As the world has been forced to stay inside their homes because of a deadly virus outspread, people nowadays are involving themselves more in their smartphones and on several social media apps. Amid this lockdown period, an app is creating a lot of buzz in social media, named Houseparty.
So, what is Houseparty? For those who are not aware of this app, it is a social networking service that lets the group video chatting through mobile as well as desktop apps. Users, on the other hand, receive a notification when friends are online and are also available to group video chat.
In the meantime, users on average can spend about 51 minutes a day on the app in group or one-on-one chats. The app was launched by Life on Air, Inc. in the year 2016 and is available on iOS as well as Android mobile devices along with macOS devices as well.
The app is getting popular these days and people are talking about it on social media, thus letting others try this app as well.
The way these app works is by simply drawing from your several contact lists for helping you create a network of friends. As soon as you have added people, the app is then going to show you who is “in the house”, or else who is “online”, this means that you can instantly begin a video chat with them, or “around”. If you want you can also wave to them, as well as let them know that you want to talk.
On the other hand, you can also get the option to “sneak into the house”, which means that nobody is going to get a notification that you have arrived.
One of the key features of the app that sets it separately from just steady video-chat is that it will also show you who is in a room that is talking to each other, as well as if you want, you can also crash that conversation. It is just like we do in a real house party.
This seems to be quite fun. But, at the same time never fear, if you don’t want associates or even additional friends crashing your conversation, you can simply lock the room that you are in and it will avoid anyone else from joining in. This clearly can come with its own set of social drama.
If you are planning to use the app, then it’s a quite good idea to keep you engaged throughout the self-quarantine period. Just simply go into the settings and then turn off the notifications, or else you are going to be receiving updates of 24 hours each day regarding which of your friends are using their phones, among many others.
If you want, you can also play games in your chat such as trivia games as well as Pictionary, which can be some good way to have fun staying away from each other and to pass the time. The best part is that you can get Houseparty for your phone or laptop very easily.