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Houseparty

Houseparty

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  • img Community
    Whether you want to invite 5 people over to watch cricket or 15 people for a full-fledged game in the yard, having an easily accessible group chat is the best way to coordinate the weekend's festivities.
    img by Umar
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    I can't see my friends as much as I would like right now, so playing games over a video call makes the world of difference!
    img by Ross
    2 months ago
  • img Expert

    Why we chose Housepary:

    • Amazing for connecting with long-distance friends, even across time zones
    • Lots of options for games, so you can have a lot of variety in what you play
    • Solid Zoom-like video connection makes for a great way to see people "face to face," even when you're apart
    • Similar to a real-life family game night or house party
    • Kid-friendly, despite the online feature
    • Easy to pick up on and learn the games
  • img Expert
    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
  • May 5, 2021

    By Clinton Sings
    I love house party, it's been so fun using it and the calls are always working perfectly fine, the only thing I would want is for the option to kick people, but other than that everything is perfect.
  • 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!!
  • May 2, 2021

    By Amy Catano
    Please read- Awesome app especially during these trying times. However, a recent update cuts off your sound if you leave the app to check on a different app while you're talking. Anyway we can fix this glitch please?
  • 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.
  • May 6, 2021

    By Aaron Ford
    The app is neat, but itd be nice to be able to get more games. And he heads up game needs to have more free categories and be longer than one minute
  • 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
  • May 5, 2021

    By Clinton Sings
    I love house party, it's been so fun using it and the calls are always working perfectly fine, the only thing I would want is for the option to kick people, but other than that everything is perfect.
  • 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!!
  • May 2, 2021

    By Amy Catano
    Please read- Awesome app especially during these trying times. However, a recent update cuts off your sound if you leave the app to check on a different app while you're talking. Anyway we can fix this glitch please?
  • 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.
  • May 6, 2021

    By Aaron Ford
    The app is neat, but itd be nice to be able to get more games. And he heads up game needs to have more free categories and be longer than one minute
  • 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!
  • May 5, 2021

    By Zaneb
    log me outta hp for literally no reason. tried singing back in and came up that I put in an invalid username or password, which I literally didn't even do. can't sign up and log into any other accounts either
  • AMAZING ❤️ APP 😍😃 Jun 5, 2019

    By 93729201
    This app is very good. You can talk to all your friends and have a good time. Other reviews said that like it was the worst app ever because it had to use internet, well first of all you can’t connect ANY video chat without WiFi same with calling You can’t call without WiFi so that was a pretty dumb one but yeah. It’s a rlly good app. You can play games with people, message them, learn cool facts, and more. I moved a couple of years ago and I moved 12 long hours away from my 5year old cousin. I have an iPod and his mom has a Samsung. I can’t FaceTime them because I have an iPod touch and it won’t work. So we got this app and now we can talk to eachother and we won't be so far away from each other. He is deaf so he can’t hear so we can audio call and he loves to show me his new toys and cats on the Houseparty video chat. I would really recommend you trying this app. You might have a wonderful time.
  • May 4, 2021

    By _mr.shnack_
    Very fun very enjoyable and just amzing it's easy to communicate with others and you can also play game which make it fun and not boring so you won't be during the call thats all.
  • May 3, 2021

    By Omar Mamdouh
    I had 30,000 minutes streak with one of my friends and we have building this streak for months. Despite that we talk single everyday, the streak has been reset due to some stupid technical problem. When I contacted the support they said they can't help. I'm really pissed off and I regret every single minute I spent using this app!
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By uv carvajal
    Since the installation of Houseparty app, I have received daily 2-5 deceptive text ads. I would of rather purchased the app than have my phone number sold. For an example of one of the text, claiming to be USPS and tap here to track your package, which I have nothing on order. Now the damage is done and my cell number is tagged as active and being passed around. And I know it is this app because I haven't installed any other app for quite some 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
  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Daniel Schetritt
    It's an interesting concept where you open a video chat room, and all your friends can jump in and out... But the interface is confusing, there's always a ton of lag, and it does not permit the use of bluetooth speakers/earbuds/microphones with the app. These things should really be resolved.
  • Apr 3, 2021

