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Houseparty

Houseparty

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Group Video Chat

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4.6
754.9K+ Ratings
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  • House Party Sep 12, 2020

    By Figgiesmama
    Hi! I love this app so so so much it’s a great app and everybody can use it. It is a great alternative to FaceTime I love FaceTime but sometimes I can’t have as much fun on FaceTime as I do in house party also I have a friend or two that has an iPod and you cannot see their faces on FaceTime but you can see them on Houseparty also I love this app so much because you can play games on it as well. one thing that I would like to recommend is to please get monopoly and some other games on this app because I am constantly playing the same thing over and over again and it kind of is getting annoying having to play the same thing also I would please like to suggest being able to use a photo from your camera roll as your background instead of having backgrounds that were put there for you, you can take a picture on your device and use it as your background photo and you can customize it as well. Thank you so much for listening to my suggestions and taking it seriously I love this app and I hope it skyrockets through the next couple of years it’s a great app and everybody should have it because it’s great for everybody if you want to talk to one friend or if you want to talk to five. Please have a good rest of your day or night and please stay safe. Thank you so much
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  • Feb 26, 2021

    By B. Young
    Great concept but could use some more user friendly changes to interface. Like being more clear how it functions, adding group text chat room, video audio settings like always starting with video disabled/mic mute so u can get ready before going live, and the shake motion is not always working.
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  • Great app!! Apr 7, 2019

    By kittyawsomness
    I think that Houseparty is an amazing app. It allows you to video chat with more than one of your friends easily. You can message your friends through the app, which I find very convenient. Speaking of friends, on the app somebody has to request to be your friend, so thistles the app slightly more private then it already is. The quality of the video is very good. Houseparty has the same qualities as the app “FaceTime” and more. You can play games with your friend that the app serves to you while on a call with your friend. You can make group conversations on the messaging part of the app. And to wrap it up, you can call other friends that are on the app, from the app, and you can also just do an audio call. There are many more great things about housparty that I can’t fit into one review. So I definitely recommend this app for any age group. (It is not at all inappropriate or to mature for anyone that is able to use “FaceTime” or “Messages”). The app is very accommodating!!! And awesome!!
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  • Feb 22, 2021

    By Daniela Rosas
    THIS IS REALLY GOOD🤗 I know maybe sometimes it dont work but what i do is get out the app and come back in🖒. But its really good and if u play fornight u can connect with it so when some one of your friends call u all can play that game while u are on the house party app. To be honest me and my cousin ALWAYS were looking for a texting app but never worked, bc u need SO much info and yes i know that is how that is how it is but still,tge way is to pay someone😂😉
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  • It’s good!!! Sep 6, 2020

    By nbcpeep
    Houseparty is an app that allows you to chat with multiple friends (maximum of 8 i think). So I’ve been using Houseparty for a little over a year now, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!! It’s so cool! When you first get into the app, it is even shows cool little facts (though they’re not always true😂). The BEST part about houseparty to me and what makes it more unique from google duo, FaceTime etc. is actually 2 things. 1. I already mentioned this, but I find the fact that when you first get into it, it shows facts! Though like I said, they’re not always true😂. 2. I LOVE how you can play games on it!!!!!!!!!!! There are just a couple of things that I don’t like though. (Don’t worry developers, I didn’t delete it and won’t for a while). 1. They recently added this new update, backgrounds. At first I thought it was cool, but when I tried it, it just looked SUPER weird. Please fix that. 2. The sound quality isn’t TERRIBLE, but its not the best and it will glitch some. Same for video quality. Sometimes people will get kicked from the call, but I’ve only seen that happen like twice. Overall, Houseparty is an AMAZING app and I recommend it for pretty much EVERYBODY.
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  • pretty bad Apr 14, 2020

