Marco Polo - Video Messenger

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About this app

Communicate face-to-face in a private, ad-free space with no interruptions or intrusions. This award-winning video chat app isn’t social media. There are no “likes” or comparisons, and there are no tricks to keep you on the app for longer than you wish.

Send a video. Get one back. Talk one-on-one or in groups. Continue the conversation on your own schedule.

Our purpose? To help people feel close. To fulfill it, Marco Polo does things differently.

We monetize responsibly. The Marco Polo Plus subscription plan allows us to make money in a way that’s true to our purpose – no ads, no selling your data – while maintaining a free service for the majority of our community.

We hold ourselves accountable. Earning your trust is vital to our team, from the technology we create to the business decisions we make.

We measure our impact. Does our product deliver on our promise and our purpose? Does it make people happier? Research indicates yes, and we commit to conducting this research regularly to ensure we stay on track.

Marco Polo is FREE, with:
Unlimited chats and groups
Emoji reactions and fun special effects
Sharecast, our newest feature. Send one video to everyone in your circle, and only you see reactions and replies. It’s the convenience of groups with no cross-conversations.

Marco Polo Plus offers premium features including:
1.5-3x speed control
Background listening
Custom and animated emojis
6 Plus Passes so you can share 2 months free with friends and family

Marco Polo Plus Individual
Annual: $5/month billed annually at $59.99
Monthly: $9.99/month billed monthly

Marco Polo Plus Family
Save with up to six memberships with one plan. Plus Family is not limited to members within one household.
Annual: Less than $2/month per membership billed annually at $119.99
Monthly: $19.99/month billed monthly

- Payments are charged to the user's Apple ID account at confirmation of purchase.
- Subscriptions automatically renew unless the user cancels at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
- The account is charged for renewal within 24-hours before the end of the current period.
- Users can manage and cancel subscriptions in their account settings on the App Store.

Terms of Service:
Updated on
Apr 5, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Financial info and 6 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

292K reviews
Andrew Maughan
March 21, 2024
Great when it works. We pay for premium, but I'm constantly closing the app, clearing the cache, uninstalling and reinstalling to get things to work. Sometimes I get a response telling me my last message's audio was garbled and that message was completely unintelligible. Great way to keep in touch with friends, but I'm frustrated with it every day.
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Joya Communications
March 21, 2024
Hey there - thanks for letting us know. We totally understand your frustration, sorry for the trouble! Our support team would love to help you out with this. Can you email us more details at so we can troubleshoot? Thanks for your patience!
Liz Crichlow
April 8, 2024
4 stars because I don't think anything else like this exists, but the app could use some work. You can't watch videos out of order or all previous videos will be marked watched. I think this also explains why my family didn't get my videos when I was out of service for a while. If there was a video in the group with a newer timestamp, mine *came in* already marked as watched. Not fun.
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Joya Communications
April 8, 2024
Hi there, thanks for your review! Anything we can improve or add to make it a 5-star app? Feel free to email us at and share your thoughts with us! :)
Benjamin Padilla
February 11, 2024
This app keeps getting worse and worse. First of all, the videos are very glitchy now. The audio and video does a weird stuttering every second. Makes it hard to listen to other people's videos in general. The other big issue is that about a year ago the developers took away a bunch of features in the free version of the app (2x speed, scrolling through videos, uploading personal videos, text response, picture responses, etc). Now, to have those features, you have to pay $5 a month!!
26 people found this review helpful
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Joya Communications
February 11, 2024
Hey - thanks for the feedback. We'd love to know how you think the app could be better and if we can help troubleshoot anything. Feel free to email us at and we’ll follow up with you.

What's new

Thanks for using Marco Polo! We update the app every week to provide a faster, more reliable experience. Turn on auto updates to make sure you always have the latest version.