illumy: email + messaging

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About this app

illumy for Android is a FREE app that combines email, instant messaging, chat, contact management, group chat, file sharing, and more to securely and privately interact with friends and family, no matter where they are. Connect to your illumy account via your Android smartphone or computer (using a browser).


EMAIL, REIMAGINED: Receiving and sending emails is better with illumy! Create an account, and see your conversations in a thread, like text or IM. Because your illumy account connects with people who aren't on illumy, you can even replace your old, outdated email address with illumy—a modern app featuring Persistent Communication.

NEXT-GEN IM & CHAT: Instant message with all of your contacts—local and international, on illumy or not. illumy isn't an island, like other instant messaging apps. You can share messages with your contacts from day one, even if they're not on illumy (yet). Enjoy an immersive, fun, media-rich experience with emojis, giphys, videos, photos, file sharing, and even live photos. Plus, you can edit and delete messages as needed.

SMART CONTACTS: Next-gen contact management allows you to import your contacts into illumy and transform those basic contacts into smart contacts that are always up to date. No more wondering if you have the right number or email for your contacts. You can also connect with others, sync contacts, and share your profile with them—and you can decide who can see which piece of your contact info.

SECURE MESSAGING: Maintain total ownership of your personal information. Choose who to connect with and what to share with them. You're in control. Go ahead and read our terms of service! illumy is all about protecting you. There's never been a free social networking app like this before.

AD-FREE: Our Spam Stopper with Spam AI puts you in control of your experience. No pop-up ads. No banners. No ads showing up in your messages. Your personal data is kept private and secure—just you and your contacts chatting and sharing like you've always wanted.

GROUP CHAT: Chat with up to 100 people at once. Invite your parents, coworkers, aunties, weekend squad, etc., and save time by posting your family photos and holiday greetings in one place. Easily add and remove group members using group settings.

IMAGE & FILE SHARING: There are ZERO limits on the number of files or images you can share, and there are no pesky size limitations. Send photos. Share audio. Upload videos. And enjoy the peace of mind that what you share is always kept private—away from spammers and scammers.

WORKS ANYWHERE: Communicate with anyone, anywhere, anytime. All you need is an internet connection, and you’re ready to rock—with no fees.

ALWAYS IN SYNC: All of your data syncs across all platforms—Mac, PC and Android—so you can see messaging history anywhere.

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*Data charges may apply.
Updated on
May 20, 2021

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, Messages and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
88 reviews
Steve King
November 16, 2022
Waste of time. Several times I have tried to register as a new user and each time after filling in my details, they say they are sending a 6 digit verification code for me to complete the application but nothing is ever sent to me by text. Having tried a few times I am now deleting the app as it is unusable. Don't bother!
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A Google user
January 27, 2020
I like this app, but I would like it more if I could open links in emails. I also have difficulties filling out my profile. I would fill out my information, save it, and then it won't actually save. Everything would be as it was before. Other than those two things, everything is alright. Please make it possible to open links in emails!
18 people found this review helpful
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illumy inc
February 4, 2020
Thanks for the feedback! Clicking on links within emails is coming soon!
A Google user
December 19, 2019
I love having my email in an experience that's more like messaging! And it's so nice to finally be able to easily share high-resolution images with my friends. Finally! A company that puts it's users first (not advertisers). ❤️
52 people found this review helpful
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What's new

- New! You can Mute notifications from any individual or group thread. Simply tap and hold and select Mute/Unmute in the popup menu!
- New! Giphys play and pause after 20 seconds. No more annoying loops! Tap again to play.
- New! Swipe right from the edge of the screen to quickly go back to the previous screen for quicker navigation.
- Improved email rendering within your threads.
- Fixed a few bugs and made other improvements throughout the app.