    By JaiDJade
    it’s alright when it works but it doesn’t even come close to comparing to Zoom, Duo, FaceTime, etc. with AirPods, the latency is so bad that you would hear a response until at least 2 full seconds have passed. the quality leaves much to be desired. the was frequent feedback on the call, meaning that it has issues with noise-cancellation (which other video calling apps have no issues with). it’s inefficient and drains my battery like no other. the video quality honestly was pretty good but the voice quality was subpar. an hour into the call we got kicked and couldn’t join each other again. we spent 30mins trying to call them and them calling me and we’d select “join” but our efforts were futile because it never worked. eventually we just gave up. not to sound like a Karen with the hard R but i’m so disappointed in this app. i ended up deleting it after the first use. also, part of me thinks that privacy isn’t at all a concern of theirs (i should read the privacy policy yes i know) so i’m even afraid that having the app installed is going to lead to me getting hacked and locked out of my accounts
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  • Feb 16, 2021

    By Kyah nikole
    Every time I open it when I have data and/or connected to wifi it says "connection issues" even if I have full bars so I can't join my friends parties but I can text them to and I've even deleted it and re-downloaded it
  • Feb 10, 2021

    By Denzel Adams
    The app use to be good but now its really laggy and glitches easily. Me and my friends use hp to game, but now we use the Xbox app bc it started being buggy.
  • Feb 3, 2021

    By Syed Ghazanfer Rabbani
    Won't let me sign up. Sometimes it tells me my email dosent work but dosent tell me whats the issue. Sometimes it says there's no Internet lol. Other times theres no error shown. Just the next button is disabled. Cant sign up with Google or fb accounts as well . Interesting concept but awful execution
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  • Feb 14, 2021

    By Ashantii
    I can't even join all of my friends party's every time it say loading and kicks me out I even tried uninstalling and trying again making mutiple accounts don't waste your time.
  1. It's all in the name! One big house party, the only real way to group chat in person with no fees attached
  2. Have full privacy for your chat: lock the chat room so that only your group can use it, preventing total strangers from popping in
  3. Meet new friends or just meet up with old ones - either way, Houseparty makes in-person group chat quick and easy

Reviewed by Kaylin on April 26, 2018

  • House Party Sep 12, 2020

    By Figgiesmama
    Hi! I love this app so so so much it’s a great app and everybody can use it. It is a great alternative to FaceTime I love FaceTime but sometimes I can’t have as much fun on FaceTime as I do in house party also I have a friend or two that has an iPod and you cannot see their faces on FaceTime but you can see them on Houseparty also I love this app so much because you can play games on it as well. one thing that I would like to recommend is to please get monopoly and some other games on this app because I am constantly playing the same thing over and over again and it kind of is getting annoying having to play the same thing also I would please like to suggest being able to use a photo from your camera roll as your background instead of having backgrounds that were put there for you, you can take a picture on your device and use it as your background photo and you can customize it as well. Thank you so much for listening to my suggestions and taking it seriously I love this app and I hope it skyrockets through the next couple of years it’s a great app and everybody should have it because it’s great for everybody if you want to talk to one friend or if you want to talk to five. Please have a good rest of your day or night and please stay safe. Thank you so much
    more
  • Great app!! Apr 7, 2019

    By kittyawsomness
    I think that Houseparty is an amazing app. It allows you to video chat with more than one of your friends easily. You can message your friends through the app, which I find very convenient. Speaking of friends, on the app somebody has to request to be your friend, so thistles the app slightly more private then it already is. The quality of the video is very good. Houseparty has the same qualities as the app “FaceTime” and more. You can play games with your friend that the app serves to you while on a call with your friend. You can make group conversations on the messaging part of the app. And to wrap it up, you can call other friends that are on the app, from the app, and you can also just do an audio call. There are many more great things about housparty that I can’t fit into one review. So I definitely recommend this app for any age group. (It is not at all inappropriate or to mature for anyone that is able to use “FaceTime” or “Messages”). The app is very accommodating!!! And awesome!!
    more
  • Feb 22, 2021

    By Daniela Rosas
    THIS IS REALLY GOOD🤗 I know maybe sometimes it dont work but what i do is get out the app and come back in🖒. But its really good and if u play fornight u can connect with it so when some one of your friends call u all can play that game while u are on the house party app. To be honest me and my cousin ALWAYS were looking for a texting app but never worked, bc u need SO much info and yes i know that is how that is how it is but still,tge way is to pay someone😂😉
    more
  • Feb 14, 2021

