How do I add someone to Marco Polo?

Marco Polo is driven by one heartfelt purpose – helping people feel close. You can connect with people from all of your circles using one of our two invite options. 

To connect with people in your device’s contacts👇

1. On your Marco Polo home screen, tap the Contacts icon.

2.  A list of contacts from your device will be displayed. Tap Invite or Chat next to the name of the person you’d like to connect with.

Note: The word Chat and the beach ball icon on the chat tile indicate that this person is already on Marco Polo, whereas Invite indicates that they are not yet on the app.

To invite someone who isn’t on Marco Polo yet, tap Invite to send an invitation via text message.


  • A person doesn’t have to be on the app for you to record and send them a Polo. They’ll be able to view and respond to Polos you’ve sent once they create an account. 

To connect with people not listed in your device’s contacts👇

  1. Tap the Contacts icon. 
  2. Select Invite via Link. You can send this link to anyone you'd like to connect with on Marco Polo, via text message or any other available platform.
  3. Tap Share and select the platform you’d like to share this link to.