10 Great Reasons To Use Ayoba

Free to use

Ayoba is free to use. You need data to send messages and files to your contacts, but some networks (e.g. MTN) may provide this data for free too.

Sharing is caring

Share videos, images, audio, and other files with your contacts.

Quick connect

Use your existing address book to quickly and easily connect you with your contacts.


Make calls within the app using your voice connection.

Chat now

Instantly send and receive text and voice messages with any of your contacts.


End-to-end encryption means that messages in a conversation cannot be read by anyone else.

Chat with everyone

Send SMS text messages with anyone in your contact list, regardless of whether they’ve installed Ayoba or not

Let’s Meet

Share your real-time location with your Ayoba contacts.

Group chat

The more the merrier! Set up group chats to easily communicate with friends and family in a single chat.

Money transfers

Make and receive payments via Mobile Money. (Coming soon)

About Ayoba

Ayoba is a free instant messaging app,

designed by Africans for Africans.

Although Africa is one continent, it is home to hundreds of unique cultures. We celebrate the diversity of Africa by providing a world-class messaging platform that reflects local needs and aspirations.

From the outset, Ayoba has incorporated sophisticated end-to-end encryption to keep our users’ data safe and ensure their privacy. This means that messages in a conversation cannot be read by anyone else, not even the team at Ayoba.

Our inclusive approach to technology means that Ayoba users will be able to communicate with anyone with a mobile device, even if they don’t have the Ayoba app yet.

Currently, Ayoba is available for download to anyone with an Android mobile phone (support for other platforms and devices coming soon!). In addition, we have a strategic partnership with MTN, which means we can offer free* Ayoba data for all MTN subscribers when they send messages, images, videos and other media to their contacts. In addition, any responses to Ayoba messages will also be free* for MTN subscribers, regardless of whether they are using the app.

What’s next for Ayoba?

We have a number of exciting innovations planned for the next few months as we expand our service across Africa. This includes being able to send and receive money within Ayoba, to contacts in Africa, through Mobile Money.