IRL‎ Reviews

IRL‎ Reviews

Published by on 2022-09-16

IRL is the place for Social Messaging! Follow your friends, join groups you
relate to, and chat! IRL super-charges your social life! IRL is one of the top
Social Apps, and it’s accessible through all your devices. Friends - Follow
all your friends on IRL! Chat with them and see the even...

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Table of Contents:
1. Reviews
2. Is it Safe?
3. Is it Legit?
4. App not working?
5. Report Issue

Reviews (23)


Pretty Neat

I haven’t had IRL for very long but I think it’s Pretty Neat. Not only is it just designed so very cute, but it’s easy to navigate too. I like how you can only compliment others, however when I want to nom a specific friend who’s not listed in the given options from my contacts it won’t work for me? Unless it’s not supposed to then I don’t know why being able to choose someone yourself is an option? Anyways I think this a cool concept; for some reason it seems like an even better way to be able to make plans then just texting or group chatting; seems cleaner. Like, there’s specific polls you can create so people can vote on things they want for the activities you invite them to which is so handy cause then it’s not 10 people arguing in imessage and now you have to scroll back and forth to see what’s what, instead it’s all right there in ordered votes! There’s a lot more but basically it seems so organized and it’s nice to see the developers so interactive in their own creation, I’ve seen so many replies to the reviews and the ability to recommend activities is pretty cool, which I’m totally about to abuse 😂 4/5, easy 😃


Truly lit

The nominations are my fave! And the invites are so cute! I love it! Please keep making more nominations and suggestions! Update: above is my original review, but after using IRL more I am beginning to love it even more. My favorite think about it is that it’s just soooo much better than group chats or texting people individually. It’s really helps so much for just making plans and having that be the focus of IRL . If it was just chatting then this would not be IRL , because I can’t even send videos in the chat, but that’s not the point of IRL. The point is to do things this app which is way better and it’s just so useful! I had a few invites since creating my review and have just noticed even more how amazing it is. Once you get all your friends out to do something that you want to do through IRL you will see what I mean. Also the noms are super fun, but the invites are where it’s at. And like I said before, I wish that IRL would have more suggestions, because the suggestions are super useful for when you are board you can find things to do with your friends. It’s just the best I am excited to keep using IRL to do things this app


My only groups app !!!! 💜💜💜😻😻⚡️⚡️⚡️

Im one of those people who are hard to get on a new app. Maybe it’s because I’m over the age of 25 and we watched the mania of app life integration from the begin, but... I do have to say I got sold on this one. I’ve been off of social media for over a year now feeling overwhelmed by everyone’s energetic shares about things that mainly didn’t really correlate to important in the NOW happenings. Once I cut off IG and FB I felt so much better energetically and emotionally - but I missed having a platform where I could genuinely engage with my friends. What I like about this app is that it’s only focus is giving you a digital tool to actually make plans that matter IN REAL LIFE. I know every time I’m opening IRL, I’m not just mindlessly scrolling through content. I’m actually doing something valuable for myself and friends! So yes, 4 stars for now. I can tell IRL is generally built for a younger audience than mine, but sincerely hope this catches on for all age groups.💜💜💜🌈🌈🌈😻😻😻😻 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🦋🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬🐬


Technology working towards live social interaction

I really love IRL for bringing in new ways to get people together. It has all these wonderful suggestions and challenges for activities to go out and do with friends and family. Once you’re connected through your contacts you are able to select an event such as go for a hike and invite as many people as you would like for whatever date to go hiking with you. Has a wonderful array of choices ranging from date night with your significant other to a wonderful brunch with friends. It also has a great way to keep you connected by letting you anonymously nominate people for badges everyday such as chillest beach jam bringer or the Bear Grills of the group. My only critique is that when you search for people in your contacts, if you search with more than two or three letters it no longer lets you select the person. It must be some kind of bug that I hope will be fixed soon. But other than that I love the idea and action behind IRL to get more people out there and connected face-to-face and socially interacting with fun activities instead of just staying home alone on the weekends.


Targeted to High Schoolers but I like the + vibe of it all

Apparently someone thinks I’m an “earthshaker” and that made me feel cool, haha. 😁 Truth is, I am a mom of 3 little ones in my mid/late 20s and I barely downloaded IRL to find out about it after someone (I have yet to find out who it is!) nominated me. I thought I could just send in a compliment/nomination to a specific person, but how IRL works is it gives you a title and 4 names from your contact list show up for you to choose in multiple choice fashion. It’s a fun “game” to play and wish I could do more those. I like the shuffle and the skip options, so you don’t have to nominate random ppl. We’ll see what my friends will think of all the “noms” I gave out. I like the “positivity” it spreads when you nominate your friends for fun titles. While I think IRL is targeting high schoolers, I found it fun and hope it becomes a thing with the youth, as I believe it could create fun connections and an overall “feel-good” friendships. (Not to mention the option to invite friends to do things together, which I have yet to explore!)


