IMVU community members take great pride in dressing up their avatars to the hilt and decorating their chat rooms to perfection. Each and every outfit and room is a perfect showcase of their unique talent, artistry and creative skills. What better way to show off their creations than capturing them in photos while in the 3D Chat app? Hundreds of thousands of photos are being snapped every day and shared within IMVU.
IMVU members of course want to tout these awesome photos to their friends not yet on IMVU via various social networks that they engage with. Social sharing is part of all of our lives and photo sharing even more so. Telling someone how much fun they are having on IMVU is one thing but showing it via photos is quite another. That is exactly what our customers can now easily and effectively do.
Our recently introduced Photo Stream feature allows the IMVU community members to share their photos on their Facebook wall or Pinterest board with just a click. They get to “show and tell” about their activities on IMVU and entice their friends to join in the fun. The photos they share tell their story and their love for IMVU. Plus, along with bragging rights our customers get to earn some IMVU Credits as they share their own photos or our staff picked Photo of the Day to their social networks , and their friends join IMVU via those photos!
We are enjoying the flurry of activity our customers are engaged in sharing their photos and welcoming their friends and family into the IMVU community. Keep being social shutterbugs and have fun!
Hi everyone! The epic month of Movember is finally coming to a close and the world has surely made an impact on bringing awareness to men’s health. By now you’re well aware Movember is not only responsible for sprouting thousands of moustaches, but more importantly raises awareness for prostate and testicular cancer. In four short weeks, MoBros everywhere endured the painstaking task of maintaining their respective upper lip coats, also known as The Moustache. All of us here at IMVU are very proud of the strides our team and the IMVU community have made to support the cause. Our MoBros have truly pruned and groomed their way to success! Which of our staff ‘staches do you think is the best?
IMVU avatars also shared in getting the word out about the cause. We saw so many great Movember-inspired avatars that we wanted to show off some of our favorites. Be sure to check out the Movember album on Facebook now! Again, more than 2.9 million of you IMVU users received the special Movember moustaches. We appreciate all the support all of you in the IMVU community have provided and we look forward to another successful Movember next year!
We’re halfway into Movemberand Movember efforts around the world are well underway. The team here at IMVU is busy grooming and pruning their respective ‘staches to help bring awareness to men’s health. Take a look at our MoBros’ progress so far!
IMVU avatars are also getting in on the Movember action. Earlier this month we announced that we will be gifting Movember moustaches to IMVU users for a limited time. More than 2.3 million of you IMVU users have received the special Movember moustaches. These virtual lip accessories have really taken off and many of you are proudly sporting/sprouting digital whiskers. Some of you have even posted your inspired new looks on IMVU’s Photo Stream. Here’s a look at some of our favorites.
Throughout the month of November, we hope to continue to bring awareness to the Movember movement. If you’re interested, you can help by donating to the Movember movement at http://us.movember.com/donate/. The funds are directed to programs run directly by Movember and their men’s health partners. Which Movember-inspired avatars are your favorites?
Movember, formerly known by it’s more common moniker, November, is a month-long event where people around the world band together as “Mo Bros” and “Mo Sistas” to grow and support everyone’s favorite form of lip foliage — moustaches! The goal? To bring awareness to men’s health issues, more specifically prostate and testicular cancer. Now that Movember is officially upon us, we here at IMVU are proudly taking part in the big movement. To show our support for the cause, we’ll be growing and grooming a bevvy of ‘staches here at IMVU headquarters and sharing our progress right here on the IMVU blog.
Your IMVU avatars will also be able to show their support for this very real-life cause with their own virtual lip bristles! Designed specifically for Movember, these nifty moustaches will be given out as FREE gifts to users for a limited time. Male avatars will be able to sport the “handlebar” look, while female avatars can spice up their outfits with a very fashionable paper cutout.
With more than 100 million registered avatars on IMVU, let’s do our part to show our support and bring awareness to this very important cause. Be sure to wear your moustache during the whole month and help draw awareness to Movember.
If you’re interested in donating to the Movember movement, please visit http://us.movember.com/donate/. The funds are directed to programs run directly by Movember and their men’s health partners. What sort of moustache are you planning to show off this Movember?
IMVU community is global and growing every day. We have already helped our members from hundreds of countries create over 100 million avatars! To dress up these avatars and decorate their customized chat rooms, our virtual catalog offers over 10 million products! Of course, IMVU credits are needed to go on a shopping spree to snap up these items and we continue to make it easy for our members to buy these credits.
Today, we offer multiple ways to purchase IMVU credits in our store including SMS and home phone payments. With our mobile payment provider partners, we are proud to make it easy for users from over 60 countries to buy from our store using their cell phones!
Want to know which countries are supported for phone payments? You can buy using your mobile phone, from Argentina and Belgium through to the United Arab Emirates and Venezuela, and now including Bulgaria, Croatia and the Ukraine! Just visit the cellphone purchase page and check out the complete list of countries.
We hope you enjoy your IMVU experience and meeting people from around the world!
Thank you once again to all the IMVU community members who showed their support for the flood victims in Manila by purchasing the Manila Relief Bundle from IMVU. 2,900 caring IMVU users stepped up and contributed toward our goal of raising funds for the flood victims. We appreciate everyone who participated!
