My contacts list is empty. Is that expected?

Yes, it is!

When you first use Olvid, your Contacts list is empty. It is expected. Unlike most instant messengers, Olvid works without a centralized user directory. The advantages are numerous:

  • You don’t share any personal data with us. No phone number, no email address, no first name, no last name, just nothing. There is no Olvid account.

  • You don’t need to give us access to the contacts on your phone or to any contacts in your other applications. Thus, you do not have to share any of your contacts’ personal data with us.

  • You have full control over who you want to talk to on Olvid. Not only will you not receive spam, but you will also be able to build a human-sized network where you can exchange on topics that matter, with those who matter to you.

What’s next?

If your Olvid Contacts list is empty, it’s time to fill it up!

Here’s how to add contacts.