HelloTalk, the 1st global language and culture exchange community, connects you with native speakers of other languages(English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian, Arabic, and 100 more), for FREE!

*****KEY FEATURES*****
1. Search for people whose needs match yours
2. Practice your target language with native speakers via text/audio messages
3. Free audio and video call to better practice your listening and speaking skills
4. Share moments with other members and get Likes and Comments
5. Learning specific features: Translation, Transliteration, Grammar correction, Text to voice, and Voice recognition to improve your writing/speaking skills
6. It’s not curriculum based, it’s communication based. You have no homework. Instead, you’re having fun while learning.

When you learn a language with real people, you will learn more than just a language. You'll be exposed to a different culture, and a new way of seeing the world.

In HelloTalk, you get connected with real people who might be your “penpals” that can help you with your Japanese grammar/accent, explain Chinese culture to you, be your travel buddy in France, and even be your friends in the country you expat in.

It helps you overcome language barriers, see the cultural diversity, and prepare for culture shock before you travel/study/expat in a foreign culture.

With millions of members in the app, it would be easy for you to find partners to chat with, in any languages. Especially if you’re looking for:
- Chinese speakers
- Korean speakers
- Spanish speakers
- Japanese speakers
- French speakers
- German speakers
- Portuguese speakers
- Arabic speakers
- Turkish speakers
- Russian speakers
- Italian speakers
- ……

Languages available to learn in HelloTalk:
English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Afrikaans, Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Cebuano, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Galician, Georgian, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Irish, Javanese, Kannada, Khmer, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Swahili, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese

Download your free copy today and connect with millions of members from around the globe in the app!
Auto Renewable Subscription Terms:
- Monthly subscription for US$2.99
- Yearly subscription for US$21.99
- Monthly subscription (with a 7-day free trial) for US$2.99
- Yearly subscription (with a 30-day free trial) for US$21.99
The price corresponds to the same price segment, which are set in the "Apple's App Store Matrix" for other currencies.

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What’s New

Version 3.7.3

- Added Magic Wand to chat
- Optimized the process for reporting and blocking users

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

jlaura04 ,

Blocked from using.

EDIT: After contacting HelloTalk and creating a new account, the app is working and despite previous troubles, I will continue using the app. Even though I've had issues, the features on the app are good enough that I recommend it to a lot of people. The systems that run HelloTalk (customer service etc) need to be considered but the app itself is great for learning languages etc. (I have changed my rating to 4 from 2 as I am now able to actually use the app without issue).

I loved HelloTalk. However, after using the app for a year, paying for the pro subscription, I found my account suddenly blocked. I cannot sign in, and when trying to create a new account the app tells me that I cannot use this device with the app. I have tried contacting HelloTalk support for help, but they haven't replied. I feel ignored and confused. I have no idea why my account was blocked and I am frustrated that I can't continue to use the app. It's a good app, and I have made many friends through it. However, this has made me switch to Tandem. If my device can be allowed to use the app, I would happily switch back to HelloTalk.

Developer Response ,

Could you please let us know your HelloTalk ID or email to so we could investigate suspension issue and get this solved for you ASAP? Thanks for your cooperation.

leiahhh ,

So helpful!

I've been using the app for a couple of weeks now and I absolutely love it, unless you want to pay for the app you can only choose one language to begin with but that doesn't stop you from searching and communicating with people who speak other languages you want to learn too! I'm currently talking to people who speak Korean, Spanish and German and helping them learn English! It's really fun and it's so great to be able to see what an average person from these cultures does on a daily basis and how our cultures differ. It's also super easy and everyone seems open for you to message them and start up a conversation! It can also be really handy if you like to travel and our looking for places to go or places to stay as you can get a local to tell you what they know and who even knows if you become good enough friends with them, you can easily meet up with them too! I don't really have anything bad to say about this app and would thoroughly recommend it!!!

Bass matrix ,

Customer service is non-existent

Use an app called tandem instead.

This app blocked me from writing messages because I come from the uk but live in another country. I tried to fix this issue with them but had my messages ignored. It seems like I am not the only one to get this problem either.

I wrote a bad review here and they responded saying they would re-activate the account which was a lie.

I wrote a detailed email outlying the information very clearly and they responded after a few days, basically saying I can’t upload false information, which I did not!

Customer service is the worst I have ever seen or dealt with, ignore the replies to reviews they post as they do not follow up on any of their promises here. It’s funny how when you have a problem they’ll ignore you, but when you leave a negative review they’ll leave a reply to save face and make it look like they care.

I tried so hard to get this app to work for me. I want to learn and I want to help other people learn. They have made it impossible for me to do that ok this platform, and have consistently and repeatedly dogged my questions and ignored me. I am so disappointed in them, I am sad to lose the friends I made on here and I am so angry they refuse to help in any way, shape or form.

If you want an app like this use tandem instead. It does the exact same stuff and has not once blocked me for being english, I’ll give them 5*, hellotalk gets 1 for being incompetent.

Developer Response ,

We're extremely sorry about the account issue you encountered using HelloTalk! We have replied to your email and restored your account for registration, now you should be able to make new account. Again, please accept our sincere apologies for so much inconvenience this has brought you.


193.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7‑inch), iPad Pro (9.7‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5‑inch), iPad Pro (10.5‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch), iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation), iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation), iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation), iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation), iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (6th generation) and iPod touch (7th generation).


English, Arabic, Catalan, Danish, Esperanto, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Vietnamese

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
In-App Purchases
  1. Pro Membership (1 Year) £36.99
  2. Pro Membership (1 Month) £1.99
  3. Unlimited Translation (Monthly Auto Renew) £2.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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