Talk to people and easily find out who nominated you

I haven’t used IRL very much but as far as I know there is no way to talk to my friends through IRL . I think that feature might make it better. But as I said I’m not sure because I haven’t used IRL very much. Maybe you could even message people who nominated you before they Ben reveal themselves to you. Which brings me to my next point. It needs to be easier to find out who nominated you without the other person having to reveal it. Either it should just immediately tell you who nominated you or if you want to know who it was you just have to press a few buttons instead of having to wait for the other person to reveal it if they ever do. It’s killing me not knowing who nominated me and I’ll probably never know. But I really want to know. I NEED TO KNOW!!!!!


This company is disgusting

About a week ago I got a message about some World Cup event with Mario Garcia. Someone I do not know. Ignored it. But it got sent again the next day I replied with “STOP” and it said I unsubscribed when I never did but, ok I was glad It would stop it would ring at random times. BUT NOW for the past week I got 21 messages at 4 in the morning from different phone numbers asking me to join the World Cup event. The World Cup has already ended what is this. I woke up in the middle of the night from a hard working day to this it disrupted my sleep. I blocked ALL 21 numbers. Just so the next day they can do the exact same thing the next night. I am tired of waking up in the middle of the night by 21 messages, I have replied stop to all and proceeded to block them. All I wanna do is enjoy one night of sleep, yes I have turned off my phone just to wake up to the same 21 messages and to my wife getting mad at me for not being able to pick up our ,son at 3am from the air port. This is the reason why I have my phone on at night in case of an EMERGENCY. 21 messages to download some St00pid app. Please i hope this company never succeeds because the way they do things is horrific. I have co faceted then and I have yet to get a response.


Please don’t fall for this app like I did!

Originally, I thought IRL sounded like a great idea. I saw it was a top free app on IRL Store, and I downloaded it. I created a profile and everything, and IRL looked really neat! I think it’s a super good idea and IRL itself is actually very visually appealing and easy to use. Then, I took the time to read some of IRL Store reviews, in which negative the dies were cleverly hidden between positive reviews, all of which the game developers had responded to- to show they cared. I saw the reviews that said it was a scam and I started getting scared. I have adults and my friends parents in my contacts, I didn’t want them to get an invite that I didn’t send! I went back to IRL , and the “invite your friends” option seemed legit, so I wasn’t too concerned. But sure enough, the next day my friend asked me if I sent her mom an this app invite. I was mortified! I can’t even imagine getting a social media app invite from your daughter’s friend! And to think of all the people in my contacts, including my Mom’s adult friends and a doctor!!! I really hope the developers realise that those invites they send out WITHOUT permission aren’t just going to teens.


Dangerous & outright ridiculous.

If you got a text message with the invite saying, “someone complimented you” take a minute and think about how in the world someone could complement you when you’re not already on that app. Then take a moment to think about how the hell they got your phone number- basically don’t instal for that sole purpose. If you do decide to install I highly. HIGHLY. Suggest you read the privacy policy and terms of service on the first menu, asking you to ‘enter your phone number’ click those little blank links before you continue- they want to take all your info, your IP, your contacts, your personal information— that’s how you contribute to the constant spam emails calls and texts that go out. So please, think about it. Also think about how strange it is that an app developer opens a app for kids “12+” and wants them to fill out everything from their phone number to their personal location, schools, friends, contacts. Yeah that’s fishy- this info will most certainly be sold to third party, and that can lead you to a whole heap of trouble. Don’t download, I’m surprised as hell that apple allowed IRL to even go public.


Enabling Contacts= Notifications

I had read some reviews and had thought that by allowing contacts, IRL wasn’t going to notify everyone on you contact list. I got IRL and enabled contacts, and the next thing I know my uncle called and said he had gotten a notification for IRL. I find this really annoying- I think it would be better if IRL only invited people you wanted to invite. Update: To clarify, I allowed IRL to have access to my contacts, and that’s when it sent a text to my uncle. I find this annoying because even though I let it have access to contacts, that does not mean it should use my contacts to send notifications to whoever it wants so more people find out about IRL . Also, I did not think it would send a text to him, as I never invited him individually. Basically, it sent him a text without me knowing for no better reason than I had enabled contacts. Even if it’s a good app, I don’t feel comfortable knowing that it could send a text to anybody I have a contact of without me knowing.


