Houseparty for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.0
  • 3.3
  • (5)
  • Security Status

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Live video chatting app

Social media makes it easier for people to connect with their friends and loved ones, no matter where they are. Using these apps, you can send them text messages and even initiate a call—both voice and video. HouseParty is yet another social app that you can use if you like to socialize without leaving your home. It is a live video chatting app that allows up to eight people in a video call. It also lets you play with your friends so it feels like you are hanging out. On top of that, you can also have several group calls—parties—at once. 

Effortless face-to-face connection

HouseParty makes face-to-face connection effortless. Unlike more traditional video chatting apps, like Facetime and Skype, there are plenty of things you can do with the program. When you launch the app, you will be able to see which of your friends are online and ready to chat. You can also easily enter a chat because it doesn't require you to initiate a call. All you need to do is to click the waving hand emoji beside the name of the user to let them know you're available. 

As mentioned, the app allows up to eight persons in a group chat. The app splits the screen between you and the person you are video calling in your chat room, so everyone can see each other. To make your room more private, you can lock it. With this, no one can enter your call unless invited. HouseParty makes your video calls more fun by allowing you to play games, including Heads Up, Trivia, and Quickdraw—all of which support up to eight players.

All in all, HouseParty is a great way to keep in touch with your friends. It offers lots of things that are arguably more interesting than other video messaging apps. It allows you to join more than one video call at once. Plus, it's relatively easy to get friends on the app since it pulls contacts from other social networking apps like Facebook and Snapchat. However, expect a lot of call dropouts, especially if you have an unstable internet connection.


  • Easy to join group chats
  • Supports up to 8 people in a group call
  • Allows simultaneous group calls
  • Allows users to play games while on the call


  • Lots of call dropouts
  • Some games do not work
  • Can be too invasive
  • Uses an excessive amount of battery

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Houseparty for Mac

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 1.0
  • 3.3
  • (5)
  • Security Status

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