Make Japanese Friends−Langmate 17+

App for Japan lovers

Langmate Inc.

    • 4.7 • 8.4K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Langmate, connecting people from Japan and from around the world together!

Learn new languages and discover new cultures directly with locals, while making international friends based on people’s language interests, hobbies, nationality, gender, age, and more!

# Over 2.5 million downloads
# Over 20 million total messaging in 2022
# Over 2.5 million total matching in 2022
# Ranked in the TOP 10 in more than 80 countries (Education category)
# Cultural exchange matching app
# Made in Japan!

Create your profile now and start making friends!

• Improve your language skills while talking with real local people all around the world directly from your phone!
• Search, swipe, and start making Japanese friends!
• Enjoy the new advanced filters to find more precisely the people you want to be friend with.
• A huge Japanese community! More than 65% of Langmate users are Japanese!
• Learn new cultures. Ask local people about anything you want to know!
• Change your virtual location and see only local from the places you want.
• 92% of users matched within one hour!
• See users profiles, including pictures, tags, language interests and skills, nationality and place of residence.
• Perfect your pronunciation. Chat with native speakers using voice and video messages!
• Practice your writing. Using the drawing tool in the chat, you can exchange hand writings and improve your kanji and kana skills! (But you can also only send cute drawings if you prefer ;-)
• Make friends before your next trip to Japan!

• PROFILE FILTERS - Filter user profiles by age, nationality, gender, country or city of residence*, learning languages*, speaking languages*
• SWIPE AND MATCH - Send friend requests to other users. A match happens when two users send a friend request to each others.
• VIRTUAL TRIP* (NEW!) - You can change your virtual location and see only local people from around the place you want.
• AROUND ME* - You can see all the users around your own location.
• REWIND* - If you accidentally passed on someone, you can now swipe back and undo an accidental swiped off card.
• FRIEND REQUESTS LIST* - See all the people who sent you a friend request.
• BOOST* - Be on the top of the list for one hour and get more views and matches! (In-App Purchase).
• FREE AND BONUS COINS - Get free coins by logging in everyday or by watching video ads.
• RATING - The Star Rating help you to recognize popular users. Rate and be rated after exchanging your first few messages. 4 and 5 stars rated users will receive bonus coins.
And more!

*Premium features, may requires a one-time purchase or a subscription.

- If you choose to purchase a subscription, payment will be charged to your iTunes account, and your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period.
- Auto-renewal may be turned off at any time by going to your settings in the iTunes Store after purchase.
- You can cancel your subscription at any time. Note that no cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during the active subscription period.
- Deleting your account on langmate or deleting langmate application from your device does not terminate or cancel your subscription.

- If you log in and create your account using your social account, your social network access will only be used for logging into Langmate, and we will never post anything on your behalf. Your friends and followers won’t be informed that you are using Langmate.
- You can delete your account anytime.
- Your personal informations will never be used for purposes other than the Langmate services.
- Any inappropriate usage will be moderated and the offending user may be reported or banned.
- Visit to see our FAQ or read on our future plans.

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What’s New

Version 4.12.2

Thanks for using Langmate!
What’s new in this update?
• Bug fixes and performance improvements
Have fun with Langmate! (^_^)/
If you have any feedback or run into issues, please contact us at, we’re happy to help!

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
8.4K Ratings

8.4K Ratings

「$バチスタ$」 ,

An absolute NECESSITY for anyone learning ANY language!!

This is such an amazing app. I’m in model UN and the way I approach subjects/topics goes with trying to get in contact with some people from those countries alongside of actual research from the countries. In all reality the app is a 4.5/5, but there’s no 1/2 star, so rounding down to 4 felt wrong, and in the end it is truly worthy of a 5. I’ll explain some of its flaws briefly:

They have a feature which lets you earn free coins by watching some ads, but no matter if you’ve never watched a video it’ll tell you that you’ve watched the maximum amount of ads and can’t get free coins. Newest update deleted my messages, but it’s not much of a problem, but I see how it can be for some. The chat feature itself has such a questionable design where to your conversations split into a “friends” and “chats” category that doesn’t matter anyway since they both lead to the same thing.

Other than that, the pros are nameless, and buying coins is a MUST! I buy about $10 worth a month, on top of getting the free daily coins! SERIOUSLY SUCH AN AMAZING APP

Z4AM ,

Forced to Pay Deceptive App

Updating my review because the developer seemed to think I was only referring to the problem of people trying to scam users for money. The problem is that the app itself is a grossly overpriced and manipulative money grab with a high subscription AND the cost of coins added on top of that. The most deceptive part is locking users out completely when they get 5 friends, cutting off all existing conversations. Though, I’m sure the developers know how deceptive this is already, they just try to redirect any complaints. Even if there were no scammers and fake profiles, this app would still be a complete rip off. Without premium, the filters are garbage and you can’t even filter by people learning the language you speak so I keep seeing people who want to learn Korean, but I only speak English. This makes you burn through all your coins quickly. …. ORIGINAL REVIEW: I hope that clarifies my original review. The app lets you connect with people for free at first, but the moment you get 5 friends, ALL conversations are locked and you can do nothing but pay to keep using the app. This is the case even if you have hundred of “coins” remaining. It looks like they also use fake profiles to friend you so you hit that 5 friend limit quickly. I’ve never had so many hot women, half my age interested in chatting with me at once. A couple of people I spoke to appeared to be really nice, but it feels like the entire app is a scam.

Developer Response ,

Hi! Thank you for your feedback. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by scammers and fake profiles. Our team works diligently to verify and remove such profiles daily, ensuring a safer and more reliable experience for all users. Your message encourages us to continue our efforts. We value your patience and support as we address these challenges directly!

Extravo ,

It’s pretty good 1 flaw though

The app is actually pretty sweet. Basically the language tinder app lol lots of nice people willing to learn and teach or just be friends. The only issue is the “coin” system. Obviously since it’s a free app they have to use some system to make money but it costs coins to do everything from searching new people and checking their profiles or each message you send someone costs coins or if someone sees your profile to uncover their face it cost coins. There are free ways to earn coins by watching 5 ads you get 40 coins total for the day but that’s about it. The coin system is a hassle and makes it hard to chat because you don’t know if the other person has enough to continue chatting or not unless they say so. Other than that pretty useful app it’s always fun meeting new people and exploring cultures.

App Privacy

The developer, Langmate Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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