    By Reth Ven
    Great app with cam, private chat and face call. It have neat games on it you can play together. Needs more games. Needs group chat and needs to have more than 10 people on group call. Overall great app I love it. Thanks so much for the hard work. My friends love this app. Its been getting popular.
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  • Love it! ❤️ Oct 18, 2018

    By Syd Glitter
    First of all, I don’t know why people are complaining? Ok, I have lots of friends that don’t have phones and I can’t talk to them, but with Houseparty I can! Sometimes I want to video chat with multiple people at the same time but I can’t do that with FaceTime. I can with Houseparty! There are little things here in there but I love this app! One time these two people would not stop calling me and anytime I would come on they would join me, but you can sneak onto Houseparty. See, anytime you go onto the app your friends get a notification, but there is a way to sneak on, so your friends don’t get a notification. Also, they give you really cool facts on the home screen, one time I spent hours just looking at the facts! Lastly, if you don’t like getting notifications every time one of your friends comes on, there is a way to do turn it off. Overall, I love this app and I don’t know why more people are using this app. It’s a great app to download and I recommend this app to anyone!
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  • It’s good!!! Sep 6, 2020

    By nbcpeep
    Houseparty is an app that allows you to chat with multiple friends (maximum of 8 i think). So I’ve been using Houseparty for a little over a year now, and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!!! It’s so cool! When you first get into the app, it is even shows cool little facts (though they’re not always true😂). The BEST part about houseparty to me and what makes it more unique from google duo, FaceTime etc. is actually 2 things. 1. I already mentioned this, but I find the fact that when you first get into it, it shows facts! Though like I said, they’re not always true😂. 2. I LOVE how you can play games on it!!!!!!!!!!! There are just a couple of things that I don’t like though. (Don’t worry developers, I didn’t delete it and won’t for a while). 1. They recently added this new update, backgrounds. At first I thought it was cool, but when I tried it, it just looked SUPER weird. Please fix that. 2. The sound quality isn’t TERRIBLE, but its not the best and it will glitch some. Same for video quality. Sometimes people will get kicked from the call, but I’ve only seen that happen like twice. Overall, Houseparty is an AMAZING app and I recommend it for pretty much EVERYBODY.
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  • More than an app Jun 21, 2018

    By ZandriaDavis3
    I know this app is supposed to be about fun and seeing a lot of people at one time. But I want the developers to know that you gave my family something that is truly irreplaceable. My uncle got sick suddenly and was placed in the hospital on ICU. I have a HUGE family and a lot of us are spread apart in different states. Houseparty allowed us who couldn’t be there physically to be there virtually during precious moments. We were able to say our last goodbyes, hear funny stories, comfort one another, and be there for his final breath. Death is not fun but this app was one piece of making it a little more bearable because we were literally able to be there for one another. Even on different time zones, doing different things, we were all there. That is something that we are all thankful for and will never forget. We literally said to each other how perfect it was that we found this app and got everyone connected a month ago, not even knowing that it would be a necessity during this tragic time. So thank you.
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  • Feb 19, 2021

    By shani huglin
    I like this app and its very easy to chat with friends the one problem is that there used to be an option were u could connect your snap but it is no longer available please fix that
  • Amazing! Just one thing.. Jul 12, 2019

    By TheReviewingCorgi
    House party is a great way to hang out with ALL of your friends at any time! I’d call for hours, and we always have great connection wherever we are. The games are great- my friend group loves the game Chips and Guac! We played forever, and our answers always made us laugh. However, I do find one thing that may be useful for some. In some situations, you want to call but can’t because you have to be quiet at night or while someone’s working. I’ve had to decline calling my friends because of this. I think that adding a chat to be available (when needed) on the side of the screen would be helpful to people like me!! Then, we’d be able to chat without others hearing us. I’d be simple for the others to see, and reply to. We could have headphones in listening to our other friend(s) and still be a part of the conversation, all while nobody knows! I know this is just one review and nobody else has asked, but I would really enjoy it! Thank you for your time!
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  • Best Friends Aug 5, 2019

