A previously unknown application, Houseparty has become one of the most downloaded apps on Android and iPhone after the recent quarantines caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
What makes the app so special at this time of social isolation? The answer is quite obvious: he has become an important ally to help keep in touch with friends and family, at a time when having face-to-face meetings is not possible. That is, Houseparty makes it easy and fun to meet online.
Unlike messaging apps like WhatsApp, you can only make video calls. They can be direct or in groups. In addition, you can play with some games that can be played while chatting through the app.
Want to learn more about the app and how to use it to get friends and family online? Then stay with us for a few more minutes!
Houseparty – what?
Launched in 2018, perhaps the app's own developers had no idea how the coronavirus pandemic, which makes social contact impossible, could leverage it to suddenly downloaded lists.
The purpose of the app is to gather friends and family for a video call in which the purpose is to have fun. The app has no intention of being a corporate meeting app like Zoom, for example.
That is why it is so useful in the struggle against social isolation caused by COVID-19. Although nothing substitutes for physical presence, the light and fun aspect of the Houseparty comes close to trying to reproduce a home meeting, but with everyone in their own home!
Next, we'll show you how to use the app and its main functions.
It is worth mentioning that Houseparty also allows you to play some simple and fun free games. They are more similar to the games we play at meetings with friends – similar to the games we already see on Facebook Messenger – than in the fantastic game universes.
How to use Houseparty
The first step is to download the app on your Android, on your iPhone or download the extension for Chrome and Opera internet browsers, just by accessing the link.
Next, you need to create your registration. To do so, simply enter your email and full name, then create your username and password.
After creating your registration, you will be invited to import the contactsfrom your smartphone or your Facebook.
You can also create an invitation link, just tap onCopy Profile Link and paste into your WhatsApp groups. So your friends and family can also download the app to make video calls with you.