. plus I love that it does save the conversation as some friends have written this app off as (well it's like snapchat) but really no I use mine to document my day not talk to my friends. This is more of the old school Facebook that use to let you record videos on your friends walls (don't know why they ever took that away) if you were a college student when it first came out reading this then I'm sure you know what I mean! I did however give this only 3 stars because this would be great since it is used with your phone number integrated into my regular messages where I text instead of having another notification and another app to have to open. I think that's where the app could advance into something bigger and better. Other than that thank you and this app is a great tool I use it daily!

Developer Response

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We'd like to
learn more about this feature you'd like to see and how you'd like it
to look. If you're open to it, could you email us at Thanks again for your review and feedback!

Love this!


I love almost everything about this app! It's like having a FaceTime conversation, where everyone in the thread can respond when they have time instead of immediately. Way simpler than just sending video messages back and forth. I like that the videos can last as long as you want and that they don't disappear after watching, unlike Snapchat. One improvement would be the ability to share videos that you previously filmed on your phones camera to your group. I shared this idea with the app support team, and they quickly followed up with me for more information about my idea. I was really impressed by the team behind the app! I'm hoping that is a feature included in future updates. Another improvement is that sometimes after watching a video in fast forward, after I try to resume regular speed, the picture and audio don't match up. Not the end of the world, just annoying. Otherwise love the app and love using it every day!

Developer Response

Hey there, thanks so much for your review and all your feedback! We
<3 hearing from our users and are so happy to hear that this app
is helping you stay connected:-). Again, we really appreciate your
insight and we're always looking for ways to improve, so if you have
any other feedback you want to share, please don't hesitate to reach
out to Thanks!


Joya Communications, Inc.
120.5 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2012 Joya Communications Inc


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