IMVU is an original instant messaging tool that lets you chat with people from all over the globe in a 3D environment, instead of the plain, text-only chat room we're all used to.
In IMVU, your personality is not represented by just a simple nickname: it's a fully three-dimensional, Sims-style 3D character you can customize in many ways: skin color, hair style, clothes, pets, actions and animations, etc.
As unique as it sounds, IMVU works just like any other IM client. You start by registering a user account on the program's website, picking your avatar and customizing his or her appearance. Then simply join the network and look for some interesting people to chat with, either on your personal space or in one of the public chat rooms.
Besides just chatting, IMVU also lets you perform certain actions with your avatar. Just right-click on the character and you'll open a context menu with all the options, classified into several categories: movements, moods, expressions and more. IMVU also features a credits system that enables you to acquire new apparel for your avatar and customize the appearance of your hair, eyes and more.
IMVU is undeniably very original in certain aspects. But this originality sometimes makes it a bit confusing. For example, chats are hard to follow on IMVU's speech bubbles, so you'll eventually end up following the conversation in the text box – like any other IM client. Also, moving around the 3D space is difficult and sometimes frustrating, as it can get really slow depending on your internet connection.
IMVU is an original IM client that lets you meet people, chat and make friends in a highly detailed 3D environment.
- Very original 3D chat rooms
- Totally customizable avatars
- Credits enable you to acquire new stuff
- Chat in speech bubbles is confusing
- It can take some time to load
- English, Spanish, German, French, Dutch, Italian, Swedish, Portuguese
- File size:
- 77 KB
- April 22, 2013
- Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
- Instant Messaging > Tools
User rating: 814 User reviews
I love IMVU; the roleplay rooms are so much fun! However, the latest update prevents me from logging in. Please, PLEASE fix this!
I am a long time Imvu fan , and am there everyday chatting with family as well friends. Since 2008 I have seen a great many chages to the client and most where an improvment. I came to except the way it changed and adatped with what was to me a brilliant program. However, as the years pass there issues became more and more, one after the other , thus there always updating and not being able to full fix but insted just a cover-up. Mind you, I am not just your avrage person in IMVU hanging out. My spenditure range from $50.00 - 100.00 a month, somtime more depending on my mood. It came later to find most of to wit I spent credits on for example; they desided best to end all music in our inventory. Um, Now dont get me wrong , I can understand the issue with music rights in all that kinda stuff. However and whatever the case maybe, WHAT about my Rights as the consumer?.