    By Megs
    I absolutely love this app and it was working amazing for months until the last week. I can open the app for only 5 seconds at a time before it kicks me out because the app "stops". I uninstall and re-install, as well as restarting my phone but nothing works. I have many friends on this app and I would really love to get this working normally again. If anyone has any solutions I would really appreciate the help, thanks!
  • Mar 17, 2021

    By Abhinandan Shetty
    This app has so many bugs you can't count. Fix those before you add useless things like frames and backgrounds. You don't know if a person has disconnected your call or if there's a network issue. You don't get notifications when your friends wave at you or call you on different situations. It's not even consistent. How hard is to fix existing bugs before developing other stuff. Your rating has fallen from 4.5 to 3.9. take the hint. Add a feature to differentiate between DISCONNECT/Dropped call.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • img Community
    Whether you want to invite 5 people over to watch cricket or 15 people for a full-fledged game in the yard, having an easily accessible group chat is the best way to coordinate the weekend's festivities.
    img by Umar
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    I can't see my friends as much as I would like right now, so playing games over a video call makes the world of difference!
    img by Ross
    2 months ago
  • img Expert

    Why we chose Housepary:

    • Amazing for connecting with long-distance friends, even across time zones
    • Lots of options for games, so you can have a lot of variety in what you play
    • Solid Zoom-like video connection makes for a great way to see people "face to face," even when you're apart
    • Similar to a real-life family game night or house party
    • Kid-friendly, despite the online feature
    • Easy to pick up on and learn the games
  • img Expert
    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
  • May 5, 2021

    By Clinton Sings
    I love house party, it's been so fun using it and the calls are always working perfectly fine, the only thing I would want is for the option to kick people, but other than that everything is perfect.
  • 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!!
  • 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!
  • AMAZING ❤️ APP 😍😃 Jun 5, 2019

    By 93729201
    This app is very good. You can talk to all your friends and have a good time. Other reviews said that like it was the worst app ever because it had to use internet, well first of all you can’t connect ANY video chat without WiFi same with calling You can’t call without WiFi so that was a pretty dumb one but yeah. It’s a rlly good app. You can play games with people, message them, learn cool facts, and more. I moved a couple of years ago and I moved 12 long hours away from my 5year old cousin. I have an iPod and his mom has a Samsung. I can’t FaceTime them because I have an iPod touch and it won’t work. So we got this app and now we can talk to eachother and we won't be so far away from each other. He is deaf so he can’t hear so we can audio call and he loves to show me his new toys and cats on the Houseparty video chat. I would really recommend you trying this app. You might have a wonderful time.
  • May 4, 2021

    By _mr.shnack_
    Very fun very enjoyable and just amzing it's easy to communicate with others and you can also play game which make it fun and not boring so you won't be during the call thats all.
  • Mar 28, 2021

    By Cherie Cave
    Don't understand why people give this app a bad rating. It's an app and probably runs as good as your internet and phone does. It has bugs and glitches every now and then, but its an app and it's FREE! I connect with my family members 90% more now because of this app! We play the games and have fun with it, oh and it's FREE! It allows android and iPhone to connect with no hassles. I would understand the bad ratings if you were paying good money for it, but it's FREE!
  • AHH BEST APP EVER (but only few problems) Feb 24, 2020

    By 💛🌼💛
    I like this app coz it’s rlly easy to call ur friends and it tells u when their online but the only thing I don’t rlly like is u can only add 15 ppl to one group and the name is only 25 words for a group. Also when it says someone is around they actually aren’t on their device at all so when ur calling someone and then u say u gotta go somewhere they think u don’t wanna talk to them which seems really unfair. Also delete messages But why it’s good coz it’s rlly safe and it’s fun to use and plus there isn’t any bills for calls. If ur parents don’t let u show them this review: PARENTS PAY ATTENTION: This app is sooo safe coz u have to accept requests of friends and Houseparty is also good if u wanna have study sessions of something together but u can’t actually meet up or if u have lessons with a tutor but he/she can’t come u can do it over house party so yeah HOUSEPARTY IS AWESOME
  • Apr 20, 2021

    By Frida Rumbo
    10/10 super fun to have fun with ur friends and play games, while we cant go outside. Love it! But maybe a bit more games and options. Other than that its a great app😄 Happy i got it!!
  • LOVE IT Mar 11, 2020

