Marco Polo Video Walkie Talkie

Joya Communications

Price Category Version Released Last Updated Size Compatibility Age
Free Social Networking 0.14.146 Oct 07, 2014 May 21, 2018 128.1 MB iOS 10.0 or later 4+
New in version 0.14.146

Marco Polo brings people closer through genuine conversations. We update the app weekly to add fun new features and deliver a faster, more reliable experience.

Thanks for using Marco Polo!


Marco Polo is a face-to-face messaging app for one-to-one and group conversations—bringing family and friends closer than ever with genuine conversations and moments shared.

Connecting face-to-face brings you closer to those you love—no matter the distance. Send a video, a “Polo”, to start a conversation, tell a story, coordinate plans, share moments.

Connect in Groups
Create as many groups as you like to stay in touch with family and friends near and far. Reminisce or catch the latest.

Fun & Funny
Laugh, be silly; voice and camera filters and doodles will make your whole group chuckle.

Share Daily Moments Effortlessly
Genuine time together happens in moments like saying good morning, the baby’s cute gurgles, watching the ball game, desperately needed advice on that outfit. One tap to connect instantly.

On Your Own Time or Real Time
Chat with friends and family real-time (walkie talkie style), or respond when it’s convenient. No need to wait for everyone to be live. Rich conversations at your own pace.

Perfect for connecting on-the-go when your hands are busy—turn dinner prep time or the walk between appointments into quality time with loved ones.

Full Expressions, No Typing
After sending a Polo, you won’t want to text again. With one tap, express yourself fully; see facial expressions, hear tone of voice. No typing, no miscommunication.

Free & Unlimited
Go ahead, chat as long as you like. It’s free to use. Most Polos are stored on our server to free up space on your device.

Enjoy Now and Watch Again Later
Watch and re-watch Polos whenever you like—they won’t disappear.

It’s Private
Trust that your communication is private. No one has access to your Polos.