    By hsshsjsjaiajzs
    I love the app and use it a lot to chat and socialize with buddies. The only problem/suggestion is with the whole "Best Friends" system and how that all works. I understand that "best friends" are gained onto your profile based off of how much time you speak to specific people, but i also believe that best friends should also be gained by if you pass a lot of notes/ texts to a specific person on the app. Because alot of times i cant physically cant speak🗣 to someone over the app whether its because im on lunch break at training or im at a family event, or im at a loud place, etc. which is why i use the "Pass A Note" feature, and i would like to gain best friends over that feature too. I talked to my friends about the suggestion and they all agreed and said they had the same exact thought. I REALLY FEEL that u should add this to the app because it will help it grow and change my 4 star rating to a 5 star rating. Pls reas this and make it happen, us users will love it.
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  • Feb 26, 2021

    By B. Young
    Great concept but could use some more user friendly changes to interface. Like being more clear how it functions, adding group text chat room, video audio settings like always starting with video disabled/mic mute so u can get ready before going live, and the shake motion is not always working.
    more
  • Feb 12, 2021

    By manda Panda
    We love the app. It's been awesome for ppl in our little group of friends 2 meet and help eachother 2 feel better during rough times. However, I only gave 3 stars bc of the bugs, if freezes up, and bc we need spades and Rummy!!!! Please please pleade add these games!!!
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  • Feb 20, 2021

    By Asher Yellen
    It's a nice app and all but it doesn't work with some bluetooth earbuds, namely my pixel buds. This isn't just an issue for me and I don't have this with other apps so it is most likely a problem with Houseparty specifically.
  • Feb 11, 2021

    By Dwight Fidler
    It's okay. The games are nice. It's not nealy as good as BBMe. It's more user friendly than Discord. The PC app works much better than the mobile app. I could see it competing with Zoom but not phone messaging or video call apps.
  • Feb 23, 2021

    By Kayla M Brown
    I rate this a 3 stars because you cant send videos and pictures from your camera or youtube and also it could get laggy the more u use it but besides that its a good app to find your friends and face time🙃😌😊
  • pretty bad Apr 14, 2020

    By JaiDJade
    it’s alright when it works but it doesn’t even come close to comparing to Zoom, Duo, FaceTime, etc. with AirPods, the latency is so bad that you would hear a response until at least 2 full seconds have passed. the quality leaves much to be desired. the was frequent feedback on the call, meaning that it has issues with noise-cancellation (which other video calling apps have no issues with). it’s inefficient and drains my battery like no other. the video quality honestly was pretty good but the voice quality was subpar. an hour into the call we got kicked and couldn’t join each other again. we spent 30mins trying to call them and them calling me and we’d select “join” but our efforts were futile because it never worked. eventually we just gave up. not to sound like a Karen with the hard R but i’m so disappointed in this app. i ended up deleting it after the first use. also, part of me thinks that privacy isn’t at all a concern of theirs (i should read the privacy policy yes i know) so i’m even afraid that having the app installed is going to lead to me getting hacked and locked out of my accounts
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  • Feb 16, 2021

    By Kyah nikole
    Every time I open it when I have data and/or connected to wifi it says "connection issues" even if I have full bars so I can't join my friends parties but I can text them to and I've even deleted it and re-downloaded it
  • Feb 10, 2021

    By Denzel Adams
    The app use to be good but now its really laggy and glitches easily. Me and my friends use hp to game, but now we use the Xbox app bc it started being buggy.
  • Enjoyed it but it needs some updates May 15, 2020

