Rating Houseparty - 4 out of 5 - Good Rating 4.0

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 16+
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About Houseparty

Houseparty is a social app that allows users to instantly join video calls with their friends and whoever that person has a video call with. Houseparty app is available to download for free on iOS and Android devices.

Houseparty Review

This video-chatting app has been around for years but has been gaining steam lately during these social distancing times. To play, simply download it from the App Store or Google Play and add your friends to the app (you can send them an invite or allow the app to access your contacts). Then choose from a selection of games to play with your crew including Pictionary-esque Quick Draw and the Ellen DeGeneres-inspired Heads Up. Houseparty allows up to eight people per call.

Very handily for these self-quarantined times, the app offers up a few games and other fun features you can use to pass the time with friends and family, though even more diversions would be welcome. All of this means it’s less formal and well organized than something like Zoom or Skype, and it doesn’t have all of the features you’ll need for work and virtual office meetings (like passwords), but it’s a breeze to use—and that counts for a lot.

How Does Houseparty Work?

Houseparty is similar to Instagram Live. You can invite friends to join you in a live chat. The difference is that, unlike Instagram, you can invite up to seven friends to join in on a live conversation.

Thanks to its owners, Epic Games, the app also has some free in-app games you can play.

Is there a better alternative?

No. As a face-to-face video call system, Houseparty has no privacy, and you should use Skype for that. However, as an easy way to connect with contacts and their friends, this app is amazing.

Our take

Houseparty is a great way to connect with friends via the internet by easily joining a video chat with them. The biggest issues lie in how the app sits in the background, and there’s improvement needed here.

Should you download it?

Yes. If you’re unable to see your friends face-to-face, then this application is a must-have as it’s effortless to use.

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App Details



Android, iPad, iPhone




Creative Development
Organisational and Productivity Skills


In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No


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