    By Notyetgoldenoldie
    I use this app almost everyday to chat with my friends. It has great privacy settings. I can sneak into the house, and I can also turn on a setting where it locks the room that I’m in automatically. I love the feature where you can see who is online or around, and I love the games. The only improvement that I might give them is the Wi-Fi settings. Maybe it is just me and my friends not having good Wi-Fi, but it is usually a little lag. Overall a great app and I will readI can sneak into the house, and I can also turn on a setting where it locks the room that I’m in automatically. I love the feature where you can see who is online or around, and I love the games. The only improvement that I might give them is the Wi-Fi settings. Maybe it is just me and my friends, but it is usually a little bit lag he. Overall I will write this app five stars. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
  • May 2, 2021

    By Amy Catano
    Please read- Awesome app especially during these trying times. However, a recent update cuts off your sound if you leave the app to check on a different app while you're talking. Anyway we can fix this glitch please?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • May 2, 2021

    By Swaggy Rodent
    I love this app however, there seem to be re-orcuring bugs that make the call system un-enjoyable and irritating.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • love it, but too much spam Apr 22, 2020

    By mentally dating Corey Seager
    OK, I love this app. It’s awesome. I’ve never had a serious problem with bugs or glitches. The one thing I would recommend working on is the notifications. It gets annoying when the app thinks I didn’t see the last four “in the house” notifications for one person. I’ve had times when one of my friends is on a call with some other people and my phone tells me ten times that that person is on the app. Thank you, but I saw it the first time. Also because of the spam notifications, most of my friends have turned them off, so I have a hard time trying to add friends or invite them to calls. This isn’t their fault, but it’s frustrating. This is a great app, but please try to fix it so it doesn’t tell me “they’re in the house! they’re in the house! you moron, LOOK!” It’s very annoying. Other than that, I think it’s absolutely fantastic and I will use it for a very long time.
  • Mar 17, 2021

    By xXFreeZeBurnXx
    I love using this app. I get to talk with many friends and family members while also playing games with them. The problem I have is that I can't text or send notes through Houseparty. It either freezes or kicks me out from the app. Hopefully they can fix this issue.
  • Mar 27, 2021

    By IanConrad10
    I love to use this to talk to my friends, and probably would have gave this app a 5 star. but I only have one problem.. I can't screen share, I think that's an android problem because my friend that has an apple device can screen share. Maybe somehow Integrate an option to screen share if possible?
  • Great way to stay connected but can always use improvement. Apr 4, 2020

    By iSo80s
    I really like this app. It’s helped me stay connected with friends and family during the current shelter in place we’re all experiencing. One issue I have is that if someone wants to join in to video chat with you, the app doesn’t ask permission if your screen is open. It automatically just begins a video chat session and that could be awkward at times. I was in the middle of brushing my teeth and the screen just popped on bc I’d opened it to see who was online. I really feel like there should be a delay where permission is asked and either granted or denied. It shouldn’t just open up into a chat like that. It’s a bit weird. Other than that and occasional connection issues (could cry well just be my internet), I’ve had no problem at all with Houseparty. It’s an amazing way to have fun with friends when physical connection isn’t possible.
  • May 6, 2021

    By Aaron Ford
    The app is neat, but itd be nice to be able to get more games. And he heads up game needs to have more free categories and be longer than one minute
  • May 5, 2021

    By Zaneb
    log me outta hp for literally no reason. tried singing back in and came up that I put in an invalid username or password, which I literally didn't even do. can't sign up and log into any other accounts either
  • Fun app, but lags Mar 28, 2020

    By im.belle
    My friends and I were mid playing last night at around 12 am when the app crashed. It started to lag on all ends and we couldn’t even try to video chat with each other because we weren’t showing up on our personal friend list even though we were all waiting for each other the whole time. It wasn’t loading. My friend uninstalled and reinstalled and no changes happened. It started to work 30-40 minutes later. We were all annoyed and wondering what was happening. Also, in the games, cards and words constantly repeat which looses excitement in the game. We all kept saying “wait! We just did this!” And as for the Karaoke Night, they were all older songs that majority barely knew. We were expecting more current songs from 90s - current times. It seemed to be opposite. This game is definitely bringing people together especially during this quarantine, but it definitely needs some improvement. I was trying to find the “help” section to see what I can do, but couldn’t. Let time heal itself.
  • Mar 5, 2021

