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About this app

Ayoba is an all-in-one app that offers free instant messaging, voice and video calling, games, music, news, entertainment news, and other content. What’s different about ayoba? You can chat or call anyone regardless of whether they have the ayoba app or not - they will get the message by SMS.
Our instant messaging platform is free to use - allowing you to securely send and receive text messages, voice messages, videos, images, audio, and other files with any of your contacts using your mobile internet connection (data).
Made in Africa for the world, ayoba celebrates the diversity of Africa by providing a world-class application available in more than 22 local languages!
Always keeping you in the know - ayoba allows you to subscribe for free to channels where you can read articles about everything from fashion, sports, music, education to current affairs. You can guarantee to keep yourself entertained with our fresh music playlists and our interactive games. In certain territories you can also use MTN Mobile Money (MoMo) to send and receive money in a safe and secure way - all while never leaving the ayoba app!
The success of ayoba has been recognised across the continent as ayoba is proud to be named Mobile App of the year 2020 in the Africa Digital Festival 2020. As an app that prides itself on digital innovation - it is an honour to be recognised as the mobile instant messaging app of choice for Africans. For more - you can read about the Africa Digital Awards here: https://africadigitalawards.com/
Instant free messaging: ayoba is free to use, but you will need data to use it.
Free data for MTN customers: Limited free data is offered every day in certain territories.
Text and voice messaging: Instant and free to all your contacts
Voice and video calling: chat to your contacts via voice or video all in the app.
Secure Messaging: End-to-end encryption means that messages in a conversation cannot be read by anyone else.
22 languages: Experience ayoba in English, isiXhosa, isiZulu, French, Arabic, Dari, Pashto, Hausa, Afrikaans, Igbo, Jula, Kinyarwanda, Luganda, Pidin [Cameroon], Pidgin [Nigeria], Portguese, Sesotho, Setswana, Swahili, Twi, and Yoruba.
Chat with everyone: Send messages with anyone in your contact list, whether they've installed ayoba or not. If they don’t have the ayoba app installed - they will receive the message via SMS.
Group Chat: The more the merrier! Set up group chats to easily communicate with friends and family in a single chat.
Sharing is Caring: Share videos, images, audio, and other files with your contacts.
Listen to Music: 200 trending songs per week in our playlists including afrobeat, gqom, amapiano, hiplife and other unique African music genres.
Play Games: 150 free games for your gaming pleasure.
Read the News: Browse our channels to find articles about all your favourite topics like sport, fashion, music, celebrities, education, current affairs and more.
MTN Momo: Make and receive payments via MTN Mobile Money in certain territories
Features list:
Status: Set your status for all your contacts to view.
Customised avatar and about you section
Text chat between ayoba and non ayoba users
P2P messaging and group texts
SMS continuity for non ayoba app users
Voice notes and multimedia sharing in chat
Video and voice calling
Sharing statuses (like stories on Instagram or WhatsApp)
Block unwanted users
Mute channels and users
Create your own groups
Browse channels listed by categories
Sharing inside of ayoba and in other apps
Music player for MusicTime playlists
Access to local and international music
Full screen mode
Games for everyone
Money transfers on P2P chats only on enabled countries
Full records of transaction history
Report inappropriate content
Virtual assistance Aya(Onboarding helper)
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Help: support@ayoba.me
FB: Ayoba Instant Messaging
TW: ayoba_me
IN: ayoba_messaging
Updated on
Aug 4, 2022

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131K reviews
Obed Turkson
June 26, 2022
This new update de3.... Previously when a song couldn't be played, the app skipped it and played the next song in the playlist. But with this update the app will tell you "no internet connection", meanwhile the data is working correctly, and stop playing the playlist, unless you manually press the next button for the next song to play. It's really frustrating. Kindly fix it. If a song can't be played please don't add it to the playlist. Ayoba! Africa United
4,486 people found this review helpful
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July 1, 2022
ayoba! Obed Turkson, we are truly sorry to hear that you are having a bad experience with music not playing. Which playlists are giving you problems? Which country are you from? Please contact us at support@ayoba.me with your numbers, and we will be able to help you. Africa United! (KM)
nji evaluis
June 14, 2022
The app is absolutely great, the Momo method is just the best 👍 i do love the music feature just that mostly all the songs are in french and there's an improvement hop u guys are going to add it there, that is the repeat button so that we can listen to our favorites twice. I love the: Religion, Business, Éducation, and sport channels, please i will appreciate if u add fun channel. Thanks🙏🙏
1,798 people found this review helpful
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June 21, 2022
We trying our best to create Africa's messaging app that is appealing to you Nji Evaluis, and other users. And please don't forget to update your account to the latest version of the app for better improvements. Africa United! (KM)
Luka michael
June 8, 2022
This App was good at the beginning but after the update process everytime someone sends me a picture it refuses to download several times it shows me" The Attachment download has failed". Well i am an MTN subscriber for sure and i make sure my data is on everytime i log in or use Ayoba yes i can chat, video calls, voice messages and even send pictures but the problem i can't see or download any picure that was sent to me but if i send to someone he or she can open it but i can't.
1,351 people found this review helpful
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June 9, 2022
ayoba! Luka Michael, we are truly sorry to hear that you are having a bad experience with the ayoba app. Which country are you from? Which android version are you on? Which version of the app are you on? Please contact us at support@ayoba.me with your numbers, and we will be able to help you. Africa United! (KM)

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Introduction of the Hitmaker MicroApp on ayoba.