Use Ayoba, a free instant messaging app for your mobile phone.
Our instant messaging platform is free to use - allowing you to securely send and receive text messages, voice messages, videos, images, audio, and other files with any of your contacts using your mobile internet connection (data).
Made in Africa for the world, ayoba celebrates the diversity of Africa by providing a world-class application available in more than 22 local languages!
Always keeping you in the know - ayoba allows you to subscribe for free to channels where you can read articles about everything from fashion, sports, music, education to current affairs. You can guarantee to keep yourself entertained with our fresh music playlists and our interactive games. In certain territories you can also use MTN Mobile Money (MoMo) to send and receive money in a safe and secure way - all while never leaving the ayoba app!
The success of ayoba has been recognised across the continent as ayoba is proud to be named Mobile App of the year 2020 in the Africa Digital Festival 2020. As an app that prides itself on digital innovation - it is an honour to be recognised as the mobile instant messaging app of choice for Africans. For more - you can read about the Africa Digital Awards here: https://africadigitalawards.com/
Instant free messaging: ayoba is free to use, but you will need data to use it.
Free data for MTN customers: Limited free data is offered every day in certain territories.
Text and voice messaging: Instant and free to all your contacts
Voice and video calling: chat to your contacts via voice or video all in the app.
Secure Messaging: End-to-end encryption means that messages in a conversation cannot be read by anyone else.
22 languages: Experience ayoba in English, isiXhosa, isiZulu, French, Arabic, Dari, Pashto, Hausa, Afrikaans, Igbo, Jula, Kinyarwanda, Luganda, Pidin [Cameroon], Pidgin [Nigeria], Portguese, Sesotho, Setswana, Swahili, Twi, and Yoruba.
Chat with everyone: Send messages with anyone in your contact list, whether they've installed ayoba or not. If they don’t have the ayoba app installed - they will receive the message via SMS.
Group Chat: The more the merrier! Set up group chats to easily communicate with friends and family in a single chat.
Sharing is Caring: Share videos, images, audio, and other files with your contacts.
Listen to Music: 200 trending songs per week in our playlists including afrobeat, gqom, amapiano, hiplife and other unique African music genres.
Play Games: 150 free games for your gaming pleasure such as AirBattle, Spore Hunter, Stupid Zombies and more for both adults and children.
Read the News: Browse our channels to find articles about all your favourite topics like sport, fashion, music, celebrities, education, current affairs and more.
MTN Momo: Make and receive payments via MTN Mobile Money in certain territories
Status: Set your status for all your contacts to view.
Customised avatar and about you section
Text chat between ayoba and non ayoba users
P2P messaging and group texts
SMS continuity for non ayoba app users
Voice notes and multimedia sharing in chat
Video and voice calling
Sharing statuses (like stories on Instagram or WhatsApp)
Block unwanted users
Mute channels and users
Create your own groups
Browse channels listed by categories
Sharing inside of ayoba and in other apps
Music player for MusicTime playlists
Access to local and international music
Full screen mode
Adult and kids games
Money transfers on P2P chats only on enabled countries
Full records of transaction history
Report inappropriate content
Virtual assistance Aya(Onboarding helper)
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