Houseparty - Beta
- Last update: 3 years ago
- Version: 4.3 and up
- Size: 29.06M
- Compatibility: 4.3 and up
- Author: Herzick Apps
- Content rating: Everyone
- Package name: com.herzick.houseparty
- Last update: 3 years ago
- Version: 0.9.34
- Size: 101 MB
- Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Author: Alexander Herzick
- Content rating: Rated 4+
- Languages: English
Please note: to download the app, you will get links to the Official Website and/or official digital sources.
Houseparty is a free social network made for group chats and video calls. Although the app was released back in 2016, it has gained particular popularity due to lockdown. In many countries, it has even become one of the most downloaded apps this spring. Download Houseparty and find out why it is so great.
The essence of this video conferencing app is not only in communication via chat and video calls but also in collaborative games and quizzes. It is a more playful way to stay in touch with your family and friends.
Open the app, and your friends will receive a notification that you are around and ready to chat. If you want to talk with someone who is not online at the moment, hit the icon "waving hand", and that person will receive a notification on the device. Tet-a-tet or in groups of up to 8 people, you can text, make video calls, or play games.
By the way, if you want to stay unnoticed, enable the "sneak into the house" option. You will be able to see those who online, but no one will know that you are in the app.
There is nothing special in the visual design of the Houseparty app. The interface is quite minimalistic, but at the same time, user-friendly. All icons are made so that it is clear what they are responsible for.
The developers of Houseparty managed to create an app that can convey the feeling of a real house party. You can suddenly break into someone's conversation; you can "lock" the room or throw your own party. By the way, this is a great way to make new friends, because friends of your friends can join the chat as well.
However, in this Houseparty Review, we would like to note that the app requests access to such important info as your location and contact list. And although the developers claim that Houseparty is completely safe, caution will not be excessive. E.g., the app does not tell you if someone in the room is recording the conversation.
Cross-platform use 5/5
The app is available on Android 4.4 or newer and iOS 9.0 or newer as well as on Mac and PC. Also, you can download Houseparty as a Google Chrome extension. However, if you didn't update your software, some built-in games wouldn't work.
The app is free to download. But you should pay for some advanced options. For example, in the game Heads Up! Of Ellen DeGeneres, you will have to buy more interesting themed cards.
The Bottom Line
For all those who are tired of sitting locked up, missing the noisy parties, or can't live without hearty conversations with their pals, we recommend to download Houseparty to your device. Unlike other similar apps, it offers a certain level of informality and spontaneity, just like in real life.
Download Houseparty and get a pocket full of parties!
Pros : Chats, calls, and games in one app;
You can make new friends even on lockdown;
Can save you from anxiety, and a sense of loneliness;
Free to download.
Cons : Lots of notifications;
Requires the access to personal data and contacts.
Cross-platform use 5