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.
Trust that your communication is private. No one has access to your Polos.
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 this week:
* stop playing when interrupted by phone call
* deconfigure autoplay when entering background to avoid crash
Thanks for using Marco Polo!
Ratings and Reviews
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!
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
L❤️VE THIS APP
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Great app, but has some flaws...
I have loved this app since the moment I downloaded it. Everyone I’ve introduced it to has also loved it. It’s a great way to keep in touch, and it can easily fit into the busiest schedules because the videos can be watched any time. One of the greatest features of Marco Polo is being able to see that your friend(s) is/are watching your live video. In the last month or so, this feature has been extremely inconsistent. It will not show that my friends are present in the conversation, and vise versa, it does not show them that I am active. This is the same with the emojis. Even when a user is active and present in the conversation, the other users can not see any emojis that are being sent. It seems the only way to correct this issue is to force close the app and reboot it. My friends and I have to do this several times each day we use the app. Super frustrating! I still love the app, but I do wish they would correct this issue. Also, adding the ability to send chats while a friend is talking would be super helpful! Similar to Facebook/Instagram/YouTube live, how the users can send comments that the person streaming live can view during the video. Also, MORE EMOJIS!!
Hi there, we're sorry to know about your experience. Could you reach
out to our support team at email@example.com so we can get some
more information? We'd like to investigate what could have happened.
Thanks for your patience!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.
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