Best Pen Pal Apps for Android and iOS

With the advent of technology, writing letters has become almost obsolete. Gone are the days when waiting for letters to arrive filled us up with excitement and dread. Now, everyone can just send and receive messages in a whim.

However, if you want to bring back that having a pen pal experience and meet new people from around the world or perhaps you’re looking for someone to talk to that are outside of the usual dating apps, here are some apps that you can try!


Slowly is one of the most popular pen pal apps you can try out there. Match with someone that shares your passion, write a letter, and collect stamps from around the world. Mailing time depends on where you and your pen friend live, so yes, the farther your friend lives, the longer it takes for you to receive his/her letter. Remember, you can only send one letter a time.

Download: Android | iOS


Bottled is what its name suggests. It’s like putting your letter in a bottle, throwing it into the ocean, and let fate do its job. One unique individual will receive your messages. Depending on the content of your Bottled message, the recipients can decide whether or not to keep it. If your Bottled message is saved, you will be able to chat with each other. If your Bottled message gets released, your bottle will float back into the sea to be received by another random stranger. You can also keep your Bottled messages and chat messages within your treasure chest.

Download: Android | iOS

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Lettrs allows you to express yourself in signed message letters meant to last forever while giving you options to connect with people across the world. You can upload a custom photo background for your signed selfie message or browse through brilliant paper and interactive fan stamps. Apart from that, it is also the official fanmail app of the Major League Baseball Players Association, with autographed messages in 80 language translations.

Download: iOS


Paltalk lets you meet chat with strangers around the world who may also have the same interest as yours. You can join thousands of chat rooms to text, voice, and video chat live about music, politics, sports, and more. It also features one-to-one messaging capabilities, so you directly talk to your pals.

Download: Android | iOS


Now, this one’s a bit different. Think of the movie Her, where you can talk to an AI that feels like a human. Replika is a chatbot for anyone who wants a friend with no judgment, drama, or social anxiety involved. You can form an actual emotional connection, share a laugh, or get real with an AI that’s so good it almost seems human. Replika can be your friend, your virtual boyfriend/girlfriend, or just see how it goes and let your relationship develop organically.

Download: Android | iOS

And there you have it. Are you willing to try any of these apps out? Leave your comments down below.

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Alyza is a Multimedia Producer for YugaTech. You can follow her at @tadboring.

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