    By Bri Town
    I love everything about this app and what it has to offer. However, I don't get most of the notifications when my friends are in the house. I've forced stop and uninstalled and reinstalled and still the same issue. Also, if I have to go out of the app (but stay in the conversation) for a long period of time, when I return to the app the video doesn't recover. I need to leave the meeting and come back to fix.
  • A GLITCH Apr 4, 2019

    By Kitty Gaming YT
    I got Houseparty to talk to my many friends at the same time because some didn’t have an Apple device. It worked for all of them perfectly fine (i think),but it had an annoying glitch for me. Whenever I went in a chat room or just called one person, it had some kind of echo that wouldn’t allow me to hear my friend(s) in the chat room. I have two electronic devices. An Ipod and an Ipad. I downloaded this app on both devices just in case my ipod died viceversa. But this glitch was effective to BOTH MY DEVICES. At that point, I gave up. I thought it was my wifi or something else. I tried going in EVERY SINGLE ROOM IN MY HOUSE. Still didn’t work. So I decided to use a different app to talk to my friends. This app is WONDERFUL and it has connected many people who live far away from each other, but it just didn’t work for me. I would LOVE to use this app again, but my electronics or the app won’t permit me with that glitch. This is the ONLY reason why I gave this a 3-star review. - A Friendly Reviewer 🤗
  • Three stars review explanation Jul 10, 2018

    By Hwvbdxb
    So, I gave Houseparty a 3star review because they were always sending me notifications to sign up with Facebook. I’m to young for Facebook and I don’t like it. Making something do something they don’t want to is not appropriate. Second, it doesn’t work if you don’t have WiFi........? what if you want to talk with your family members as a group in one chat and you can’t because you don’t have WiFi. It’s very annoying how apps don’t let you play or do things on it without WiFi. It’s very annoying, and for me growing up with not that much WiFi in my household, it really annoys me of how I always have to have it. Third, the app will also don’t work if you have slow WiFi. What I meant with growing up with not that much WiFi in my household, I meant it was very slow. Sure now it fast but still. What about other people. They just want to enjoy their time. Not from worrying if their WiFi is bad. So this is my opinion. I am only 11 years old and I still have my judgments.
  • Please make the mackbook Houseparty better Jul 1, 2018

    By sophie10566
    I have already made a review on house party on asking you to give us house party on the MacBook and I’m so happy you did but in my opinion it needs some help. For example my Houseparty and my friends Houseparty on the MacBook is really bad, for one of my friends so bad that she can’t even open it. Another thing it’s not even an app that you can download on the App Store it’s a link that you can send to your email, but the thing is what happens if you don’t have an email, you have to think about these things because some people in Houseparty are little and they just want to talk to their friends. Also there is no way to log out on your Mac to switch to other accounts and on top of that you can’t invite anyone to rooms, receive messages, and send messages. These are all the things I ask to make it better. Ps: my friend also sent a review for filters and you said they were gonna come out soon but I still see no sight of that.
  • 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.
  • Please Fix Feb 15, 2018

    By Ok man34
    While this is a great app, there are some issues that have yet to be fixed. first of all, it constantly kicks people out of the app. that can get annoying when you are trying to have a conversation with someone and it does this several times throughout. Another being that the audio is sometimes awful to the point where you cannot hear what the person is saying. It cuts out at random points throughout and it gets hard to understand. It also takes a long time to load. I am currently trying to use the app and it refuses to load. It has nothing to do with my connection as this happens no matter where I am or what wifi I am using. The app gets updated a lot but it doesn't seem to actually be fixing anything. I would love to give this app a five star review but because there’s so many bugs I can’t. I make sure to always update the app when updates are available, but nothing seems to change or improve.
  • It’s ok Sep 3, 2020

    By Lovexmeonot
    I have been using house party for a while now and loved it until I later found that I was banned for no reason that I could think of. I noticed this one day while I was having issues trying to login. I then took the next step to contact their support team to see if it was a connection issue or if there was another reason as to why I wasn’t able to login. While going about contacting their support team nobody could give me a reason as to why my account was banned. Definitely bizarre. I think they need to fix this issue and warn their users that they were banned as well as what they were banned for. This app was definitely fun and useful to use while in quarantine but after I was banned my friends and I ended up using FaceTime instead. I wish they would fix this issue especially since I have followed all their guidelines. I would love to rate it a 5 but I can’t due to this circumstance.
  • 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
  • Apr 11, 2021

