Content Creator News

1042 Update

IMVU had filed for an extension for filing taxes for non-US Creators.

Filing is now complete and the 1042 forms were mailed out today.

Since international mailings can take anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks, please allow at least 2 weeks for receipt.

Thank you.

St. Patrick's Day Contest (ends 3/20/2017)

Share your lucky (GA) St. Patrick's Day photos, stories, and party rooms here in this thread!

What are you hoping to find at the end of the rainbow? Gold? A lucky shamrock? Love? What kinds of green items have you found in the catty lately that you're planning to wear on the lucky day?

Contest guidelines:

**Contest is open starting today through March 20th (we get this is a short contest and wanted to give users the weekend). Prizes will be given out within seven days of closing the contest thread.

** Written entries must be 500 words or less to be considered.

**Your entry must meet our community guidelines and be appropriate for ages 13+ as per those guidelines.

** Pictures are optional but not required. You can link them with Photobucket or a similar service.


2-5 winners will get 5,000 Credits for photos and stories.

2-5 winners will get 10,000 Credits for party rooms set up in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day.

Entries can be submitted here.

DARE TO BE AWESOME (April 1st is IMVU's 13th anniversary!)

April 1st is IMVU's 13th anniversary.

This year our theme is focused on Daring to be Awesome. In honor of the April 1st weekend we are giving our users lots of time to design a Daring to be Awesome room!

What does that mean to you? How does it intermingle with IMVU's 13th anniversary? That's for you to decide because we know you'll do well with the idea!

Some guidelines/rules:

  • Put together a room that fits the appropriate focuses of "Daring to be Awesome" & IMVU's 13th anniversary.
  •  Rooms must be distinguished as AP or GA.
  •  Please include the additional following information: Host(s) name & Room name and link.
  •  IMVU staff and moderators will review the submissions.
  •  Celebrations will take place from March 31st to April 2nd. Staff and moderators may drop into your room to give a greeting!
To submit your room entry you can click here. Because of tech issues you may have to click the link more than once to be taken directly to the event page.
Non USA Resident Creators earning money update (1042 forms)

Update on March 08, 2017

1042 forms for non-US Creators: we are planning to have your forms mailed to you (not emailed) by March 15th, 2017.

We will keep you updated if this changes. Previous information from the legacy forums is linked below with another link leading to the Community discussion about this update.

Note that the digital/E-File Magic references were for the 1099 forms only, not the 1042 forms. Thank you.




YouTube player products no longer work on IMVU Classic

Hello everyone,

As some of you know, YouTube player products have stopped working in Classic IMVU.

This change was caused by Google/YouTube and is therefore out of our control.

Google no longer wishes to support Flash for external players and they are in favor of other avenues like HTML5 or HTML6.

This is a good reminder that any third party tool can include a dependency that is outside the control of IMVU. Creators of these products will have the ability to point their products to other video service providers if they choose.

We are sorry for any conveniences this has caused. We feel your pain. This was a surprise to us, too. 


Creator Showcase Application Submissions Now Open

Hello Creators!

We are pleased to announce that our Featured Creators section in the IMVU Next Shop is currently accepting applications.

Applying for this is pretty easy.

Please send an email to with the following information:

1. Your avatar name and your customer ID number

2. What category in the catalog your best products fall into (you can choose more than one category, but no more than five. Categories would be like "Women's Tops" or "Men's Hair" or "Women's Accessories".

3. At least one and up to five links to your best products.
(just like this:

4. Please attach at least one and up to five images of your recent products that you feel captures who you are as a Creator.

Please double check that you have included all needed information and your pictures.

We will be accepting entries on a rolling basis, so please feel free to submit at any time.

For more information go to this forum LINK.

Valentine' Day - Room Decoration Contest (ends 2/14/2017)

Valentine's Day - the most romantic day of the year - is around the corner. For different people V-day celebrations can mean a variety of things... a first date, a kid-free night as a old-married couple, friends getting together for a formal dance, a family spending time with their sweet valentines aka each other, or a wedding ceremony to start a lifetime of togetherness

What is your ideal setting for this special day of the year? Decorate a chat room for your dream Valentine's Day celebration and show it off to us to win prizes.

Contest Guidelines

--Rooms can be GA or AP
--All rooms must be set to "open" or "public" and with no room access controls (except for AP-only setting if the room is AP).
--Keep the room names GA since the links will be posted in this forum topic that is accessible to everyone
--You do not need to be a Creator or create all of the products in your room
--You can enter as many rooms as you want - but make sure they are all in a single post.
--Tell us in your post and room description why your room is perfect for a Valentine's Day celebration.

Post a link to your room in this forum topic in lieu of your contest entry. Please make sure it is set to open or public so we can go in there to judge!

Don't forget to post photos of the room you decorate for this contest and share them to your Feed. Post a link to them as well!

For more information go HERE.

So much going on in the Creator section of the forums right now❣❣❣ 

First, big news: You can now submit yourself for consideration for the Creator Showcase! 
Visit the forums to find out more. 

Three Valentine's Contests currently running❣ A new one opens next week. There is still time to participate in four of the five Valentine's contests and earn a badge for each one and a SUPER badge for participating. 

🌹🌹🌹Roses and Poses Jan 25 - Feb 8 

💝💝💝Take a Bite Out of Romance Jan 20 - Jan 30 


The Heart Air Balloon contest had a huge turnout with over 100 Creators participating. Polystyrene has made a great public room full of over 20 of these balloons and you can check them out 
 here for the room information page or click here to go directly to the room 

The winners were: 
First prize 
Å Heart Air Balloon By AVANI 

Second prize 
Valentine Air Balloon By CajunNamedSue 

Third prize 
M~ Romantic Air Balloon By lMeloddyl 

Did you miss the Heart Air Balloon contest? You can still participate! There is a Stream/Feed contest featuring these balloons here

Do you make badges? 
Last but not least, we are having a Valentine's Extravaganza Super Badge contest here

2017 Valentine's Contest Extravaganza!


Valentines Day

We've got FIVE contests that will make almost anyone happy.

For more information: CLICK HERE

1. Heart Air Balloon (a furniture texturing contest) by Polystyrene
runs from Jan 13 to Jan 23

2. Take a Bite Out of Romance by miaka618
runs Jan 20 to Jan 30

3. Roses and Poses by JinxyWithMoji (with a mesh made for us by Rachiru)
runs Jan 25 to Feb 8

4. All Heart (room texturing) by Emes
runs from Jan 27 to Feb 6

5. Pro vs. Anti Valentines Outfits (clothing texturing) by JinxyWithMoji
runs Feb 3 to Feb 13

Each contest will earn you a special badge made by that creator or IMVU just for submitting a valid entry, and Creators who participate in at least 4 out of the 5 contests will earn a special super badge, so let's get creating!

Fortune Telling Machine theme contest! 1/9/17 - 1/18/17

Hey Everyone! Fun little contest to tide us over until the Valentine's stuff (which is going to be a whole pile of contests, btw!)

Stymesh has generously made a ridiculous but fun Fortune Teller Machine for us to paint!

Fortune Teller

What makes it so fun is that YOU can become the fortune teller in the machine, when you click on it, plus it can be customized a lot of ways.

In this contest, you are not only painting the machine, but you need to post an image to the Stream of your machine, showing it off to best effect.

To learn more you can go here.