Stop invading privacy

Firstly I will say that the interface it cute. That’s the only nice thing I have to say. IRL says that my friend “nominated” me when everyone I know says they didn’t. After I was sent a download link through my PERSONAL PHONE NUMBER and I downloaded IRL to see what it was, my family members began receiving texts saying that someone had “nominated” them. I see that MANY other customers have had this problem and all the developers say is “that’s impossible”, as if they don’t understand that glitches and bugs are real things that exist and instead of ignoring their customers, they should check into it. It makes me feel like it’s all a ploy to get personal information. Who needs an app to plan things with their friends anyway? There are already several ways to contact each other and in my opinion this is useless. If I thought it was just a free harmless app then I wouldn’t say anything but these random texts are annoying as well as the fact that they are essentially sending them to YOUR contacts THEMSELVES without YOUR PERMISSION. I do not take kindly to that. I WILL BE REPORTING IRL FOR SPAM AND INVASION OF PRIVACY.


Love This App !🥰

I want to first say that IRL is amazing and so easy to use people need to download IRL! I love how you can easily connect together as a group or just a individual. Being able to put a event on your calendar is also a easy process that you can do within IRL. I am able to get my family together to set up a family gathering or event with IRL ! IRL is so much better than any other app where you can text as a group or text someone individually. I started inviting my family to start using IRL and they also loved it, now being able to plan out trips or events is so much more fun ! I personally love IRL and can’t wait to invite others to use it too ! You won’t regret downloading IRL !☺️


I did not consent to this app having ANY of my information.

This is the sketchiest app I have ever seen. You get a completely anonymous message about a “nomination from a friend” that forces you to download IRL and agree to give all of your information (contacts, location, school, etc.) just to see who out of the people you know was foolish enough to send you a scam. All it takes is one friend agreeing to give out their contacts for this app to have your phone number without the consent of the owner of the number. This is a breech of my privacy and whoever sent me the nomination’s contacts’ privacy. Not to mention there is no “skip button” to go ahead and see who sent you the nomination like they’ve said in previous comments and in order to get in to IRL you have to agree to their terms of service that is essentially just one more step to them having permission to access your information. Based on all of the other comments I’ve read I’m just going to get an email link in response, however I do not even want to directly give my email to this shady company. I thought that after all of this business with companies stealing information that people would be smarter, but I suppose I was wrong. Moral of the story kids, if you have a device that can get IRL, you have a device that you can easily message your friends to make plans. Do not give IRL access to all of your “friends” and contact’s phone numbers.


Being cautious about spam

Update: ok IRL doesn’t mass invite your contacts anymore 👍. That’s a good sign. IRL and the idea of taking peoples eyes off of the screen and actually spend time with friends is very good. Hopefully it will stick around. Better than a lot of other “social network” apps. Keep up with the good work guys. First I’d like to say that I understand the concept of IRL and I have no problems giving IRL permissions. But I’ve seen how you guys wrongly use that permission and just wanted to make sure I’ll not spam everyone in my contacts by giving you guys access to it. So giving you guys access to my contacts will automatically send them an invite or will it let me chose the people I want to be invited? I’ll update my review after the response. Thank you.


Great app

I have only had IRL for five minutes but I’m already enjoying it. I love sending anonymous messages to my friends and fam using IRL. IRL is great, but it does have its set backs. It’s first setback is familiarity to other apps. I have had many other apps that have similar features like basically the same content. It would be pretty hard to keep up with the other apps considering it’s basically the same. Another setback is the choosing of “noms”. Contact choice is small with only four options. Many of the other apps have the same feature (four contacts to choose out of). My point is, if you added more contact choices it would be more accurate and more fun considering I have 196 contacts.


I did not consent to being contacted with a text message

IRL is a scam and what they are doing is illegal. According to the FCC’s TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act) regulations, it is illegal to automatically contact a customer over text or phone call without their explicit written consent. I was not given any sort of clear and conspicuous disclosure that I would be contacted by the company providing IRL’s services and I will be reporting IRL to the FCC for violating the TCPA. In case the developers are not aware of what “clear and conspicuous disclosure” means, here’s a list of what they need t do before they start automatically testing people: Identify each specific company to whom consent is being provided Identify the consumer’s phone number Indicate a clear and affirmative agreement (i.e., I agree/ consent) Disclose that the consumer is authorizing the seller to engage in telemarketing (i.e., to receive offers related to the seller’s products or services) Disclose that the calls will be made using automated technology Disclose that the consumer is not required to provide consent as a condition of purchasing products or services Obtain the consumer’s signature (either electronically through E-SIGN or handwritten) None of these things were done and I am livid. I have now been texted several times, which means that my information was disclosed by another person without my consent. I am livid and I will be reporting IRL to the FCC.


Love how it organizes my groups!

The this app app is an amazing tool to organize all of your group’s communication and calendars. Using phone messaging has been problematic between iOS and droid users ( I noticed this especially between my droid husband and iOS me) getting messages dropped or out of order. This apps gets fir of that. It’s also great for when you want to compartmentalize groups without searching through a million messages. I have a book group, movie group and a sports group. I love how there are suggestions for activities in the area. The calendar is a key feature that sets this apart from other apps. Overall this is amazing for type As to organize group chats snd social calendars.


