How to Look People Up on IMVU by Their Username

by Melissa King
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Much more than just a regular chat room, IMVU enables you to create a 3-D avatar and interact with other users in a virtual environment. IMVU boasts over 100 million registered users worldwide, so finding a new friend might seem like a daunting task. If you already know a user's avatar name, though, you can search for him in the IMVU directory.

Step 1

Visit IMVU and sign in to your account.

Step 2

Hover your mouse pointer over "Community" at the top of the page. Click "People Search."

Step 3

Scroll down to the "Find a Friend" section.

Step 4

Click the drop-down menu and select "Avatar Name."

Enter the avatar name of the person you want to find, and then click "Search." People with matching usernames will appear in the results list.


  • If you can't find someone's avatar name, try searching for her email address in the Find a Friend section.
  • If you're looking for someone new, you can also search for users who match your preferences. For example, you might search for people by age, gender, relationship status or interests.


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About the Author

Melissa King began writing in 2001. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces. She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing. King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.

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