Are there any free apps for just making friends?

iOS & iPadOS

I am wanting to know if their is a free app out their for just making friends I know of badoo and tinder but is their anything besides that may be newer that has both sighted and blind people as well for it being free I’m looking to make and expand my social group I rely heavily on apps then going outside so please any recommendations would be much appreciated



Submitted by Tanya Harrison on Sunday, June 27, 2021

Hi Emily, I thoroughly recommend Clubhouse. I've made some beautiful friends there, and interact with some people off the platform.

I actually already have clubhouse yes it’s a great app for making new friends I just don’t really use it in that way much I do have followers on there though but I was more looking into apps without audio but thank you for the suggestion maybe I’ll start using it in that way more

Submitted by Jennifer Kent on Sunday, June 27, 2021

Hi I had whatsapp and telegram on my phone what I do is i find facebook groups for these and post my info for what's app and telegram since i can make a telegram username and use brightguide messenger in place of the main telegram app it makes it easier. I thin make groups on telegram or join groups i find in different places like facebook or twitter and make friends that way often times you will find imessage friend seeking groups on fb too just put an icloud address there instead of a phone number and you are set. then you can have friends imessage you. I did that i got like six or seven people messenging me for a while. Often gimes just go into facebook and join groups you can make all sorts of friends and use facebook messenger to talk to them in real time. I got mine unbroken it was screen recognition. the drawback of finding what's app friends on a facebook group is you have to put a phone number I dislike that. with telegram get the main app create a username and it will let you put that out there to have people find you. you can find me on telegram as lightsrage fyi see you found a friend there all ready if i dont respond right away i didn't hear it come in or i fell asleep i do that a lot. Or i am working on my move this week. but telegram works on the watch too and brightguide notifies on the watch too.

Submitted by gamer2004 on Sunday, June 27, 2021

I use inter pals, app for friendship, language xchange, etc.
It has pritty masiv userbase.
On IOS, it's accessibility is slightly clunky, but you still can use it.

Submitted by zeirus-fr on Sunday, June 27, 2021

Hi dear Emily Chia1!
I think you can find any friend for yourselves even in this forum.
And it is free. <smile>

Submitted by zeirus-fr on Sunday, June 27, 2021

Dear Emily, you're welcome.
But really you can install any app for finding any friends.
As it has been noted here, it would any app like whatsapp, telegram, a built-in facetime, facebook, twitter,, club house and even this forum, or even playroom in web interface.
I think you know play room for blind and visually impaired.
In general, a lot of possibilities to be found as friend or to find any friend.
Just your wish and choice!

Submitted by Emily Chia1 on Sunday, June 27, 2021

Thank you I’ll check it out

Submitted by zeirus-fr on Monday, June 28, 2021

In reply to by Emily Chia1

Have you checked out the link of play room?
I hope it can be useful for you.

Submitted by Emily Chia1 on Monday, June 28, 2021

I did yes but that’s not what I’m looking for I’m looking for apps such like friend making apps that are free and accessible and new as the title says

Submitted by zeirus-fr on Monday, June 28, 2021

Hi dear Emily!
A very difficult question, doesn't it?
You could, for example, write to any one in this forum to make friendship, certainly if the one agrees to be your friend.
Time is difficult and dangerous.
I may be wrong, I don't know, but who will reply to you as a friend, I don't know.
But here, I think, or there over, in play room, you will have a little chance to find a friend.
Be happy!
Be sure and your friend will find you unexpectedly. <sad smile>
Cheer up!

Submitted by zeirus-fr on Monday, June 28, 2021

Have you used duolingo, Emily?
If not, then try it.
I think you will have a little chance there at least.
You can learn languages and try to find some friends.
It is important to have general interests and this is a way for you.
Be happy again!

Submitted by Emily Chia1 on Monday, June 28, 2021

I am very happy just your suggestion was a game I am looking for apps as my title says lol only comment if it’s towards what I asked for

Submitted by zeirus-fr on Tuesday, June 29, 2021

In reply to by Emily Chia1

You've meant play room saying "game"?
If it's so, then it's nice.
I'm glad for you.

Submitted by Emily Chia1 on Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Yes I’m enjoying the game’s I am glad I signed up so thank you it wasn’t exactly what I wanted but it’s close enough so thank you and feel free to add me emmyyy is my username I play uno and duck racing I do appreciate the suggestion sorry if I came across rude I do appreciate the suggestions I can’t wait to play some people

Submitted by zeirus-fr on Tuesday, June 29, 2021

By the way, Emily, if you can type with braille screen input, then you can use chat table or room (i forgot an exact name).
I left this play room for a long time ago.
But I believe you will find a lot of nice people.
Be happy!

Submitted by Siobhan on Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Hi. If I remember the OP said something along the lines of they don't really care to go outside much. Umm, unless you just want an online friendship which I guess is up to you, you need to try to engage people. It's not about an app, it's your personality. Do you like to read? Listen to music? Play an instrument? Like animals? If you're shy, I understand that to a point. I'm socially outgoing, had a foul mouth on me and generally wear my stones on the outside of my shorts. In other words, I am basically showing no fear and no mercy. so I would think about what your interests are, then don't worry so much about an app, worry about being your best self. If a person wants to be friends you should be able to recognize it and respond in kind. Good luck.

Submitted by zeirus-fr on Wednesday, June 30, 2021

I think this is out of topic.

Submitted by OmniverseAgent on Friday, July 2, 2021

Patook is an app strictly for making friends. You fill in a profile with all of your interests and matches you up with potential friends! You can even choose whether you’d like only online, in person, or a mix of both. other things such as if you drink, have kids, or if you’re vegetarian along with a bunch of other things help you make some really awesome connections! It also recognized that I was using a screen reader and asked if I would like to be connected more often with other screen reader users which was really cool!

However I do want to mention that the app isn’t that easy to use with a screen reader. I asked if they were planning on making it more accessible and they said they would try so fingers crossed.

Let me know if you end up checking it out! Hope this helps :-)

Thank you very much I’m trying it now I it says I already had the app installed but I had to re install it thank you I appreciate it I already use clubhouse and what’s app but I don’t find those to be friend apps more audio content and messaging back and fourth with my fiancé so thank you