Various charitable organizations are hard at work in the Philippines helping the flood victims put their lives back together after the devastation. Aid is being sought and obtained from across the world. With the help of the IMVU community, we were able to raise $5,800 by selling the Manila Relief Bundle and have now donated all the proceeds to UNICEF USA Fund’s emergency response in the Philippines. This organization is helping hundreds of thousands of children affected by the severe storms and flooding and the contribution toward their goal is going to be invaluable.
Our entire team in Manila and their friends and family appreciate all the aid that has been pouring in and want to extend their heart-felt thanks to the IMVU community. We at IMVU are also extremely grateful for the support and generosity of our users.
We’re excited to share with you news about some recent happenings at IMVU. First, in August 2012, IMVU welcomed its 100 millionth community member. We are proud that more than 100 million avatars have been created on IMVU from across the world and consider this an important milestone in our 8-year long journey. We could not have done it without our active and loyal users who enjoy their fun and creative IMVU experience and invite their family and friends to share it with them.
In addition to adding our 100 millionth IMVU user account, we also added some industry awards to our growing collection. For the third consecutive year, Inc. magazine recognized IMVU as one of the top fastest-growing private companies and included us on the 2012 Inc. 5000 list. A celebration of innovation, the prestigious list is a comprehensive look at the nation’s most successful private companies.
In other company news, IMVU was recognized this year as one of the top 25 best places to work in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal. The team here at IMVU is a dedicated, talented and energetic one. We’re very proud to have some of the best in the industry creating and innovating for the IMVU community.
When IMVU first debuted in 2004, it served as a launchpad for users to socialize, interact and create. Today, it has evolved into one of the largest online global communities whose members use 3D avatars to meet and connect with people, chat, create content, and play games.
You may know the chat rooms, the clothes and the games, but did you know these cool IMVU facts?
IMVU was initially founded in 2004 under the name “Avatar Factory”
There are more than 100 million IMVU accounts created by users from around the world
IMVU features the world’s largest virtual goods catalog with more than 10 million items
We’re seeing a lot of positive momentum here at IMVU and we attribute much of that growth to our users who engage with us and each other in our community.
What are some of the things you most enjoy about IMVU?
The devastating flood that hit the capital city of Manila in the Philippines has inflicted damage to a country and a tragic loss of life. The death toll count has reached 60 and about 2.4 million people in Manila and its surrounding provinces have been affected. We here at IMVU have been directly affected by the disaster and have more than 50 members of our team in Manila. We offer our thoughts to all those who have suffered any loss in the Manila flood.
We’re taking strides to aid in the relief through financial contributions. Today, we’re making it possible for all of you IMVU community members to show support for the victims of the flood and participate in the relief efforts through the IMVU Credit Store. The Manila Flood Relief bundle will be available for $2.* IMVU will donate the net proceeds from the purchase of the Manila Flood Relief bundle to charity in support of the flood. The Manila Flood Relief bundle includes a virtual hoodie supporting Philippine flood awareness, a special animated badge showing your support of Manila flood victims and 2,000 IMVU credits.
*Please note: limit one bundle per customer.
The IMVU community has always been a responsive one and we thank you for your support. Together we can make a positive impact on the flood relief process.
IMVU community enjoys dressing up their avatars, visiting exotic 3D chat rooms and making new friends. They also love dancing to the latest music and busting some cool moves. To celebrate the fun and creativity of our millions of community members and Facebook fans, we are hosting a Dance Off Contest on our Facebook page.
We invite our Facebook fans to put on some dancing shoes and make a video of them dancing IRL (in real life). Make a video and enter it in the contest for a chance to win some awesome prizes:
Grand Prize: Sony HD Handycam
Second Prize: $100 Visa Gift Card
Third Prize: 200,000 IMVU Credits
Help us create the Official IMVU Dance! The contest entry period is ongoing and ends on Wednesday, July 25th, 2012. We will choose the best entries and present them to all our Facebook fans to vote on. Our fans will decide the winners! Official rules and additional details are available on the contest page.
The IMVU community loves to dress up, chat, and decorate their chat rooms to the hilt. They do so thanks to millions of virtual products created by our Creators and available for purchase in our catalog. Our community members are also quite generous and love to gift each other any items that they fancy.
Until now, IMVU users could only send gifts to their friends one at a time. With our latest 3D Chat version 474.0, we are introducing a new feature called Multi-Gifting! This feature is only available to our elite VIPs as a sneak peek….. So download it today and check it out for yourselves!
What is Multi-gifting?
Well, as the name suggests, members of our exclusive VIP club can now gift any item from our catalog to one, a few, or all of their friends in one easy step. For our Creators, we think this will be a great merchandising tool. For all VIPs, this will help them spread their generosity a bit easier!
With multi-gifting, when you click on the “Gift” icon for any product in our virtual catalog (website or 3D Chat’s Shop), a dialog box will open up showing the user’s friends list.
You can then select as many friends as you wish to gift that product to.
Then, only thing left to do is add a note and some free and creative gift wrap (if desired) and click send!
We hope all our VIPs enjoy this easy, one-step way to bestow gifts on multiple friends! If you have not yet experienced what being an IMVU VIP is all about then this is the perfect time to join the club! Our VIPs not only get sneak peeks to many exciting features such as Multi-gifting, but also many more perks such as monthly gifts, catalog discounts, exclusive sales, and an ad-free experience.