Seconds

Share an unfiltered glimpse of life’s little moments, from your kiddo’s funny face to a beautiful scene on your daily walk. No sound. No editing. Just a quick, private view into your real life, for people you feel connected to on Marco Polo®. We call it Seconds. 

Note: The Seconds feature is activated by invitation only, either when one of your contacts adds you to their Seconds album or requests that you add them to your Seconds.

Take a Second

There are no limits or time constraints on Seconds. You can take as many as you want, whenever you want. 

  1. At the bottom of your home screen, tap the Seconds icon. 
  2. Tap the white button. 
  3. Marco Polo will record your moment quickly, without sound, then automatically upload and share it to your Seconds timeline. 

Ways to get creative with Seconds

You can record multiple Seconds in a row to tell a story or capture a longer event. Viewed together, your Seconds become an animated slideshow of your life! 

To upload a still photo from your device, Tap Photo.

To add a note or label to help organize and provide context for your Seconds, tap Text.

Invite others to see your Seconds

We take your privacy seriously. You are entitled to nurture your relationships on our app in the way that works best for you, which means you can change your Seconds privacy setting at any time.

  1. At the bottom of your home screen, tap the Seconds icon to go to the Seconds
  2. Tap the Settings icon
  • To customize who you’re sharing Seconds with, tap Privacy, and then select the option that works best for you, All Marco Polo connections or Only share with.
    • All Marco Polo connections
      • Select this option if you want your Seconds to be viewable by anyone you've talked to individually on Marco Polo.
    • Only share with
      • Select this option to choose who can view your Seconds. With this option, you can add people to your album at any time. 
  • To share Seconds via your unique link, tap Share a link to your album. 

See others’ Seconds

If someone has invited you to view their Seconds, you’ll see these windows in the lower-right corner of your home screen when they’ve taken New Seconds. 

If you’d like to see someone’s Seconds, but they haven’t invited you, you can ask 😄

  1. Tap the box icons in the upper-left corner of the Seconds tab. 
  2. Tap the Plus sign. 
  3. Find the person whose Seconds you want to see, and tap Ask.

Customize your Seconds experience  

  1. At the bottom of your home screen, tap the Seconds icon to go to the Seconds tab.  
  2. Tap the Settings icon. 

You can adjust privacy, share the link to your Seconds album, customize Seconds notifications, and manage whose Seconds you see.