What is Ayoba?
Ayoba is a free super app made in Africa for the world. All registered users can can send and receive text messages, photos, videos, files, and voice notes. Enjoy our channels to give you the latest on music, soccer, fashion, news and more. Play dozens of great games ranging from sports to adventure, puzzle, and action. Listen to your favorite tunes and top local and international playlists, all while chatting!
Why should I use Ayoba over any other app?
Free to use
Ayoba is free to use. You know you need data to send messages and files to your contacts, but some networks MTN subscribers may doing all this through ayoba is for free.
Sharing is caring
Share your videos, images, audio, and other files with your contacts
Use your existing address book to connect you quickly and easily with your contacts.
Make calls within the app using your voice connection.
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
Share your real-time location with your Ayoba contacts.
The more the merrier! Set up group chats to easily communicate with friends and family in a single chat.
Mobile Money transfers
Make and receive payments via Mobile Money.
How much does it cost to send message or media files on Ayoba?
Ayoba has partnered with MTN Uganda to provide free* Ayoba data for all MTN customers registering on the app. This means that MTN customers will be able to send and receive text messages, audio, video, images and files within the Ayoba app without incurring any additional data costs. You should also ensure that you haven’t exceeded your data limit
Ayoba uses your phone’s Internet connection (4G/3G/2G/EDGE or Wi-Fie) to send and receive messages to your friends and family. If you are non MTN subscriber, the cost of the data used to send and receive messages will depend on the subscription you have with your service provider. Alternatively, you can also use Ayoba while you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network, which may be free.
Do I need to have the Ayoba app to send and receive messages from friends and family who are using Ayoba?
Ayoba works best when you’re communicating with someone else who also has Ayoba on their phone. That said, we have made a special effort to be inclusive of everyone, and unlike other messaging apps, you can chat to anyone regardless of whether they have the Ayoba app or not.
Messages sent via Ayoba to your contacts who don’t have the Ayoba app, will be delivered to your contact(s) as SMS text messages, and will include links to view images or files in their browser.
Is it safe using Ayoba?
To keep your data safe and ensure your privacy, Ayoba incorporates sophisticated end-to-end encryption. This ensures that only you and the person (or people) you’re communicating with can read what is sent. Nobody else can read your messages, not even the team at Ayoba.
How do I download Ayoba?
ayoba.me/download – (free data) Here you can visit the Ayoba website to download the app at any time, If you are an MTN user you will be able to download Ayoba for free, without using your data or use Google Play store, simply open the Play Store, search Ayoba and download to start using Ayoba.
How do I sign up/register on Ayoba?
Once you have downloaded the app, open it and follow these steps:
Enter your Name
Choose your country from the drop-down list. This will automatically fill your country code
Enter your phone number in the box below
Tap verify to request a code
Enter the 4-digit code you receive via SMS.
Can I share the contact details of my contacts using Ayoba?
Yes you can! Use the + (new chat icon) to start a new chat, then tap the attachment icon, now you can select Contact, then simply tap on the contact you want to share.
Can I send images using Ayoba?
Share your favourite selfies and photos easily with Ayoba. Use the + (new chat icon) to start a new chat, then tap the attachment icon, then select Gallery to select images from your library. You can also tap on Camera to take a photo and share it immediately.
Can I share my location using Ayoba?
Share your location with your contacts by simply tapping the + (new chat icon) to start a new chat, then tap the attachment icon and select Location.
Can I send voice messages via Ayoba?
You can send a short voice message to another Ayoba user by simply tapping the Microphone icon at the bottom right corner of your chat screen. You can also create a new chat message using the + (new chat icon) then tap the attachment icon and select Audio, then tap the Microphone icon and record your message.
I need to send a file or document, can I use Ayoba?
Send files by tapping the + (new chat icon) to start a new chat, then tap the attachment icon then select File. Now browse your device, select the file and share it with your contacts.
How do I reply to messages?
Tap on the message you would like to view. To reply, simply tap in the compose bar at the bottom of the screen then type your reply and hit send. Easy as that.
Can I share or forward messages to my Ayoba contacts?
You can forward messages, audio files, images and contacts by tapping and holding on the message you would like to forward, then tap the forward arrow at the top right-hand corner of your screen, then select the contact you would like to share the message with and hit send. Content will be marked as “Forwarded”. You will also receive a notification indicating that the message has been forwarded.
How do I delete old or unwanted messages?
Simply tap and hold on the message in the chat screen, then select the trash bin icon at the top of the screen and finally confirm your selection.
Can I move my chats to an archive list?
No, Ayoba does not have a way to move chats to an archive list (at the moment). If you want to remove a chat from your chat list, you can do so by deleting it, although this is a permanent deletion and you will not be able to retrieve it later.
Can I sort my chats in different ways?
Your chats are always sorted according to most recent, these chats appear at the top of the list. You cannot change this sorting method in Ayoba (at the moment).
How do I delete chats?
In the main Ayoba screen, tap and hold on the chat you want to delete, then select the trash bin icon at the top of the screen, and confirm your selection.
How do I create a group chat and invite my contacts?
Tap the new chat button + and select the NEW GROUP option, then add the contacts you want to include in your group chat. Now all you have to do is start the conversation.
What if I want to leave a group chat?
You can exit any group chat at any time by simply tapping on the group chat icon at the top of your chat screen and then selecting the LEAVE GROUP button, and then confirm your selection.
What if I want to delete a group chat?
To delete a group chat simply tap and hold on the group chat in the main screen, then select the trash bin icon and confirm your selection. You can also choose to leave the group at this time.
If you delete a group chat, you will only delete the group messages from your own device, and will not delete the chat for other members of the group.
If you require more assistance or want to contact the Ayoba Team, please go to support (https://www.ayoba.me/web/support).