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Our Review

If you enjoy playing virtual games and avatars but also need to spend time looking for someone special, Imvu is exactly what you need.

Created in 2004, this online 3D Avatar community combines the fun of playing Sims and the social networking features of Facebook with its free messaging functions (chat).

Buy Imvu credits and choose from thousands of virtual products to dress up your avatar or design your home. With your credits, upgrade your relationships with other members too.

Imvu has tons of exciting features that you can access both on desktop and mobile app versions.

Meet millions of members all over the world or invite your friends to sign-up and create your group's virtual hang-out place.

Check out the essential features we've listed below and explore the Imvu world through our in-depth review. 

Member Structure

Members
90,000 from Singapore
Members activity
18,000 new members per month
Gender Proportion
42 %
58 %
  • Get the chance to meet millions of members all over the world
  • There's only a slight difference in the number of male and female members
  • Some members are young people who pretend to be 18 years old or above
  • Young adults to middle-aged adult age group make up the highest percentage of members
  • Expect a wide range of personalities of members

Imvu is considered as one of the most popular Avatar sites all over the world. It has around 50 million members whom you can engage with. You don't have to worry that you will not be meeting someone compatible with you. You will never run out of options if you keep on trying.

If your purpose is to meet someone to date, it's better to have the Access Pass for adult members. Reports say that some minors are joining Imvu, so to be safe, look on the adults' section where the kids cannot enter.

Due to the nature of the site, which involves advanced skills in using Imvu application, most members who are attracted to use Imvu are young adults to middle-age ones from 18-24 years old.

Members of the site come from different parts of the world. So expect to meet avatars controlled by people from all kinds of cultures, who have different personalities. Some will be friendly; some will be rude. Just remember to treat other members with respect, or else, it will be effortless for them to report you. 

Don't worry because it will be equally easy to report members who harass you too.

Females
Males

Age Distribution

  • 18-24
  • 25-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Signing Up

Imvu Signup
  • Register for free via imvu.com or the mobile app
  • Complete four steps of registration to enter the site
  • Designing your avatar's features is part of the registration process
  • Sign-up using your email address or Facebook account
  • Earn 4000 credits when on your first login

Visit the Imvu website or download the desktop/mobile up to become a member. Start by choosing your gender, creating your avatar, customising its looks and outfit, and lastly, providing your basic information. 

Become a guest member after providing your email address or directly logging in using your Facebook account. Set up your password and input your birthdate on the same form. Only captcha verification is needed to complete your registration.

The steps are very easy-to-follow and entertaining. It is not your typical "enter your details" kind of registration. Styling your avatar is fun and creative. Just like when you are preparing for an actual date, you have to dress up and be on your best look.

It's up to you if you want to be vain about the looks of your avatar. However, you may change its looks later anyway. You can spend less time signing up and be a member after just a minute or two.

Upon registration, you will automatically receive 4000 credits which you can use to buy virtual items for your avatars like clothes, home furniture, and more.

Making Contact

Imvu Chat
  • Chatting is free
  • Enter chat rooms and live rooms to meet and converse with other members around
  • Meet some more members on the "Get Matched" feature
  • Use Modicons to make the conversation more fun
  • Get the attention of other members by avatar actions
  • Send friend requests or follow members who interest you
  • Check out some chat rooms with special dating and matching services

One of the essential features of an effective dating site is a cheap or free messaging feature. Communication is the key to a successful relationship, and this applies to the virtual connections of the avatars. Fortunately, Imvu messaging is free.  

Meet and talk with members from different public chat rooms and live rooms, or your match from the "Get Matched" feature.

Be creative by using Modicons which are like emoticons that you can send on your chat messages. Some are moving; some are just steady. Some are solo while some are in pairs or groups.  You can also buy new designs from the store.

Make some moves on the dance floor or any other public chat places by making the Avatar Actions. 

To make your closeness official, add other members as friends to keep them on your list. You will also see their posts for you.

If you want some fast action and a higher rate of finding someone, visit some chatrooms which specialise in Dating and Matching services. However, it will take some time for that.

Profile Quality

Imvu Profile
  • Change the look of your avatar the way you want it to be
  • Only basic information will be shown on your profile
  • Come up with a creative username if you prefer not to disclose your real identity
  • Post photos of your avatar's life or a simple text on your profile
  • Profile is visible to everyone except for those who were blocked

    The profile section is just simple, which makes it more interesting. It only shows the features of your avatar, which you can change and style the way that you like. 

    Information that will show on your profile is your age, gender, location (Country/State), a link to your posts, followers following, and friends' list.  

    When you are in a particular room, you will see the details of that place in the current room section of your profile. You will also have the option to share or keep some information blank about your bio, interests, and affinity. The start of your membership, however, will be shown at the bottom of the profile.

    Come up with a unique and creative username if you don't want to be assigned to a generic one. Usernames are used to protect the members' identities. 