    By Daniel Schetritt
    It's an interesting concept where you open a video chat room, and all your friends can jump in and out... But the interface is confusing, there's always a ton of lag, and it does not permit the use of bluetooth speakers/earbuds/microphones with the app. These things should really be resolved.
  • Apr 3, 2021

    By Megs
    I absolutely love this app and it was working amazing for months until the last week. I can open the app for only 5 seconds at a time before it kicks me out because the app "stops". I uninstall and re-install, as well as restarting my phone but nothing works. I have many friends on this app and I would really love to get this working normally again. If anyone has any solutions I would really appreciate the help, thanks!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Control Issues Apr 13, 2020

    By The opposite of relaxed
    I should be able to open the app without my camera on. To get to controls even to learn I am immediately available and on screen. I should be able to enable my camera and be available after I open and choose right from the beginning. I see there is a sneak mode. I find that to be very dangerous. To allow someone to be a voyeur of others without the knowledge is both dangerous and sketchy. To be able to learn anything about the app and its settings etc , I had to open it early in the morning to ensure no one would just in with me. Also the camera is on when I open. Its a horrible operating system. I have friends on this but find myself constantly avoiding opening because almost every time I have been caught off guard. It would be great if the app opened without the camera, allowed you to enable it and choose to let people know you are on. When you join, it should walk you through how it works and the available settings (including the camera/available option), so that a new user understands how to set privacy and can do so without being bombarded by people unexpectedly. This app is a great idea especially in these times, but it really needs some changes to ensure privacy and accessibility of features.
  • Disappointed. Dec 28, 2020

    By PotatoCRumss
    I used Houseparty to talk to my friends from school and it was great. I’ve had the app over an year now and didn’t have any issues- until yesterday. Yesterday my iPhone didn’t have any WiFi and my Houseparty was not working at all. So I decided to call my friend on FaceTime instead and waited until the next day to use it. The next day, (today) I checked on Houseparty to talk to my friends since you know my WiFi is now working and it signed me out and I logged back in when it told me to enable two things. It was kinda weird since it never asked me that, unti I checked my friends list and I had NO friends! All of my friends were gone not even a single person was there it was so weird and then I decided to refresh the app and there is still nobody there!!! I even deleted the app and still NO FRIENDS!! PLEASE FIX THIS BECAUSE I HAVE NO FRIENDS AT ALL AND ITS VERY UNUSUAL.
  • I don’t know.. May 12, 2020

    By lu lu bugs
    I downloaded this because all my friends had it. I thought it would be cool and fun, until I joined one of my friends. There was a random boy that was in our call with us. My screen said “friends with Sammi tian” or something like that. After the experience I texted her and asked her if she knew who that boy was. She said “no clue who it was, weird” however, this hasn’t happened just once. I joined my friend and another person was in it with us. My friend said “do you know who this dude is?” I said no, because I didn’t. Then he started being creepy to me. He was probably a little older then me, but that still doesn’t make it ok even if he’s the same age as me. My friend told me later on that it said the guy who joined us knew me. It was a scary experience. They need to fix their security to protect their users. Honestly unacceptable.
  • FIX THIS ASAP Oct 21, 2017

    By ReveiwPerson😀
    I can tell that the developers of this app care a lot about their users. And I like that a lot! To be fair, the app concept is fantastic! All my friends use it. Except I cannot. The problem I’ve found with this app is that users must use email accounts or phone numbers. I find that very annoying because I don’t have a phone. And I cannot use my email account for it. I would LOVE it if you could make usernames as another option. That way it doesn’t force you use anything you don’t really want to. (Example: TigerPanda24.) Then you could just tap sign up. Not having to use emails accounts or phone numbers would make the app a lot better. I have been looking for an app that doesn’t force me to use phone numbers or emails. PLEASE fix this so that I can use the app!! Thanks so much!!
  • eh Mar 28, 2020

