Houseparty App

Houseparty the biggest app right now during lockdown. Available on Android, iOS, iPad OS and macOS, the face to face social network focuses on video chats, quizzes and games to bring people together. Which is perfect when we can’t be together physically.

Houseparty has been around since 2016, but has surged in popularity during being stuck at home for long periods of time.

Houseparty has been called a more informal version of Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams and Zoom. As Houseparty has quizzes and games in it too. So it’s more than just talking in front of a camera.

How to

Simply enter your name, email address and mobile number and choose a unique username!

Next link up your contacts, either your phone book or link up your Facebook.

Houseparty will then recognise them and add them allowing you to dive into chats instantly.

On the mains creen you’ll see your face in the selfie screen. The plus icon in the top right hand side of the screen will allow you to add in contacts and group people together for houseparty group calls!

Below that there’s a dice icon, which allows you to start some games, including pictionary game Quick Draw and Heads Up.

Select a game and then add friends to play with you.

To start/join a game swipe up! You’ll be able to see your friends recently spoken to and join House Parties which are basically group chats (max of 8 people). Even join ones that are on-going!

Grab a mate’s attention by hitting the hand wave icon next to their name and send them a notification. Tap the phone icon to give them a call!

Swipe right to go to the inbox to send a private video message when they are not around. You are also able to switch between cameras by using the toggle and a padlock icon to lock the chat to prevent people joining and have a private conversation.

To exit a call, just hit the cross icon in the bottom right corner of the screen.

Download Houseparty: iOS / Google

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