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IMVU Tips - Overview, Safety, Credits, VIP and More

Updated on October 25, 2014

IMVU Tips - Safety, Credits, VIP and More

Follow these simple IMVU tips to improve your IMVU experience. Learn more about IMVU's features, stay safe and more with this collection of basic IMVU tips.

IMVU is a popular social experience that caters to a wide audience and has tens of millions of active users. IMVU offers plenty of social features that make chatting and finding new friends easy.

The most popular feature of IMVU is the large IMVU Catalog which features millions of items created by IMVU and the community.

Are you hooked on IMVU? Got your own great IMVU tip or trick to share? Stop by our comment section and share.


Overview, Safety, VIP and More


What Is IMVU?

A Brief Overview Of IMVU

IMVU is an online social video game that has been live since 2004. Users of IMVU use 3D avatars to communicate and with hundreds of millions of accounts there is always someone new to meet.

IMVU combines gaming, chatting, creation and more meaning there is something for everyone in this social focused online game.

The main gameplay of IMVU though is focused on chatting on content creation where users can chat with other users and shop the IMVU Catalog (or contribute to it with their own creations).

Discover IMVU


What Are IMVU Credits?

Credit Overview and Free IMVU Credits

IMVU Credits form the basis of the IMVU economy and are the main currency. With IMVU credits you can buy items from the massive collection available in the IMVU Catalog, grab some music from the IMVU Music Store, unlock a premium name, access games, buy bling or submit a product creation.

The best part of IMVU are there are plenty of ways to get credits and there are even some ways to get free IMVU credits on the website. These free IMVU credit methods include installing the IMVU toolbar, providing your feedback, opting in to the newsletter club, referring friends, liking IMVU on Facebook and more.

Buy IMVU Credits

Earn Free IMVU Credits (Official)


5 Quick IMVU Safety Tips

Because IMVU is played in an online environment staying safe is always important, use these simple safety IMVU tips to ensure you have a fun and safe experience.

Don't forget to also read the official IMVU Web Safety Tips.

  • NEVER give out your personal information.
  • Do not arrange for in person meetings with people that you chat to online.
  • Be sure to block abusive and harassing users.
  • Do not ever give out your account information.
  • Base your avatar on yourself but never upload real photos to the community pages.

IMVU Gameplay



The IMVU VIP club is another way to stand out from the crowd in the IMVU universe. The best part of IMVU VIP is the monthly IMVU credit allowance which allows you to easily purchase all the items you want.

Other benefits of the IMVU VIP club include no advertising, no more 'Guest_' in front of your name, exclusive VIP avatar options,% savings in the IMVU Catalog, priority support, public room creation and more.

To get the best experience from IMVU then joining the IMVU VIP club is your best option. IMVU VIP membership can be purchased for one month, three months or on a yearly basis and with the wide variety of payment options (credit card, PayPal and IMVU gift card) there is an option for everyone when it comes to upgrading.

Learn More About The IMVU VIP Club


The IMVU Community

Since IMVU is an online social game experience there are many community orientated features for users to explore.

IMVU groups is one of the more popular features community features and allows people to easily connect with users that share similar interests (hobbies, beliefs, likes). As of 2013 IMVU reached over 300,000 different groups, so there is something for everyone.

Other popular IMVU social features include the public chat rooms and forums where you can discuss a variety of topics with other IMVU users. There is even a social search feature that allows you to find people within your area or age group (if they have enabled their listing in the people directory).

With all these fun places to hang out you can easily connect with other people.

IMVU Official Website - Groups

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