    By bssbvsgsvd
    it's good when it actually works,but most of the time it doesn't. usually every 3 nights it logs me and my friends out and we can't get back on til the next day. we restart our internet, delete it and redownload it , and restart our phones. yes it's very fun when up and running but thats very rare. Another problem i have with this app is battery. i understand apps are supposed to take up battery. but after being in houseparty for 30 minutes to an hour your phone will rapidly decrease in battery power and your phone will start to heat. what makes it worse is that when you plug it in, your device becomes even more overheated. i just want a good quality app where you can chat and meet people in locked rooms and communicate with friends. is that too hard to ask?
  • May 3, 2021

    By Omar Mamdouh
    I had 30,000 minutes streak with one of my friends and we have building this streak for months. Despite that we talk single everyday, the streak has been reset due to some stupid technical problem. When I contacted the support they said they can't help. I'm really pissed off and I regret every single minute I spent using this app!
  • Apr 19, 2021

    By uv carvajal
    Since the installation of Houseparty app, I have received daily 2-5 deceptive text ads. I would of rather purchased the app than have my phone number sold. For an example of one of the text, claiming to be USPS and tap here to track your package, which I have nothing on order. Now the damage is done and my cell number is tagged as active and being passed around. And I know it is this app because I haven't installed any other app for quite some time.
  • Mar 17, 2021

    By Abhinandan Shetty
    This app has so many bugs you can't count. Fix those before you add useless things like frames and backgrounds. You don't know if a person has disconnected your call or if there's a network issue. You don't get notifications when your friends wave at you or call you on different situations. It's not even consistent. How hard is to fix existing bugs before developing other stuff. Your rating has fallen from 4.5 to 3.9. take the hint. Add a feature to differentiate between DISCONNECT/Dropped call.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Not working 😡😡😡 Apr 1, 2019

    By pro review kid
    I downloaded this app to chat with all my other friends, but as soon as I downloaded it it started having problems. I was trying to make an account and every time I inputted something it said "error". I asked my friends if this happened to them and they said it had to do with the Wi-Fi, so I connected to Wi-Fi and it finally let me make an account. Now 30 minutes later I have an account. Then I texted all my friends to get on house party chat and when I try to friend them it gives me another error message. Now I'm really frustrated with it but I decide to give the app another chance. So I connect to another Wi-Fi network and it still is giving me this error message! Honestly I don't know if it's my phone or the app but I am really upset with the service of this app. I hope I can get an explanation, this can be fixed, or both, but so far I had really high hopes for this app but it turned out horrible.
  • Too many kinks Apr 28, 2020

    By Gpnuser
    I had this for over a week but had to delete it. You get an annoying notification any time someone your friends with opens the app and there is no way to turn JUST that off. You have to turn ALL notifications from the app off, so basically if someone invites you to play you won’t get notified because you turned off notifications so the OTHER annoying notification from friends logging on would stop. The other thing is once you actually get to playing, some of the questions are short and give you plenty of time to answer, then some of the questions are PARAGRAPHS and the app gives you the same amount of time to answer those. You’re out of time before you even read the question. The other thing they need to do is figure out a way to sync games. For example. I have the ‘Heads Up’ game already and purchased EVERY SINGLE DECK. I was expecting it to sync with this, but no. You open heads up and you have to either buy all the decks all over again or be stuck playing the same 3 over and over. Lastly, the questions are super repetitive. The game asks the same 15 questions. So basically if you’ve played the game 3 or 4 times you’re done. You know the answers to all the questions on all the games.
  • Story about my money Apr 24, 2020

    By Kskajjjajajnana
    So I downloaded house party to talk to a couple of friends. Later that evening, (my youngest brother plays fortnite) and it was his birthday so I decided to give him 20 dollars to spend on the game. I’m 24 and have a well paying job, so it wasn’t a problem. When he went to purchase the v-bucks, it said “your transaction was cancelled, please contact Microsoft support for more details”, so I was confused. I later checked my email saying that multiple purchases were made. I also got many emails saying that my Facebook, Instagram, and even reddit were trying to be logged into. Luckily, I have 2-factor authentication so this wasn’t a problem. I later changed all of my passwords so I wouldn’t get hacked. I did some research on house party, and multiple reviews say they’ve been hacked. I now deactivated my account, and got a new credit card. DON’T DOWNLOAD THIS APP - IT WILL STEAL YOUR MONEY.

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