    You can post photos and texts on your feed. For the pictures, you may customise the poses of the avatar before capturing. You may also change the clothes and accessories that you are virtually wearing. Some filters and effects are available for free, while some of the products need to be paid.

    Since no sensitive information is on a member's profile, it is safe to fill out the profile information forms. However, members whom you blocked will not be able to see anything on your profile, and it goes the same way for anyone using Imvu.

    App

    Imvu App
    • Available in App Store and Google Play Store
    • Download directly from the site to install the Desktop App version
    • Has the same features as the desktop version
    • Members prefer using Imvu on desktop compared to mobile
    • It takes a big amount of space on the gadgets' memory

    Imvu online virtual game, also considered as a dating platform, is available in the App Store and Google Play Store. It is also downloadable for computers which are more preferred by the members. It can be due to higher resolution and bigger screen size, which can make the users enjoy the high definition graphics.

    All versions have the same features. They also consume a large amount of space on gadgets memory due to its advanced features.

    Turn on the notification for the Imvu app on your mobile phone. It would keep you updated on the activities happening on your profile. Reply to messages on time and don't drive away your potential partner because of delayed responses. 

    Real Life Review

    "Imvu is a next-level online dating site! It may just be a game for others, but for me, it's more than that. I found my current partner here three years ago. Now, we are playing together, have a marriage badge and a shared room. I never regret the money I've spent on this app. Just don't expect everyone to be nice and warm. Some wouldn't really mind you or will be a bit rude." - Chard, 28

    Design and Usability

    As mentioned, Imvu is of high quality when it comes to graphics. Not only that, the layout for both mobile and desktop versions are easy to navigate and organised.  It's classy and inviting not only for young members but for older ones as well.

    There's a minimum specification requirement for the desktop version. The computer should be at least Windows 7, has 1ghHz Processor, and 512 Ram. The lower version couldn't handle the file.

    Both the site and app versions take time to load. Aside from the speed of the internet connection, the features of the file also affect the response time.

    VIP members can design avatars themselves, including the clothes or the furniture around the public chat rooms. It shows the diversity of design which is realistic since the real world is full of different preferences of real people too.

    Imvu Costs and Prices

    Free Services
    • Registration
    • Chatting
    • Entering live rooms and chat rooms
    • Customisation of Avatars
    • Sharing of photos
    • Matching
    Fee based Services
    • Access Pass and Verify Age
    • Marriage and Shared Room Package
    • Chat Room Slot
    • Register Name
    • Badge Canvass
    • Get Matched
    Duration / Credits / CoinsCosts per monthTotal
    VIP Membership (1)
    1 Month9.99 USD / Month9.99 USD
    VIP Membership (2)
    3 Months8.33 USD / Month25.00 USD
    VIP Membership (3)
    12 Months6.25 USD / Month75.00 USD

    Is Imvu expensive or cheap?

    In comparison to other providers Imvu is average.

    Imvu VIP Prices
    Payment Options
    • Credit Card
    • PayPal
    • Via Mobile Phone

    Credits

    The currency in Imvu is called credits. You can use it to buy items like furniture, or fashion clothing and accessories for your avatar. Credits can also buy additional features.

    300,000 credits = 199.99 USD               10,000 credits=9.99 USD
    200,000 credits=149.99 USD                  9,000 credits=8.99 USD
    150,000 credits=119.99 USD                  8,000 credits=7.99 USD
    100,000 credits= 84.99 USD                   7,000 credits=6.99 USD
    50,000 credits= 44.99 USD                     6,000 credits=5.99 USD
    40,000 credits=37.99 USD                      5,000 credits=4.99 USD
    30,000 credits=28.99 USD                      1,000 credits=0.99 USD 
    20,000 credits=19.99 USD

    Upgrades

    If you prefer individual upgrades instead of a full VIP package, you may choose from any item below:

    Access Pass= 19.99 USD                         Register Name= 19.99 USD
    Marriage Package= 29.99 USD                Badge Canvass= 5 USD
    Chat Room Slot= 29.99 USD                    Verify Age= 5.50 USD
    Same Room Package= 14.99 USD

    Notes to Cost

    There are different options on how you would make most out of your money in Imvu. You may avail of VIP membership and get tons of benefits every month. Buy only Imvu credits and spend it wisely on virtual stuff, or buy individual upgrades to make your profile unique.

    VIP membership gives you free credits, discounts, access to premium enhancements, and closet controls. You will also have an elite status which includes an ad-free Imvu experience,  capability to block unwanted avatar actions, and the choice to rename your avatar or remove "guest" from the username. Be able to create chat rooms and have up to 10 groups.

    Each price and description are listed on the table.

    Members also have a lot of options to pay for membership and credits. Credit cards and debit cards are the main channels of payment. But you may also choose PayPal, gift cards, or your mobile carrier for your purchases. 