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Want more options
Jlparadise1027 on 5/22/2018
I’d like the opportunity to type a msg too.
Emoji bar
🔥👑CrownNana🔥👑 on 5/22/2018
I don’t have the emoji bar like all my friends! I’m not sure why. I tried deleting the so and reinstalling it and that didn’t work. Other than that I like it!!! But if I had that emoji bar I’d love it!!!! Hellllppp!!!!
Great app
Texanstuna on 5/22/2018
But can we get a mute button to silence someone for a day or weeks!!
Rnickel12 on 5/22/2018
Me and my whole family are enjoying Marco Polo very much. It’s so much fun
Batline_4= on 5/22/2018
Plz add more voice changers like super low super high and like Santa (if you can) and maybe face filters like Snapchat (sorry for saying “like” so much”
Fun Fun. Fun
henrythreekayrinatwo on 5/22/2018
What a great fast and convenient way to communicate with friends and family. This will be a lot of fun to do with my grandkids. Pass this on....lov’in it.
The worst app ever
Nat. hicks on 5/22/2018
This app is horrible, every time it sends me a code I type it in and it says “sending too many codes please wait” so I waited for two minute and tried it again but it did the exact same thing
Love Keeping in Touch with Family and Friends
Evan Umberger on 5/22/2018
We're all scattered across the world and sometimes a phone/video call doesn't match our schedules. We love using it with our kids when out of town and connecting with those we love when we have time.
Fun to use, but missing some features
Kimbernoelle on 5/22/2018
The one thing I like about Marco Polo as a post to Snapchat is that you can go back and watch old ones that date months back, which is really fun to do when you have little kiddos. My biggest reason for taking away two stars is that I wish there was a way to delete a recording after you start in case you say something wrong or just want to change what you say. I have not figured out a way to do this and it drives me crazy sometimes. It would also be nice if you could type something and send it. Otherwise, my family and I have a lot of fun with this app.
honeyhoney2018 on 5/22/2018
Awesome app!
Great app: could be better
s. bruce on 5/22/2018
Overall this app is great. But I’d like to see time and date stamps on Marcos, and when I’m watching a Marco, I’d like to see how long it is (like an icon somewhere that says 5minutes and 38 seconds, for example) Also I’d like to see a timer counting off as I’m recording, which would help prevent rambling. People tend to ramble, and even though you can speed up the video, the faster it goes the more difficult it is to understand their speech. I have not allowed the app access to my contacts, because it weirds me out that any app has that kind access to my business and personal contacts. I don’t know who Marco is, and what they will eventually do with my information, or what happens if Marco’s servers get hacked. A lot of free apps seem to be giving you their apps for free in exchange for your personal information. I almost wish that it were required that app developers made that t ”transaction” transparent and explicit. Also, all the videos on Marco are stored on their servers, and not on individual devices, and again, legally and ethically what can Marco do with those videos?
Iw2zihua on 5/22/2018
Love the expressions and fluidity of communication.
It’s pretty fun
IgiveReviewsXD on 5/22/2018
I have nothing else to say but.... it’s a fun friend & family app. 🤗
One on One
Ms. Marcia on 5/22/2018
I enjoy being able to send video’s to family and friends. It’s like sending a video email! Love it!
Love It But Be Vigilant About Misuse
DWELCH55 on 5/22/2018
Love this App. It’s fun & convenient. I have family and friends who live in many different time zones, so Factime and Skype is not always a good option. Group chats and the fact that the videos don’t disappear are also features that make Marco Polo a great App. Thanks to the creative team who created Marco Polo. I just have one request. Now that Marco Polo is getting more and more popular, please make sure the administrators of this App keep an eye out for any evidence of misuse. You know more than we do about all the creeps out there all too ready to take something fun and harmless and find a way to infiltrate the App for identity theft or other harmful purposes. As creators of the App, it’s up to you to be vigilant and keep an eye on things, especially if a user contacts you about something suspicious. Thanks for creating this App!
Best messaging app!
CandleHolder on 5/22/2018
So fun to send videos to friends. Love that it doesn’t go away when you’re done!
w gril on 5/22/2018
I totaly love this game
Love this!
supinomaha on 5/22/2018
Love using Marco Polo with friends and family as well as with my business. It is so easy to use!!!
Love, but needs enhancement
misscyr on 5/22/2018
Love using this to connect with family that lives far away SUGGESTION: add functionality to save/share a video. I hate to know that some of those cute videos of my baby boy will only ever live in the app! And I can share with only one of my family members, even if it's an especially memorable video.
Bad review
troubke1187 on 5/22/2018
Snap chat is better
tbrigg on 5/21/2018
Would really like to selectively delete videos. Seems after a passage of time option not available?
Overall Love This App
Gamemaster491 on 5/21/2018
Me and my friends have different phone brands, texting and FaceTiming gets kind of irritating. Some texts get mangled, you can’t FaceTime with everyone, etc. This app ended up being a great solution. This isn’t sponsored or anything, I have no obligation to right a good review. I used to use Tango to text my buddies without apple, but I was invited to this app and ended up liking it a lot better. It’s a lot faster. Tango used to crash on me moderately often. I never did figure out Skype, and this feels more casual anyway. There’s no ads, thank god. All in all I have no complaints. I use this app 24/7 actually, and prefer it to texting.
Cadesann123 on 5/21/2018
Stop trying to get me to share this app with everyone of my contacts!! It’s really frustrating! I love the app and it’s great for family updates but sharing this app with all my friends is not my top priority!
No phone numbers
Melody (momsvlog80) on 5/21/2018
