SLOWLY is created for those who yearn for meaningful conversations, lacking in the era of instant messaging. It connects people around the world at a slower but better pace – one letter at a time.

The app brings the traditional pen pal experience to your mobile device that mailing time depends on the distance between you and your friend, ranging from a few hours to days. Take your time to write and make your letter worth the wait.

Share your passion, learn a new culture or language, start connecting with people around the world on SLOWLY!

Key Features:
- Mailing time depends on the distance between you and your friend
- Anonymous profile; a nickname and avatar are all you need
- Find friends based on mutual interests & languages
- Collect and unlock stamps from different countries and cultures
- Unlimited letters for FREE with optional paid features

Terms of Service:

What’s New

Version 6.2.11

Performance improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.3K Ratings

3.3K Ratings


Amazing & Therapeutic!

SLOWLY is hands down one of my all time favorite services. I’ve always loved the idea of having a pen pal as a kid, never had one, but now I can as an adult. I can connect with people all over the world who ultimately and genuinely want to do the same thing, find new friends and people to connect with in a non threatening, safe, friendly and pleasant environment. I’ve never had a bad experience since using this app. I’ve had someone explain to me what helium is in detail out of the blue but that has been the strangest experience. As far as I know there aren’t any creeps lurking and the people on here really are looking to learn about you as an individual and share experiences and stories. It’s also a great therapeutic outlet to be able to open up to someone who could have completely different life experiences and yet still find common ground in those differences and provide support. The ability to choose topics of interest and match with people solely on that, and not on looks or other “vain” parameters is amazing. I especially enjoy the fact that it operates like actual letter writing, simulating letter delivery times. It really helps curb the instant gratification feeling. And the stamp feature is pretty neat as well. I’d recommend this app to anyone truly looking to find me friends from all over the world. SLOWLY is really helping me build a global network of friends.

Rinoza3389 ,

Love It!!

This app was one that quickly became one of my favorites, and shortly after that became my way of communicating with some of my favorite people! The avatars are really cute, and I love the lack of pressure to be attractive and sound super interesting. The fact that you have to wait to receive your letters is so amazing and really gives the pen pal feel. Although most of the time the wait isn’t actually that long, especially compared to if you were to send a physical letter. I can honestly say I’ve made some real connections with people who I consider to be some of my best friends.

One thing I will note is that the age range can be kinda big for some. The lowest range you can have is ages 0-20, which is okay when you’re on the higher end of the range but I can see that getting a little weird for ages 13-16. Obviously there’s a way around this by turning off auto match and just searching manually (which is probably what I would do anyway since I enjoy scrolling through all the bios) but that kind of ruins the point of having the easy auto match feature for some.

Outside of that, this app is 100% amazing and you honestly can’t find something like it anywhere else.

Mntharp22 ,

Best I’ve found so far!

I always wanted a pen pal as a kid, so when I found this app, I knew I had to try it. Within my first day of getting the app, I found four people I wanted to get to know and three of them actually wrote back to me! Since then, I’ve made many more friends and I’ve kept conversations going for over a week now. I’m really learning a lot about other countries and cultures. It’s like going to social studies class, but with more social and less studies. I actually like the fact that the letters take time to send because believe it or not, it keeps the conversation alive. Since you can’t instantly reply, you don’t run out of things to talk about as easily and you can take time to say what you really want to say. It also gives you something to look forward to during the week. The only thing I have a problem with is the age range slider when your looking for pen pals. I wish you could go less than 20 because I’m several years younger, and I don’t want to get results for 19 and 20 year olds when I’m trying to meet people around my age. Otherwise I love the app!


Slowly Communications Ltd.
33.5 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Unrestricted Web Access
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
In-App Purchases
  1. 50 SLOWLY COINS $0.99
  2. 100 SLOWLY COINS $1.99
  3. 200 SLOWLY COINS $3.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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