GoodGrandma℠ LOVES Marco Polo! It’s an app, not to be confused with my dogs, Marco and Polo. This wonderful app is like a virtual walkie-talkie. You video record your message and send it to family and friends. You can create group messages to send out to all of your far away friends or you can just send a message to a neighbor asking for a cup a sugar. 🙂 It’s a great way to say hello to your grandkids rather then just sending a text message. It’s video texting!
Here is a description of Marco Polo from their developers:
Marco Polo is a face-to-face messaging app for one-to-one and group conversations—bringing family and friends closer than ever with genuine conversations and moments shared.
Connecting face-to-face brings you closer to those you love—no matter the distance. Send a video, a “Polo”, to start a conversation, tell a story, coordinate plans, share moments.
Connect in Groups
Create as many groups as you like to stay in touch with family and friends near and far. Reminisce or catch the latest.
Fun & Funny
Laugh, be silly; voice and camera filters and doodles will make your whole group chuckle.
Share Daily Moments Effortlessly
Genuine time together happens in moments like saying good morning, the baby’s cute gurgles, watching the ball game, desperately needed advice on that outfit. One tap to connect instantly.
On Your Own Time or Real Time
Chat with friends and family real-time (walkie talkie style), or respond when it’s convenient. No need to wait for everyone to be live. Rich conversations at your own pace.
Perfect for connecting on-the-go when your hands are busy—turn dinner prep time or the walk between appointments into quality time with loved ones.
Full Expressions, No Typing
After sending a Polo, you won’t want to text again. With one tap, express yourself fully; see facial expressions, hear tone of voice. No typing, no miscommunication.
Free & Unlimited
Go ahead, chat as long as you like. It’s free to use. Most Polos are stored on our server to free up space on your device.
Enjoy Now and Watch Again Later
Watch and re-watch Polos whenever you like—they won’t disappear.
Trust that your communication is private. No one has access to your Polos.