IRL is the place for Social Messaging! Follow your friends, join groups you relate to, and chat! IRL super-charges your social life! IRL is one of the top Social Apps, and it’s accessible through all your devices.
Friends - Follow all your friends on IRL! Chat with them and see the events they are interested in. Use it to discover what you might have missed and plan something to do!
Groups - Create groups around your interests and discover people that have the same interests as you. Make new friends, or get closer with someone you know already. Groups can be public or private, you decide who joins.
Events - Events you create and join get added to your IRL Calendar so you can manage your busy days. Create events and invite your groups, make it easy to plan for clubs and activities! Birthday parties on IRL are always more fun.
Chat - Chat on groups and events, create polls, and send gifs! Chat with your clubs, friends, school groups, or family. Have a chat with 2, or be a part of a worldwide chat! Chat more together.
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We’re constantly updating IRL to make it the best experience possible :)
What’s the latest IRL features:
We added Direct Messages so you can privately chat with your friends! Send messages, pictures, and gifs!
We’ve also redesigned our sign-up process, making it simple to create an account! Start making memories on IRL.
Ratings and Reviews
The nominations are my fave! And the invites are so cute! I love it! Please keep making more nominations and suggestions!
Update: above is my original review, but after using the app more I am beginning to love it even more. My favorite think about it is that it’s just soooo much better than group chats or texting people individually. It’s really helps so much for just making plans and having that be the focus of the app. If it was just chatting then this would not be the app, because I can’t even send videos in the chat, but that’s not the point of this app. The point is to do things irl which is way better and it’s just so useful!
I had a few invites since creating my review and have just noticed even more how amazing it is. Once you get all your friends out to do something that you want to do through this app you will see what I mean. Also the noms are super fun, but the invites are where it’s at. And like I said before, I wish that the app would have more suggestions, because the suggestions are super useful for when you are board you can find things to do with your friends. It’s just the best I am excited to keep using this app to do things irl
Developer Response ,
Thanks Jojo! We will keep making more! :)
The issues I had with this app were fixed.
I originally had issues with this app because it wouldn't let you see who had "nominated" you without you giving the app access to your location and contacts. That has been fixed, and now no revealing information (except for your birthday and name) is necessary to see any of that. I'm very pleased that the app developers fixed those issues; it makes the app look far less like a sketchy attempt to get people's information. This app actually looks legitimate, and it is far less invasive now than it used to be. I'm impressed at how well the developers actually listened to the concerns of people who didn't like their app and the way it worked.
Their developer responses to other people with concerns have still been questionable, calling people trolls or accusing them of being from a rival company if they disagree with the way the app runs, but the app itself has improved greatly, and my rating reflects that. I hope the app continues to improve. Just tinkering around with the app a bit, this would be a great app for people who want to plan fun things to do with friends they know offline. The app also fosters a healthy sort of outlook about kids not just spending their lives on their phones or with other technology - but instead being able to use technology to facilitate face-to-face encounters.
Developer Response ,
Update #2: I am proud to say in our latest release we have now made it so you can skip permissions to see your nomination and learn about the app. In your emails to us you said if we updated this you would give us a fair shot. So I am hoping you do that now :)
Update: As we said in our first response and in our email to you. We hear your concerns and our next update will have the issues you raise resolved for onboarding. So you can see your nomination before you have to decide to share any other information.
We are deeply saddened by your aggression towards us as we are listening and doing our best.
We will update you when that is live so if you are truly interested in the truth about us and our legitimacy I hope you will actually take the time to see that we are actually listening.
Wishing you the best!
My only groups app !!!! 💜💜💜😻😻⚡️⚡️⚡️
Im one of those people who are hard to get on a new app. Maybe it’s because I’m over the age of 25 and we watched the mania of app life integration from the begin, but... I do have to say I got sold on this one. I’ve been off of social media for over a year now feeling overwhelmed by everyone’s energetic shares about things that mainly didn’t really correlate to important in the NOW happenings. Once I cut off IG and FB I felt so much better energetically and emotionally - but I missed having a platform where I could genuinely engage with my friends. What I like about IRL is that it’s only focus is giving you a digital tool to actually make plans that matter IN REAL LIFE. I know every time I’m opening this app, I’m not just mindlessly scrolling through content. I’m actually doing something valuable for myself and friends! So yes, 4 stars for now. I can tell this app is generally built for a younger audience than mine, but sincerely hope this catches on for all age groups.💜💜💜🌈🌈🌈😻😻😻😻
Developer Response ,
We appreciate your genuine feedback very much - thank you for your support and we hope that the app continues to give you value! Enjoy!
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