Frequently Asked Questions

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What is IRL?

IRL (which stands for "in real life") is an app that makes it easy and fun to send and receive invites to hang out with friends in real life. The app also features a series of suggestions for invites that users can send, which change regularly based on users’ interests or location, seasons and upcoming holidays.

What is IRL’s mission?

IRL aims to solve technology addiction by bringing people together in real life. We’re more connected today than we’ve ever been, thanks to social. However, we feel more isolated than ever before. On average, US consumers spend 5 hours on their phones each day, and nowhere is this trend more worrisome than with teens. Several recent studies have found a link between smartphone usage and teen depression and suicide. IRL was designed to boost its users’ self-confidence and take away the anxiety and social pressure of inviting friends to hang out in real life. The alternative to IRL is group text messages. With text messages, you’re automatically opting people into a thread that they may not want to be part of. If one person says no, it may influence the response of others in the group, and it leaves a trail of rejection in our text message inbox. With IRL, our goal is to simply help our users spend more time with their friends in the real world, in order to boost their overall happiness.

How old do you need to be in order to use IRL?

You are required to be at least 13 years or older to register and use IRL.

Can I delete my account?

Anytime. Just navigate to settings and select 'Delete Account'. We'll delete your data from the database.

Have a question?

Tweet us your quick questions @irl_app or send us an email hello@irl.com.