Ayoba chat.games.news.music

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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, sports, fashion, beauty, food and other content.

What’s different about ayoba?

You can chat with your friends and family or call anyone regardless of whether they have the ayoba app or not - they will get the message by SMS.
Our instant messaging app 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).

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 from fashion, sports, music, education to trending news. Keep yourself entertained with our latest music playlists and our interactive games.

In certain territories you can also use MTN Mobile Money (MoMo) to send and receive money or transfer 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: Enjoy free instant messaging [Valid in selected territories]

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 to 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 & 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& beauty, music, celebrities, food, 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. (like stories on Instagram or WhatsApp)
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
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)
Download ayoba and start chatting now
Help: support@ayoba.me
Facebook: Ayoba Instant Messaging
Twitter: ayoba_me
Instagram: ayoba_messaging
Updated on
6 Nov 2023

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.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 7 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

172K reviews
2 December 2023
I was directed to this app from a video on YouTube for sending simple SMS texts to any phone number. It is a shame that Ayoba doesn't even let me go past verifying my number. I will click to verify then always immediately get message saying I tried too many times and must wait. If one verify attempt is too many then this app must be useless because it is impossible to simply register! Maybe I try again once more and update if it starts to work properly.
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Sharon M.
1 December 2023
After receiving plenty of "spam" messages about downloading this app and all the benefits it offers, I finally gave in. And regrettably so. The "promise" of receiving 1GB data p/m still hasn't come through and it's already a new month. There's no guideline even as to how to redeem or whatsoever
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1 December 2023
ayoba! Sharon M, which country are you from? Please note that your query is related to our partner offering, so please contact us at support@ayoba.me with your numbers, and we will direct you to the relevant contact, and they will provide you with feedback. Africa United! (KM)
Ukah Emmanuel Ukah
23 November 2023
I am enjoying the app especially the music but the message sometimes is very slow and it doesn't deliver fast. It will be perfect if that is worked on.
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29 November 2023
ayoba! Ukah Emmanuel Ukah, are you sending messages to one of your contacts whose using android or iOS? Which type of device are you using? Are you using Wi-Fi or mobile data? Which network provider are you on? Did you back up your chats? Please contact us at support@ayoba.me and we will help you. Africa United! (KM)