Love love love!

I was initially skeptical of IRL as I’ve never used something like this before. However, my friend recommended it to me as we wanted to plan more virtual meet ups with our friends due to Covid. And I just got to say, IRL does it all! Not only is it an easy way to gather existing friends together, it is really easy to make new friends! I love the suggestions that this app has and there are such a variety of events that I’m sure there is one for everyone. The messaging feature is awesome and being able to connect with my Alma mater is really exciting. Have used IRL for 5 days and I’m definitely not going to delete it! Highly recommend especially during these tough times.



I only downloaded IRL so I could write this review. Stop f¥€<ing texting me. I’ve never use your app and I don’t know anybody who does, and I don’t want to keep seeing your text messages come onto my phone saying that somebody has complimented me or other BS. I think it’s funny that I see people post snapshots of your texts on Facebook saying that it is sex trafficking trying to find people LOL and while I don’t think your company is that devious, I am tired of getting text messages from random numbers trying to get me to download IRL. Your sales tactics probably work but I was annoying as fuc I think it’s funny that I see people post snapshots of your texts on Facebook saying that it is sex trafficking trying to find people LOL and while I don’t think your company is that devious, I am tired of getting text messages from random numbers trying to get me to download IRL. Your sales tactics are annoying and make me hate your app. 1 star- LEAVE ME ALONE!!!


Something Darker?

I have literally never used IRL once and honestly don’t plan to from the negative reviews I have read. Somehow I have gotten about 10 different invites from different numbers for IRL. But the weird thing is that they were all different variations of he text and some links would bring me to a blank screen. I thought nothing of it and deleted the messages. I got a few more and decided to just ignore them. Today I was scrolling through Instagram and saw a post that said that if you received a message along the lines of the messages I have been receiving promoting your app that it is linked to a sex trafficking ring and that even clicking the link can give you all my personal information including where I am when I follow the link. I’m not sure whether this rumor is true or not but more people should know before downloading IRL in case it is something potentially darker.


The issues I had with this app were fixed.

I originally had issues with IRL because it wouldn't let you see who had "nominated" you without you giving IRL access to your location and contacts. That has been fixed, and now no revealing information (except for your birthday and name) is necessary to see any of that. I'm very pleased that IRL developers fixed those issues; it makes IRL look far less like a sketchy attempt to get people's information. IRL actually looks legitimate, and it is far less invasive now than it used to be. I'm impressed at how well the developers actually listened to the concerns of people who didn't like their app and the way it worked. Their developer responses to other people with concerns have still been questionable, calling people trolls or accusing them of being from a rival company if they disagree with the way IRL runs, but IRL itself has improved greatly, and my rating reflects that. I hope IRL continues to improve. Just tinkering around with IRL a bit, this would be a great app for people who want to plan fun things to do with friends they know offline. IRL also fosters a healthy sort of outlook about kids not just spending their lives on their phones or with other technology - but instead being able to use technology to facilitate face-to-face encounters.


Being cautious about spam

Update: ok IRL doesn’t mass invite your contacts anymore 👍. That’s a good sign. IRL and the idea of taking peoples eyes off of the screen and actually spend time with friends is very good. Hopefully it will stick around. Better than a lot of other “social network” apps. Keep up with the good work guys. First I’d like to say that I understand the concept of IRL and I have no problems giving IRL permissions. But I’ve seen how you guys wrongly use that permission and just wanted to make sure I’ll not spam everyone in my contacts by giving you guys access to it. So giving you guys access to my contacts will automatically send them an invite or will it let me chose the people I want to be invited? I’ll update my review after the response. Thank you.


Great track app!

IRL really works for me, not only does it help me keep track of everything I have to do, but it’s also really easy to deal with. I’ve never had an app with such detail and such an easy interface. Honestly it’s also really cool how you can follow and keep track about your social events with others on IRL . Not only can you follow and share with them, you can also chat! It’s a lot like some other apps but has a very different style that’s really appreciated. If you usually can’t get things done and need things done, use this! It’ll be fun and you might even make a new friend or two. I love it!

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Is IRL Safe?

Yes. IRL‎ is very safe to use. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 23,892 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.2/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for IRL‎ Is 64.7/100.

Is IRL Legit?

Yes. IRL‎ is a totally legit app. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 23,892 IRL‎ User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for IRL‎ Is 64.7/100.

Is IRL‎ not working?

IRL‎ works most of the time. If it is not working for you, we recommend you excersise some patience and retry later or Contact Support.

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  3. Importantly, customers can learn from other customers in case the issue is a common problem that has been solved before.
  4. If you are a IRL‎ customer and are running into a problem, Justuseapp might not be the fastest and most effective way for you to solve the problem but at least you can warn others off using IRL‎.

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