FOR BUSY PEOPLE
Life is busy. Marco Polo works when you have a moment to talk, even if your schedules don’t match. Talk when you’re on the go, between appointments, whenever it’s convenient for you. Your friend can watch in real time or later. Unlike other video apps, you don’t need to be live.
A NEW KIND OF VIDEO CHAT
“What’s the difference between this and FaceTime?“
The difference is you can have an ongoing conversation that doesn’t interrupt your day, that you can pick up and drop off whenever you want. It really helps you to not feel lonely and to stay in contact – personal contact – with your family members and friends that you may not otherwise be able to be close to.
WITH THE PEOPLE WHO MATTER MOST
With people you love, texts and social media don’t give you the whole picture. Busy lives make phone or video calls hard to schedule. Have spontaneous face to face conversations and really see how your loved ones are doing. As your conversations unfold, you can be in life together throughout your day.
BE TOGETHER WITH GROUPS
Include friends and family even when they don’t live in the same place or in the same timezone. Each person can talk and watch when it works for them.
EASY AND FUN
For grandparents, families, and friends, speaking face to face is as easy as pressing “Start” and “Stop.” Have fun with doodles and voice filters, too!
NEVER HAVE TO SAY GOODBYE
Don’t get stuck on a phone call at the wrong time, or leave voicemails you never know were received. Marco Polo gives you tone, context, and certainty that your message was heard.
FULL LIFE, NOT FULL PHONE
With no limits on length, and video stored in the cloud, you have room for life. It’s easy to share the moments you’d otherwise have missed.
MEMORIES THAT LAST
Keep your conversations alive with videos that don’t disappear. Go back and rewatch your special moments and never forget what you said!
NOT JUST FOR IOS
Talk to friends and family face-to-face even if they aren't iPhone users. Works over WiFi anywhere in the world.
SAFE AND PRIVATE
No one can find you or your family on Marco Polo without your phone number.
FREE AND UNLIMITED
Our mission is to help people feel close. Marco Polo is free to use for everyone and ad-free.
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.
Bug fixes and updates included in this release:
* CRITICAL UPDATE: Fixes a crash in our previous release. Scenarios is when a user is playing a message and sees a dialog saying that the sender has a weak internet connection, the message was interrupted and that we will notify you when the message is ready. The push notification that comes later telling the user that the message is ready will cause the app to crash. This release fixes the issue so the app will not crash.
Thanks for using Marco Polo!
Ratings and Reviews
Love Marco Polo
My niece asked me to join Marco Polo and I was hesitant at first even though it was free. But what I have come to really love besides the fact that it puts us in contact with each other, is the convenience of Marco Polo. I can talk to anyone in the middle the night when I can’t sleep; I can talk in the early hours of the morning before my day gets started; likewise, I can listen to what they sent to me at My convenience regardless of the time of day or night.
You can choose to save your conversations or you can erase them when you’re done with them. For years are used to write letters that took a long amount of time not to mention pains of the all hands; then I sent tape cassettes back-and-forth to people over the states to stay closer; and texting also takes a lot of time! But with Marco Polo, you can talk as much or as little as you want to but the most important part is you can talk whenever it is convenient for you to talk. It doesn’t matter at all whether the person you’re talking to is awake or not because they’re not getting this Marco Polo when you’re making it. They listen to it whenever they have time and that might not be for a day or two or even a week. That’s the beauty of Marco Polo.
Marco Polo has put me in touch with people that I otherwise was rarely ever in touch with. I absolutely love it and you will too!
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much for your feedback and this great review! We love
hearing from our users and it is awesome to know that you are able to
stay in touch with so many of your loved ones. <3 Would you be
interested in sharing your story/special moment captured on Marco
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What The Change?!
Ok so I have a few friends that have this app and we all use it ALL DAY EVERY DAY!! I hate/despise Snapchat! This app is easy to use and understand!! The ONLY reason I gave it 4 stars is because things like this... and I wish I could add pictures to this review to help illustrate the point I’m trying to make.
Used the app this morning and it was the same setup as every other day, midway through the day it updated, or so I thought. The ‘emoji icons’ that where at the bottom of the screen where now on the right side of the screen making it easier to not press one by mistake. There where a couple of other small changes but I don’t remember what they where at the moment because it switches back to how it used to be, hence the ‘reverse updating’ I’m mildly confused/complaining about. I even went through and did a proper update to see if I could get to the ‘new’ changes, nothing. Power cycled my fone, still nothing. Checked for any ‘missing’ updates, none to be found... I really liked the new look and was very pleased with how you ‘cleaned up’ the screen area. Either plz fix it to how it was around 2pm cst or just fix the screen clutter!! Nothing like going to press START and being a 1/10sec to slow and ‘loving’ a message of ‘oh, my moms cat died today...’
OTHERWISE... This is actually a really good app overall. Again my friends, all in other states, use it DAILY!!
Developer Response ,
Hey there, thanks so much for your review and feedback! We're always
working on improving the app and it's helpful to know you'd like to
see a cleaner and more smooth user experience with Emoji Reactions.
We'll let our product team know! If you have any other suggestions,
please do let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay at Home Mom Approved!
This app has helped this stay at home Mom keep her sanity! It allows me to talk to friends off and on all day so I don’t just feel stuck at home alone. I LOVE being a SAHM but it can get lonely. So it is so nice to be able to talk to someone basically face to face throughout my day.
My sister and I live only a few miles a part and yet we’d go weeks without talking to each other bc we were both too busy with our kids. This app has helped us communicate more than we have in years! And it’s so much better than just getting texts or Snapchat. I hate texting now! I’d much rather send someone a Marco Polo bc it’s so much easier and faster, and I can tell them exactly what I want on my own time. I love that we can have a conversation with each other whenever each of us has a chance. Our free time for a conversation doesn’t have to be at the exact time anymore! This app is amazing. My whole family uses it now, and we share a lot through a group chat. It has helped bring our entire family closer.
And it’s so much more personal than Snapchat. On Snapchat I’d only send quick little funny messages to friends or a cute video. But this is more for real conversations. And I love that it’s hands free so I can talk to friends while folding laundry!
Developer Response ,
Hey there, we love hearing what our users like about Marco Polo. It's
awesome to know how much you enjoy the app as a stay at home mom and
for staying connected with your family! :) Thanks for the great
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