    By Imanilaid
    I really enjoy the concept of the app, I think it is a great tool to have especially with this new pandemic and even for future use when you and your friends just want to have a virtual games night. However, I believe there is a major issue with the connectivity on the app, it is often extremely slow or has poor video and audio quality and wifi reception. Even for people who have pretty strong wifi signal that works well on other apps it seems to have an issue. It gets even slower when playing games together especially if it’s more than 5 people. So I do believe they need to work out some technicalities there in order to improve the video and audio quality and wifi reception of the app as well as the speed. I love it and just wish these things could be fixed so that we can have a better experience. Something to note for the future too is adding more games, I love the existing ones but more would be nice in the future.
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  • Honestly questioning this app... Dec 31, 2017

    By Concened Parent
    This app has been great, it’s as advertised. It allows you to chat with many different people, doesn’t crash and is hardly glitchy. My concern is after having this app for a month or so, I am beginning to question the privacy given on this app. If you continuously tap the facts, it shows new ones every time but there are however some very inappropriate almost “facts” such as- “You look hot”, and many other gender assuming “facts” and is leading me to question if there are people behind this app watching you and putting in obvious information in specific people. Such as if the user is a male, they give you facts specifically for males or if you are a female, it gives you facts specifically for females. I have been given many inappropriate facts and just facts in general that aren’t appropriate for children even though this app is advertised for 9+. Definitely gonna be looking into this because it puts in a very unsafe and uncomfortable position.
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  • Feb 3, 2021

    By Syed Ghazanfer Rabbani
    Won't let me sign up. Sometimes it tells me my email dosent work but dosent tell me whats the issue. Sometimes it says there's no Internet lol. Other times theres no error shown. Just the next button is disabled. Cant sign up with Google or fb accounts as well . Interesting concept but awful execution
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  • Feb 14, 2021

    By Ashantii
    I can't even join all of my friends party's every time it say loading and kicks me out I even tried uninstalling and trying again making mutiple accounts don't waste your time.
  • Feb 19, 2021

    By Damian Carusillo
    Bluetooth headphones literally doesn't work with this app?? Any media goes through the headphones except houseparty. Dude for real the windows app does the same thing, you guys need to hire an audio engineer because you don't know what you're doing.
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  • Bring back full screen Sep 21, 2020

    By Maxkas777
    In what world do the developers of this app think that the changes they’ve made are great. When quarantine first started in March and this app was all the rage, the development team decided not to listen. The changes implemented like “let’s remove full screen and then letterbox the sides of the screen because a few people accidentally press some of the on screen buttons” is absurd, (especially since the majority of your users are on their mobile phone screens). The refusal to realize during your new founded popularity that your default setting notifications spam everyone. Whether you open the app for 2 seconds to see if anyone else is on currently or whether your friends doing the same was/is obnoxious. “Oh I’m up at 2am, let’s check if anyone is on Houseparty...” IMMEDIATELY sends a notification to everyone that you’re friends with no matter what timezone. Also not making it easy whatsoever to find/disable that was another great move. Houseparty got lucky that a global pandemic happened and people were searching and desperate for a video chat app to stay in contact with their friends. Some how in that gold strike moment the people calling the shots were so disassociated with the actual people using it that they decided to double down and continue to make user unfriendly decisions. “Let’s add a few more games, that’ll help!” cool. Maybe next time if you get lucky with an app you’ll actually have people that know what your audience wants.
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  • Doesn’t work well anymore on iOS 13 Oct 25, 2019

    By Cheech64
    Doesn’t work anymore on iOS 13. Always drained your battery too much anyways. On to the next app! While I think this app is loads better than FaceTime (doesn’t hang up when you turn off your screen, takes up all your screen with no wasted black space,) it keeps messing up the orientation of video chats as my friends will be upside down or sideways when chatting. It requires closing the app and reopening it. Also, I wish there weren’t so many gestures, as everyone always accidentally swipes out of a room. It’s a feature none of us use (why would we be going in and out of chats like that?) And if you guys could tone it down with the amount of notifications this app produces, that would be great. Other than that this app is still way better than FaceTime, which has become gimmicky junk over the years. All we want to do is video chat to talk, no stupid overlays or memojis that only drain the iPhone even more and add no functional value to the experience.
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