My family recently started using this so we could stay in touch. They don’t seem to have problems, but they’ve told me that some of my videos don’t upload properly. Also, when I start recording, after a few moments I’ll get a banner that says “reconnecting”. If I back out to the root view of the app I’ll often see an “Updating” message that doesn’t ever go away until I force close the app. This is all on a strong Wifi connection. On top of all that, it makes my iPhone 11 Pro run pretty warm while it’s open.
My grandpa passed away ,and he used to send me videos on this app telling me good morning and goodnight and I never got to see them Because I deleted the app but after he passed away I remembered that he sent me some because he used to ask me if I saw them so I downloaded the app again and the messages where still there and my family and me watched all the videos bawling and I’m so happy that the videos didn’t get deleted and I just wanna say a big thank you to the creators of this app
The concept is great...the execution is HORRIBLE. The software is absolute garbage. I’ve tried it on multiple phones and multiple carriers and Marco Polo has issues on all of them. It glitches out CONSTANTLY. It will tell you that it’s recording your video and then as soon as you hit stop it tells you that it looks like it wasn’t recording. It buffers like crazy even on my extremely fast internet connection. GET BETTER SOFTWARE!!!!!!! This would be awesome if the app actually worked.
As a mom of three young kids, finding myself in the midst of distance learning for an elementary student, a preschooler and caring for a baby, all quarantined together with dad working from home, there just isn’t a lot of space in my day for me or connecting with people. Decided to try this and I am so thankful I did! Easy way to see my friends, hear how they are doing and sharing about us. Wonderful way to check in during this surreal time we find ourselves in!
It’s been awesome for keeping in touch with my students during our COVID-19 shutdown! I work with preschoolers and we tried zoom to connect virtually first and it was impossible to manage the conversation. A teacher friend recommended MarcoPolo and it has been wonderful being able to hear all of their input without interruptions. They can easily use it independently and I just love it. We started using it with my family and friends too.
While I was incredibly excited to use Marco Polo, I’ve been very disappointed. I have to re-download the app several times a day because the app loads for 30 seconds whenever I try to enter it only for it to kick me out. It takes me approximately 10 minutes just to be able to get into the app and send my messages. It’s discouraging given the fact the times we’re in and I cannot talk to family. I hope this bug is fixed soon.
The lighting changes when I record.
I feel like all is well and when I hit the button to record the lighting changes!!!
Also, my own videos and blurry and jiggly. My friends say that it doesn’t look that way on their end. Th though.
And .... right now, as I’m writing this revirww, I can’t see a thing that I’m writing because it appears to be white text in white background. So I hope it makes sense!!!
Being away from our Grandkids is the hardest and one of most important part of Social Distancing. Marco Polo is wonderful because you can enjoy Videos and Messages from your family when you are ready to view them. It has helped to ease my worrying to see videos of everyone while knowing that they are safe. I highly recommend using at this challenging time away from loved ones.
When someone sends pictures of images the auto play goes by way too quick, even difficult to catch the pause button on the image below. It would be great if you can have apart of the play pause button, the option in settings to have or not an auto play and be able customize the speed of playing still images and text messages.
This app is so much fun. I love that everyone in the chat group doesn’t have to all be available at the same time. The ONLY reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because I would love to see more special effects to keep it interesting. Maybe some funny backgrounds, stickers and MORE funny voices!!!! The voices crack me up!