IMVU Credits Symbol

The Credit Symbol.

Credits are the currency used to make purchases on IMVU.


Credits are the official IMVU currency and can either be bought with real world money or earned through offers. Credits can be used to buy clothing items, furniture, rooms, pets, etc. from the Catalog.

Credits can also be used for off-site purchases, such as art through Gasr , and to create items (i.e. paying the fee to create a new item to add to the catalog).

How to Buy Credits

Credits are purchased from the site with real world currency. They can be bought in two different ways:

  • By logging into the IMVU website and purchasing them through the "Credits" tab.
  • By logging into the Client and purchasing them through the "Credits" option on the Home menu.

How to Earn Credits

Credits can be earned in multiple ways:

  • Completing Offers
  • Watching Videos
  • Completing Surveys
  • Earning On-The-Go
  • Inviting Friends
  • Getting Daily Login Rewards

See more: Earning Credits

How to Give Credits

Giving credits is a way to transfer credits to other accounts as gifts, or to make purchases directly to developers/sellers.

  1. Head over to the Give Credits page(this is found under the "Credits" section on the top tabs of the website).
  2. Give your password, then put in the Avatar name of the person receiving the credits.
  3. Put in a whole number for how many credits you want to give.
  4. Add an email greeting (optional)
  5. Click the "Give" button.


Certain exceptions may prevent you from giving too many credits, such as:

  • Your email address is not verified (see below)
  • Attempting to give credits to a user that does not exist.
  • Attempting to give credits less than 24 hours after purchasing them.
  • Giving an amount that's below the threshold.
  • Giving an amount that's above the limit.
  • Giving an amount that's above your monthly limit.

You can contact the Help Desk if you wish to override a transfer that cannot process.

Note: Effective Friday, September 20th 2013, credits transfers can only take place as long as both sender and recipient of the credit gift have a verified email address for their IMVU accounts.