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 7.1.5

- Allows drag and drop to re-order My Stamps Bookmarks ( long press to start dragging )
- Supports split screen and rotation on iPad
- Optimizes performance on different screen sizes
- Reduces memory usage on Stamp Collection
- Other bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
3.8K Ratings

3.8K 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.

palishthi ,

making real friends in the modern generation

Whoever created this app thank you genuinely from the bottom of my heart, I’m emotional-I really mean it!! This app is the real deal but that being said, it takes effort to get to know each other. Our culture today is so much about ghosting or flaking out! I have downloaded countless friendship apps and it’s a week of instant chatting never to hear back again or many apps is anxiety inducing because of picture and people wanting to talk to you just because of how you look! Sometimes I get reached out just because of how I look, and nothing else, it’s frustrating :( I have always craved wholesome, deep and genuine friendships and this is the first app where I feel like I’m connecting with real people. The avatars are so cute and people are on this platform because they too crave real friendship which is a win win! I’m really grateful to the creator of this app, it’s so innovative to bring pen pal into a modern app! I have been feeling lonely and depressed during quarantine but tbh my whole life and this app actually gives me hope!! I hope the app continues to stay have a free version! I have met a few incredible people already and I can’t wait to make friends all around the world!

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.

App Privacy

The developer, Slowly Communications Ltd., 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:

  • Location
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Linked to You

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

  • Purchases
  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

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

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