Olio — Share More, Waste Less

In-app purchases
4.0
33.2K reviews
5M+
Downloads
Content rating
Mature 17+
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About this app

Olio is your local sharing app, for passing on things you no longer need to people who live nearby.

From food to clothes to books, sharing on Olio is the easiest way to make a difference in your community, and for our planet.

Join a global community of 7 million people using Olio today.

> Declutter your home, fast: items typically requested in under 2 hours
> Feel good: 2 in 3 Olio users say sharing has improved their mental health
> Do good: Reducing waste is one of the most impactful things you can do to fight climate change

How to share on Olio
1: Snap
Add a photo of your item and set a pick-up location
2: Message
Check your messages and arrange pick up — either on your doorstep, in a public location, or hidden in a safe space
3: Share
Soak up the good vibes knowing you’ve helped someone local, and the planet

Olio can be used anywhere in the world — so start sharing more, and wasting less today!
Updated on
23 Jan 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
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 5 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted
4.0
33.2K reviews
Steven Kideckel
11 October 2021
Good concept and the app is well implemented for posting, discovery, and messaging. I'm glad that this app made it easy for me to give away things that I don't need anymore, but which other people would benefit from. The pop-ups to support the app are really really annoying though. I get that they need money to support the project, but it feels really frustrating to be harassed and interrupted by the ads several times a day while I'm giving away loads of stuff for free! It honestly made me want to stop using the app and just throw my stuff in the bin. I think if they just made it so that the ads to support only showed at most once every few days, this would be a big improvement. Also their bot is very annoying and there's no way to disable it as far as I can tell. This is detrimental since I want to treat messages from people as high priority and get a sound notification, but I don't want to be spammed by their bot, and there's no way for me to differentiate the two. They should use a separate notification channel for bot messages so I can make them lower priority notifications.
56 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
13 February 2020
The app has some software issues however the purpose and vision of less food waste and more sharing make it a great app. I would give the idea five stars but the app itself gets 2 stars. The messaging system frequently doesn't send messages. I have now experience this multiple times over several months, leading to me waiting half an hour for the message to be read and twice having a pickup cancelled.
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Rosemary
23 January 2023
A good way of avoiding waste. Mostly easy to use, but I find the process for rating another user to be a bit awkward. I think flagging or blocking someone could happen by accident while trying to rate them highly. If rating each other is part of an app, it needs to be easy and transparent, because building a community of trust and respect is vital to the zero waste aim.
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What's new

In this release we've focused on improving the reliability and performance of the app. Hopefully you will notice that messaging users is now a smoother experience. We're also working on the bug that is causing the app to crash when uploading an image for some users. You'll also notice the addition of the 'add' label on the plus button for greater accessibility.