    Your membership renews every billing cycle. So take note of the end of your premium period just in case you would wish to stop availing. 

    To cancel your subscription, make sure to do it before the start of a new cycle. Under your account settings, you will find the option "Cancel Subscription." You have to confirm your cancellation. Then, you will receive a confirmation message that your membership has been cancelled.

    Special Features

    Imvu has tons of special features. Check them out below:

    VIP membership

    With this pass, you may get free credits or discounted prices for different products. Advertisements will be removed on your account. Get rid of the word "guest" on your username, and get the VIP badge. Perform VIP avatar actions, and claim your name change token if you've been a member for three straight months. Be able to create groups, chat rooms, closet organisation, and whisper in chats. Practice your inner business-mindedness by creating or selling items to earn credits from Imvu.

    Access Pass

    Enter the adult-only sections of Imvu with this feature. Adult items, profile badge, chat rooms, groups, people search, and avatar actions are available in this section.

    Marriage Package

    Start your avatar married life with this package. Change your and your partner's names, get the marriage status badge, share a room with your partner, link your profile to your virtual spouse, and announce your marriage in the whole avatar world.

    Chat Room Slot

    Be the owner of multiple public chat rooms and become the ultimate party host that everybody loves. For your first purchase, get a free Beach Party Chat as a gift.

    Shared Room Package

    Design your room with your friend and manage it together.

    Register Name

    Don't be a guest in your virtual world. Buy this feature to remove the "Guest_" part of your username.

    Badge Canvass

    If you are a collector of badges, be sure to purchase multiple badge canvasses. Organise your badges the way you like it with this feature.

    Verify Age

    Acts as a requirement to be able to but an Access Pass. Some personal information is needed to verify your age thoroughly.

    Get Matched

    Find your match based on your interests in this feature. Go to this section, and you'll find the avatar that suits your requirements.

    Our rating

    Signing Up: 4.0 / 5
    Making Contact: 4.5 / 5
    Profile Quality: 4.0 / 5
    App: 4.5 / 5
    Real Life Review: 4.5 / 5

    Editors Conclusion

    Datingscout.sg Editor Chris Pleines
    Imvu surely is a levelled-up dating experience. It is not the typical platform yet; it manages to serve the purpose of entertaining and finding a match. It may have tons of great features, but this affects some technical functions. It loads a little slow, but it still is tolerable. So if you are tired of the typical dating apps, Imvu is a highly recommended alternative for you. 

    FAQ

    Facts

    What is Imvu?

    Imvu is an online avatar virtual game which has other useful functions for social networking, dating and messaging.

    Who can use Imvu?

    Imvu is for members 18 years old and above.

    Is Imvu a real dating site?

    Imvu is a 3D Avatar virtual game which also has features of social networking sites and dating sites. It may not be purely for dating purposes, but it can serve as that as well.

    Can I use Imvu on my phone?

    Yes. Imvu can be downloaded from the App Store for iPhone/ Ipad and Google Play Store for android.

    Does Imvu have a desktop version?

    Yes. Download the installer directly from its website.

    Security

    I'm being asked to send a selfie to Imvu, what is it for?

    This is just an extra layer of security for all members which aims to verify if the member is real or fake.

    I've entered the wrong age in Imvu. I cannot enter some features. What should I do?

    If you are of legal age, you may contact Imvu directly and let them alter the wrong age. Minors are not allowed to be part of the adult-only section.

    My account was deleted already, but I want to activate it again. Is this possible?

    Yes, you may still recover your deleted account if you were in good standing during the time that you were using it. Contact Imvu and let them help you have it again.

    Someone is harassing me in Imvu. What should I do?

    Immediately report those members using the links that you can found on the chat (little flag icon), "Report Abuse" link on home page and groups, "Report" button under Safety/ Pulse. make sure to document anything related to the abuse such as screenshots of offensive messages.

    Why are my Imvu credits decreasing even if I am not spending it?

    This can be a sign of an account takeover. Send the support group a message right away if you did not make any purchases from your end.

    Usability

    How do I get free credits?

    Earn free credits by completing an offer, watching videos (ads), completing a survey, participating in market research, and playing the daily spin.

    Can I invite my friends to join Invu directly from the site?

    Yes, you can find the "Invite" link on your home page and choose the option on how you may connect with them- through facebook, email address, or you can manually browse the list of suggested members.

    How can I share a photo on my Imvu feed?

    Go to the feed page, tap on the photo button and find the perfect angle for your avatar. You can change the background, look and pose of your avatar before capturing.

    How can I like another member's photo?

    Double-tap or click on the heart button to like an Imvu member's photo.

    How do I become a host?

    Become a host by buying credits. Choose from different packages that would fit your needs.

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    Company:IMVU
    Address:PO Box 2772 Redwood City, California, 94063, United States
    Phone-Hotline:01 6503217263