Enter your phone number and allow access to your contacts so that the app can show who among your friends are already using the app.If you’re not comfortable doing that, don’t worry: You can still connect with friends as long as you know their Houseparty usernames and invite friends to use the app via text message.Houseparty, however, is about participating in private video chats with friends (up to seven of them, to be exact). The app’s name is derived, of course, from “house party,” a type of gathering where groups of people meet up at the host’s residence to hang out and have fun.
Fortunately, people who are looking to video-chat with friends need not wait even just a minute, given that there are already a great many group video chat apps to choose from on i OS.
Once you’re in a room, you can opt to lock it to prevent others from entering it. Oh, and friends of any participants can join the party, too, enabling you to expand your circle of friends as you meet new people — like in a house party IRL.
Real-life house parties are usually associated with the young crowds.
These include, most prominently, the official i OS apps of the aforementioned Face Time competitors.
But there’s one group video chat app that, while not so high-profile, is nonetheless something that you’d do well to check out as an interesting alternative to “group Face Time.” The app in question is Houseparty, which is notably developed by the makers of a once-popular video sharing app.