I wish I can use this app with people who don’t have my phone number. I don’t want to just give out my phone number to anybody. I love the app but that’s a problem.
Love Marco Polo
Fly Lady #6 on 5/21/2018
Great way to communicate with a group.
Marco Polo
Meg Cogs on 5/21/2018
I enjoy using this app to keep in touch with friends. However there have been several times where messages in or out have been delayed by more than a day. It can be frustrating.
I can’t use it
Maggie Mags Mags on 5/21/2018
So this app is probably good but I can’t use it because I don’t have a phone number my mom will not let me have service until I’m a certain age so that is why I thought this app would be good but there is no option for an email which is frustrating because the whole reason why I got this app was so I could survive without a phone number for another 6 months but oh well
Be careful, this app will message your contacts without your permission
PldnBlues on 5/21/2018
It messaged EVERYONE on my contacts list pretending to be me and asking all my contacts to download the app. DO NOT INSTALL THIS VIRUS/BOT INTO YOUR PHONE
pinkglamourgirl133 on 5/21/2018
I like it because I can see my cousins and see what they are doing I can also watch and make videos for them 😜😘❤️😍😊
Better than FT
mapmaker18 on 5/21/2018
I love this app!! At first I was like what the heck is this?????? I have FT. Instead of texting the people I love I Marco Polo them. It’s fantastic🌠🌠🌠🌠🌠
This app is a scam! Minus 6 stars!!!!
wary app man on 5/21/2018
A friend got this app and it automatically(!!!!) sent texts to her entire phone book- all her contacts - with a personal message "please install this app so I can send you a. Idea message!" When I went to get the app, it wanted all my info, which I was not willing to throw out to every app de jour. later, I learn that she didn't have any video to send me - her sister "sent" her the same text!! It is basically an info stealing virus. It may help share videos, but it's a lying info gathering virus, to start with. I give it NEGATIVE 6 STARS for criminal software!
Thank you
123gymnastics on 5/21/2018
I’m very pleased to say that the Marco Polo team reached out to me and emailed me since my Marco Polo wouldn’t load. They got the app to work and it’s awesome! I had this rating at 1 star but I’ve changed it to 5 stars because the Marco Polo team has fixed it! Most app teams don’t even do anything when you need help or the app isn’t working. I just want to say thank you to the Marco Polo team!!
Stay at Home Mom Approved!
KAyHam12 on 5/21/2018
This app has helped this stay at home Mom keep her sanity! It allows me to talk to friends off and on all day so I don’t just feel stuck at home alone. I LOVE being a SAHM but it can get lonely. So it is so nice to be able to talk to someone basically face to face throughout my day. My sister and I live only a few miles a part and yet we’d go weeks without talking to each other bc we were both too busy with our kids. This app has helped us communicate more than we have in years! And it’s so much better than just getting texts or Snapchat. I hate texting now! I’d much rather send someone a Marco Polo bc it’s so much easier and faster, and I can tell them exactly what I want on my own time. I love that we can have a conversation with each other whenever each of us has a chance. Our free time for a conversation doesn’t have to be at the exact time anymore! This app is amazing. My whole family uses it now, and we share a lot through a group chat. It has helped bring our entire family closer. And it’s so much more personal than Snapchat. On Snapchat I’d only send quick little funny messages to friends or a cute video. But this is more for real conversations. And I love that it’s hands free so I can talk to friends while folding laundry!
Great or not so great
kittyrock521 on 5/21/2018
It is great cuz you can communicate with Samsung’s cuz Samsung’s don’t have FaceTime so you can actually see the person while it being like your texting them but it only got 4 stars because it’s a little glitchy and a little touchy touchy so you should get it you don’t mind very long loads and pauses in the middle of a chat or you pushing one button and your screen goes dark
Good concept but app fails
RaeCalRae on 5/21/2018
We use this for family but the screen always goes black and then I can only hear sound. I've reinstalled many times and changed wifi connection but it still acts up.
Circus Trash Monster on 5/21/2018
The Marco Polo has brought our family closer. Thank you!
My way to say hey across the world
Annette from Arizona on 5/21/2018
This app has been absolutely my link to family an friends. Now no excuse to let time steal quality family growth.
Marco Polo
Massai7 on 5/21/2018
Such a great way to stay in touch with my lovely family. Great job, guys. Thanks!
Runawyktn on 5/21/2018
***UPDATE!*** When I downloaded the app, the first time, (iPhone 7plus) it wasn’t over WiFi. So I’m guessing the download wasn’t complete. So I deleted the app and started from scratch on WiFi. Works just fine. Advice: Make sure you’re using WiFi during the initial download.
askennelly on 5/20/2018
Change nothing
Love it but emoji needs to remove
DeafQueenGoddess7 on 5/20/2018
Emoji block our sign language view
Good app
ell1s.80 on 5/20/2018
Where is a lot of switches you have to switch and buttons you have to press but after all you get through that then there is only fun ahead
ty028374848 on 5/20/2018
Everytime i enter my phone number it says that i have entered too many codes
Excellent app
mzjohns on 5/20/2018
I love the fact that you get a notification, after someone has recorded. I love everything about it so far. I love the live recording
coo166 on 5/20/2018
This is so fun I can talk to my friends thank you
Dawgz2282 on 5/20/2018
Love this app! Love the voice changer, the fast forward button, having lots of fun with my girlfriends!! Thank you!
Love it!
Janice Lea on 5/20/2018
Loving Marco Polo. Makes it easy to stay in touch with busy kids and grands living in different time zones. I don’t have to worry about interrupting naps and work schedules!!!
Thank you
12345678Li! on 5/20/2018
Love it
Happy Sunday
Trade_007 on 5/20/2018
Great App!
Like it
H94VA HOGG on 5/20/2018
It’d be better with more voice options 👨🏿‍🎤
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